D&AD Awards announces 2024 jury ~ four creatives from NZ selected as jury members

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D&AD Awards announces 2024 jury ~ four creatives from NZ selected as jury members

Today D&AD has revealed the D&AD Awards 2024 jury. The 62nd annual awards programme will take place at the new location of County Hall and Southbank Centre on the London Southbank from 18-22 May, 2024. Panels for over 40 categories will be made up of 350+ leading creative experts from over 50 countries across the globe.


This year, 67 professionals from Asia Pacific will travel to London to participate in the judging process. These are made up of 16 from Australia, 11 from Japan, 10 from India, 8 from China, 6 from Singapore, 4 from South Korea, 4 from New Zealand, 3 from Philippines, 2 from Indonesia, 2 from Thailand and 1 from Taiwan.

New Zealand jury members include:

Leisa Wall, Chief Creative Officer, FCB New Zealand

Matty Burton, Group Chief Creative Officer, DDB Aotearoa

Graphic Design
Tyrone Ohia, Founder & Creative Director, Extended Whānau

Catherine Griffiths, Designer, Typographer, Artist, Studio Catherine Griffiths

These jury members have been carefully selected to come together for live judging of the past year’s best work across the global design and advertising industries. They will award creative excellence with the belief that creativity is a major driver in commercial, economic, social and cultural success and will recognise work that inspires established talent and encourages the next generation.

Following four days of live judging, the D&AD Awards Ceremony will be held as the culminating event of the D&AD Festival at the Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall Building. The Festival will gather these 350+ global creative leaders and feature 80+ speakers, two main stages, the Masterclass stage, activations, Jury insights, networking, parties and a first view of some of the shortlisted work on display.

Winners are awarded with an iconic Pencil, the world’s most coveted design award. Last year, entrants from APAC won 87 Pencils: 25 to Australia, 6 to New Zealand, 3 to Korea, 4 to Taiwan, 2 to Thailand, 17 to China, 3 to Hong Kong, 2 to Macau, 8 to India, 11 to Japan and 3 to Singapore.

D&AD Awards announces 2024 jury ~ four creatives from NZ selected as jury members

Leading industry experts joining the 2024 juries from APAC include Tea Uglow, Impact Jury; Tiger Pan, Packaging Design Jury; Yoshihiro Yagi, Art Direction Jury; Kyoko Yonezawa, Digital & Social Jury; Jacqui Lim, Media Jury; Deepshikha Dharmaraj, PR Jury; Leisa Wall, Commerce Jury; Jureeporn Thaidumrong, Entertainment Jury; Joey David Tiempo, Gaming & Virtual Worlds Jury; David Guerrero, Film Jury; Woon Hoh, Press & Outdoor Jury; Ken-tsai Lee, Typography Jury; and Sonal Chhajerh, Direct Jury.

The full list of 300+ international judges for 2024 can be found here.

Says Donal Keenan, awards director at D&AD: “Judging the D&AD Awards is not only a massive honour but a huge responsibility to uphold the integrity, rigour and standards that D&AD is renowned for. Entries to these awards actively support D&AD’s mission as an educational charity by funding learning programmes that bridge the gap between education and industry. This is made possible by these top calibre professionals from around the world offering their time, wisdom and expertise.”

D&AD Awards 2024 is now open for entry. Key dates below, and for full details on categories, judging criteria, pricing and deadlines, please visit the D&AD website.