New Zealand scores eight finalists at shortlist stage of The One Show 2024 led by Special with 3

New Zealand scores eight finalists at shortlist stage of The One Show 2024 led by Special with 3

The One Club for Creativity has today announced the global finalists for The One Show 2024, including eight from New Zealand. Special New Zealand leads the Kiwi agency pack with three finalists, followed by Dentsu Creative with two finalists and Colenso BBDO, The Monkeys and VML NZ with one finalist apiece.


Special New Zealand has picked up two finalists for Partners Life ‘Last Performance’ and one for Wellington City Mission ‘A Silent Night’. Dentsu Creative has scored two finalists for FreshChoice ‘Aid Aisle’. Scoring one finalist apiece is Colenso BBDO for Delivereasy ‘Delivereasy Lawyers’; The Monkeys for ASB Bank ‘Bagels by BENEE’ and VML New Zealand for Stats NZ ‘Even Harry Styles’.

APAC finalists by country and region are Australia with 69, Japan with 42, Singapore with 29, India with 28, mainland China with 25, Thailand with 19, New Zealand and South Korea with eight each, Taiwan-China with six, Hong Kong-SAR with four, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines with three each, and Kazakhstan with one.

This year’s esteemed global jury selected a total of 1,794 finalists from 50 countries and regions. The complete searchable list of finalists for The One Show 2024 is available here.

Globally, FCB New York leads the world with 50 finalists, including 45 for “Dreamcaster” on behalf of AB InBev, Michelob ULTRA.  “Dreamcaster” is also the entry with the most finalist selections. 

All finalists will win Gold, Silver, or Bronze Pencils or Merits, to be announced on May 16 and celebrated at The One Show 2024 awards ceremony on May 17, 2024 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York during Creative Week.

Now in its 15th year, Creative Week (May 13-17, 2024) is a premier annual gathering for the advertising and design industries to come together and celebrate the creative excellence showcased in four of the club’s leading global awards shows, and discuss the latest creative trends and issues.  

Creative Week 2024 includes awards ceremonies for the Young Ones Student Awards on May 13, Type Directors Club TDC70 Best of Discipline winners and exhibition on May 14, ADC 103rd Annual Awards on May 15, and exclusive Executive Creative Summit-New York on May 16.

Please visit Creative Week 2024 for more information and to buy tickets.