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D&AD reveals full roster of judges featuring 71 creatives from APAC

LONDON, UK — D&AD has announced the judges for the 61st annual Awards program. This year, 71 professionals from across the Asia Pacific region have been selected to join the juries, dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the world’s best creative work from the past year.

Live judging will take place over four days from May 07 to 10 at The Old Truman Brewery, London, in conjunction with a series of creative excellence insight panels, keynote talks, workshops, and an exhibition of the shortlisted work as part of the returning D&AD Festival. More details about D&AD Festival will be announced soon.

The D&AD Awards Ceremony will be held as the culminating event of D&AD Festival at BFI Southbank in London across two nights on May 24 and 25, with a day program of keynote talks on May 25.


The juries for this year’s Awards welcome participation from some of the Asia Pacific’s leading creative thinkers, including Eugene Cheong, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Asia, Kitty Lun, Director, Creative Shop Greater China, Meta, John Mescall, Global Executive Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup, Natalie Lam, Chief Creative Officer, APAC & MEA Publicis Groupe, Noopur Datye, Type Designer / Co-founder, Ek Type, Ronald Ng, Global CCO, MRM, Seiichi Saito, Panoramatiks PrincipalAbstract Engine Co., Ltd., and Tara Ford, Group Chief Creative Officer, The Monkeys.

Donal Keenan, Awards Director at D&AD, commented, “Delighted that the D&AD Awards Judging, Festival, and Ceremony, are all back and in person for 2023. The real-life connections and experiences had during judging and the festival is invaluable so looking forward to bringing the community together again. The debates, stimulation, and provocations are what makes it all so special at D&AD.”

D&AD Awards 2023 are now open for entry. The final deadline to enter is March 15. Freelancers and small businesses can save an additional 25% on submissions.

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