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The One Club and The 3% Movement reveal jury members for Next Creative Leaders 2023 in APAC

NEW YORK, USA — The One Club for Creativity, in partnership with The 3% Movement, announced 12 individuals in Asia Pacific who are among the 70 creatives from 27 countries named to serve on the jury for Next Creative Leaders 2023, a free global competition recognizing women and non-binary creatives on the rise.

Now in its ninth year, Next Creative Leaders is a free portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates, and provides a global platform to talented women and non-binary creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and unique points of view on creative leadership that’s changing the industry for the better.  

NCL 2023 judges from APAC are:

  • Sally Anderson, CD, MetaDesign, Beijing
  • Soleil Badenhop, CD, GIGIL, Taguig
  • Lisa Fedyszyn, ECD, Special, Auckland
  • Stephanie Gwee, CD, Wunderman Thompson Australia, Melbourne
  • Kainaz Karmakar, CCO, Ogilvy India, Mumbai
  • Jennie Morris, Global Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Singapore
  • Theresa Ong, Head of Creative Shop, Southeast Asia & Emerging Markets, Meta, Singapore
  • Warangrat Rattanabumrung, Associate CD, Sour Bangkok
  • Thamakorn Ruchakityanon, CD, Sour Bangkok 
  • Fizza Shah, ECD, IAL Saatchi & Saatchi, Karachi
  • Fumitaka Takano, ECD, Edelman Japan, Tokyo
  • Sompat Trisadikun, CCO, GreyNJ United, Bangkok

Eligible participants for NCL are those stepping into leadership roles, including copywriters, art directors, designers, ACDs, newly promoted creative and design directors with less than one year in the role, and creative teams who are doing game-changing work.


Entries highlighting a candidate’s creativity, leadership, and unique point of view must be submitted by December 01. To make Next Creative Leaders as open and accessible as possible, there is no fee to enter, with a strong push for candidates to self-nominate. Winners will be announced in February 2024.

Along with naming global winners based on the highest jury scores, the competition also recognizes regional winners in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, and North America.  An archive of previous NCL winners, sorted by year, can be viewed here.

Each NCL winner receives a one-year complimentary individual membership with The One Club, with opportunities to participate in future One Club awards juries, and complimentary tickets to a One Club professional development conference (over $1,000 value), panels, and mentorship events. 

Winners have their work showcased on The One Club website, promotion on both The 3% Movement and The One Club social channels, and potential opportunities to speak on the annual Next Creative Leaders panel. Global winners also get a dedicated profile article on The One Club website.

Branding for Next Creative Leaders 2023 was designed by Selina Kehuan Wu, an MFA candidate at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and a Type Directors Club TDC69 competition winner.

The complete list of 2023 jurors can be viewed here.

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