January 2019 – D&AD has announced its lineup of Jury Presidents and Judges for its 2019 Awards. This year, 28 creative professionals across the Asia Pacific have been selected to join the Jury, including Alice Chou (Chief Creative Officer at Dentsu), Jacqui Lim (Chief Executive Officer at Havas Media), Yuri Suzuki (Partner at Pentagram), Kalpesh Patankar (Chief Creative Officer at VMLY&R) and Ashwini Deshpande (Co-founder & Director of Elephant Strategy + Design) as Jury Presidents.  
For 57 years D&AD Awards has highlighted and celebrated creative excellence, annually inviting over 250 of the world’s greatest creative practitioners to judge the year’s finest work. The D&AD Awards Ceremony takes place on the final day of the three-day D&AD Festival, which returns 21 – 23 May 2019 at The Old Truman Brewery, London.  
With more judges to be confirmed, the list of Jury Presidents and judges from the Asia Pacific region can be viewed at the end of this press release, and the line-up of judges across all categories confirmed so far is attached, as well as being available on the D&AD website
For this year’s Awards, D&AD has introduced a variety of innovations in order to reflect the breadth of talent and disciplines that fall within the creative industries. Alongside the existing categories, budding professionals can submit their work into newly formed ‘Next’ subcategories, a platform for emerging creatives, designers and crafts practitioners to showcase their individual talents. Further details on the Next category can be found here.
A new Awards category for 2019 is the Side Hustle category, which has been introduced to reflect the increasing number of creatives applying their skills and personal passions to side projects. From creating new businesses to developing initiatives to address social and environmental issues, this category aims to spotlight world class creativity beyond people’s day jobs. More information on the Side Hustle category can be found here
The entry deadline for this year’s Awards is 20 February 2019. Full details of the new categories, as well as the Awards entry portal, can be found here


Full list of D&AD Awards Jury Presidents and Judges from Asia Pacific:
Key dates:
20 February 2019 – D&AD Awards entry deadline
13 March 2019 – Final Deadline* (*20% surcharge applies after 20 February)
17 – 19 May 2019 – D&AD Awards Judging
20 – 21 May 2019 – D&AD Awards Shortlists announced
20 May 2019 – D&AD Awards Black Pencil Judging
21 – 23 May 2019 – D&AD Festival, London
23 May 2019 – D&AD Awards Ceremony, London