Australia ranked #6 in the world at D&AD with 31 Pencils; New Zealand ranked #8 with 21 Pencils

PR-Palau-Hero-PASSPORT-A_1920x1080.jpgCochlear-in-disguise-sml_670 (1)-thumb-400x257-262355.jpgThe 56th D&AD Judging Week in London has come to a close, resulting in Australia ranked #6 country with 31 Pencils and New Zealand ranked #8 with 21 Pencils.

527 Pencils were awarded on the final day, bringing the total for this year to 721 Pencils, decided by juries made up of over 250 of the world's top creatives.

In total Host/Havas Sydney scored eight Pencils for Palau Legacy Project 'The Palau Pledge' and one Pencil for Fund for Peace 'The Bottom 100'; CHE Proximity Australia scored three Pencils for Cochlear 'The Hearing Test in Disguise' and one for Lego 'Making the list'; Cummins & Partners Sydney scored three Pencils for Go Gentle Australia 'Stop the Horror' ; Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney won two Pencils for Wespac 'Rescue Rashie'; Re, Sydney won two Pencils for Sydney Design Festival; and Interbrand scored two Pencils for Cotton One Group 'G'AY MATE'. One Pencil apiece for BMF Sydney for Sportsbet 'Putting the Roid in Android'; Heineken Asia-Pacific for Tiger Beer 'Air-Ink' (created by Marcel); National Gallery of Victoria for 'NGV Triennial'; Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for Air BnB 'Until we all belong'; TBWA\Melbourne for ANZ '#HoldTight'; For The People for Australian Ethical 'Fete of the world'; J Walter Thompson Melbourne for Melbourne Fringe Festival rebrand; M&C Saatchi Sydney for AIME 'Cogs'; and Alt.vfx for Tile 'Lost Panda'..

For New Zealand Colenso BBDO scored five Pencils for Pedigree 'The Child Replacement Programme and one Pencil for Pedigree 'SelfieSTIX'; DDB New Zealand scored four Pencils for Nescafe 'Re:Scam' and three Pencils for Steinlager 'Fight for Territory'; FCB New Zealand won three Pencils for Testicular Cancer NZ 'Go Balls Up' and one Pencil for Health Promotion Agency 'The Lost Night'; Y&R New Zealand scored two Pencils for Heinz 'Geoff' (one with Assembly for craft); Ogilvy New Zealand scored one Pencil for NZ Police Recruitment; and J Walter Thompson NZ scored a Pencil for Ford Ranger direct mail.

Abdefath_Hassan_1280x720.jpgStop the Horror PR image_02 (1).jpgPencil winners will have to wait until the Awards Ceremony at the Truman Brewery London this Thursday 26 April to see what kind - Wood, Graphite, Yellow or Black.

The results are announced as the D&AD Festival opens its doors to the public today, with an exhibition of all winning entries. Highlights from the opening day of the festival include talks by Leila Fataar from Platform 13, Debbie Millman on her popular podcast Design Matters, and jury insight sessions where visitors can hear about some of the judges views on this year's entries and what it takes to make Pencil-winning work.

# of winners by category:
Film Advertising Crafts (85); Branded Content and Entertainment (46); Branding (42); Media (41); Direct (37); Graphic Design (37); Digital Marketing (34); Film Advertising (32); PR (30); Crafts for Advertising (30); Crafts for Design (28); Experiential (22); Press Advertising (22); Book design (22); Integrated (21); Art Direction (21);  Spatial Design (20); Product Design (19); Magazine and Newspaper design (18); Digital Design (17); Creativity for Good (16); Packaging Design (16); Music videos (16); Writing for Advertising (14); Outdoor Advertising (14); Radio and Audio (9); Writing for Design (7); Collaborative (5)
All 721 Pencils will appear in the 56th D&AD Annual published later this year.

There are no quotas for awards at D&AD. Therefore the number of awarded entries fluctuates year to year. Some years no Black Pencils are awarded: the record currently stands at seven. Traditionally the toughest of the awards shows, the judging process is famously rigorous, with the juries only selecting work they believe is truly exceptional.

Says D&AD CEO Tim Lindsay: "The last few days of judging have been incredibly inspiring, and we're excited to open our doors today for this year's Festival. All Pencil winning work is on show throughout the Truman Brewery, and will give visitors insight into what creative excellence means today.

It's great to see the range of work that creative people all over the globe are producing. Long gone are the days when design and advertising operated in silos. The work being produced today touches many industries, and is testament to the value of creativity to business."

Country ranking by number of Pencils won:


Pedant said:

Slight correction: Host Havas got 8 pencils for Palau and 1 for Bottom100. Well done guys!

Palau said:

Go the Pledge!

NEIN! said:



Pedant said:

Slight correction: Host Havas got 8 pencils for Palau and 1 for Bottom100. Well done guys!

Yeow! said:

Nice one Host/Havas!
Beautiful piece of work that.

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