2018 AWARD School 'super jury' announced; national AWARD School winner will fly to Facebook HQ in California for trip of a lifetime

2018-SuperJury-SM (1).jpgCB Exclusive - The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) has today announced a cast of eight international 'super jurors' to select the 2018 AWARD School national winner, which will be revealed on Tuesday, 7 August at Facebook in Sydney.

This year, the national winner will be flown to Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Facebook's creative agency ambassador group.

The 2018 AWARD School Super Judges are:
1.    Jeff Goodby, Co-Chairman and Partner, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
2.    Genevieve Hoey, Group ECD, R/GA NYC
3.    Leigh Reyes, President and CCO, MullenLowe Manila
4.    Justine Armour, ECD, 72andSunny NYC (AWARD School Head, 2002-2003)
5.    Leo Premutico, Co-Founder and CCO, Johannes Leonardo NYC (AWARD School Graduate, 2000)
6.    Kim Pick, ECD, Y&R NZ (former AWARD School Head and Student)
7.    David Kolbusz, CCO, Droga5 London
8.    Andrew Keller, Global Creative Director, Facebook Creative Shop
Says Tony Hale, CEO, The Communications Council: "For more than 30 years, AWARD School has been the breeding ground for the world's most notable people in the advertising industry. We are delighted to announce this year's lineup of eight super jurors, with each judge carefully selected for their contribution to the creative industry.

"AWARD School provides the perfect start for aspiring creatives and it is fitting that the top students in each state will have their books judged by leading creatives and AWARD School alumni who have gone on to achieve global success."

AWARD School state graduation nights will take place in NSW, VIC, QLD, WA and SA on Thursday 26 July from 6:30pm.

AWARD-School-FB-horizontal.jpgAll interstate winners will automatically qualify for the super jury round and will be flown to Sydney for the national announcement, to be held on Tuesday, 7 August. The national prize to California is sponsored by AWARD School's flagship partner, Facebook Australia.

Says Alexandra Sloane, head of marketing, Facebook Australia & New Zealand: "The talent we've seen emerge through AWARD School this year has been impressive. Supporting creative agencies and the next generation of creatives is something the Facebook team in Australia are passionate about and focused on.

"Having Andrew Keller on the AWARD School super jury will further showcase Aussie creative firepower on a global stage."

AWARD School is run by more than 40 senior creatives, and accepts around 200 students each year across NSW, VIC, QLD, WA and SA.

Tickets for state graduation nights will be available from mid July.

For full competition details, including 2018 graduation dates, click here.

For more information about AWARD School, click here.

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