D&AD Awards 2018 appoints Anita Nayyar of Havas Media as jury member

Anita Nayyar, CEO, India and Southeast Asia, Havas Media
Anita Nayyar, CEO, India and Southeast Asia, Havas Media

Celebrating the creative spirit in Designing and Advertising industry, the D&AD Awards are back with its 56th Annual Edition. They have now opened the floor for entries while they also introduce two more categories this time to felicitate the creative industry. The new categories are named- Collaborative; to award the continued relationship between a client and the agency and secondly, Experiential; to highlight the importance of brilliant all encompassing brand experience and activation.

The organisers of the awards have also announced jury members for the show and have roped in Anita Nayyar, CEO, India and South East Asia, Havas Media, as the jury president for the media category. She is the only Indian on the list.

Commenting on the awards, Tim Lindsay, CEO, D&AD, said, “In a media environment that encourages the short-term and tactical it's never been more important to stand up for craft and creativity. Why? Because the good creates better outcomes than the bad - commercially, socially, sustainably, culturally and politically. D&AD's role in this is stimulation, not congratulation. There's too much backslapping when what is needed is a focus on and enablement of creative excellence in advertising and design. We are engaged in a war against mediocrity and you are an important ally. Get involved!” 

Donal Keenan, D&AD Awards Director, added, “For the second year running we’re proud to achieve a 50/50 gender split across our global jury presidents. This year we have actually surpassed that with over 50 per cent of our jury presidents' identifying as female. At D&AD, we strive to ensure we have a true gender-balanced representation across every category and judging panel, it's important to achieve a true diversity of voices in the room to identify the best creative work of the year.” 

The award show is slated to be held on 26 April 2018 during D&AD Festival, which returns from 24-26 April 2018 at The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch.

Prerequisites to entry details: 

  • They should have been made commercially open between 01 January 2017 and 18 March 2018.
  • They should have been created in genuine response to a client brief.
  • It must not have been entered in previous years.
  • Submissions should be made by 14 February 2018.
  • The Awards cost from just £75 to enter this year.
  • All entries received by 6 December 2017 will save 10% on the cost of entry.
  • Freelancers and sole traders that are members of D&AD are eligible to receive a 20% discount.

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