Australian Creative Excellence Showcase Finalists Revealed

Australian Creative Excellence Showcase Finalists Revealed

Val Morgan is proud to announce the finalists for the March 2015 Australia Creative Excellence Showcase (ACES).

ACES Chairman Andrew Dowling commented, “The quality of entries this round were very strong. The quality is a good indication of the strength of Australian creative and the excellent work that is being done.”

Daniel Hill, managing director Val Morgan Cinema Network added, “Now in their fourth year, the ACES are all about rewarding and fostering the creative talent in Australia. Each year we see the entries going from strength to strength and I think this is a reflection on the industry as a whole who are constantly challenging the norm, producing fantastic content.”

Under the chairmanship of Andrew Dowling (Y&R group managing director) the ACES were judged at Val Morgan’s head offices by a panel of creative industry experts including Grant Rutherford (Publicis Mojo, ECD), Derek Green (Ogilvy, ECD), David Joubert (GPY&R, ECD), Sam Viney (ALDI Australia, advertising director) and Rosie Baker (AdNews, editor-in-chief). The winner will be announced at the event on Wednesday 25th March at 5.30pm Dendy Opera Quays followed by drinks at Buckley’s Sydney.

A full list of the top 11 finalists below in no particular order

Dream Run – Honda HR-V

Client: Honda

Agency: Leo Burnett Melbourne

Infrequent Flyers CLub

Client: Tigerair

Agency: McCann Melbourne

Richie’s BBQ

Client: Meat & Livestock Australia

Agency: The Monkeys

Specially Selected for the Perfect Aussie Christmas

Client: ALDI Australia

Agency: BMF

Unbreakable Driver

Client: Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi

QANTAS – Feels Like Home

Client: QANTAS Airways Ltd

Agency: Lawrence  Creative

13 Years

Client: Seek

Agency: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne


Client: ALDI Australia

Agency: BMF


Client: Bingle

Agency: Goodoil Films

Captain Risky

Client: Budget Direct

Agency: 303Lowe & Goodoil Films

Grim Llama

Client: Ergon Energy

Agency: Clemenger BBDO Brisbane

The winner will be awarded the Ace of Excellence trophy, a cinema media schedule to the value of $25,000 and a private screening for the winning company. All finalists receive points towards the AdNews Agency of the Year Rankings.


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