Spikes Asia Reveals Australia Leads Awards Shortlist

Spikes Asia Reveals Australia Leads Awards Shortlist
B&T Magazine
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Spikes Asia has released shortlists across 23 categories for the awards, with 682 pieces of work shortlisted to be awarded APAC’s most prestigious creative branded communications accolade.

The works are being judged by 83 creative leaders from across APAC and the world. Australia led the shortlists with 169 pieces of work, followed by India and New Zealand who are tied with 93 each.

Shortlists have also been released for the Tangrams, sponsored by InMobi, which recognise strategy and effectiveness in the region. Juries are judging work across five categories: Effectiveness, Media Strategy, Digital Strategy, Data & Analytics and eCommerce, and have shortlisted a total of 90 entries.

China leads the rankings with 22 pieces of work shortlisted.

Judging for the Spikes Asia Awards, as well as the Tangrams Awards and Young Spikes competitions has been taking place throughout February.

In place of the live Awards Ceremony, winners will be announced via the Spikes Asia online platform, with the Bronze, Silver and Gold winners released on 1 March and the Grand Prix and Special Award winners announced on 4 March.

All of the shortlists, as well as further details on the announcement of this year’s winners, can be found at spikes.asia. The Tangrams Awards shortlist can be found at www.tangrams.asia.

Also released today are the winners of the Young Spikes Competitions. The Film and Integrated competitions provide APAC’s next generation of creative talent a unique chance to gain recognition and make their mark on the industry.

This year, competitors were asked to fulfil a brief set by Conservation International.

Young Spikes Film Competition winners


‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow’

Chiemi Manako, copywriter, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Hirotaka Endoh, director, Jamboree Inc., Japan


‘The Usual Seafood’

Sorrasak Thummakosol, copywriter, The Leo Burnett Group, Thailand

Botthawan Theeratrakul, art director, The Leo Burnett Group, Thailand


‘Eyes or Tongue?’

Keiko Hirashima, director, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Japan

Toshiki Kobayashi, production manager, Hakuhodo Product’s Inc., Japan

Special Commendation

‘An Empty Plate’

Keyon G, art director, Publicis Singapore

Peggy Lim, Social Media Manager, Freelancer, Singapore

‘The Dinner’

Joscelyn Heng, Art Director, Vaynermedia APAC, Singapore

Steffi Lee, Junior Copywriter, Vaynermedia APAC, Singapore

Young Spikes Integrated Competition winners


‘Extinction Date’

Shintaro Murakami, creative technologist, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Yuki Takahiko, design director, Recruit Co., Ltd., Japan


‘Ocean Exchange’

Ernest Chin, copywriter, MullenLowe Singapore

Claudius Keng, art director, MullenLowe Singapore


‘Sea Change’

Amanda Thomsen, senior performance executive, Wavemaker, Australia

Lily Nielsen, senior digital and social account manager, Wavemaker, Australia

Special Commendation

‘Fisherman – FreshMan’

Yoshitomo Matsumi, marketing, dentsu, Japan

Masanari Kakamu, art director, dentsu, Japan

‘Elite Fish’

Maria Shimizu, designer, TBWA\HAKUHODO, Japan

Mihiro Odake, copywriter, The Breakthrough Company GO, Japan

‘Fishing Net – Actual Size’

Phanisa Wangsuk, copywriter, TBWA\Thailand

Arprakorn Jongjaipra, copywriter, TBWA\Thailand

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