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.
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
‘An Empty Plate’
Keyon G, art director, Publicis Singapore
Peggy Lim, Social Media Manager, Freelancer, Singapore
Joscelyn Heng, Art Director, Vaynermedia APAC, Singapore
Steffi Lee, Junior Copywriter, Vaynermedia APAC, Singapore
Young Spikes Integrated Competition winners
Shintaro Murakami, creative technologist, Dentsu Inc., Japan
Yuki Takahiko, design director, Recruit Co., Ltd., Japan
Ernest Chin, copywriter, MullenLowe Singapore
Claudius Keng, art director, MullenLowe Singapore
Amanda Thomsen, senior performance executive, Wavemaker, Australia
Lily Nielsen, senior digital and social account manager, Wavemaker, Australia
‘Fisherman – FreshMan’
Yoshitomo Matsumi, marketing, dentsu, Japan
Masanari Kakamu, art director, dentsu, Japan
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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