New York Festivals Global Awards for the World’s Best Healthcare and Wellness Advertising has announced its live global judging session in Sydney, Australia on September 27 at Orchard. And this year, the Global Awards has organised 5 additional live Grand Jury sessions with international healthcare agencies in Chicago, Johannesburg, Mumbai, London, and Sao Paulo.
The Australian live session, organised by Grand Jury member and live session host, Tim Condrick, creative director at Orchard Australia includes members from some of Sydney’s top advertising agencies, who will help to determine the 2018 Global Awards shortlist.
“It’s a great honour to host the Australian judging session,” Condrick commented, “however, perhaps most importantly, I think the real value of it is that it offers each of us (who spend most of the year within our own separate creative bubbles) an opportunity to sit in one room at one time and challenge our different perspectives, approaches and strengths as they relate to creativity and hopefully come away recalibrated and renewed. And the panel ain’t a half bad bunch of people either.”
The 2018 Australia live session includes these Grand Jury members:
- Tim Condrick, Creative Director, Orchard
- Thomas Dirnberger,Creative Director & Partner, Forte Agency
- Hugh FitzhardingeExecutive Creative Director, McCann Health Australia
- Grant Foster, Creative Director, Ward6
- Nathalie GarciaSenior Creative/Art Director, Emotivate Healthcare Communications
- Emily Knight-Kristoffersen, Sc (Hons), MSc, PGDip Head of Copy, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
- Niki Mortimer, Senior Copywriter, Insight
- Toby Pickford, Chief Creative Officer WPP Health & Wellness AUNZ Creative Director Ogilvy CommonHealth
- Darren Seddon, Senior Creative, Freelance
- Scott Smith, Creative Director, DDB Remedy
“There is breakthrough work coming out of Australia and the Global Awards is thrilled to have Orchard host our live session in Australia. The Global Awards live sessions expand our roots a bit further around the world so entries from all over can be viewed and discussed by the top minds in healthcare & wellness and pharma advertising by region and varying cultures,” noted Fran Pollaro, executive director, Global Awards.
Global Awards live sessions provide the opportunity to review digital-based works and collateral materials that support a campaign, and which can’t be judged online. Live sessions allow jurors to examine in detail multi-paged works, including sales kits, direct mail, brochures, point of purchase displays, and annual reports and select entries that will achieve shortlist status.
“I’ll be looking for creative that is unique to the health space that could have only been produced for a healthcare client. Something that offers a unique output based on creativity, technology and data,” Condrick explained.
“It is exactly the combination of creativity, technology and data that is most relevant to changing people’s lives, ads by themselves aren’t really saving anyone’s life but a clever application that creatively combines data and technology to find rare disease patients can both save a person’s life, promote the brand and leave us feeling warm and fuzzy. Ahhhh that’s nice isn’t it?”
Judging sessions will also take place online, allowing entries to be viewed comprehensively by an international jury from regions with both established and growing healthcare markets.
2018 Global Award winners will be announced this November at celebrations in New York City and Sydney, Australia.
Find out more, or enter the 2018 Global Awards, here. Entries close on September 12.