431 Entries Shortlisted after Stage Two of D&AD Judging ~ Award ceremony this Thursday 23 May

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431 Entries Shortlisted after Stage Two of D&AD Judging ~ Award ceremony this Thursday 23 May

The second D&AD Shortlist for 2019 has been announced, but entrants will have to wait until the Award Ceremony at The Old Truman Brewery, London this Thursday 23 May to find out whether they have won a Pencil.

The Top 5 ranking countries by number of all Shortlisted Entries so far are:

United States – 160 Entries
United Kingdom – 120 Entries
France – 30 Entries
Germany – 25 Entries
Brazil / Japan – 20 Entries

Shortlisted Next Entrants include 7 from the United Kingdom, 4 from Germany and 3 from Australia.

The Top 5 ranking companies by number of all Shortlisted Entries so far are:

adam&eveDDB – 21 Entries
McCann New York – 16 Entries
Ogilvy Chicago – 10 Entries
TBWAParis – 8 Entries
TBWAMedia Arts Lab – 8 Entries

The total number of entries shortlisted in the categories announced today are:
Press & Outdoor – 104 Entries
PR – 82 Entries
Creativity For Good – 55 Entries
Experiential – 45 Entries
Direction – 41 Entries + 3 Next Directors
Typography – 34 Entries
Visual Effects – 18 Entries + 1 Next VFX Artist
Production Design – 11 Entries + 1 Next Production Designer
Magazine & Newspaper Design – 36 Entries

All 575 pieces will be listed in the 57th D&AD Annual published later this year.

The 575 shortlisted pieces announced so far is only for 14 out of the total 34 categories, and this includes the 144 entries shortlisted across the first 5 categories announced yesterday. Shortlists are being announced as the judging closes for each category and the final shortlist announcement encompassing all categories will take place on 20 May. For the shortlist announced so far and further information on the schedule, please see the end of this press release.

In a change from last year, whereby the number of Pencils awarded were announced over judging, this year D&AD are announcing all shortlisted work. This is in order to acknowledge the volume of high calibre submissions that were in close consideration for a Pencil.

In the belief that all the good work should be seen, the shortlist will be exhibited at D&AD Festival as well as available on the D&AD website. The D&AD Awards Ceremony, taking place on Thursday 23 May, will unveil the number of Pencils and the levels won.

Tim Lindsay, CEO of D&AD commented: “We still haven’t finished the judging process for this year’s D&AD Awards, but it’s safe to say that the quality of the work that we are seeing this year is astoundingly high. We’re excited to announce another round of work that has made the shortlist today, across categories such as typography, production design and visual effects. Tomorrow we’ll be announcing the final categories , including hotly-contested categories including digital marketing, and digital and graphic design.”

Traditionally the toughest of the awards, the D&AD judging process is famously rigorous, with the juries only selecting work they believe is truly exceptional. This, plus the fact that there are no quotas for awards at D&AD, means the number of awarded entries fluctuates year to year. In some years, no Black Pencils – the highest creative accolade – are awarded; the record currently stands at just seven.

An exhibition of all shortlisted work will be on display for attendees to discover and learn from at D&AD Festival.

The D&AD Awards Ceremony where entrants will find out whether they have won a Pencil, will close the D&AD Festival on the evening of 23 May. Winning work will not only receive a coveted D&AD Pencil at the D&AD Awards Ceremony, it will also be displayed at exhibitions globally over the following year and featured in the D&AD Annual and online archive – the definitive guide for creatives all around the world.

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