Adelaide Advertising and Design Awards Announced

Adelaide’s most outstanding advertising and design creatives were celebrated at the 35th Annual Adelaide Advertising and Design Club (AADC) Awards, held at the Adelaide Festival Theatre last Friday, July 27.

This year’s awards attracted almost 400 entries, of which 98 were finalists. Seven of the highly sought after Chairs – the top gong – were presented with a further 54 receiving Awards.

The AADC 2012 Chairs were awarded to:

  • Film Craft Michael Cusack for Mars Petcare’s Liver Treats campaign
  • Moving Images James Rickard for South Australian Tourism Commission’s Kangaroo Island campaign
  • Press Richard Lyons for The Advertiser Newspaper’s photography
  • Out of home Mike Wilson for the Cibo Espresso campaign
  • Digital Jason Hollamby for Oscar’s Law’s Animal Welfare campaign
  • Activations David Campbell for the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign
  • Print Anthony De Leo for State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Subscription brochure

Year on year the AADC Awards attracts the who’s who within the advertising and design industry in Adelaide and recognises and rewards standout work by individuals.

AADC Awards Committee Chair Marty Pepper said this year’s entries really encapsulated the theme – For the love of ideas – making the judging process extremely difficult.

“The work submitted was some of the most creative and inspiring we’ve seen and highlights the talent that we have in our own backyard,” Marty said.

The high calibre of judges for 2012 included globally recognised industry icons, such as founder of international advertising agency, Naked Communications and brain behind the 2012 Worksafe campaign in Melbourne, Adam Ferrier, who was Chairman of the Judges.

Marty said securing world-class judges together with the newly revamped Awards system, which draws on element from similar awards throughout the world, helped to showcase Adelaide’s creative talent on the international stage.

“Over the past 35 years the AADC Awards have established a reputation among the industry as one of the best, due the fact that the work is judged by peers,” Marty said.

“We’re very proud of the industry and the work that is coming out of our state and congratulate all this year’s winners,” he said.

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