D&AD has today released the Shortlisted Entries for categories across Impact, Side Hustle and Film Craft categories. In total 150 entries made the cut, including 16 entries from Asia.
Japan and India both have 5 entries that have made the shortlist of the D&AD Awards following stage one of the judging process. Singapore and China both have two shortlists, and Malaysia and Taiwan single shortlists each.
Ogilvy Singapore, FCB India and Dentsu Japan have 2 shortlists each.
The Shortlist follows D&AD’s recent announcement to continue their annual Awards programme despite disruptions caused by the global coronavirus outbreak. Entrants across these categories will have to wait until 9 June to find out whether they have won a Pencil, which will be announced digitally across the D&AD website and social channels.
View Asia’s shortlisted entries below:
Please Arrest Me
Your Plastic Diet
Mixed Media Animation
Stylised 2D/3D Animation
The Soap with a Lump
Samsung Good Vibes
World’s Largest Public Library
The Punishing Signal
Out and Proud Classifieds
Stylised 2D/3D Animation
Shadows as Athletes
Japanese Olympic Committee
Geek Pictures INC.
Avatar Robot Cafe
ADK Creative One
Across the 3 judged categories, the Top 5 ranking countries by number of Shortlisted Entries are:
United Kingdom – 37 Entries
United States – 33 Entries
Germany – 12 Entries
France – 9 Entries
Canada – 8 Entries
The top ranking companies for these categories, by number of Shortlisted Entries are:
Apple, Iconoclast France and Jung von Matt AG – 6 Entries each
Cossette – 5 Entries
AMVBBDO, Droga5 (London and New York), Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Stink Films – 4 Entries each
The total number of Entries shortlisted in each category are:
Impact – 38 Entries
Side Hustle – 12 Entries
Animation – 25 Entries
Casting – 10 Entries
Cinematography – 8 Entries
Direction – 16 Entries
Editing – 8 Entries
Production Design – 5 Entries
Sound Design & Use of Music – 22 Entries
Visual Effects – 6 Entries
The Impact categories highlight work that addresses some of the globe’s most pressing issues and showcases how creative thinking can be a force for driving positive change, in the belief that purpose can enhance business success and value, alongside promoting collective responsibility for the global sustainability agenda.
Introduced last year, the Side Hustle category reflects the increasing number of creatives applying their skills and personal passions to side projects. From creating new businesses to developing initiatives to address social and environmental issues, this category aims to spotlight world class creativity beyond people’s day jobs.
Today’s shortlist announcement only includes 10 out of the total 34 categories. Further shortlists will be unveiled once the judging for each category closes, with subsequent category announcements scheduled for 28 May, 4 June and 2 September.
While hosting a 2020 ceremony is not possible due to coronavirus, D&AD will be announcing this year’s Pencil winners via their website and in a social campaign designed by Studio Dumbar.
All 150 shortlisted pieces are showcased on the D&AD website.