The Gerety Awards has announced the full executive AUNZ jury – judging best-in-class global work, with an all-female jury. The AUNZ jury is led by Mandie van der Merwe, CCO Saatchi & Saatchi Australia.
The Gerety Awards are open to all advertising agencies, advertisers, studios and production companies worldwide. Both national and international campaigns may compete. Entries submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between January 1st, 2023 and the closing date.
Judging Criteria: Originality of the creative ideas and the quality of their executions.
The AUNZ jury is led by Mandie van der Merwe, CCO Saatchi & Saatchi Australia.
On announcing the jury, van der Merwe says: “The opportunity to be the AUNZ regional ambassador for the Gerety Awards is not only an honour but a privilege. Together with a diverse and dynamic set of female creatives, we will enjoy a judging experience that is unlike any other award show – judging best-in-class global work, with an all-female jury. I’ve spent so much of my career in rooms with creative men, hearing a predominantly male perspective on what makes a good piece of work. Now it’s time to hear from people like me – to debate, curate and, ultimately, celebrate the work that resonates with a female audience. Given the incredible purchasing power of women and the dominant role we play as primary decision-makers in billions of households worldwide, the work we award has real value to the brands and clients we work with every day. We are awarding creativity that matters to women and their wallets”.
The AUNZ executive jury includes:
Dhivia Pillai, Senior Strategist, Leo Burnett Melbourne, Australia
Katarina Matic, Creative Director, Bullfrog, Australia
Lizzie Wood, Senior Copywriter, The Monkeys, Australia
Isabel Snellen, Creative Copywriter, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand
Ros Horner, Executive Design Director, AKQA, Australia
Leisa Ilander, Associate Creative Director, Dentsu Creative, Australia
Katrina Alvarez-Jarratt, Executive Creative Director, TBWA/Sydney, Australia
Brodie King, Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO, Australia
Veronica Copestake, Creative Director, DDB Aotearoa, New Zealand
More than 200 judges from 47 countries will join the 2024 Gerety Awards, with in person jury sessions held in 15 locations. As well as defining the shortlist the executive jury sessions each select the agency and production company of the year from their country. This is chosen from the entrants of the Portfolio Cut.
Meet the 2024 jury and enter this year’s Gerety at www.geretyawards.com