LIA names Abby Sie for Music & Sound Jury, João Braga and Joe Hawkins join Radio & Audio jury
London International Awards has announced the 2023 Jury Presidents and Jurors for the Music & Sound and Radio & Audio competitions. Representing Australia on the Music & Sound jury is Abby Sie, sound designer / sound supervisor, MassiveMusic Sydney and on the Radio & Audio jury is João Braga, chief creative officer, Wunderman Thompson Australia and Joe Hawkins, creative director, Eardrum, Sydney.
Says Barbara Levy, LIA president: “Our mission is to award the best and most innovative creative ideas that surface each year. This is why we assemble the most celebrated and award-winning industry experts from across the globe for our juries. The jurors for Music & Sound and Radio & Audio are the best in their craft, and I’m sure this year’s winners will reflect that.”
The juries will gather on-site in Las Vegas to view every piece of work in their respective Categories. LIA has no pre-judging. This ensures all work will be judged equally without bias, through insightful and robust discussions.
Joel Simon, CEO and chief creative officer of JSM Music will lead the Music & Sound jury. This jury will look for creative excellence and outstanding craftsmanship in the curating, mixing, producing or adapting music and sound for campaigns and brands, across different media and platforms.
On chairing the Music & Sound jury, Simon says: “It is a total honor for me to be chosen as Music & Sound Jury President. Unlike all other industry shows & events, LIA stands out. As much as it is high end, perfectly orchestrated, showcases the best international work and features some of the most incredible, talented and passionate creatives, it truly feels like a family. It’s like a camp, but in Vegas. Vegas Creative Camp, Created for Creatives. LIA creates and fosters such strong relationships for all who attend for years and years to come.”
Oriel Davis-Lyons, chief creative officer at Mother New York used to be a chef. But after tiring of the long hours and intense pressure he got into advertising. This October he will be back to long hours in the judging room as he leads the Radio & Audio jury. They will work diligently to award the most creative audio-centric content.
Says Davis-Lyons: “It’s a great honor to chair the Radio & Audio category at the 2023 LIA awards. Every year, we see more creative and innovative ways to use audio mediums, but it will always be a category where insight, craft and originality can truly shine. And I’m looking forward to hearing some great work and reconnecting with the inspiring, international community the awards bring together.”
Other distinguished jury members include:
MUSIC & SOUND
Sam Ashwell, Creative Partner / Head Sound Engineer, 750mph, London
Tamara Credle, Head of Music Strategy, SixtyFour Music, Brooklyn
Colleen Dahlstrom, Senior Music Producer, McCann NY, New York
Tamon Fujimi, CEO / Music Director, WISTERIASOUND, Tokyo
Chip Herter, VP, Music Director, Deutsch LA, Los Angeles
Kelly McCluskey, Executive Producer / Partner, Grayson Music, Toronto
Jason Pierce, Founder / CEO, INK—MGMT, Denver
Andrea Rastogi, Executive Producer, Dentsu Creative, New York
Abby Sie, Sound Designer / Sound Supervisor, MassiveMusic Sydney
Diederik van Middelkoop, Executive Creative Director, Amp.Amsterdam
RADIO & AUDIO
João Braga, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson Australia, Sydney
Nancy Crimi-Lamanna, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Canada, Toronto
Joe Hawkins, Creative Director, Eardrum, Sydney
Armin Jochum, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, thjnk
Jill Kershaw, Founder / CEO, Sound & Fury, Venice
Florencia Leibaschoff, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, BeautifulBeast, Dallas
Erica Roberts, Chief Creative Officer, BBH, New York
Odin Saillé, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Mutant, Antwerp
Chris Smith, Co-Founder / Principal / CCO, Plot Twist Creativity, Dallas
Paul Wauters, Regional Chief Creative Officer, Accenture Song, Paris
Initial Entry Deadline: 15th June 2023
No Late Fees. Ever. No Upload Fees.
Eligibility: Work submitted must initially be released, published and/or broadcast in a commercial environment with client approval from 1st July 2022 through 31st August 2023.
Onsite Judging: 7th through 15th October 2023
Winners Announced During LIA Judging
Of The Year Awards Announced: 6th November
For more information on the juries, categories and/or requirements, visit our website at: www.liaawards.com.