This year, we assembled the best creative talent in the country to judge our entries
and offer personalised advice from decades of industry experience.


COMMUNICATION
HEAD OF JURY
Andrew Hook
Regional Executive Director
VCCP
Singapore

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Andrew first plied his trade in Middle Earth, working at boutique shop Generator for five years. Then in 2005, restlessness took hold of him, so he packed his bags and set sail for Singapore. 

Andrew first landed at the venerable Batey Ads. He was promoted to ECD of Batey at age 32, and managed the global relaunch of Qatar Airways out of the Singapore office. 

He then joined DDB in 2010 as creative lead for the Health Promotion Board (HPB). During his tenure, HPB was voted Marketer of the Year, and picked up multiple golds at both the Effies and regional Appies. One of his branded content projects, an hour-long telemovie called Recipe, was even presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival. 

In mid-2014, Andrew took over the reins at Havas Singapore, and was appointed CCO in early 2017. During his tenure, his team's work was recognised at a wide variety of shows, including Cannes, Spikes, One Show, D&AD, New York Festivals, and the Effies. The agency also picked up metal at the Campaign Agency of the Year Awards in back-to-back years. 

He was appointed Regional ECD of VCCP Singapore in April 2019. 

Andrew has previously judged at Cannes, New York Festivals, Spikes, Cristal and Ciclope. 

Outside of advertising, he also served as co-screenwriter on the 2015 independent Singapore feature, In the Room.

BRANDING
HEAD OF JURY
Nicholas Handel
Chief Executive Officer
McCann Worldgroup Singapore


Nick is a specialist in digital and data-driven marketing communications with over 20 years of agency experience gained from the UK, New Zealand and, for the past 12 years, Asia Pacific. 

He has been with McCann Worldgroup for 8 years, and is currently both the regional Managing Director for MRM//McCann, Asia Pacific, as well as the Chief Executive Officer for McCann Worldgroup, SIngapore. Under Nick's leadership, the Singapore office has been named Singapore's Digital Agency of the Year, Singapore's CRM Agency of the Year, and Southeast Asia's Integrated Agency of the Year for the past 5 years running.

Prior to joining McCann, Nick was the regional director of digital for Leo Burnett across Asia Pacific, and a Board Account Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, London. His experience spans a wide range of industries and marketing disciplines, including the likes of Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Volvo, General Motors, Mastercard, VISA, Intel, HP, Microsoft and Cisco. 

Nick has an MBA from Imperial College, London, a Masters degree from Edinburgh University and a diploma in direct and digital marketing from the Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing in the UK.

DESIGN
HEAD OF JURY
Jimmy Neo
Creative Director
TBWA Singapore


Jimmy has been pushing the limits of form and function in the world of advertising for over 18 years. His illustrious career has seen him perfect his craft in agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore and Beijing, JWT Singapore, BBH Asia Pacific, Ogilvy Singapore and currently working at TBWA Singapore. He has worked on numerous acclaimed brands, including Lexus, Toyota, Nestle, Levi's, Unilever, L'Oreal and HSBC, and has won many accolades from award shows such as CLIO, One Show, AdFest, Spikes Asia, Singapore Creative Circle Awards and Singapore Hall of Fame, Singapore Outdoor Advertising Awards, Singapore Media Awards, MARKies, WARC, MMA Smarties and Asia Interactive Awards.

DIGITAL INNNOVATION
HEAD OF JURY
Dante Abelarde
Creative Director
MRM//McCann


With over 15 years of experience in creative work and a diverse background covering traditional, direct and digital disciplines, Dante's work for clients across Southeast Asia has earned numerous local, regional and global honours for creativity, marketing and effectiveness, including Clios, New York Festivals, ADC, Spikes Asia and Effies. His contributions have helped MRM//McCANN Singapore earn Agency of the Year accolades over the past four years including Mobile, Digital, Engagement, Loyalty, B2B Marketing as well as Campaign Asia-Pacific's Digital Agency of the Year for Singapore and South East Asia.

Dante enjoys working with young creatives, helping mentor their growth in the digital era and sees each creative project as an opportunity solve problems and to make life a little better for audiences online and off.

FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY
HEAD OF JURY
Priscilla Ang
Film Director
Singapore


Ang Geck Geck Priscilla, a prolific director, has worked with agencies such as BBH, BBDO, Grey and MC Cann for regional interstitials. But beyond her achievements in the advertising world, Broken Crayon (2013), her debut short film, was awarded the Best Short film at the Singapore Short film Festival 2013 and travelled to Hong Kong, Thailand and the UK. Recognised by The Straits Times as one of Singapore's rising stars under 30, she is currently working toward her first feature, Ah Girl, which claimed the Open SEA Fund Award at the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab in 2018.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
HEAD OF JURY
John Scott
Creative Director
Ward6 Singapore


John has worked in healthcare communications and FMCG for 17+ years. Having worked in various countries throughout the APAC region, he has developed a strong sense and vision for creative communications with a creative portfolio of film, digital and integrated ideas working on regional brands and accounts. He has crafted many awarded campaigns that have been globally recognised at international award shows. On the side John writes, photographs and creates content for photographic brands like Canon and Leica. He also teaches at various schools in Singapore. The idea-share the knowledge to help the next generation in their creative endeavours.

GOOD
HEAD OF JURY
Eunice Olsen
Founder
Eunice Olsen Media


Eunice is the creator and executive producer of WomenTalk.com, which was nominated for an International Digital Emmy in its debut season. In 2019, her children's book, "I'm a Girl, See What I Can Be!" was named one of 8 Outstanding Books of the Year, winning both a Gold medal and the Independent Spirit Award. An advocate for female empowerment, her work also focuses on social issues such as the environment, people with disabilities, mental health, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. A multi-talented media personality, she is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a recipient of the prestigious ASEAN Youth Award and the youngest ever Nominated Member of Parliament to serve two terms. 




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