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Chip Shop Awards judges delve into the archives and pick their best ever Chip winners from the last 10 years

As part of this year’s 10th anniversary Chip Shop Awards celebrations the esteemed judging panel of this year’s awards - which includes the likes of Marcantonio Plus Hobbs partner Alfredo Marcantonio, Coy! Communications creative director Mark Denton and AMV/BBDO writer/producer Paul Burke - were asked to pick their favourite ever Chip winners from the last 10 years of awards.

All 12 judges favourite ever Chip winners will be revealed in the next issue of The Drum (28 February), but as a special sneak peak to whet your appetite here’s Mr Baglee founder Patrick Baglee and LBi group creative director Abi Ellis’ picks.

Creative Review: 

Patrick Baglee – We’re Closing In – Best Remake of an Existing Ad Chip Winner 2010

"This 60 second TV spot was re-imagined for the Department of Work and Pensions benefit thieves by Savvy Marketing, it was so good that I’ve completely forgotten who the original ad was for. But I clearly remember spending the 60 seconds it took to judge the ad back on 2010 hoping for a twist that was clever, surprising and subtle. And so it proved. Chip of the decade by a country mile."

Abi Ellis – Are You Dead? – Best Press Ad and Best Bad Taste Chip Winner 2003

Abi Ellis – Are You Dead? – Best Press Ad and Best Bad Taste Chip Winner 2003

"The Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade ad from Stephen Drummond and Scott Mitchell is my best ever Chip. Why? Because it doesn’t rely on a visual pun or photo-shop-tastic art direction. Nope. Words and words alone get this message across.

"As a copywriter, I appreciate the craft that went into this ad. What’s not to like about an ad that poses the question “Did you smell like chicken?” and “The afterlife, where’s good?”. To me it’s timeless and the ad is still just as smart and relevant now, as it was then. Which is no mean feat, I mean, look at the 2003 Academy Awards…Chicago waltzed off with the most Oscars. Now that’s bad taste."

The deadline for this year's Chip Shop Awards is Friday 8 March. All entries should be submitted via the Chip Shop Awards website.

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Now in their 14th year, The Chip Shop Awards continue to recognise creativity with no limits and no rules. It's an international creative awards, open to anyone with great ideas.

Are you capable of unhindered creative work? What would you do with total free reign of the advertising world? Whether a student, a junior, a freelancer or the top creative director in all the land – you can enter. 

Here is YOUR chance to roam free with our incredibly random and imaginative categories. The categories are altered every year to keep them fresh, funny and feisty.  But make no mistake: this isn’t all knob gags! We live for creativity. Some of our best entries portray a powerful advert that should make the biggest brands sit up and reconsider their advertising agency spend!

We only work with the finest judges. 2016’s panel consist of Arc WW, Sunshine, Mr. President, Innocent Drinks and One Minute Briefs  to name but a few. Top executive creative directors love these awards as they too, enjoy total creative freedom and love to see how deep your imagination can go...

Check out our previous judges to see how big this thing goes...

Entry deadline: 1 April 2016
Awards ceremony: 9 June 2016