Roses Creative Awards finalists unveiled - Find out who made this year's shortlist

The finalists for the Roses Creative Awards, which seek to celebrate great creative thinking, have been unveiled and with a record-breaking 720 entries this year’s show looks to be bigger and better than ever before.

Music, Cogent Elliott, The Leith Agency, BJL, McCann Manchester and Big Communications are just some of the agencies appearing on the shortlist with work for big name brands such as Samsung, Manchester United, Aldi, Irn Bru and Vauxhall also nominated.

The full list of nominations can be found here.

Over the course of the extensive two day judging process in Glasgow at the end of March the judging panel – which included BBH deputy executive creative director Rosie Arnold; Ed Sullivan, Fitch design director; RAPP ECD Jason Andrews; StartJG head of art, Martin Muir; and 23red managing partner and creative director, Sean Kinmont, amongst others – were impressed by the calibre and array of work on display. With Andrews commenting that it was nice to see such great work from “outside the London bubble”.

Sponsors of this year’s awards are Become, Chesterfield Group and Pitch, with Melbourne recently coming on board as the event’s headline sponsor.

Of their involvement Melbourne's group marketing director, Phil Worms, told The Drum: “Melbourne is passionate about providing the hosting infrastructure on which today’s digital revolution relies and now, through our sponsorship of the Roses Creative Awards, we have the opportunity to recognise the passion and skill of the creative individuals and agencies making it happen.”

The Roses Creative Awards will take place on Thursday 15 May at Manchester’s Mercure Hotel. For more information and to book tickets for the black-tie event please visit the Roses Creative Awards website.

Create Forty Eight: The Glad Cafe 'The Glad Rag'

Nominated In: Publications

Chapter: Halfords

Nominated In: Press Campaign, Consumer Goods Advert and Use of Photography

TBWA\Manchester: Harvey Nichols 'Second Floor Restaurant'

Nominated In: Art Direction, Use of Photography, Outdoor Campaign, 6, 4 or Smaller Sheet Poster and 48 or 96 Sheet Poster

Lambie-Nairn: MEC, Wunderman 'Choreograph'

Nominated In: Corporate Identity

McCann Birmingham: Sunseeker 'T Jefferies Signature'

Nominated In: Press Advert, Art Direction and Use of Typography

McCann Manchester: Aldi Stores UK 'Gin'

Nominated In: TV/Cinema Commercial under 21 Seconds

Taxi Studio: Leeds Booklet Printing Company 'Penstripe'

Nominated In: Poster

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