Roses Advertising Awards

By The Drum, Administrator

March 22, 2006 | 2 min read

A selection of nomiated work

Scottish agencies have, again, shown their creative strength notching up a majority of nominations at this year’s Roses Advertising Awards. Of the 74 nominations made by the judges, 40 came from agencies in Scotland with The Union, Newhaven and The Leith Agency topping the nominations table - in that order.

The judging took place in Glasgow over the 9th and 10th of February with over 900 entries received from agencies the length and breadth of the UK.

The judging panel, which included Stuart Archibald of Archibald Ingall Stretton; Gary Robinson and Owen Lee from Farm; Steve McKenzie of Grey Worldwide; TBWA \ London’s Michael Burke; and Ian Haworth from WWAV Rapp Collins.

Chairman of the judges Stuart Archibald said of the standard of entries this year: “At the outset of our deliberations, the panel agreed two objectives: we should reward great ideas, irrespective of the medium; and encourage work brave enough to break from convention. After the judging, we spread the awarded work on the table to check that we had remained true to those guidelines. That it bore close scrutiny on both counts speaks volumes for the high standards of the entries - and the noble tradition of the Roses.”

Over the next three pages, The Drum chronicles the nominated creative work by agencies from across the UK. Unfortunately, with the depth of nominations on display, there was not space for all the work to be featured. But for a full rundown of the nominations, including web, radio work and full campaign nominations, visit

The Roses Advertising Awards will take place on Thursday 4 May at The Palace Hotel in Manchester.

Places for the Awards are selling out quickly, so for more information or to buy tickets for the Gala dinner, contact Jo Elliott on 0141 352 4662 or


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