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Roses Creative Awards 2016 finalists revealed - find out who's on this year's shortlist


By Gillian West, Social media manager

March 22, 2016 | 3 min read

After a mammoth two-day judging session, the panel for this year’s Roses Creative Awards have finally revealed the finalists for this year’s awards.

Bigdog, SteinIAS, Specsavers Creative and Superdream are just a few of the names featured on this year’s shortlist, some of the work can be viewed below, the full list of nominees available here.

Finalists this year were selected by an elite panel of judges which included Razorfish international executive creative director, Nick Turner; Tribal Worldwide creative director, Victoria Buchanan; head of design at Turner Duckworth, Bruce Duckworth and Karmarama creative director, Jon Iredale amongst others.

Bigdog - ohw? shoes

Nominated in Art Direction 

Bitmap Books - Sinclair ZX Spectrum - a visual compendium

Nominated in Publication 

Specsavers - Film on Four Idents - Noir

Nominated in TV/Cinema campaign 

SteinIAS - In the protection business

Nominated in Direct Mail 

Superdream - The campaign to end loneliness

Nominated in Press Advert 

Threebrand - Keith Brewery Ltd.

Nominated in Packaging 

Jury chairman Beri Cheetham, executive creative director at Leo Burnett, said of this year’s entries: “The first thing that struck the judges was the sheer volume of entries. Although daunting to be face with so many, it was reassuring to see how alive the industry is beyond the M25. Clients are commissioning work, lots of it. So that’s good for everyone you’d think. Only, much of it looked quite cookie-cutter, templated and formulaic.

“Of course, there were plenty of outliers. Those who have the tenacity to find the alchemy of a great idea wedded to great craft. These were the ones celebrated by the judges.”

The Roses Creative Awards is due to take place on Thursday 12 May at the Mercure Hotel, Manchester. For more information on this year’s event, which is sponsored by Become and the Chesterfield Group, visit the Roses Creative Awards website.

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