After two days holed up in a room, our esteemed judging panel for this year’s Roses Creative Awards have revealed who’s made the cut and could be taking home a trophy this May.
Leith, Havas Lynx, RBH, bigdog and McCann Manchester lead the charge this year with a healthy number of nominations between them. And Taxi Studio, BJL, Specsavers and TBWA Manchester also boast a handful of nominations.
You can check out the full list here along with a small gallery of this year’s nominated work below.
This year’s finalists were chosen by an elite panel of judges which included AKQA’s Wayne Deakin; Helen Fuchs of Us Two; Turner Duckworth’s Clem Halpin and Dayoung Yun of Mother among others. BMB's Trevor Beattie led this year's panel as chairman.
Of the entries, Fuchs commented: “We witnessed great craft and strong ideas and best of all were the unexpected gems that simply moved you. From judging well-loved brands to independent thinkers, the Roses give a much-needed fresh perspective on our industry.”
Cheil’s Georgia Barretta added that this year’s finalists represented, more than ever, the “regional strive for strong, loud, confident creative”.
Freight Design: Chris Leslie 'Disappearing Glasgow'
Nominated in Craft (Photography)
B&W Studio: National Media Museum 'Lates'
Nominated in Design (Poster)
PRC Limited: Dunnet Bay Distillers 'Rock Rose Gin Seasons Range'
Nominated in Design (Packaging)
McCann Manchester: Aldi 'Lemon'
Nominated in Craft (Art Direction)
Cheetham Bell: Soreen 'The Shining'
Nominated in Press (Press Advert)
Pupil Creative: Pupil Creative 'The Break Up Journal'
Nominated in Design (Publications)
Clarks: Tank Coffee 'Donation'
Nominated in Print (Financial, Professional, Recruitment or Trade Advert)
Roses Creative Awards take place on Thursday 4 May at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. Tickets are available now on the Roses Creative Awards site.