The deadline for this year's shots Awards is now only a few weeks away [August 11], and as entries continue to stream in, we are able to confirm a selection of the judges who will be casting their critical creative eye over some of the best global advertising work from the last 12 months. 

 This year's shots Awards campaign film.


Among the more than 30 judges already confirmed are such luminaries as;


Anthony Austin, ECD, BBH London

Josephine Beck Thomsen, executive producer, Octopus Copenhagen

Jay Benjamin, ECD, MUH-TAY-ZIK HOF-FER New York

Daniel Bergmann, founder, Stink

Cam Blackley, ECD, BMF Sydney 

Francesco Bozza, ECD, Publicis Italy

Ali Brown, partner/VP/EP, PRETTYBIRD

Sam Brown, director, Rogue Films

Ben Campbell, editor/partner, Cut+Run

Phillip Detchmendy, EP, RSA Los Angeles

Corinna Falusi, CCO, Mother New York

Daniel Fisher, ECD, The Martin Agency London

Lizzie Gower, founder, Academy Films

Pascal Gregoire, founder/CCO, La Chose Paris

Robert Herman, executive producer, Ruffian Los Angeles

Diane Jackson, chief production officer, DDB Chicago

Francine Linsey, executive head of production, AMVBBDO London

Ben Mooge, ECD, Havas London

Caroline Pay, joint CCO, Grey London

Laura Sampedro, creative director, Wieden+Kennedy London

Rodrigo Sobral, ECD, R/GA London

Wilf Sweetland, managing director, The Sweetshop Sydney

Kibwe Tavares, director, Nexus

Julie Thomas-Toda, creative producer, AOI Pro Japan

Jim Thornton, deputy ECD, VCCP London


There are a slew of other creative VIPs on the panel, a full list of whom can be found here, and there will be yet more added to that list soon, so stay tuned.

As mentioned above, the deadline for entries is August 11, so you need to get your skates on to enter this year’s Awards because, as we all know, you’ve gotta be in it to win it.

The full list of Awards categories and their criteria can be found here.

The event itself takes place at The Brewery London on November 8 and, to whet your appetite, photos from the 2016 Awards are right here.

Winner of the 2016 Charity/PSA Campaign of the Year, Donate Life, The World's Biggest Asshole, was picked up by Furlined's Tiffany Fordham [left] and Diane McArter [centre], with Awards presenter, Angela Scanlon.


If you have enquiries about entering the shots Awards please contact Shane Murphy.


The shots Awards 2017 are sponsored by our partners at Global Production Network and Greenlight