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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

AWARD ANNOUNCES THE BOB ISHERWOOD ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD - ENTRIES NOW OPEN


AWARD’s long-standing tribute to unparalleled junior creative stars, the Encouragement Award, has re-launched as ‘The Bob Isherwood Encouragement Award’ - and entries are now open.
Isherwood is the inspirational Australian who has been Worldwide Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi for 10 years. Sponsoring this Award is highly appropriate given Isherwood’s reputation for spotting and engaging new talent. Previous winner of The Encouragement Award, Leo Premutico, (recently named Joint ECD Saatchi & Saatchi New York) will judge the entries and will also give out the AWARD pencil to the winner at the AWARD Presentation Evening at the Sydney Opera House on 8th November.
Earlier in his career, Isherwood spent six years as a creative Group Head for Young and Rubicam London, followed by 10 years with Collett Dickenson Pearce in its Heyday, during which time he won a very rare Black Pencil at D&AD for Parker Pens.
In 1982 Isherwood returned to Australia to become a founding partner of The Campaign Palace, Sydney. He joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1986, partnering CD Ron Mather and was appointed Creative Director in 1989 when Mather left to go directing. He was appointed Chairman of the Worldwide Creative board in 1995, and Worldwide Creative Director and member of the Executive Board in 1996.
The Encouragement Award has honored young creatives since 1992, recognising those who have demonstrated an outstanding ability to answer briefs with a freshness of thought and creativity.

Eligibility Criteria
• Maximum three years in an agency creative department
• Nominations taken by Creative Directors or Agency Management only
• Australian and New Zealand Applicants only
• Submissions – on CD or Email
• Four examples of junior’s work, aired or published within the last 18 months –jpg/mpg
• One Written reference from Creative Director or Agency Management - .doc or pdf
• Entrant’s biography - .doc or pdf

Post CDs to: The Bob Isherwood Encouragement Award, c/o AWARD at QVB 1055 Sydney NSW 1230 or email submissions to lucymckee@awardonline.com.

Entries Due by Wednesday 1st November, 5pm

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