Caxtons opens call for entries

By By Alexandra Roach | 6 July 2012
The Caxtons 2012.

The Caxtons Committee has issued its call for entries for the 38th Caxton Awards to be held in October, while Clemenger BBDO Melbourne executive creative director Ant Keogh has been named jury chairman.

Entries across 23 Caxtons categories will be open until Thursday 26 July. The program awards creativity in the art of brand storytelling in Australian and Kiwi newspaper advertising.

Keogh will work alongside jurors including DDB executive creative director Dylan Harrison, Euro RSCG executive creative director Steve Coll and Whybin Sydney executive creative director Matty Burton.

The 23 categories included in this year's Caxtons cover digital work appearing on any newspaper site or property, including tablet, mobile or application. Ads in newspaper-inserted magazines are eligible for entry in the product, craft and campaign categories for the first time this year.

Other categories include Best Topical Ad, Best Cross-Platform Campaign, Best Use of the Newspaper Medium and Best Campaign.

The winners will be announced at the Caxton Seminar and Awards, held on 12 October-14 October at Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays.

“We’re lucky to have some of the best creative minds in our industry judging the work this year and supporting the show because the Caxton Awards is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the best ideas being created for newspaper platforms in both Australia and New Zealand,” said New Caxton Committee chairman Justin Drape.

Speakers are soon to be announced and full details and an entry kit can be seen here.

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