ACES finalists announced

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 22 January 2016

Roll up, roll up - the finalists for the Australian Creative Excellence Showcase (ACES) have been named.

The ACES, held by Val Morgan in association with AdNews, celebrate exceptional creativity in locally produced film advertising.

Want to meet the competition? Finalists from The Monkeys, Emotive, Leo Burnett Melbourne, Finch Company, BMF, J. Walter Thompson Sydney and Clemenger BBDO Melbourne are among the mix of contenders who could take the title on 4 February.

The entries were judged by a panel of adland execs, including The Monkeys ECD/co-founder Justin Drape, Revolver managing director and owner Michael Ritchie, Finch EP and founder Rob Galluzzo, MLA group marketing manager Andrew Howie, Y&R group managing director Andrew Dowling and AdNews editor Rosie Baker. (It should be noted that all judges abstained from judging work they were invovled in.)

Who do you think will take home the gold? Check out the 10 finalists below.

The Advisors – Car Advice
Creative agency: The Monkeys

Submitted by: The Monkeys

The Ricky Gervais Anti-Ad Series – Optus
Creative agency: Emotive

Submitted by: Emotive

Wild Horse Chase - Honda Australia
Creative agency: Leo Burnett Melbourne

Submitted by: Leo Burnett Melbourne

Strings - Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Production Company: Finch Company

Submitted by: Finch

Deng Adut - Western Sydney University
Production Company: Finch Company

Submitted by: Finch

Now this is Christmas - ALDI Australia
Creative agency: BMF

Submitted by: BMF

Nutri-Grain Presents Unstoppable Stories - Kellogg's Australia
Creative agency: J. Walter Thompson Sydney

Submitted by: J. Walter Thompson Sydney

Horses – Bingle
Creative agency: The Monkeys

Submitted by: The Monkeys

The Boys - Pacific Brands Underwear Group

Creative agency: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

Submitted by: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

Reduce Speed Dial – Volkswagen

Production Company: Finch Company

Submitted by: Finch

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