Thirty-one agencies have been shortlisted for the esteemed 2012 IPA Best of Health Awards which reward the best creative work in healthcare advertising.
This year a record total of 406 submissions from 64 agencies entered into the competition from across the world including America, Sweden, South Africa, China, Japan, Germany, Barcelona, Singapore, Australia and the UK. This is up from last year’s 375 entries from 61 agencies.
In addition to the competition’s standard 22 categories that entrants could submit work into, including press, out-of-home, direct, online, and international, this year saw the introduction of three new Awards categories: Integrated Idea, Local Innovation and Young Talent. The shortlisted agencies are:
Euro RSCG Life
ICC Lowe London
inVentivHealth Communications Europe
McCann Healthcare Singapore
McCann Healthcare Sydney
McCann Healthcare Worldwide Beijing
Publicis Life Brands Resolute
Saatchi and Saatchi Health Sydney
Sentrix Global Health Communications
South Central Ambulance Service NHS
TBWA\ Paling Walters
TBWA\ Werbeagentur Gmbtt
The Cement Bloc
Torre Lazur McCann
Ward 6 Singapore
Woolley Pau Gyro
Says Chairman of Judges, Justin Tindall, Group Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett: "As Chairman of Judges I was impressed by the quality of thinking, craft and innovation entered into this rigorous competition. Most impressive though were the candidates I had the pleasure to interview for the new Young Talent Award. If they are anything to go by, this category will be going from strength to strength for years to come."
Says Convenor of Judges, Harry Armfield, former Creative Director at Open LEC: “Another remarkable year at the IPA judging. Like seasoned climbers, the most excellent team of judges negotiated the mountain of entries with skill, fairness and on many an occasion, heated debate. As expected, the gulf between the good, the great and the indifferent is more evident than ever, which will hopefully inspire those who didn’t make the cut this time to strive even harder for next year."
Winners will be revealed at the IPA Best of Health Awards ceremony and party at the majestic Great Halls of Vinopolis in London Bridge on Thursday 28th June.
Tickets for the Ceremony and Party are available to book online
. There is an early bird discount on tickets booked before 8th June cost at only £110 plus VAT for members or £135 plus VAT for non-members. After the 8th June, ticket prices will increase to £135 plus VAT for members and £165 plus VAT for non-members.
This price includes a three-course meal and drinks throughout the ceremony, plus DJ and dancing. For more information, please contact Amy Lavington on 020 7201 8217 or email email@example.com