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Digital Entries to Shark Awards Expected to Reach New High as Jury Announced

Digital Entries to Shark Awards Expected to Reach New High as Jury Announced
Pictured(Top L-R) Monika Crowley and Wayne Deakin (Bottom L-R) Bao Tu Ngoc and Sandra Loibl.

With just over a month to go until the entry deadline for the 2019 Shark Awards Kinsale, the organisers of the festival have announced details of their judging panel for the Digital category which, this year, is expected to attract a record level of entries.

The panel includes Wayne Deakin, Monika Crowley, Bao Tu Ngoc and Sandra Loibl.

As ECD for Huge across EMEA, Wayne Deakin is focused on creating ideas that move businesses forward by providing meaningful and original experiences. He sits as chair of BIMA Creative Council, is an active mentor and speaker, and Neurodiversity advocate. He has created numerous innovations & marketing world firsts and his work is highlighted as best-in-class by award shows and media around the world.

Monika Crowley, meanwhile, is Creative Director at Maximum Media and is responsible for creating brilliant, impactful and thought-provoking content for brand partners to share through their distribution channels – JOE, Her, SportsJOE & HerFamily. She has won many Irish and International accolades over her career and creativity with purpose is at the heart of everything she does.

Bao Tu Ngoc, meanwhile,  began his career in 2003 as a Network System Engineer in Start-Ups ecosystem. He became the System & Network Director of Wengo in 2006 and launched the WengoPhone project. After the acquisition by Vivendi, Wengo became the number-one leader of B2B/B2C services marketplace in Europe. In 2015, he started a new adventure with BETC Paris as the Head of Digital. He has worked on award winning campaigns such as CANAL+ AiMEN, Air France Cinema to Go and Unicef Game Chaingers.

Sandra Loibl, meanwhile, started off as an art assistant Serviceplan Munich and soon climbed the ranks to become Executive Creative Director and General Manager. Her campaigns, especially the ones for Lego and sky, have been awarded around the globe and are one of the reasons, why she has been dubbed one of the most creative women in Germany.

Last week the organisers of the festival announced that the panel of keynote speakers includes Vaughan Arnell, Vicki Maguire, Dave Dye, James Burke and Wilfrid Wood.

The changes in festival format on previous years, sees a focus on four key areas – Short Films (Wednesday 18th September), Design (Thursday 19th September), Music Videos (Friday 20th September) and Advertising (Saturday 21st September). This is in line with Jury President Mark Denton’s ‘CREATIVE CRAFT’ manifesto.

The international festival of creativity is held in the picturesque town of Kinsale, Co.Cork and will start on September 18th, concluding on September 21st. The deadline for entries is August 30th.

For further information on the festival, to enter the awards or to buy a festival pass click HERE https://www.kinsalesharks.com/2019


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