Jury Pioneers

A diverse selection of jurors, featuring a mix of creatives, designers, marketers, business people, entrepreneurs, journalists and thought leaders, will be looking to award D&AD Pencils based on three criteria: an original and innovative idea at its core, clear and measurable impact in its chosen category area and relevance to the business's commercial needs.
 

The 2017 Impact Awards Jury includes leaders from BlackRock to Snapchat, from The Girl Scouts of America to P&G, from Post Secret to Wieden + Kennedy. The range and variety of Judges is indicative of the campaign Impact aims to create, crossing all industries and meeting in the middle where they have a set of shared beliefs: belief in the need for businesses to have purpose beyond profit; belief in the power of creativity to create change and be a force for good; belief in the crucial role of brands and business in creating a better, fairer more sustainable world.

Categories of Impact & Juries

Humanitarian Aid

Ideas that take a unique approach to supporting humanitarian causes locally and internationally, whether by raising funds and awareness or offering practical aid. This includes initiatives that provide material and logistical assistance as well as businesses that repurpose their services in imaginative ways in times of need.

Causes could range from fighting hunger to helping homeless people, refugees or veterans to preventing the spread of crisis, conflict, and disease. Solutions include innovations in shelter and the efficient provision of food, water, medicine and infrastructure.

Jury President

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO Thrive Global
Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.

Key Dates

May 2
Impact Entries Open

Begin submitting your campaigns, products, business initiatives and community projects for review.

July 14
Impact Entries Close

Ensure you submit all of your impactful work by the deadline.

September 26
Award Ceremony

Join us at Advertising Week in New York City for the second annual D&AD Impact ceremony.