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

Communication & Interaction

Ideas that improve the way individuals, groups or companies communicate and interact with information and each other - defined as talking, looking, sharing, or engaging in any kind of action that involves two or more persons.

This includes products or initiatives that create, build or maintain relationships in order to grow business; creating new platforms or enhancing existing ones, sharing news or entertainment content in a creative way; increasing accessibility to specific content; simplifying and disseminating complex information and knowledge; embracing advances in communication technology.

Jury President
Betsy Lack
Head of Global Brand Strategy
Snap Inc.
John Barker
Founder & Chief Idea Officer
Gina Garrubbo
President and CEO
National Public Media
Andrew Keller
Global Creative Director
Paul Woolmington
Alastair Cotterill
Global Head of Creative and Brand Strategy
Debbie Millman
Designer, Author, Illustrator, Educator, Brand Consultant, Host
Design Matters
Jim Moriarty
Director of Brand Citizenship

Key Dates

May 2
Impact Entries Open

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

August 11
Extended Deadline

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.