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

Urban Living

Ideas that improve the material aspects of urban living, providing innovative solutions for habitation, business and transport within an urban context and meeting the needs of the growing global urban population.

This could be effective social housing; carbon neutral buildings; transport infrastructure that benefits a city or country; schemes that repurpose or renovate existing structures like warehouses, canals and railways; initiatives that revitalise neighbourhoods through considered and holistic design, construction and engineering; dynamic leadership in architecture, urbanism and planning.

Jury President
Christian Davies
VP, Global Design & Innovation
Dan Barasch
The Low Line
Leslie Bradshaw
Ale Lariu
Experience Strategy Director
Jesse McMillin
VP Creative Director
Leon Rost
Associate and Senior Designer
BIG Architects

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.