Front row 
from left to right:

Sunet Willemse, Lerato Moagi, Bridget Johnson, Sunshine Shibambo, Khanyi Mpumlwana, Chiedza Quinchette

Back row from left to right:
Marc Watson, Ntando Msibi, Ntokozo Tshabalala, Hosana Mthembi, Donovan White, Seth Beukes


Creative Circle Announces May Winners after Monthly Awards Judging

Johannesburg – The judging for the Creative Circle Monthly Awards for work flighted in May took place at Promise in Johannesburg on Thursday 28 June.  

The Creative Circle represents advertising and design agencies, and only Creative Circle members are eligible to enter the awards. All monthly winners are shortlisted for the Annual Awards that will take place in March 2019.

Jury President duties were shared by Executive Creative Director and Co-Founder of Promise, Marc Watson, and Consulting Executive Creative Director for Black River FC, Bridget Johnson.

Johnson, who had judged previous awards said what she loved about the session was the “robust debate and clear beautifully socially conscious views” of the judges in the room.

“As a judges collective there was a lot of passion for cause-related work that was sensitive to society as whole, which I found interesting,” she said. “What I love especially about the younger creatives is how they are passionate with a purpose and very generous with their thoughts, feelings and feedback of all the work entered.”

The other 10 members of the jury constituted a mix of senior and junior creatives from Creative Circle member agencies, allowing the judging process to act as a training ground for up-and-coming South African creatives to learn how to evaluate work. The panel included:

- Seth Beukes, Art Director, Bain & Kunkell
- Lerato Moagi, Designer, JWT Johannesburg
- Khanyi Mpumlwana, Copywriter, FCB Johannesburg
- Ntando Msibi, Creative Group Head, The Odd Number
- Hosana Mthembi, Senior Designer, Ogilvy Johannesburg
- Chiedza Quinchette, Senior Copywriter, Avatar
- Sunshine Shibambo, Managing Creative Director, Cheri Yase Kasi
- Ntokozo Tshabalala, Group Head, TBWA Johannesburg
- Donovan White, Lead Digital Strategist, VML South Africa
- Sunet Willsemse, Creative Director, Publicis Machine Johannesburg

Categories judged were Communication Design; Integrated Campaign; Digital & Interactive Communication; Film; Live Communication; Radio & Audio; Print Communications; Out of Home and PR & Media Communication. Not all categories placed winners.

All the Monthly Award winners for May 2018 are listed in the table below. All winning work can be viewed here.

The Creative Circle represents advertising and design agencies, and only Creative Circle members are eligible to enter the awards. All monthly winners are shortlisted for the Annual Awards that will take place in March 2019.

The Creative Circle Interim Rankings for 2018 can be found here and the 2017 rankings can be found here.

Entries for work flighted in June – August 2018 will be open between 3rd and 10th September, with judging taking place on 27th September at the new offices of Havas Johannesburg in Rosebank.


May 2018

Category Entry Agency Prize Brand Title
Communication Design FCB Joburg  First South African Tourism Africa's Travel Indaba
Communication Design Promise Second Rand Merchant Bank Think Bench
Communication Design Promise Third Promise  Sharpen your pencils
Digital & Interactive VML South Africa  First American Swiss, The Foschini Group Drop the Hint
Digital & Interactive
FoxP2 Advertising Second Camelthorn Beer #ReallyNamBeer
Film Net#work BBDO First Mercedes-Benz Return of Chapman's Peak
Film Joe Public United Second Chicken Licken Sbu 2.0
Film Ogilvy Cape Town
Third Volkswagen The Learner
Integrated VML South Africa (Pty) Ltd Second Cipla Bronki Boosters
Live Communications Ogilvy Cape Town First UNILEVER The OMO Book of Dirt
Live Communications King James Group Second The Chaeli Campaign Bet Chaeli Can't
Out of Home DUKE First Garagista A beer to sell a brewery
Print FoxP2 Advertising First National Geographic Kids Magazine Life beyond the logo, Red Bull, Puma, Angry Birds campaign
Print TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd Third Apartheid Museum Old South African Flag, Police Brutality, Segregation campaign
Radio Grey Advertising Africa (Pty) Ltd Second Duracell Times Change, Power Still Doesn't, Black Mirror, Petrol, Moore's Law campaign
Radio Grey Advertising Africa (Pty) Ltd
Third Petsjhb.org Live Longer, Cryogenics, Human Growth Hormone, Colonic campaign