The Creative Circle announce this year’s Gold Jury forepersons, who are heading up the live judging sessions for 2024.

The 79th annual awards ceremony is taking place at the close of the UK Creative Festival in Dreamland, Margate on the 11th July 2024. This year all of the shortlisted winning entries are to be exhibited at the aptly named, ‘The Best of British Creativity’ exhibition.

The Creative Circle invites the entire creative community to become a part of the online judging process to play their part on which work should progress to these live Gold judging sessions. This year there were over 1000 creatives registered for the online judging helping to ensure that it is the fairest judging process of any awards in the UK.

The forepersons of the 2024 Gold Juries are;

  • Film 1: Chaka Sobhani, DDB
  • Film 2: Lynsey Atkin, Channel 4
  • Film Craft - Editing: Eve Ashwell, Assembly Rooms
  • Film Craft - Styling, Casting, Costume & Performance: Paulette Caletti, Prettybird
  • Film Craft - Direction, Cinematography & Music: Sophie Gold, Eleanor
  • Film Craft - CGI/VFX & Colour Grading: Stirling Archibald, Electric Theatre Collective
  • Film Craft - Animation: Charlie Sells, Jelly London
  • Music Video: Matthew Walker, Mindseye London
  • Audio: Jo McCrostie, Global Radio and Munzie Thind, GCRS
  • Writing: Ray Shaughnessy, Pablo
  • Press, Outdoor and Print: Jo Moore, House 337
  • Digital & Direct 1: Trevor Johnson, TikTok
  • Digital & Direct 2: Ete Davies, Dentsu Creative
  • Design, Craft & Branding: Neville Brody, Brody Associates
  • Photography & Illustration: Kate Congreve, Mother
  • Packaging: Ching Jiang, Design Bridge & Partners
  • Event & Experience: Steve Quah, Cheerful Twentyfirst
  • Gaming: Carl Phillips, Untold Studios
  • PR & Social: Jazz Gandhi, Duet London
  • General: Christopher Kenna, Brand Advance

Jeremy Green, managing director of the Creative Circle, comments: “We’re so proud to have such incredible creative talent heading up our Gold juries again this year. The Creative Circle is continuing to grow, with entries higher than ever before, this in turn helps us to serve the next generation of creative talent.”

As ever, entry into the Creative Circle awards helps support wider representation in the creative industries. 10% of all award entry fees and 100% of membership fees continue to be pledged to the Creative Foundation charity - which has raised over £150,000 since its launch in 2017. With no employees or overheads to support, 100% of this has gone directly towards supporting young creatives.

Upcoming key dates for this year’s awards can be found below:

  • Live Gold judging days: March - May 2024
  • Shortlist Announced: June 2024
  • UK Creative Festival: 10–11th July 2024
  • Creative Circle 79th Awards ceremony: 11th July 2024, Dreamland Margate

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