As activities towards the 2023 Pitcher Festival of Creativity peaks, the Festival has named 4 of the jury presidents for the 2023 Pitcher Awards as follows:
GOOD JURY PRESIDENT
Roz Thomas is a 25-year plus veteran in the communications business. She is the CEO Africa at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a WPP company, where she is responsible for driving growth across the continent... See full profile
The Good Jury will review all the work submitted under the Good - Non-Profit & Good For-Profit organizations subcategories.
CRAFT JURY PRESIDENT
Emuron Alemu’s work has picked up a range of awards including Clios, Cannes Lions, One Show, Dubai Lynx, Loeries and APAs. His highlights have included winning a Grand Clio and Dubai Lynx Grand Prix for Good... See full profile
The Craft Jury will review and award works under the following subcategories:
Audio Craft; Design Craft; Digital, Mobile and Social Craft; Film Craft and Print Craft
CHANNEL JURY PRESIDENT
Patrick has over 25+ years of professional work experience spanning 3 diverse Markets namely, India, Middle East & North Africa and now West & Central Africa, where he's been working in for over 9 years. He is Facebook’s Agency Ambassador in Nigeria and part of Facebook’s SME Council in Nigeria...See full profile
The Channel Jury will review and award works submitted under the following subcategories: Use of Media; Use of Data; Use of Insights and Strategy; Use of Influencers & Brand Ambassadors; PR & Reputation Management and Integrated Campaigns
HERITAGE JURY PRESIDENT
Lanre was the pioneer President of the Pitcher Festival Heritage category. He is the chairman of the Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival (LAIF) Management Board. He was also on the jury of the African Cristals Festival in 2016. In 2018, he became the first West African to serve on the Cannes Lions jury. From 2019 to 2022, he judged the Loeries in South Africa. He represents West Africa on the Loeries Committee... See full profile
The Heritage Jury will review and award submissions in the following subcategories: Audio; Film; Design; Outdoor – Billboards & Posters; Outdoor Ambient & Installations; Outdoor Activations and Print.
Speaking of the appointments, Pitcher Festival Chairman, Dr. Nnamdi Ndu says:
"All the jury presidents come with vast professional experience and account for some of the most talented specialists on the continent. Further more, they have a long connection with Pitcher Awards, which makes them perfect to lead the jury to search and reward the brightest ideas created or implemented in Africa in the past year."
The jury presidents for Entertainment and Digital will be announced in due course. Pitcher Awards is currently open for entries until 31 March 2023. Winners will be announced at the Pitcher Festival of Creativity taking place online and in-person in Lagos Nigeria from 18 - 20 May 2023.
Visit Pitcher Awards page on the Pitcher Festival website to learn more about how to enter your work, click here.