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    Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

    SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.
    Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

    Ten juries have been working in Singapore to choose 401 deserving winners from an initial 4,832 entries. The 2013 awards have been given as follows:

    Branded Content & Entertainment - 24 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 4 Gold, 13 Silver, 6 Bronze
    Grand Prix: McCann Melbourne, Australia, 'Dumb Ways to Die', Metro Trains

    Creative Effectiveness - 5 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 4 Creative Effectiveness Spikes
    Grand Prix: 303Lowe Perth, Australia, 'The 2012 IKEA Catalogue - A Roommate Worth Having', IKEA Western Australia and South Australia

    Design - 27 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 8 Gold, 3 Silver, 15 Bronze
    Grand Prix: McCann Worldgroup India, Mumbai, 'Keys Are Hard to Find', ATSS

    Digital - 30 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 3 Gold, 6 Silver, 20 Bronze
    Grand Prix: McCann Melbourne, Australia, 'Dumb Ways to Die', Metro Trains

    Direct - 26 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 6 Gold, 7 Silver, 12 Bronze
    Grand Prix: DDB DM9JaymeSyfu/Digit Makati City, The Philippines, 'TXTBKS', Smart Communications

    Film - 24 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 3 Gold, 8 Silver, 12 Bronze
    Grand Prix: McCann Melbourne, Australia, 'Dumb Ways to Die', Metro Trains

    Film Craft - 36 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 7 Gold, 11 Silver, 17 Bronze
    Grand Prix: McCann Melbourne, Australia, 'Dumb Ways to Die', Metro Trains

    Integrated - 8 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
    Grand Prix: McCann Melbourne, Australia, 'Dumb Ways to Die', Metro Trains

    Media - 49 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 8 Gold, 22 Silver, 18 Bronze
    Grand Prix: WHYBIN/TBWA Auckland, New Zealand, 'Middle-Earth Passport Stamp', Tourism New Zealand

    Mobile - 12 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 8 Bronze
    Grand Prix: DDB DM9JaymeSyfu/Digit Makati City, The Philippines, 'TXTBKS', Smart Communications

    Outdoor - 44 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 7 Gold, 15 Silver, 21 Bronze
    Grand Prix: Cheil Worldwide Seoul, South Korea, 'Bridge of Life', Samsung Life Insurance

    PR - 30 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 11 Gold, 10 Silver, 8 Bronze
    Grand Prix: Draftfcb New Zealand, Auckland, 'Driving Dogs', Mini / SPCA New Zealand

    Print - 25 winners: 4 Gold, 13 Silver, 8 Bronze
    No Grand Prix Awarded

    Print & Poster Craft - 19 winners: 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 12 Bronze
    No Grand Prix Awarded

    Promo & Activation - 29 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 4 Gold, 13 Silver, 11 Bronze
    Grand Prix: McCann Melbourne, Australia, 'Dumb Ways to Die', Metro Trains

    Radio - 13 winners: 1 Grand Prix, 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 5 Bronze
    Grand Prix: McCann Melbourne, Australia, 'Dumb Ways to Die', Metro Trains

    The Network of the Year trophy was presented to McCann Worldgroup, with BBDO coming second followed by DDB in third.

    McCann Melbourne were honoured with the Agency of the Year. Runners up were Dentsu, Tokyo coming in second place and DDB Group New Zealand, Auckland, in third.

    The Independent Agency of the Year was taken by Party, Tokyo and Reactive Media, Sydney and Tokyu Agency, Tokyo, were second and third respectively.

    The Spikes Palm award, given to the best Production Company, was awarded to Exit Films, Melbourne. Finch, Sydney came in second and Revolver, Sydney third.

    The Media Agency of the Year trophy was given to Open, Auckland with UM, Sydney taking second place and in third, OMD China, Shanghai.

    During the awards Metro, Melbourne's transport system, were presented with the prestigious Advertiser of the Year Award in recognition of a record number of wins at international awards for its public service announcement 'Dumb Ways to Die' campaign. The award was received onstage by Leah Waymark, General Manager Corporate Relations at Metro Melbourne.

    Also announced at the awards were the winners of the Young Creative Competitions. Korea took the gold medal in the Young Spikes Media Competition whilst the team from Sri Lanka took gold in the Young Spikes Integrated Competition.

    A first for Spikes Asia

    For the first time a Student Creative Award was also awarded, this was a pre-festival competition that asked entrants to complete an original poster to fit a brief set by UNICEF. The entries were judged by industry leaders and Jun Hong Tan from the National University of Singapore was chosen as the winner.

    Delegates were able to celebrate their achievements and the end of an action packed Spikes Asia at the After Party, which was sponsored by Leo Burnett and held at Avalon Nightclub.

    Full details of all the winners, as well as photos and videos from the event, will be available to view on the website at www.spikes.asia.

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