D&AD Awards Special Section

2019 D&AD Impact Awards open for entries

D&AD has announced that the Impact Awards is now open for entries and introduced the D&AD Future Impact Programme, which aims to support the great ideas that have the potential to change the world.
2019 D&AD Impact Awards open for entries
© D&AD Impact Awards.

To be eligible to enter, entrants must be able to demonstrate a proof of concept - be it a marketing campaign, initiative or product - that has the potential to impact the world for good. Those selected for a place on the ten-person programme will receive access to a shared prize fund worth $150,000, which also includes attending the D&AD Future Impact Accelerator, a two-day masterclass programme aiming to provide tangible tips and tools to inspire students to take their idea to the next level.

D&AD Future Impact Programme

The mentoring provided by the D&AD Future Impact Programme will draw on the expertise of the D&AD Impact Council to help successful entrants bring their ideas to market. Comprised of 70 individuals from a range of backgrounds across the creative, brand, investment, social impact, sustainability and NGO space, the Impact Council are an esteemed group of business and thought leaders who stand for positive social impact and are ambassadors for D&AD Impact’s mission.

Through their invaluable expertise, the D&AD Impact Council helps great ideas to scale, and connect NGOs, brands and social entrepreneurs with creative practitioners in the belief that businesses with creative thinking and design excellence at their heart are more successful both commercially and in terms of their potential for social change.

The Council have been selected based on their experience and contribution towards the progress of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. D&AD Impact Council members include:

NameJob TitleCompany
Aaron GershenbergFounder & Managing PartnerSilicon Valley Bank Fund of Funds
Abigail FullerDirectorBoardwalk Pictures (Netflix Original's Chef's Table)
Aline Santos FarhatEVP Global Marketing & Global Head of Diversity & InclusionUnilever
Bevan BloemendaalVP Global Environments & Creative ServicesTimberland
Claudia Romo EdelmanSpecial Advisor`
Emily KortlangBrand Director, EMEABeats by Dr Dre (Apple)
Fernando MachadoSenior Vice President Global Brand ManagementBurger King
Gal BarradasPartner & CEOGal Barradis Brand & Venture
Harsh KapadiaExecutive Creative DirectorVML
Jack BrockwayFounderBrockway Photography
Joaquin CubriaChief Creation OfficerDAVID
Julia Porter PlowmanPrincipal & CEOBrand Purpose & Brand Citizenship
Kerstin EmhoffCo-Founder & PresidentPrettybird
Kwame Taylor-HayfordCo-FounderSaturday Morning
Nils LeonardFounderHalo / Uncommon
Paco CondeCCO & Co FounderActivista
Thomas KolsterFounderGoodvertising
Tiffany RolfeEVP/US Chief Creative OfficerR/GA
William SeabrookGlobal Chief Creative OfficerIBM
Jesse McMillinVP Creative DirectorLyft
Richard BullockDirectorRevolver / Hungryman
Sally-Ann DaleChief Creation OfficerDroga5
Alejandro CanciobelloSVP, Creative DirectorMoon Rabbit
Chris GarbuttGlobal CCOTBWA Worldwide
Jim MoriartyDirector of Brand Citizenship72andSunny
Vincent GilletCMO (INternational)Hertz
Bill TaiFounderACTAI Global
Emad TahtouhManaging DirectorNakatomi
Erin HerseyLead InventorWhat if innovation
Jennifer BarrettChief Education OfficerGrow from Acorns
Roshi GivechiConsultantDesign Strategist & Storyteller
Shana DresslerCEOTurquoise Consulting
Jessica LaurettiFounder & PrincipalLaurels
Gigi BrissonFounderOcean Elders
Shrutri ChandasekharHead of SME Ventures Emerging Markets (specialises Female led companies)IMC/World Bank
Kavita GuptaFounding Managing PartnerConsenSys
Jennifer MorrisPresidentConservation International
Betise HeadInternational Media Consultant 
David JonesFounder and CEO / FounderYou and Mr Jones / One Young World
Freya WilliamsCEO North AmericaFuterra
Janet ScardinoCEOComic Relief
Joanna CatalanoCEOIProspect APAC
KoAnn Vikoren SkrzyniarzCEO and FounderSustainable Brands
Marcus EastEVP & Chief Technology OfficerNational Geographic
Ben AkersFounderMade with +
Rachel HaasSenior Program Manager, Global Women’s Safety & Gender-Based Violence InitiativesUber
Ben CooperFounderTricky Jigsaw
Cyrill GutschFounderParley for the Oceans
Deborah AldenSenior Director, cultureOSWeWork
Haiyan ZhangInnovation DirectorMicrosoft Research
Paul HerzCEOOblate Optics
Marsha MeredithCreative DirectorAesop
Sarah MoffatExecutive Creative DirectorTurner Duckworth
Danielle KrettekFounderGoogle Empathy Lab

Tim Lindsay, CEO of D&AD comments:
We are delighted to introduce the D&AD Future Impact Programme. The power of great, creative campaigns to invoke tangible positive change is something we are incredibly passionate about. With the help of the invaluable expertise and experience of our esteemed members of the D&AD Impact Council, we are excited to put in place a programme which will unlock the full potential of world-changing ideas, and we hope to enable our first cohort of ‘Future Impacters’ to deliver a tangible, real-world impact within twelve months.
Work eligible for entry includes prototypes, products, initiatives and campaigns, which can be entered in a range of categories including: environment and sustainability, health and wellness, humanitarian aid, community and civic engagement, equality and diversity, and educational and financial empowerment.

Winners of the D&AD Impact Awards 2018 included Bodyform’s ‘bloodnormal’ campaign, which aimed to eradicate period taboos, and Trash Isles, the campaign from LADbible and the Plastic Oceans Foundation to raise awareness of the scale of the world’s plastic pollution problem.

For more information about the Awards, click here.
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