The 61st D&AD took place on 24th & 25th May 2023 in London. The Awards incorporate more than 40 categories judged by nearly 400 of the world’s leading creatives. Below you can view all the South African work that brought home those coveted Pencils and the talent behind the work. Y’all make us damn proud *group hug*
Here’s a quick look at the different D&AD pencil levels:
Shortlist: Work that demonstrates merit, worthy of recognition and in the top echelon of entries. It’s awarded in all categories in the first instance.
Wood Pencil: The best of the year in advertising, design, craft, culture and impact.
Graphite Pencil: For stand-out work that rises above the rest, worthy of consideration for a Yellow Pencil.
Yellow Pencil: The iconic D&AD Yellow Pencil, awarded only to outstanding work that achieves true creative excellence.
Black Pencil: The ultimate creative accolade, reserved for ground-breaking work. Only a handful of these are awarded each year, if any.
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