“I’m really honoured to be returning as a judge for the digital component of the awards. We’ve seen the quality and number of entries increase significantly, and I can’t wait to see what this year’s crop brings!”

John Allsop Digital Judge 



Design judges

Caroline Gilroy

Freelance Designer, Sydney NSW

Caroline Gilroy is a Senior Designer/Art Director. She has worked in a number of design and advertising agencies over the past ten years in both Sydney and London including Frost* Design, Eskimo, Houston Group, Moon, Droga5, Karmarama, Mother, Grey, The Brooklyn Brothers, Saatchi & Saatchi and BMF. More recently Caroline has been involved on a number of award winning rebranding projects including OzHarvest, Lend Lease, Qantas, NRMA and Jetstar.

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Andrew Johnstone

Director - Foundry, Launceston Tasmania

Andrew is a creative thinker, event director, creative director, publisher and photographer. Andrew, originally from Sydney, is now based full time in Launceston as Creative Director for Foundry.

He is a highly experienced designer and motivated human-being who has founded and developed several successful and world renowned businesses. These include the iconic website Design is Kinky, the internationally acclaimed Semi-Permanent creative festivals, plus cult publications Empty and Take magazines.

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Print judges

Robert Black

Holmsglen Institute - Printing Programs Manager, Melbourne Victoria

Robert’s extensive experience in the printing industry is backed up by an illustrious teaching and training career in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific. Appointed Director of the International Centre of Graphic Technology in 2005 after ten years in senior management positions at RMIT University, Robert has extensive and enviable teaching, program and infrastructure development experience that makes him imminently qualified as our head print judge.

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Steve Woods

SW Grraphics - Hobart Tasmania

In 1989 Steve Woods started his career in the Printing Industry as an apprentice Printing machinist in South Australia . In 1995 after completing his trade qualification he moved to Hobart to work as a Printing Machinist until 1999 when he started SW Graphics as a distributor for a leading printing ink supplier. The business has expanded its portfolio to offer equipment, software and consumables from several leading Companies. Steve’s extensive industry knowledge and love of print craft combined with a well honed critical eye made him an obvious choice for this years judging.

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Advertising judges

Sean Lavery

Freelance Copywriter, Hobart Tasmania

With over 25 years of experience, Sean has worked in many of the world’s largest agencies in London and Sydney. He has been fortunate enough to have been awarded both internationally, as well as locally. In 2017, he relocated permanently to Hobart.

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Sarah Parris

Art Director - Leo Burnett, Sydney NSW

Sarah is a Kiwi who began her career at the creative powerhouse Colenso BBDO, Auckland over 10 years ago. Moving to Sydney, Australia in 2009 she has worked at iris, Clemenger BBDO, BWM Dentsu and Leo Burnett. She has worked across notable global brands like Mars, Toyota and Samsung as well as iconic Australian brands like Virgin Australia, Hungry Jack’s and Qantas. Her work has been recognized both locally and internationally at awards including Cannes, D&AD, Spikes and Award.

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Digital judges

Phil Mason

Senior Editor - Winning Post Productions, Hobart Tasmania

Originally from the UK Phil studied Photography, Film & TV at Salisbury College of Art. He has over 20 years’ experience in the TV industry, first working for a commercial TV network in the UK and a later post house near London before a sea change brought him to Tasmania in 2000.  He joined Winning Post Productions in 2001 working on a range of projects from TV commercials, online content, to long format broadcast shows. Phil enjoys working with a wide range of clients and combining the creative and technical aspects of the work.

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Andrew Fisher

Chief Technology Officer for JBA

Andrew Fisher plays at the intersection of the web, mobile tech, physical computing and data. He is a core member of the open source NodeBots (JS Robotics) project and has co-authored books on robotics and web design. He does some real work too and has been involved with organisations globally since the dawn of the web creating digital experiences for brands including Aesop, Nintendo, peoplesound, Sony, Cotton On, the Melbourne Cup and Optus. Andrew is the Head of Creative Technology for Aesop in Melbourne, Australia and creator of Rocket Melbourne, a technology lab researching the relationship of technology and interaction.


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