Effie Asia Pacific has announced that 111 entries have emerged as finalists and will compete for top honours at APAC Effie Awards 2023.
This year’s finalists hail from 12 territories across Asia Pacific. At the top of the leader board is Australia with 25 finalists, followed by New Zealand with 20 finalists and India with 16 finalists.
The final round judging was led by the Awards Chairperson Kainaz Gazder of Procter & Gamble Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and the eight Heads of Jury – Annette Male of Meta, Anupriya Acharya of Publicis Groupe, Connie Chan of OMD China, Dennis Perez of Unilever, Sabrina Cheung of AXA Asia & Africa, Shubhranshu Singh of Tata Motors and Yupin Muntzing of VMLY&R Thailand. 116 judges participated in Round 2 Judging this year, many of whom attended in person in Singapore.
Commenting on this year’s competition, 2023 Awards Chairperson Kainaz Gazder, said, “A huge thank you to the Heads of Jury and 224 judges for their time and commitment towards selecting the most effective works in the Asia Pacific region. Their efforts and expertise are vital in keeping the bar high and setting the gold standard for marketing effectiveness in the industry. Furthermore, the increased number of panels meant there were less entries to be reviewed per panel and judges had more time to evaluate the merits of each case with the rigour that the Effies are known for. With that, I’m pleased to announce the finalists, and look forward to celebrating the winners at the Awards Gala in September.”
View the full list of finalists can be accessed here. The winners will be recognised at the Awards Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore on 29 September 2023.