2020 Orca judges

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AUCKLAND, Friday: The five judges who will crown 2020’s radio copywriting royalty at the TRB’s annual Outstanding Radio Creative Awards (The Orcas) have been announced.

They are:

  • VMLY&R MD James Mok
  • BC&F Dentsu creative partner Bex Radford
  • FCB ECD Leisa Wall
  • Clemenger BBDO senior writer JP Twaalfhoven
  • AUT University head of radio & audio Dr Matt Molligaard

The Orcas are open to any creatives who have their campaign creative air on a NZ commercial radio station during the competition period (16 September 2019 to 6 July 2020).


“Judging will be based on four criteria: creativity, execution, effectiveness and innovation.”

Judging will be based on four criteria: creativity, execution, effectiveness and innovation.

The Grand Orca winner will take home a $10,000 cash prize and a $10,000 client radio campaign.

There will also be an opportunity to win the People’s Choice Award – a $2000 cash prize and a $5000 client radio campaign.

Entries are “exceptionally easy” to complete, with a “few simple details” and an audio upload required.

Entries close 29 June. The TRB has yet to announce an awards date.


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