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NZ'er In Prestigious Clio Advertising Awards

2 May 2006

Clio Awards Announces 12 Participants
In 2006 Future Gold: Young Creatives Program

A dozen creatives under 33 years old from around the world to respond to brief from United Nations in Clio’s third-annual 24-hour challenge.

NEW YORK, May 2, 2006 — The international Clio Awards has named the 12 talented young participants from around the world who will compete in the 2006 Future Gold: Young Creatives Program, one of its key initiatives in support of the next generation of advertising creatives.

Now in its third year, this global competition calls for the dozen Future Gold participants to be paired into six teams and asked to respond within 24 hours to a creative brief, this year coming from the United Nations refugee agency.

A group of world-renowned Clio jury members will provide feedback on preliminary presentations before selecting three teams of finalists to present their ideas to Elisabeth Nolet, Head of Public Affairs, Private Sector and Public Affairs, External Relations at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, before an audience of Clio delegates at the annual international Clio Festival, held May 13-16, 2006, in Miami Beach, FL. The winning Future Gold team will be named at the Clio Content & Contact, Print, Internet, Design & Innovative Media Awards Gala on Monday night, May 15.

The 12 participants for the 2006 Future Gold: Young Creatives Program are:

- Robbie Brammall, Junior Copywriter, Clemenger BBDO Sydney, Australia
- Alessandro Bernardo, Junior Art Director, Giovanni, FCB, São Paulo, Brazil
- David Romanetto, Junior Copywriter, Giovanni, FCB, São Paulo, Brazil
- Anthony Chelvanathan, Junior Art Director, Leo Burnett, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Steve Persico, Junior Copywriter, Leo Burnett, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Avinash Baliga, Junior Copywriter, Contract Advertising (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
- Yee Kiang Tan, Junior Art Director, Naga DDB Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

- Anthea Goodrick, Junior Art Director, Clemenger BBDO Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
- Ÿystein Vik, Junior Art Director, BBDO Oslo, Oslo, Norway
- Mihnea Gheorghiu, Junior Copywriter, Leo Burnett & Target, Bucharest, Romania
- Veronica Johnson, Junior Copywriter, DDB Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
- Menno Kluin, Junior Art Director, Saatchi & Saatchi New York, New York, New York, United States

The Future Gold: Young Creative Program is coordinated by the Clio Awards, in conjunction with Ignacio Oreamuno, director of ihavanidea. Getty Images is the exclusive image sponsor of the program, and will supply all images used in the brief and presentations. Adobe Systems will supply all software used by the participants in developing their presentations. Apple Computer, Inc. is a technology sponsor.

The 47th international Clio Awards Festival will be held May 13-16, 2006, in South Beach, Miami, FL. Many exciting events are planned, including the opening night Hall of Fame reception, the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation, creative workshops and seminars, two awards galas and screenings of the Clio TV Shortlist.

The Clio Awards ( are the world’s most recognized international advertising awards competition. Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence and innovation in advertising, the Clios inspire and pay tribute to one of the most interesting and influential art forms in modern culture.

Known for its world-class juries made up of more than 130 experts from 40 countries, the Clio Awards focus on creative work in the fields of advertising and design, specifically in the areas of TV, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Content & Contact, Integrated Campaign, Innovative Media, Internet, Design and student work. The Clios also serve the global design and advertising communities through its annual conference, festival, publication, newsletter, and screenings of winning work.


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