We listened to 350 entries in radio, and scrutinized over 50 entries in the multimedia category. We took breaks to clear our ears and nibble on art-directed pastries. In the end, we had several golds, and a best of medium.
The auditors wore identical black-rimmed glasses, a sight that creeped me out just a little bit. The members of the jury were all familiar faces, and it was a comfortable discussion, never heated or stressful. The only part that stretched the judges’ patience was judging multimedia entries with a medium or two missing – usually the interactive component. I do think they should make summary boards mandatory by the next Araw Awards. It would be helpful for the jury to be able to review the campaign at a glance.