Two days of jury duty, done.

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.