AICP Awards Names 2021 Curatorial Committees and Jury Presidents

NEW YORK, NY – May 7, 2021 – AICP has announced its lineups for the Curatorial Commit-tees for the 2021 AICP Show and the 2021 AICP Post Awards as well as the lineup of Jury Pres-idents and Curators for the AICP Next Awards. Entries for the Awards close tonight, May 7, at 11.59 pm PDT. For entry information, go to

Comprised of industry experts from all aspects and disciplines involved in creating brand con-tent in the moving image, these three groups will be deliberating virtually for the first time, after a year in which the awards shows’ curatorial and judging sessions had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Curatorial Committee lists were developed by Ali Brown of PRETTYBIRD, Chairperson of the AICP Show, and Chris Franklin of Big Sky Edit, Chairperson of the AICP Post Awards. For the Next Awards, the Jury Presidents were selected by Tiffany Rolfe, Global Chief Creative Officer at R/GA, serving as the AICP Next Awards Judging Chair.

AICP Show Curatorial Committee
For the AICP Show, the Curatorial Committee is part of a bifurcated judging system which includes a series of online judging panels with experts in various fields judging work across the 22 categories in the Show. As in past years, the 2021 Curatorial Committee will serve as the final arbiter in the disposition of the Show, confirming eligibility and appropriateness to cate-gory. The winners of the Advertising Excellence/Single Commercial and Advertising Excel-lence/Campaign categories serve as the Best in Show honorees.

Serving on the AICP Show Curatorial Committee are Justine Armour, Grey; Nathy Avi-ram, McCann NY; Daniel Bergmann, STINK; Jacqueline Bošnjak, Q Department & Mach 1; Richard Brim, adam&eveDDB; Jason Campbell, Translation; Rich Carter, brother; Joyce Chen, Facebook; Hannes Ciatti, Alto; Martin de Thurah, Epoch; Jane Dilworth, WORK; Geoff Edwards, GALE Partners; Suresh Eriyat, STUDIO EEKSAURUS PRODUCTIONS; Angelo Ferrugia, Electronic Arts (EA); Danielle Flagg, Arts & Letters; Lauren Greenfield, Girl Culture Films; Anna Hashmi, Corner Shop; Matt Hunnicutt, Wieden+Kennedy; Marie Hyon, Psyop; Ari Kuschnir, m ss ng p eces; Ralph Laucella, O Positive; David Lee, Squarespace; Matthew Libatique; Alex Lopez, Nike; Lisa Margulis, CANADA; Lisa Mehling, Chelsea Pictures; Steven Monkarsh, In House Reps; Gong Myung Lee, Method; Eric Stern, Anonymous Content; and Katie Turinski, EXILE.

The AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents & Curator at Large
As Next Awards Chair, Rolfe has selected a team of highly-regarded creative and marketing executives to serve as Jury Presidents for the AICP Next Awards categories. The Jury Presi-dents in turn select the judges for their respective disciplines. They also select a Most Next honor from among all the category winners, which is the Best in Show.

Serving as AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents for 2021, along with their respective categories, are Lauren Connolly, BBDO, Integrated Campaign; Bianca Guimaraes, Mischief, Real Time Engagement; Scott Donaton, Hulu, Branded Content & Entertainment; Piper Hick-man, McCann Worldgroup, Web Film; Erin Lynch, R/GA, Digital Experiences; Marc Maleh, Huge, Creative Data; Allen Mask, CoLab Group, Innovation; Nina Mishkin, Snap, Inc., Social; Bill Oberlander, Oberland, Purpose Driven; James Robinson, Momentum Worldwide, Experiential; Bekah Sirrine, Airbnb, Influencer; and Mike Woods, m ss ng p eces, Curator At Large.

AICP Post Awards Curatorial Committee
For the 2021 Post Awards, the Curatorial Committee fulfills a similar role as it does for the AICP Show, reviewing the shortlists for each category and determining the winners. The Cura-torial Committee also selects a Best in Show from among the winners in all categories.

The Post Awards committee includes Sofie Borup, Company 3; Jen Dean, Cut+Run; Melany Esfeld, Barkley; Julienne Guffain, Sonic Union; Grant Gustafson, Cutters; Geoff Hounsell, Arcade Edit; Jim Jenkins, O Positive; Tom Jucarone, Sound Lounge; Nathan Kane, The Mill; Sloane Klevin, Union Editorial; Craig Lewandowski, Utopic; Philip Loeb, Heard City; Eben Mears, PSYOP; Tom Murphy, McCann; Arianna Shin-ing Star, Apache; and Jessica Vile, Framestore.

The Curatorial Committees for the AICP Show and the AICP Post Awards, and the Jury Presi-dents of the AICP Next Awards will also select the winners of the Against All Odds awards for their respective shows. Introduced just for this year and across all three of the AICP Awards’ competitions, Against All Odds will be presented in recognition of what it took to get work produced or post produced under pandemic conditions.

“We truly appreciate the dedication of the chairs, curators and jury presidents for the AICP Show, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards,” said Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP. “Our curatorial and judging processes are always rigorous and demanding. We’re gratified that so many have agreed to take part under these challenging circumstances, and we appreciate what they’ll bring to the discussions about the work.

“While the past year presented many challenges, the mission of the AICP Awards – which is to recognize, honor and celebrate great work and uphold the highest creative standards – con-tinues to resonate with the industry,” continued Miller. “We thank all of them for their contributions.”