Leo Burnett's Tutssel is jury chairman for YoungGuns Awards

SYDNEY: This year, YoungGuns continues its tradition of having one of the most internationally diverse juries brought together for any award show. Leo Burnett USA’s Vice Chairman and Deputy Chief Creative Officer Mark Tutssel will serve as Jury Chairman. As an international award show receiving entries from around 48 countries each year, YoungGuns understands the importance of each region, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, being represented on the jury.



The YoungGuns award is one of the ‘youngest’ among international awards. Entry to these awards is restricted to those under 30 years of age. The idea is to provide “a platform of expression for young advertising and communication professionals”.The call for entries for this year’s awards opened on 1 July.

YoungGuns' Jason Williams was quoted in an official release saying, “The jury is the key to any award. With YoungGuns, our jury is truly international. Its quality, experience and unique perspective are the reason that people enter and also why the award has so much credibility.

"Mark brings a guiding hand that will inspire and create confidence within the YoungGuns entrants that our jury continues to be one of the best.”

Tutssel said, "Advertising thrives on the infusion of fresh blood into agencies. I love the drive, the relentlessness and the insatiable enthusiasm of young creatives. To them, there's always a better, bolder, fresher, more ingenious answer. They're the ones who will keep you, and your agency, eternally young. That is why I am proud to be involved with YoungGuns".

Under Tutssel’s creative direction from 1999 through 2001, Leo Burnett/London won 130 major creative awards. During that time, both Heinz and McDonald’s were named “Advertiser of the Year” in the United Kingdom. In 2001, the agency was the number one creative agency in the U.K. and the most awarded agency in the world at Cannes, in television, winning three Gold Lions. Tutssel was also one of the two most awarded creative directors in the world in 2001.

Leo Burnett Worldwide is also the 2003 YoungGuns Student Award sponsor. Through the sponsorship, the winning student will receive a three-month placement at a Leo Burnett Worldwide office, offering the student an outstanding opportunity to begin his or her advertising career in a prestigious agency.

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