Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, has announced the composition of the Curatorial Committees for the 2022 AICP Show and the AICP Post Awards. The Jury Presidents and Curators at Large, comprising the Curatorial Committee of the AICP Next Awards, were announced previously.
Mal Ward, Partner/Managing Director at Arts & Sciences, is the Chairperson of the AICP Show; Yvette Cobarrubias, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cosmo Street, is the Chairperson of the AICP Post Awards; Scott Donaton, VP, Marketing at Hulu, is the Judging Chair for the AICP Next Awards.
The Curatorial Committees are comprised of a diverse array of industry leaders from all disciplines that contribute to creating marketing in the moving image. The Committees are the final piece of a bifurcated judging system that begins with a series of panels with experts in various fields from around the globe, nominated by their peers, who judge work across their respective categories.
The AICP Next Awards Judging Chair selects Jury Presidents of each category, who in turn select their respective judges. The Curatorial Committees then serve as the final arbiter of the awards, confirming eligibility and appropriateness to a category, as well as selecting the Best in Show for each competition.
Winners for each will be announced during AICP Week events this coming June, as AICP returns to New York with live events and celebrations.
“I’m always humbled by what it takes to properly judge over fifty categories across three world-class crafts competitions. There are many respected leaders who freely give their time and expertise to review and evaluate work submitted from all corners of the world. If you don’t feel the magnitude of what they’re doing, and the enthusiasm they have for our industry, then just check your social feeds,” said Miller. “Mal, Yvette and Scott have thoughtfully assembled these groups of professionals from across the full spectrum of our industry to ultimately assemble the final shows with real curatorial decisions to make. Let the games begin!”
The AICP Show Curatorial Committee
“When I look at this ridiculously talented list of Curators, it’s like I’m looking at the Justice League,” said Ward of the 2022 AICP Show Curatorial Committee. “This is an amazingly diverse group of expert craftspeople, creators and just all-around great humans from the agency, production, post, and client side. Their curation of the work will only serve to make this year’s AICP Show exceptional. And the fact that I’ve come up through the years with many of them makes it all the more rewarding and sweeter to share their presence and contribution this year.”
The Post Awards Curatorial Committee
“In putting together our Post Curatorial Committee, I wanted to assemble a panel of experienced curatorial vets along with some incredible first-timers, to create a diverse and distinguished group,” said Cobarrubias about her selection process, “and I’m fairly certain I hit the mark!”
“This group possesses a keen understanding of the importance of post and how all of its disciplines, from editorial to color, effects, design and audio, play an integral part in the success of any project,” Cobarrubias added. “I’m going to lead our discussions by encouraging fearlessness, honesty and a real sense of dialogue. Everyone’s voice will matter and ensuring that all have the opportunity to weigh-in with their thoughts, in a respectful and safe space, will be of paramount importance.”
Each show that comprises the AICP Awards suite is a global competition. The late entry deadline is April 4th – for more details, click here.