A panel of judges chose 67 entries out of 1,000 submitted. The prizes are an OBIE (first place), a Merit (second place) or a Finalist distinction (third place).
There are three agencies up for more than one award. Omnicom Group's BBDO Worldwide has three international shops that were recognized: BBDO/Canada for two campaigns, along with BBDO/Hong Kong and BBDO/Germany. Taxi Advertising & Design, Toronto, has two entries to make the cut, and Interpublic Group of Cos.' Martin Agency, Richmond, is also up for two awards.
From among the OBIE winners, four $10,000 prizes will be awarded for best billboard, best street furniture or transit ad, best campaign and best international campaign. One of the four will also receive an extra $10,000 for the Best of Show prize. -- Cara Beardi
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