The Paper Planes 2021 Shortlisted Entries
We’re delighted to announce the following top 10 shortlisted entries for The Paper Planes 2021 creative competition, shining a spotlight on the very best work from New Zealand advertisers.
The following finalists were selected and will now be judged by global advertising icon Cindy Gallop, who will announce the winners on Thursday, 20 May 2021. She will be looking for creative ideas with a special x-factor that represent the crème de la crème in print-led advertising.
The first-round judges were impressed with the number and calibre of entries that showcased the unique and impactful opportunities of print advertising. “This year’s finalists really nailed the execution of some fantastic creative concepts to bring the pages to life.”
by Augusto and Mitre10
We like that the idea uses the newspaper environment in a creative way. It connects with the human truth of using paper to steady a table or a chair. It’s relevant and adds to the experience of reading the newspaper. It has great character and tone and is something we would remember.
The Ad that stops a Fire
by Colenso BBDO and AMI
We like that the execution really considers the newspaper environment by connecting with the fact that paper can start a fire. It’s relevant and adds to the experience of reading the newspaper. It has great character and tone and is something we would remember.
If the shoe fits
by Pitchblack Partners and HyperRide
We really like how this execution speaks the consumer truth by acknowledging and understanding the brand’s fundamental challenge – their consumers need to try their product on. The various creative executions are a deep dive into real-life consumer environments. Has the potential to be extended to more creative uses. A shout out to the small touches that they have included in the form of the US and UK sizes.
Shave for a Cure
by Chemistry and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand
We think that this execution is simply creatively compelling. The creative execution and the artistry demonstrated in the use of the space and headlines instantly grabs your attention. The message is clear and straight to the point and really resonates with readers’ emotionally and intellectually.
by Rainger & Rolfe and NIB
We think that this execution really embraces the full brief of creating a print-lead campaign that can be translated to digital. The team have bought a simple yet confronting intelligence to the piece that can easily be understood and taken on board by their target audience. It’s print execution is aligned and complementary to the digital translation.
by Rainger & Rolfe and NIB
We really like the tongue in cheek approach. The distinctive headline alone creates intrigue and instantly grabs the reader’s attention. While it is only limited to a print execution, we think that this has been cleverly crafted. It has a lot of character and is something that readers are likely to remember.
Return to Script Department
by FCB New Zealand and Fire and Emergency New Zealand
We think that this execution is a very clever use of the print medium. It’s creative execution leverages the channel well by taking advantage of the reason a reader has picked up a newspaper – to read. While promoting the brand it is also an educational piece. It has great potential.
The hottest chicken in town
by Rainger & Rolfe and Texas Chicken
We really like how this execution has used the print environment in a smart and tactful way. While not the most creative design, the intentional use of this specific section of the newspaper is very clever. We do wonder if the lo-fi design is intentional to reflect this section of the paper – in which case it’s even more clever!
Good on the flat
by Chemistry and Land Rover
We really like how this ad is simple yet powerful. It uses the space well and intelligently makes use of a unique part of the newspaper. It’s design works well with the brand and instantly captures intrigue and attention while the cleverly worded headline automatically sells the product’s USP.
It’s in the details
by FCB New Zealand and Audi
We really like how this execution thought outside the box and utilised a space which has never been used for advertising before. The creative is clever, smart and simply screams the Audi brand. We think that a resolution ad at the end of the paper would be great close and CTA to the readers.