The Caples Awards 2019. London

  • Registration
    now open
  • Submissions open 1 January 2019
  • Earlybird deadline 1 April 2019
  • Final deadline 26 April 2019
  • Judging 7/8 May 2019
  • Awards Night 9 May 2019

The Caples Awards is a global advertising and marketing communications awards show run by creative people for creative people to recognise and reward work that works..

It is the world's leading awards show to celebrate creativity in direct marketing. Today, that's any idea that gets people to respond, to reply, to click, like, link, share or experience the brand at first-hand.

Managed by creatives

The Caples is managed by Patrick Collister and Duncan Gray.

Patrick was ECD of Ogilvy & Mather London for seven fun-filled years, ECD of EHS Brann for two slightly less fun years and then Head of Design at Google's creative thinktank, The ZOO (EMEA), which was best fun of all.

Duncan Gray was one of the founding partners of BHWG, which morphed into Proximity London. Duncan was worldwide creative leader of the Proximity network until leaving to pursue entrepreneurial interests. Duncan has been a trustee of The Caples Awards since 2005.

The real work

Dorte Collister and Julie Charlton run the office.

Dorte is in charge of all things financial. Issuing bills and paying bills, managing the bottom line.

Julie manages all the submissions, helping agencies with their entries (and in some cases actually doing their entries for them). She makes sure all the work is correctly uploaded for the judges to be able to review it.

Directory magazine

The Caples is partnered with The Directory Ltd, which is owned by Patrick and Dorte Collister.

Directory is both an offline and online magazine that showcases innovations in communications.

Every quarter, 40+ case studies from around the world are featured and analysed.

The online archive currently holds over 4,000 case studies of award-winning campaign ideas.

Visit Directory

2018 Judging

Under the guidance of Emma de la Fosse, a team of top creatives came together to give their time and their professionalism to sort wheat from chaff and gold from silver and bronze.

Many thanks for their time and professionalism to:

  • Nicky Bullard  Chief Creative Officer, MRM Meteorite London
  • Jonathan Butts  ECD, Blackwing Creative San Francisco
  • Ron Copeland  VP Group Creative Director, Rodgers Townsend DDB Saint Louis
  • René Eugster  Founder & Head of Creation, Agentur am Flughafen, Altenrhein
  • Chris Gotz  ECD, OFYT Johannesburg
  • David Harris  Chief Creative Officer, Gyro London
  • Jeff Harris  Creative Director, Track Auckland
  • Geoffrey Hantson  Chief Creative Officer, Happiness Brussels
  • Harsh Kapadia  ECD, VML London
  • Jonas Lembke  Creative Partner, Innovation Chapel Sydney
  • Dave Mullen  ECD, Story UK Edinburgh
  • Juan Nonzioli  Chief Creative Officer, Shackleton Iberia
  • Wayne Pick  ECD, Colenso BBDO Auckland
  • Eva Santos  Chief Creative Officer, Proximity Worldwide
  • Doug Schiff  Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy Japan
  • Thomas Scovell  Executive Strategy Director, AnalogFolk London
  • Stu Stobbs  Global Chief Inspiration Officer, FCB
  • John Treacy  ECD, Proximity London