24 July 2009
Milan (Italy) - Wolda, the Worldwide Logo Design Annual, announces the distinguished panel of 30 independent judges that will select the winning entries for its '09 edition.
Milan (Italy) - Wolda, the Worldwide Logo Design Annual and Icograda endorsed event, announces the distinguished panel of 30 independent judges that will select the winning entries for its '09 edition.

This unique three-tier jury comprises ten design professionals selected by Icograda, ten marketing managers representing major international clients selected by Aquent and finally ten members of the public, representing the ultimate target market of consumers, selected by Consumers International.

The following ten clients were selected by Aquent for the second tier:
  • Marvin Chow, Nike, Japan
  • Geoffrey Dickman, DPCD, Australia
  • Sam Dunham, Optus, Australia
  • Barry Geleit, RBI, UK
  • Simon Hong, Re-, M&C Saatchi, Korea
  • Jonathan James Lee, Sedgwick Richardson, Singapore
  • Jason Little, Landor Associates, Australia
  • Jimmy Neo, BBH, Singapore
  • Andrew Smith, Prolife Foods, New Zealand
  • Richard Stayte, LloydNorthover, Singapore

The following judges were selected from the public by Consumers International:
  • Donna Arrondelle, International Public Policy Student, UK
  • Apolybonenaen A. Brillo, Business Commerce, Philippines
  • Christopher Cullen, Receptionist and stock control in Harrods, Ireland
  • Rachel Dechenne, Law, international relations and food policy, Belgium
  • Jeremy Malcolm, Information technology and intellectual property lawyer, IT consultant, Australia
  • Madegie B. Munoz, Administrative Assistant, London, UK
  • Adio Rahman, BSC. Business Management/Travel and Tourism, Nigeria
  • Satya Sharma, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Economics, India
  • Daniela Batalha Trettel, Lawyer, Brazil
  • Robyn Whitman, FF&E Manager and Design Assistant, South Africa

For more on Judges' individual profiles, see www.wolda.org/judges

The highly innovative judging mechanism reflects the actual process that turns any logo idea into a successful logo: the designers decide what to present to the clients, the clients decide what to present to the public, but in the end it is always the public that decides if a brand is successful. The core of excellence generated by this process is collated in a printed annual, a substantial hard bound volume of exceptional quality, printed on Sappi acclaimed papers by Fontegrafica.

Wolda '09 is now accepting entries with some new features:
  • it collects logos designed both in 2008 and 2009
  • the entry fee includes a copy of the Wolda '09 printed annual free of charge (delivery costs inclusive) for every participant.

Deadline for entries: 31 January 2010

See the call for entries.

For more information, please contact:

Areti Maniati
Project Director, Communications
T: +39 (0)2 58118572
F: +39 (0)2 58106789
W: www.wolda.org

About Wolda
Wolda is the high-profile graphic design award scheme that rewards the best logos and trademarks designed throughout the world, creating an archive that tracks the evolution of tastes, styles and trends in global design, year after year. Wolda's standing is guaranteed by the endorsement of many of the most important design associations: Wolda is the only awards scheme in the world endorsed by more than 100 design associations and schools. Designers, agencies, studios and students from all over the world are invited to enter.