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The Outstanding Radio Creative Awards

They’re back!

The new, revamped annual ORCA encourages you to let your talents loose

What are the ORCAs?
The Outstanding Radio Creative Awards

A quest to crown radio
copywriting royalty

The aim of the ORCA is to encourage creatives in the advertising industry to let their talents loose and explore the options afforded by radio. They provide a means to recognise and endorse outstanding radio creative advertising which creates impact and effectiveness for the client. 




Previously a monthly competition, the revamped version of the ORCA will be an annual event which allows creatives to submit their best work over a 12 month period.

Who are the awards for?

Creators of outstanding radio

Calling all radio advertisers 
& creatives.

Having run for over a decade, the awards are well known in the industry and winners of the Grande ORCA have won various trips overseas and around the world over the years. A highlight was the Grandest ORCA in 2011 which celebrated 10 years of the ORCAs. The winner took away round-the-world flights for two.

The Grand ORCA

$10,000 cash prize


$10,000 radio schedule for the client

Invite to an exclusive lunch for finalists

People’s Choice Award

$2,000 cash prize

$5,000 radio schedule for the client

Invite to an exclusive lunch for finalists

Multiple Awards and Categories

A Grand Prize
pool at stake

All finalists will be invited to an exclusive lunch where the winner of the 2019 ORCA and People’s Choice Award will be presented.

Have you got what it is we're looking for?

The judging is based on the following criteria:

Creativity

Originality of approach and style of the creative idea

Execution

Excellent use of the radio medium in executing the creative idea

Effectiveness

Efficiency in delivering the client’s key message to the audience

Impact & Relevancy

Impact and relevancy of creative idea for client


Our creative radio judge panel

Our 2019 Judging Panel

Lisa Fedyszyn
Executive Creative Director - Ogilvy
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Australia, New Zealand, USA, New Zealand. No matter where she goes, Lisa’s student loan still waits for her. So, she keeps on working – From BBDO to DDB to TBWA to Droga5 and now Ogilvy where she is Executive Creative Director.
Since her time in the business, Lisa has made the most successful recruitment film for the New Zealand Police, that has seen the largest intake of female and diverse recruits ever. She has also charged male politicians 10% more than women for their morning coffee to bring awareness to pay inequality, unconvincingly tried to convince Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton, humiliated one of Australia's most celebrated sportsmen for McDonald's, and hidden novels in Word and PowerPoint documents so employees can read books at work.
 
Along the way, Lisa's work has won awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio and Webbys. She was also named in Young Guns Top 10 Creatives of the Decade. 
And has judged at Cannes, Clio, New York Festivals, London Internationals, Young Guns and AWARD, as well as a number of other local award shows. 


For two years she was National Head of AWARD School in New Zealand, which prepared her for nurturing young talent.
 
Lisa keeps a spare key under the lemon tree next to her front door. Pop in and say hi sometime.

Trevor Plant
Senior Lecturer (Radio) - AUT
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Trevor has worked in New Zealand radio for over 25 years in many roles, including copywriter, creative director, and programme producer. He’s a Senior Lecturer at AUT and teaches radio performance, radio production, and applied radio techniques. He also works as a freelance producer, writer, presenter and voiceover artist. Trevor produces and co-hosts the weekly children’s radio programme, Suzy & Friends with Suzy Cato, which plays on 23 radio stations nationwide. He’s won numerous New Zealand Radio Awards, including: Best Radio Commercial, Best Daily or Weekly Series, Best Documentary/Feature Programme and Best Children’s Programme. In 2017 he was a finalist in the prestigious New York International Radio Awards. Trevor judged the original TRB Orca Awards and is on the judging panel for the New Zealand Radio Awards.

James Mok
Chief Creative Officer - FCB
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Art Director, Agency founder and partner, Creative Director, Planner, Executive Creative Director, Regional Creative Director, Chief Creative Officer. 


Y&R, HKM, Clemenger, Saatchi & Saatchi, Generator, GeneratorBates, FCB, DraftFCB, FCB New Zealand, FCB International.


Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Spikes Asia, AWARD, Axis, NZDM, EFFIEs.


Judged Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, AWARD, Axis, EFFIEs.


Advertising is never dull.

Luke Farmer
Managing Partner - BC&F Dentsu
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Luke starting working in advertising at the ripe old age of 19. Since then he has worked across Banking, Beer, Insurance, FMCG, Airline and Automotive clients (plus many more), helping create successful & distinctive campaigns such as NZ most successful bank advertising campaign for ASB Bank and putting a pub on a boat and taking it to London as part of a multiple Cannes Lion winning campaign for Speight’s Gold Medal Ale. 


Luke moved across to BC&F Dentsu in 2012, where he is Managing Partner and has been part establishing the agency as New Zealand’s champions of effectiveness and the resulting Effies awards won for clients are a testament to the success of the agency. He believes that work should be a place people enjoy being and are proud of what their outputs.


He fill his weekends up with family activities and as much fishing as possible, where he happens to have some equally effective results.

Lisa Fedyszyn
Executive Creative Director - Ogilvy

Australia, New Zealand, USA, New Zealand. No matter where she goes, Lisa’s student loan still waits for her. So, she keeps on working – From BBDO to DDB to TBWA to Droga5 and now Ogilvy where she is Executive Creative Director.
Since her time in the business, Lisa has made the most successful recruitment film for the New Zealand Police, that has seen the largest intake of female and diverse recruits ever. She has also charged male politicians 10% more than women for their morning coffee to bring awareness to pay inequality, unconvincingly tried to convince Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton, humiliated one of Australia's most celebrated sportsmen for McDonald's, and hidden novels in Word and PowerPoint documents so employees can read books at work.
 
Along the way, Lisa's work has won awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio and Webbys. She was also named in Young Guns Top 10 Creatives of the Decade. 
And has judged at Cannes, Clio, New York Festivals, London Internationals, Young Guns and AWARD, as well as a number of other local award shows. 


For two years she was National Head of AWARD School in New Zealand, which prepared her for nurturing young talent.
 
Lisa keeps a spare key under the lemon tree next to her front door. Pop in and say hi sometime.

Trevor Plant
Senior Lecturer (Radio) - AUT

Trevor has worked in New Zealand radio for over 25 years in many roles, including copywriter, creative director, and programme producer. He’s a Senior Lecturer at AUT and teaches radio performance, radio production, and applied radio techniques. He also works as a freelance producer, writer, presenter and voiceover artist. Trevor produces and co-hosts the weekly children’s radio programme, Suzy & Friends with Suzy Cato, which plays on 23 radio stations nationwide. He’s won numerous New Zealand Radio Awards, including: Best Radio Commercial, Best Daily or Weekly Series, Best Documentary/Feature Programme and Best Children’s Programme. In 2017 he was a finalist in the prestigious New York International Radio Awards. Trevor judged the original TRB Orca Awards and is on the judging panel for the New Zealand Radio Awards.

James Mok
Chief Creative Officer - FCB

Art Director, Agency founder and partner, Creative Director, Planner, Executive Creative Director, Regional Creative Director, Chief Creative Officer. 


Y&R, HKM, Clemenger, Saatchi & Saatchi, Generator, GeneratorBates, FCB, DraftFCB, FCB New Zealand, FCB International.


Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Spikes Asia, AWARD, Axis, NZDM, EFFIEs.


Judged Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, AWARD, Axis, EFFIEs.


Advertising is never dull.

Luke Farmer
Managing Partner - BC&F Dentsu

Luke starting working in advertising at the ripe old age of 19. Since then he has worked across Banking, Beer, Insurance, FMCG, Airline and Automotive clients (plus many more), helping create successful & distinctive campaigns such as NZ most successful bank advertising campaign for ASB Bank and putting a pub on a boat and taking it to London as part of a multiple Cannes Lion winning campaign for Speight’s Gold Medal Ale. 


Luke moved across to BC&F Dentsu in 2012, where he is Managing Partner and has been part establishing the agency as New Zealand’s champions of effectiveness and the resulting Effies awards won for clients are a testament to the success of the agency. He believes that work should be a place people enjoy being and are proud of what their outputs.


He fill his weekends up with family activities and as much fishing as possible, where he happens to have some equally effective results.

Lisa Fedyszyn
Executive Creative Director - Ogilvy
Meet Lisa

Australia, New Zealand, USA, New Zealand. No matter where she goes, Lisa’s student loan still waits for her. So, she keeps on working – From BBDO to DDB to TBWA to Droga5 and now Ogilvy where she is Executive Creative Director.
Since her time in the business, Lisa has made the most successful recruitment film for the New Zealand Police, that has seen the largest intake of female and diverse recruits ever. She has also charged male politicians 10% more than women for their morning coffee to bring awareness to pay inequality, unconvincingly tried to convince Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton, humiliated one of Australia's most celebrated sportsmen for McDonald's, and hidden novels in Word and PowerPoint documents so employees can read books at work.
 
Along the way, Lisa's work has won awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio and Webbys. She was also named in Young Guns Top 10 Creatives of the Decade. 
And has judged at Cannes, Clio, New York Festivals, London Internationals, Young Guns and AWARD, as well as a number of other local award shows. 


For two years she was National Head of AWARD School in New Zealand, which prepared her for nurturing young talent.
 
Lisa keeps a spare key under the lemon tree next to her front door. Pop in and say hi sometime.

Trevor Plant
Senior Lecturer (Radio) - AUT
Meet Trevor

Trevor has worked in New Zealand radio for over 25 years in many roles, including copywriter, creative director, and programme producer. He’s a Senior Lecturer at AUT and teaches radio performance, radio production, and applied radio techniques. He also works as a freelance producer, writer, presenter and voiceover artist. Trevor produces and co-hosts the weekly children’s radio programme, Suzy & Friends with Suzy Cato, which plays on 23 radio stations nationwide. He’s won numerous New Zealand Radio Awards, including: Best Radio Commercial, Best Daily or Weekly Series, Best Documentary/Feature Programme and Best Children’s Programme. In 2017 he was a finalist in the prestigious New York International Radio Awards. Trevor judged the original TRB Orca Awards and is on the judging panel for the New Zealand Radio Awards.

James Mok
Chief Creative Officer - FCB
Meet James

Art Director, Agency founder and partner, Creative Director, Planner, Executive Creative Director, Regional Creative Director, Chief Creative Officer. 


Y&R, HKM, Clemenger, Saatchi & Saatchi, Generator, GeneratorBates, FCB, DraftFCB, FCB New Zealand, FCB International.


Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Spikes Asia, AWARD, Axis, NZDM, EFFIEs.


Judged Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, AWARD, Axis, EFFIEs.


Advertising is never dull.

Luke Farmer
Managing Partner - BC&F Dentsu
Meet Luke

Luke starting working in advertising at the ripe old age of 19. Since then he has worked across Banking, Beer, Insurance, FMCG, Airline and Automotive clients (plus many more), helping create successful & distinctive campaigns such as NZ most successful bank advertising campaign for ASB Bank and putting a pub on a boat and taking it to London as part of a multiple Cannes Lion winning campaign for Speight’s Gold Medal Ale. 


Luke moved across to BC&F Dentsu in 2012, where he is Managing Partner and has been part establishing the agency as New Zealand’s champions of effectiveness and the resulting Effies awards won for clients are a testament to the success of the agency. He believes that work should be a place people enjoy being and are proud of what their outputs.


He fill his weekends up with family activities and as much fishing as possible, where he happens to have some equally effective results.

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Entries close 1 July 2019 at 5pm

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