Pencils anyone?

In the interest of touting Canadian advertising prowess abroad (and not letting creative agencies nab all the glory), perhaps there's some creative or media agency-driven work you're proud of that could give the D&AD competition a run for their money...

The D&AD Awards, which doles out its highly coveted Yellow Pencils like hen’s teeth, just announced its 2009 jury forepeople and is opening the door for entries next week via a campaign created by Taxi Canada.

The awards identify the top advertising and design work from around the world, however, there are categories that span media-centric disciplines, such as online advertising, integrated, broadcast innovations, mobile marketing and ambient. Even the radio category is seeking new iterations that might well be media-driven: radio jury foreman Ralph van Dijk of Eardrum says he’s looking for ‘IDEAS that move the game on, new formats, odd lengths, unexpected voices….’

Entries will be accepted from Oct. 15, 2008 to Jan. 21, 2009. Judging takes place April 20-24 in London and the winners will be announced in June.

The campaign, created by Taxi Canada, launches Oct. 15 at