Eight Canadians named judges for Cannes Lions

And entry deadlines - between March 7 and March 20 depending on category - are nigh.

Eight Canadians have been selected to serve on the juries at Cannes Lions 2008, the 55th International Advertising Festival, skedded for June 15-21. They are:

Paulette Arsenault, Palm Arnold Communications – Press Jury

Rico DiGiovanni, Spider Marketing Solutions – Promo Jury

Matt Shirtcliffe, Proximity-Canada – Direct Jury

Tom Murphy, Target Marketing & Communications – Radio Jury

Aaron Starkman, Zig – Film Jury

Dominique Trudeau, Taxi Montreal – Cyber Jury

Shirley Ward-Taggart, Leo Burnett/Arc – Direct Jury

Annette Warring, Genesis-Vizeum – Media Jury

Entries in the film, press and outdoor categories are due March 7. Design, direct, media, promo and radio entries are due March 14. And the deadline for Cyber, Titanium and Integrated entries is March 20.