The nominees for D&AD Global Awards 2007 have been announced. This year saw over 25,000 entries from 58 countries, including for the first time Bangladesh, Le Reunion, and Qatar.

A 292-strong international jury selected 715 entries for The D&AD Annual 2007 and 151 nominees for the highly revered D&AD Yellow Pencil.

Design-related categories with a noteworthy number of nominations include Graphic Design (11), Photography (7), and Gaming (6). US brands Skittles and Combos, and UK charity The Prince’s Trust were judges’ favourites, with 4 nominations each.

“Despite the enormity of this task, our judges were meticulous in evaluating absolutely everything. They upheld D&AD’s tough creative standards throughout. It is this combination of passion and rigour that lifts the D&AD Global Awards above others. And now we’re delighted to reveal and celebrate the best creative work of the year from around the world,” said Paula Taylor, D&AD Awards Director.

Nominations will be showcased online from end of April at www.dandad.org/awards2007 and at Old Billingsgate, London, during Congress Week Two (21-24 May). Yellow and Black Pencil winners will be revealed on 24 May, 2007.