The jury foremen responsible for leading the judging of next year's D&AD Awards has been announced, and includes some of the creative industries' leading lights, such as typographer Nick Bell (Nick Bell Design), and Alan Dye (NB:Studio). The announcement comes a week before the awards open for entries (October 15).

Jury teams – who each judge entries in their own specialist areas – select works for inclusion in the D&AD Annual, and therefore which works will be considered for a Yellow Pencil.

D&AD President, Garrick Hamm said, “Judging the best work of the year is a tough job. I’d like to thank our Foremen in advance for upholding D&AD’s standards, encouraging lively debate and breaking up the fights – all in the pursuit of the best work.”

The full list of D&AD Awards 2009 foremen is as follows:

Ambient: Mike O'Sullivan, Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand
Art Direction: Grant Parker, DDB London
Book Design: Damon Murray, Murray & Sorrell FUEL©
Branding: Glenn Tuttsel, The Brand Union
Broadcast Innovations: John C Jay, Wieden & Kennedy
Digital Installations: Matt Clark, United Visual Artists
Direct Advertising: Ian Haworth, WWAV Rapp Collins
Environmental Design: David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates
Graphic Design: Alan Dye, NB:Studio
Illustration: Marion Deuchars, M Deuchars
Integrated: Mark Cridge, glue London
Magazine & Newspaper Design: Andy Cowles, IPC Media
Mobile Marketing: Dan Rosen, AKQA
Music Videos: Lizie Gower, Academy
Online Advertising: Dave Bedwood, Lean Mean Fighting Machine
Packaging: Bruce Duckworth, Turner Duckworth
Photography: Tony Chambers, Wallpaper*
Posters: Tay Guan Hin, JWT Singapore
Press: Rosie Arnold, BBH
Product: Sebastian Conran, Conran & Partners
Radio: Ralph van Dijk, Eardrum
TV & Cinema Advertising: Mark Waites, Mother London
TV & Cinema Communications: Grant Gilbert, Double G Studios
Typography: Nick Bell, Nick Bell Design
Viral: Michael Lebowitz, Big Spaceship
Websites: Mauricio Mazzariol, Big Man
Writing for Advertising: Will Awdry, Ogilvy & Mather London
Writing for Design: Adrian Shaughnessy, Shaughnessy Works

Judging takes place April 20-24 2009, and winners will be announced next June.