This winter/spring I have the honor to be part of two juries; D&AD in London and for the Swedish Guldägget here in Stockholm (The Goldegg). Today was actually the first day with Guldäggs jury. The next three days we will judge the mobile. at Stockholm Waterfront.
It takes pretty much time to be a part of a jury but it is also a very good chance to take a deeper look into what's happens in the branch and to network with talented people from other agencies. The setup usually looks the same; first a prejudging period from home where you are going through the big mass and remove 60 - 70 % of the cases, and then 3-4 days together with the rest of the jury where you are discussing and judging the top level. It use to be very interesting and instructive days with lot of discussions.
I have actually participated in some juries before, which always have been very inspiring; One Show (2009), D&AD (2008), Art Directors Club New York (2007) and Creative Circle Denmark (2002). Guldägget is my favorite so far with the most professional arrangement.