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Prolific North Champions Awards 2022: Meet the leading panel of judges

The Champions Awards judging panel

The Prolific North Champions Awards are back for 2022, once again celebrating excellence in creative and digital.

Winners of these prestigious awards will be announced at the live ceremony in May 2022, where hundreds of professionals from the creative, digital, tech, media and marketing sectors will come together to celebrate.

It marks the 10th year of the flagship awards, which identify some of the finest work in the industry from the past year, and reward the sector’s creativity, innovation, and success.

Entries for the 2022 Champions Awards are open now, with submissions closing on March 17th – see all categories open here.

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The awards reflect the continuing brilliance and growth of the North’s leading creative and digital industries, which regularly push the boundaries and impress on a national and global stage.

As ever, the shortlists and winners at the Prolific North Champions Awards are decided by an illustrious panel of judges, who are drawn from across the UK’s creative and digital sectors. It includes a wide range of thought leaders, innovators, industry experts, founders, directors, and more.

Judges will come together to rigorously assess all entries and whittle them down – enter today for the chance for your work to be seen by these influential individuals.

Let’s take a look at the full panel announced so far for 2022.

Prolific North Champions Awards 2022 Judges



Lisa Wood
NW Manager, PRCA

Richard Walker
Director, Mustard

Nicky Unsworth
Ex-CEO, The BJL Group

Rich Quelch
Commercial Marketing Director, Origin Pharma Packaging

Sam Naughton
Head of Brand Communications, Yorkshire Tea and Taylors of Harrogate



Davina Lines
Managing Director, Ecommerce Club & Mixing Digital

Kerry Leng
Head of Marketing, Communications and Information, Nexus

Mike Jeffs
Chief Commercial Officer, Hark

Mirage Islam
Digital Strategy Director, Ignite Digital Transformation

Gareth Healey
Agency Coach and Mentor, Beyond Noise



Alex Hamilton
Head of PR & Social, McCann Leeds

Tom Greveson
CEO, Revolution Viewing

Paff Evara
Head of Agency, Pilot Fish Media

Andrew Diggle
Head of Content, Formula 1

Ben Davies
Group Marketing Director, Praetura Group



Hannah Cox
Founder, Betternotstop

Caroline Cooper Charles
Chief Executive, Screen Yorkshire

Chris Condron
Chief Digital Officer, University of the Arts London

Claire Butters
Head of Marketing, Sale Sharks

Liam Bateman
Chief Technology Officer, Silverchip 

Lucy Baker
Senior Creative, Ogilvy

Sharon Amesu
Leadership Consultant

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