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Who Were the Big Winners at The One Show Awards 2017?
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There were 323 Pencils awarded – 92 Gold, 102 Silver and 129 Bronze – to winners from 30 countries

The One Club for Creativity announced today the winners for the 44th Annual One Show Awards in branded entertainment, design, direct, moving image craft, print & outdoor, public relations and responsive environments. Hosted by Daveed Diggs, 2016 Tony Award-Winning Actor from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, The One Show awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.  

There were 323 Pencils awarded – 92 Gold, 102 Silver and 129 Bronze – to winners from 30 countries. Overall, there were 21,844 entries from 73 countries. Seven Best of Discipline winners were announced, as well as special award winners: Cultural Driver Award and the Green Pencil. 

The Cultural Driver Award, which celebrates influential ideas and executions that have had a noticeable impact on pop culture, awarded three Pencils:

- Gold Pencil: "Formation" for Beyoncé by PRETTYBIRD/Culver City.

- Silver Pencil: “Boost Your Voice” for Boost Mobile by 180LA/Santa Monica.

- Bronze Pencil: “Buy Back the Block” for Checkers & Rally's by Fitzgerald & Co/Atlanta + Uproxx Studios/Los Angeles.

“What better way to kick of the Cultural Driver Award than with one of the most influential entertainers of this generation?” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club for Creativity. “Provocative and powerful, “Formation” – the linchpin of Beyoncé’s genre-bending Lemonade album – is more than a song or a music video. It’s a manifesto.” 

The Green Pencil, which recognises environmentally conscious creative work, was awarded to “Edible Six Pack Rings” for Saltwater Brewery by We Believers/New York. This entry also won a Gold Pencil in CSR.

The following were the Best in Discipline winners from Wednesday night:

- Branded Entertainment: “Lifeline” for Qualcomm Snapdragon by Ogilvy/New York. 

- Design: “The Refugee Nation” for Amnesty International by Ogilvy/New York. See a One Show judge Forest Young discuss the winning work below:

- Direct: “The Swedish Number” for Swedish Tourist Association by INGO/Stockholm + Grey PR&Activation/New York + Cohn&Wolfe/Stockholm. See One Show judge Tove Langseth discuss the winning work below.

- Moving Image Craft: “We’re the Superhumans” for Channel 4/Rio Olympics by Leland Music/London + 4creative/London + Blink/London + Factory/London. See One Show judge Paul Venables discuss the winning work below.

- Print & Outdoor: “Meet Graham” for Transport Accident Commission (Victoria) by Clemenger BBDO/Melbourne. See a One Show judge Ari Weiss discuss the winning work below.

- Public Relations: “Zero Minutes of Fame” for The Brady Foundation by Ogilvy & Mather/Chicago. 

- Responsive Environments: “Kunstmuseum Basel Light Frieze” for Construction and Transport Department of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Städtebau & Architektur, Hochbauamt by iart ag/Basel + Christ & Gantenbein/Basel.

One Show winners for remaining disciplines as well as special awards, including Best of Show, Penta Pencil, Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Production Company of the Year, Network of the Year, Client of the Year, Holding Company of the Year on Friday, will be announced at Friday’s ceremony, which also take place at Cipriani Wall Street.

Complete rankings will go live on Friday, May 12th at

Work from The One Club for Creativity