Matt Stoddart

Judge 2021
TBWAMelbourne, Group Creative Director

Starting his career 19 years ago in New Zealand, Matt crossed the ditch and has spent the last 14 years working at some of the best agencies in Melbourne. During his time in the industry, he’s helped reduce gambling addiction in Victoria, received a cease and desist letter from the U.S Government for a billboard, guilted kids into visiting their parents more often, made the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play non-stop for 24 hours, hijacked the live broadcast of the most watched sporting event in history, broke a Guinness World Record, made a film 120 hours long, partnered a bank with Nike to create the first Player Exclusive shoe for a disabled athlete, spread mardi gras love to every Oxford St in Australia, and invented a word about bad mobile phone etiquette that’s now in the dictionary.

Matt has judged on award show panels internationally and locally, and his work has been recognised at every major advertising festival around the world, with over 300 awards and recognitions in his career.

Matt is also heavily involved in junior creative development as a past tutor for Award School, mentor for MADC Raw, and is a current member of the Industry Advisory Board for the RMIT University Communications Degree.