Axis-21 Category Judges

Posted 5 March 2021.

​The Comms Council are thrilled to introduce the Category judges for the 41st annual Axis Awards and thank them for all their hard mahi.

The 2021 Category Judges are sure to bring a fresh and diverse perspective to judging this year’s entries.

The Axis Awards have always been about recognising the creative excellence that comes out of New Zealand. This is now perhaps more important than ever after the challenging year we have all experienced.

Here are the category judges listed below:

  • Anne Boothroyd
  • Arnya Karaitiana
  • Ashwin Gopal
  • Brigid Alkema
  • Cece Chu
  • Clem Devine
  • Damien Shatford
  • Damon Stapleton
  • Danny Carlsen
  • Dave Brady
  • Emily Beautrais
  • Emma Kaniuk
  • Gary McCreadie
  • Gary Steele
  • Gavin Sakiamoto
  • George McKenzie
  • Guy Roberts
  • Hadleigh Sinclair
  • Hayley Marks
  • James Conner
  • Johannes Gertz
  • Jonny Kofoed
  • Jono Mcmahon
  • Katharine Broughton
  • Kimberly Ragan
  • Kristal Knight
  • Leisa Wall
  • Letizia Bozzolini
  • Lisa Divett
  • Luke Haigh
  • Matt Von Trott
  • Melina Fiolitakis
  • Mick Stalker
  • Mike Davison
  • Natasha Gill
  • Nigel Mortimer
  • Pete Vegas
  • Rebekah Kelly
  • Rory McKechnie
  • Shane Taipari
  • Simon Coley
  • Simon Vicars
  • Slade Gill
  • Steve Hansen
  • Stu Mallarkey
  • Tom Paine
  • Tony Clewett
  • Zia Mandviwalla