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Last week, over 200 of the world's finest creative minds gathered at The Old Truman Brewery in East London to debate who should – and shouldn't – receive a highly coveted Pencil at the 2015 D&AD Awards.

Judging week was different this year. Under the direction of President Mark Bonner, the organisation staged a packed programme of talks, workshops and inspiration, designed to offer insight into the industry and the awards scheme itself.

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