John Walsh Music wins gold and Best-in-Show at the International Davey Awards.

John Walsh Music (JWM) has been awarded Best-in-Show in the commercials category of the International Davey Awards. The honour, which is the highest bestowed by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), was awarded for JWM&acutes composition for the VHI Healthcare television commercial “Guardian Angel”. John Walsh Music was also awarded two golden Daveys: one for the above advertisement and one for the Dairygold advertisement entitled “Sunbeams”.

The winners of the 2005 International Davey Awards were announced recently in New York by the IAVA. John Walsh Music was among five companies, chosen from over 2,000 entrants, to receive the award of Best-in-show. Nominees for this award are chosen from the gold winners in each category, JWM&acutes other entry Dairygold “Sunbeams” was also nominated for this honour in the same category.

The awards were judged and overseen by the IAVA, a member-based organisation of leading professionals from various disciplines within media, advertising and marketing. Among its members are executives from companies such as Yahoo, Sotheby&acutes Institute of Art, Wired, Adweek, MTV, HBO and Estee Lauder.

John Walsh was delighted to receive these honours and sees them as a great addition to the ICAD award previously won for his work with the Irish Defence Forces advertising campaign.

The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide.

Entrants included advertising agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic design firms and PR companies from around the world. For more information on the Davey Awards go to

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