New York Festivals 2018 International Advertising Awards now open for entries; deadline Jan 31st

2018_CFE.jpgNew York Festivals International Advertising Awards is now accepting entries for the 2018 competition. New York Festivals, now in its 60th year, is recognized worldwide as a touchstone for global creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications. The 2018 competition entry deadline is January 31st.

For 2018, NYF will expand its robust competition roster and in the weeks ahead unveil additional areas within the advertising, marketing, and communications sphere to showcase innovative creative from around the globe.

New York Festivals receives entries from 80+ countries in all media and NYF's powerhouse roster of competitions represents the full spectrum of creative work in the world of advertising communications.

The 2018 NYF jury selection process is underway. Drawing from the world's most prominent agencies, NYF assembles the largest and most diverse brain trust of global creative minds who collectively cast over 400 votes to select the World's Best Advertising. The online grand jury, nominated by previous award-winning creatives, carefully reviews all entries and determines the shortlist. There are currently eight creatives representing Australia on the grand jury including:

  • Kirsten Dreese, creative partner, Satsuma, Australia
  • Sam Long, executive producer, Goodoil Films
  • Sharon Edmondston, creative director, M&C Saatchi
  • Lucio Ribero, co-founder/managing director, Online Circle Digital
  • Brendan Donnelly, creative director, M&C Saatchi
  • Edward Pontifex, executive producer, The Sweetshop
  • Loren Bradley, executive producer, The Sweetshop
  • Freya Beaton, head of creative, Online Circle Digital
  • Michael Mrakovcic, founder, CD, DNA Australia
  • David Joubert, executive creative director, Y&R Sydney
  • Andrew Simpson, design director, Vert Design Sydney
  • Nancy Hartley, creative partner, Rumble Creative & Media, Brisbane
  • Derry Simpson, group managing director, 303 MullenLowe, Perth
  • Nicholas Ponzoni, owner/VFX supervisor, Blackbird, Sydney

juror_detail_Justin-Drape.jpgFor the 8th year in a row, the executive jury, an elite panel of 30 worldwide chief creative officers, will meet in together in New York City for five days of deliberation and select the World's Best Advertising from the shortlisted entries selected by the international grand jury. Representing Australia on the executive is Justin Drape (left), co-founder and chief creative officer of The Monkeys.

Says Michael Demetriades, president and executive director of New York Festivals International Advertising Awards: "NYF's juries are respected both locally and globally and the competition's world-renowned matrix judging system provides jurors with a revolutionary judging platform. The work entered in NYF's Advertising Awards is reviewed with the utmost attention by 400+ members of the world's foremost advertising creatives."

New York Festivals recognizes exceptional contributions by individuals and companies within the international advertising, marketing, and communications community. In addition to Best of Show, Global Brand of the Year, Global Agency Network of the Year, Regional Agency of the Year, and Best New Agency of the Year, special awards in the competition shine the spotlight on innovation and include: Boutique Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, and Best Commercial Film Director. For more information, please visit: HERE.

The 2018 New York Show awards ceremony and gala will take place the evening of Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the world-class performance space, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.
This year, in an effort to streamline the entry process, NYF has introduced a new fee structure for entry pricing--one fee per entry with incentives for entering early. 
For more information on the 2018 competition please visit: Rules & Regulations and to enter the competition please visit: HERE.

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