The three-day festival of creativity in the Asia Pacific region has announced 5,132 entries from 23 countries
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | September 19, 2016
Spikes Asia, the three-day festival of creativity in the Asia Pacific region, has announced a record-breaking 5,132 entries from 23 countries. The total number of entries from across 20 categories has jumped from 4,351 in 2015 to 5,132 in 2016.
“Creativity in Asia Pacific continues to excel globally with three of the top 10 most awarded countries at this year’s Cannes Lions coming from the region. The growth in entries is reflective of the fantastic work coming from this creative community and Spikes Asia is a platform for this work to be celebrated,” said Terry Savage, Chairman, Lions Festivals. “This increase demonstrates just how important the region is becoming in the global creative communications sphere,” he added.
Before the festival, which takes place from September 21 to 23 at Suntec, Singapore, 98 industry experts will judge the work and award the most creative among them with the Spikes accolade across 20 categories.
On September 21, attendees of the festival can experience live judging for the Innovations category. The jury will be led by Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Fred & Farid, China. Attendees will also be able to hear the entrants explain the rationale behind the concepts. The Innovation jury has confirmed the shortlist of 10 from the 56 entries received.
The winners will be announced on stage on September 23 at the MasterCard Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Additional awards presented on the night will include the Spikes Asia Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, Network of the Year, Spikes Palm Award and the Grand Prix for Good. The Spikes Asia Advertiser of the Year Award will be presented to Mars, Incorporated before the official after party brings the festival to a close at The Clifford Pier.
The full count of entries for years 2015 and 2016:
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