New York Festivals International Advertising AwardsÂ is nowÂ accepting entriesÂ for the 2019 competition. The deadline to enter is December 15, 2018.
The awards charges out of the gate with new and improvedÂ categoriesÂ andÂ the unveiling of the NYF Advisory Board, a world-class panel comprised of some of the most prominent global agency leaders from around the world.
âWe are thrilled to introduce our distinguishedÂ Advisory BoardÂ members for the NYF Advertising Awards. Staying relevant and beneficial to the industry is central to our mission and we always strive to improve the ease of navigation for our entrants each year. Our commitment to reflect, evaluate and change led us to seek the guidance of several knowledgeable members of the industry and form our first Advisory Board,â said newly-appointed Executive Director Susan Glass Ruse.Â
âItâs long been my belief that awards are incredibly important, in that they stimulate and support great work. As a judge at the 2018 New York Festivals, it became obvious to me and many of the jurors that the judging process, the entry criteria, and even the show itself, needed some updating,â said Advisory Board member Matt Eastwood. âWe formed an Advisory Board of industry luminaries and gathered honest and actionable feedback. The result is a streamlined award show designed for the industry we work in today.âÂ Â
The transformation of the competition includes a 35% reduction of categories resulting in a clear and modern roster. The revised and newly created categories reflect the cutting-edge work produced today and represent the full spectrum of creativity in the world of advertising communications.
2019âs new category groups:Â Positive World Impact,Â Social Media & Influencer, Artistry & Craft in Advertising,Â andÂ Collaborations & PartnershipsÂ provide the opportunity to honor breakthrough work in step with globalÂ trends and innovations.Â
Based on input from NYFâs Advisory Board, additional new categories include:Â Digital Transformations,Â Brave Work/Brave Client,Â and theÂ New York City Award.Â NewÂ EmpowermentÂ categories were created forÂ Women, LGBTQÂ andÂ Social Justice.Â Other strategic revisions include the combining and removal of category groups resulting in a more efficient entry process. To view NYFâs complete category list, please visit:Â here.
Entries that come from over 50 countries are judged by 400+ members of NYFâs Executive and Grand Juries who collectively cast their votes to select the Worldâs Best Advertising.Â During live judging sessions in New York City,Â the 2019 Executive Jury, an elite panel of Chief Creative Officers, will choose the winners from the shortlisted entries selected by the Grand Jury.