New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced its Grand Jury. To date, NYF’s 400+ grand jury represents 65 countries.
Hakuhodo’s Elvis Sequeira, FCB Ulka’s Rajdatta Ranade, Ogilvy Mumbai’s Priyanka Joshi, DDB Mudra Group’s Soumya Shiva Nagabhushan, McCann's Abhishek Chaswal, Viral Pandya of Out of the box, Sumantra Sengupta of Pi Communications, Nitin Suri of The Mob and A Glass of Whisky’s Anand Karir are from India in the jury.
This year’s grand jury, recruited from top global agencies and the hottest new boutique shops, is comprised of prominent award-winning Chief Creative Officers, Executive Creative Directors, Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Executive Producers, and Marketing/PR pro’s.
“We’ve assembled a truly international jury with high-level talent that spans the globe,” said Susan Glass Ruse, Executive Director of New York Festivals International Advertising Awards. “NYF has always been about recognising the work and the individuals who create it. Our juries and our competition categories are designed to reflect the diversity of great work and the people that produce it.”
The grand jury will be appointed to panels that correspond with our newly revised categories. New panels include Artistry & Craft in Advertising, Collaborations & Partnerships, Social Media and Influencer and Positive World Impact.
“We’re honoured to have such an exceptional and eclectic jury judging this year’s work,” said Heather Abrams, Associate Executive Director of New York Festivals Advertising Awards. “Not only are we excited to provide our entrants with highly-regarded creatives to honour their work, but we’re delighted for our jury to see some of the fresh and bold ideas that come through in our new categories.”
Using New York Festivals online judging platform, the Grand Jury will review global entries through two rounds of meticulous judging and select the creative work that merits Shortlist and Finalist Status. The Finalist entries will then move on to the medal rounds. NYF’s Grand Jury is also the first line of defence, scrutinizing ads to provide security against possible scam ads.
2019’s trophy-winning entries will be determined by the 9th annual Executive Jury, an elite panel of 22+ CCO’s from around the globe. The Executive Jury will gather this April for five days in New York City for four rounds of judging across all mediums to select 2019’s winners for First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize, Grand Awards and Best of Show. The members of the 2019 Executive Jury will be announced soon.
The 2019 competition entry deadline is January 31, 2019.