New York Festivals International Advertising Awards (NYFA) has announced the first NYF DE&I Advisory Board created to bring diversity, equity and inclusion to all facets of NYFA’s juries and programs.
Destiny K Chambers, VP, Head of Marketing, Lippe Taylor, will chair the six-person board who together will ensure that the competition’s juries are diverse and inclusive and that entries into the new 3D DE&I Specialty Award will be judged fairly.
Chambers brings years of industry experience to the DE&I Advisory Board. As Chair of the New York Festivals Advertising DE&I Board, she will preside over the board and 3D award jury members.
She leads the marketing and communication efforts at Lippe Taylor. Her collaborative leadership approach honed while working with industry and social justice organisations will provide the board with support and ensure that DE&I work from agencies around the globe is recognised and rewarded.
The Advisory Board members will also join the panel to judge the new DE+I Specialty Award.
The 2022 3D DE+I Work of the Year Specialty Award honours work, individuals and organisations that are taking meaningful steps to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society. The 3D Awards celebrate work that supports, protects, represents and uplifts historically underrepresented groups.
Using the 4R Framework created by P&G, Reach Representation, Relevance, and Resonance, the judging criteria is centred around work that authentically catalyses action for real and sustained impact.
Entries into the 3D DE&I Specialty Award will be judged by the Advisory Board and additional jury members who will be invited to participate on this esteemed panel. The award is broken down into three categories: DE+I Work of the Year, DE+I Agency of the Year, and a free category for DE+I Person of the Year.
The NYFA Awards DE+I Advisory Board includes:
Chair – Destiny K. Chambers, VP, Head of Marketing, Lippe Taylor
Clara Luo, Group Director Strategy & Insights, BAV Studio Lead
Ericka Hatfield, Vice President of Employee Communications, Cheer Partners
Stephanie Small, Founder & Director, Black Taxi
Luis Nunez, Creative Director, VMLY&R
Emi Kamezaki, Senior Account Supervisor, Engagement, twelvenote
“We are extremely grateful to Destiny K. Chambers and the entire DE&I Advisory Board,” said Scott Rose, Executive Director, New York Festivals Advertising Awards. “Their contribution to the creation of the 3D DE&I Awards is paramount and will allow NYF to celebrate and showcase important work created to celebrate diverse, equitable and inclusive work.”
“This is an important step not only for NYF, but industry awards at large. The depth and thoughtful nature of the 3D Award criteria will be a differentiator among DE&I awards and a needle pusher for how we identify, recognise, and celebrate truly diverse, equitable and inclusive work. The board selection process has also been one of thoughtful curation. Bringing in marketing and advertising leaders who have made marks on the industry and their communities but have at times been as unseen as the distinguishing elements we call for in these submissions,” Chambers said.
The New York Festivals Advertising Awards competition receives entries from more than 60 countries and are judged by more than 400 members of NYF’s Executive Jury and Grand Jury, who collectively cast their votes to select the year’s trophy-winning work. The 2022 Executive Jury and Grand Jury panel selection process is in progress.
The final deadline to enter 2022 New York Festivals Advertising Awards is April 1st, 2022. Those interested in submitting their work can do so by clicking here.