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New York Festivals International Advertising Awards and the Berlin School of Creative Leadership Announce the Helga and Michael Conrad Scholarship for New York Festivals Jury Members

September 20, 2012


New York, NY – September 20, 2012: New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards, now in its 56th year of honoring the World’s Best Advertising™, announced their partnership with the Berlin School of Creative Leadership to offer an exclusive scholarship for New York Festivals Executive and Grand Jury Members, the “Helga and Michael Conrad Scholarship for New York Festivals Jury Members”.

“The industry of creative communications evolves at such a rapid pace, requiring the need to continue to learn and adapt. Berlin School’s “Helga and Michael Conrad Scholarship for New York Festivals Jury Members” speaks volumes in terms of its dedication to improving the industry standard and establishing stronger creative leadership as a result,” said Michael O’Rourke, President International Awards Group. “We’re honored to be part of this initiative, and share this excellent opportunity with our Executive and Grand Jury members.”

Today, effective leadership is critical to great work in all creative industries. The Berlin School’s mission is to “turn great creatives into great creative leaders”. And “having a creative CEO in every creative business” is the Berlin School’s vision.

“With our (fully paid) scholarship we want to globally spread the word amongst creative leaders about the Berlin School's successful mission "turning great creatives into great creative leaders" and at the same time of course we'd love to add another brilliant creative mind to our diverse classroom in March 2013. It’s so great we can do this with our friends from the New York Festivals for their outstanding group of global jury members.” Helga & Michael Conrad, President, Berlin School of Creative Leadership

This scholarship provides New York Festival International Advertising Awards Executive Jury and Grand Jury members the opportunity to attend the Berlin School’s part-time global Executive MBA Creative Leadership Program. The recipient of this scholarship will receive 53,000 Euro in tuition based support to attend the EMBA program starting March 10, 2013 in Berlin. Designed for busy professionals, the program can be completed in one to two years with 5 separate 2-week modules in Berlin, the USA, and Asia.

The application deadline for the “Helga and Michael Conrad Scholarship for New York Festivals Jury Members” is November 1st, 2012 and the scholarship winner will be announced on November 15th, 2012. New York Festivals International Advertising Awards Jury members (both current and past) may apply or they may nominate a leader from their agency.

The scholarship is open to all jury members who have served on New York Festivals International Advertising Awards juries. All applicants must have a Bachelors degree and entries will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges from the Berlin School. The winner will be chosen based on the strength of the candidate’s overall professional, academic, and personal profile. For more information please go to: http://www.berlin-school.com/programs/exec-mba-in-creative-leadership/scholarships/new-york-festivals-scholarship/

In 2012, Michael Conrad served as Executive Jury Moderator, with Donald Gunn, Founder of The Gunn Report, for the 55th Annual New York Festivals International Advertising Awards Executive Jury panel. The 2013 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards will begin accepting entries on November 5th, 2012.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: gmandel@newyorkfestivals.com. Ph: 1 212 643 4800

About International Awards Group

Founded in 1957, International Awards Group (IAG) organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards® for the World's Most Effective Advertising™; Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™; The Global Awards® for the World's Best Healthcare Advertising™; New York Festivals®; World's Best Advertising™; World's Best Radio Programs™ and World's Best Television & Films™. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.InternationalAwardsGroup.com.

The Berlin School of Creative Leadership provides advanced leadership education programs for creative industry professionals in advertising, entertainment, design, marketing, media and publishing. At the heart of the Berlin School is its Executive MBA in Creative Leadership program: a flexible, part-time, FIBAA accredited leadership development program with modules in Europe, North America and Asia. Designed with a global perspective and interdisciplinary structure, the EMBA curriculum blends practical academic concepts with relevant industry insights to help executives leverage their existing talents to lead their company more competitively and effectively. Since opening its doors in 2006 the Berlin School of Creative Leadership has enrolled over 160 participants from 50 countries. The Berlin School also offers other non-degree custom and open enrollment programs such as the Cannes Creative Leaders Program in conjunction with the Cannes Lions Festival. The Berlin School is a non-profit institute affiliated with Steinbeis University Berlin and collaborates closely with UCLA Anderson School of Business in Los Angeles and Hitostubashi University in Tokyo. Learn more at: www.berlin-school.com