2014 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards Open for Entries

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – October 15, 2013: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards®, for the World's Best Advertising® in all media, is now accepting entries for their 2014 competition.

NYF raised the bar for the 2014 competition, unveiling the Agency of the Year by Region Award. This newly launched award recognizes the highest awarded agency by the following regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific.

New York Festivals recognizes exceptional contributions by individuals and companies within the international advertising community. In addition to Agency of the Year by Region, special awards in the competition include: Global Agency of the Year; Best Boutique Agency of the Year; Best New Agency of the Year; and The World’s Best Idea™. To view a complete list of all special awards visit HERE.

NYF’s International Advertising Awards is recognized worldwide as a touchstone for global creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications. Since 1957, NYF has received entries from 75 countries in all media in the following competitions: Avant-Garde, Branded Entertainment, Collateral & Direct, Creative Effectiveness, Design, Digital, Film & Film Craft, Integrated, Outdoor, Print, Public Relations, Public Service, Radio, and Student.

“NYF’s widely praised jury selection process and its revolutionary matrix judging system draws participation from the world’s foremost creative agencies. Entrants to the competition have the opportunity to have their work seen by 400+ members of the NYF’s Executive and Grand Juries, an incredible brain trust of global creative minds, who collectively cast over 300,000 votes to select the World’s Best Advertising®,” said Michael O’Rourke, President, International Awards Group and New York Festivals.

This is the fourth year that New York Festivals will assemble an elite group of Global Chief Creative Officers from the world’s most prominent ad agencies to participate on the live Executive Jury. These high-level creative officers will meet together April 25-29th to judge the final rounds to select the World’s Best Advertising®.

The 30+ Executive Jury evaluates every shortlisted entry selected by the online Grand Jury. With over 400 jury members representing more than 75 countries, NYF has the largest and most diverse international jury in the world. This process, along with the patented matrix judging system, insures that each entry earning an award truly earns the World’s Best Advertising bragging rights.

The 2014 New York Show™ will take place on May 1st and will feature creative panel discussions, keynote speakers, networking events, the awards ceremony, and after-party to honor the winners in true New York style. All New York Show events and the 2014 awards gala will take place at the New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman building located at 455 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Entries submitted before December 16th, 2013: SAVE 10% and use the code PRN2014. The 2014 competition Entry Deadline is January 31st, and all entries submitted after January 31st, 2014 will be subject to a 15% Rush Fee.

For more information on the 2014 competitions go to: Rules & Regulations or to enter go to Log In.

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

About International Awards Group

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.

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