New York Festivals 2013 International Advertising Awards Announces Call for Entries for The World’s Best Advertising

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – November 13, 2012: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® announced its Call for Entries for the 2013 competition honoring the “World’s Best Advertising®.” Based on feedback from the 2012 Executive Jury, NYF totally restructured the International Advertising Awards competitions and categories to reflect the current work being produced globally.

The International Advertising Awards competition receives entries from 70 countries and recognizes work in all media in the following competitions: Avant-Garde, Branded Entertainment, Creative Marketing Effectiveness, Design, Digital, Direct & Collateral, Film, Integrated, Outdoor, Print, Public & Media Relations, Public Service, Radio and Student.
In 2012, for the second year in a row, New York Festivals assembled an elite group of Worldwide Chief Creative Officers from the world’s most prominent ad agencies to participate on the liveExecutive Jury, moderated by Donald Gunn, the founder of the The Gunn Report, and Michael Conrad, president of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. These high level creative officers gathered in one room to judge the final rounds of the NYF International Advertising Awards.

The Executive Jury evaluates each shortlisted entry selected by the online Grand Jury. The Grand Jury, comprised of 374 International Creative Directors, is the most diverse jury of any advertising competition in the world, and will select the ads that earn a place on the shortlist generated from the first two rounds of judging. The Executive Jury, comprised of 28 Worldwide Chief Creative Officers, will select ads from the shortlist during live judging sessions taking place in New York City April 27th – May 30th, 2013. This process ensures that each entry achieving Finalist status is given the hands-on attention it deserves. The 2013 Executive Jury and Grand Jury will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2013 New York Show, NYF’s 2-day series of events, will begin on May 1st and will feature creative panel discussions, keynote speakers, networking events, the 2012 Executive Jury Press Conference, exhibits, and the May 2nd International Advertising Awards ceremony. All New York Show events and the 2013 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 will receive a 10% discount on entry fees. The 2013 competition Entry Deadline is January 27th, all entries submitted after January 27th will be subject to a 15% late fee.

For more information on the 2013 competitions go to: Rules & Regulations or to enter go to Log In.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Ph: 1 212 643 4800

International Awards Group, founded in 1957, organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards® for the World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness™; Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Financial Advertising™; The Global Awards® for the World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™; New York Festivals® for the World’s Best Advertising™; New York Festivals® for the World’s Best TV & Films™; and New York Festivals® for the World’s Best Radio Programs™. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to

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