New York Festivals Announces the Third Round of Executive Jury Appointments

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – January 23, 2013: New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising™ competition announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury, a “dream team” of 30 elite worldwide chief creative officers and executive creative directors. This creative brain trust will meet together in New York City April 25th - 29th to select the World’s Best Advertising® award–winners across all mediums and the entry that will earn the World’s Best Idea™ Award.

The third round of the 2014 Executive Jury includes:

Wain Choi, VP & Global Executive Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Polly Chu, Chief Creative Officer, JWT Beijing, China
Chris Kyme, Chief Executive Officer, Kymechow Communications, Hong Kong
Jason Peterson, President & Chief Creative Officer, Havas, USA
Wolfgang Schneider, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, Germany

Additional Executive Jury appointments will be announced soon.

“New York Festivals’ Executive Jury thoroughly evaluates every shortlisted entry selected online by The GrandJury® members, together these prominent international creatives cast over 330,000 votes each year. Their experience in the industry and ability to recognize ground-breaking ideas insures that each entry earning a New York Festivals Award is truly worthy of the title “World’s Best Advertising,” said Michael O’Rourke, President of New York Festivals®.

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

This year’s award-winning entries will receive New York Festivals® trophies created by Sagmeister & Walsh and inspired by New York’s Art Deco skyscrapers. These trophies allow award-winners to collect trophies year-after-year and create their own version of the iconic New York City skyline in their trophy case.

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 over 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.

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: Ph: 1 212 643 4800

About New York Festivals®

New York Festivals organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands:

AME Awards World's Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness™
The Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising™
Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising™
New York Festivals World's Best Advertising™
New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs™
New York Festivals World's Best TV & 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


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