New York Festivals International Advertising Awards Announces 2013 Shortlist

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – April 25, 2013: New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards for World’s Best Advertising® announced the 2013 Shortlist for the following competitions: Avant-Garde, Branded Entertainment, Craft, Creative Marketing Effectiveness, Design, Digital, Direct & Collateral, Film, Integrated, Outdoor, Print, Public & Media Relations, Public Service, Radio and Student. To view a PDF of this year’s Shortlist click HERE. To view the complete 2013 International Advertising Awards Shortlist showcase, please visit:

The International Advertising Awards competition received entries from 62 countries around the globe and expanded their global footprint with the addition of new countries into the submission mix, including Mozambique. The United States took the lead with 185 entries Shortlisted, followed closely by Germany with 184, Australia with 95 and Sweden with 78. In summary, the following global regions had entries achieve Shortlist status: North America - 220; Latin America -112; Western Europe - 447; Eastern Europe - 17; Asia/Asia Pacific - 208; and Middle East/Africa - 49.

NYF’s Grand Jury determined the Shortlist through 2 rounds of online judging. The Grand Jury is composed of 357 of the most respected and award-winning chief creative officers, executive creative directors, and industry professionals from around the globe. Shortlisted entries move on to the live Executive Jury. This year marks the third year the Executive Jury, an elite group of worldwide chief creative officers, will convene in New York City April 27th – May 1st , and through 5 rounds of judging they choose the World’s Best Advertising®, selecting all levels of awards including the World’s Best Idea™.

Kirk Cheyfitz, Global CEO of Story Worldwide, will moderate the 2013 Executive Jury and guide the proceedings of the largest gathering of worldwide chief creative officers ever to judge an advertising competition. Unlike other competitions, the NYFA Executive Jury does not elect a chairman or president — all members are of equal status.

The 2013 International Advertising Awards winning entries will be announced at the New York Show™ awards presentation on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. The New York Show, a two-day series of creative events, will take place at the landmark New York Public Library's Beaux-Arts building, located at 455 Fifth Avenue, at 42nd Street in New York City. Festivities will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1st and 2nd, and includes the Executive Jury Press Conference, keynote speakers, creative panel discussions, networking events, and exhibits of the Shortlisted work. Thursday evening features the 2013 New York Show awards ceremony and after-party to honor the winners in true New York style.

To purchase tickets for the New York Show please visit:,3&&msp=tickets&comp=189. Ticket prices for the 2013 New York Show: Full Access Pass to all events, including panel sessions, screenings and awards show - $250; Award Ceremony - $100; Executive Jury Press Conference and individual panel sessions - $30 per session.

Press inquiries should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Ph: 1 212 643 4800.

International Awards Group 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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