SOURCE: New York Festivals

New York Festivals

January 27, 2011 07:00 ET

Donald Gunn to Moderate NYF's Executive Jury for 2011 International Advertising Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards announced today that Donald Gunn, Founder of the renowned Gunn Report, has agreed to be the Moderator of the 2011 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards Executive Jury. The Executive Jury judging sessions will take place in New York the first week in May.

The NYF Executive Jury is an exclusive group comprised of 36 international advertising agency Chief Creative Officers. However, unlike other advertising competition juries, the NYF Executive Jury will not have a Chairman or President presiding, thereby allowing all members of the jury to be of equal status. Mr. Gunn's role as Moderator will be to guide the jury on its path to select some of the World's Best Advertising™.

"Donald is the perfect choice to moderate the jury as he is a principled man of high integrity and will project fairness throughout the judging process. We are honored to have him moderate the jury proceedings. His attendance will ensure jurisprudence," said Jim Smyth, CEO, New York Festivals.

The Executive Jury sessions launch a four-day series of events, including seminars and exhibits, and culminate with the annual International Advertising Award presentations taking place Wednesday, May 4th, and Thursday, May 5th, 2011.

The Final Entry Deadline for the 2011 International Advertising Awards competition has been extended until February 7, 2011, entries received after that date are subject to a 15% late fee. All award-winning entries of the 2011 International Advertising Awards will be showcased at www.newyorkfestivals.com, and promoted by our network of representatives in 75 countries.

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

International Awards Group organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Midas Awards for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; NYF Advertising Awards; NYF Television & Film Awards; and NYF Radio Programs & Promotions. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. Founded in 1957, IAG and their brands now have representation in 75 countries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

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