SOURCE: New York Festivals

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March 16, 2011 09:33 ET

New York Festivals Announces Grand Jury for the 2011 International Advertising Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards announced the 2011 Grand Jury™. The Grand Jury represents 300 of the most respected and innovative minds in advertising and marketing from 50 countries worldwide ensuring diversity and unequaled fairness. This esteemed jury comprised of Chief Creative Officers, Executive Creative Directors, Creative Directors, Art Directors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Marketing/PR professionals plays a pivotal role in selecting The World's Best Advertising™. Using NYF's unique online judging platform, the Grand Jury will determine the entries that receive Finalists status and move on to the medalist round. Trophies winners will be selected by the live Executive Jury in New York City May 1-4th.

"We're honored to have these prominent creative people participate on the 2011 Grand Jury. All were selected by their peers, the judges from last year's panel. Their stellar reputations in the advertising industry and award-wining creative talent ensure that all the entries are given the utmost professional consideration," said Michael Demetriades, Executive Director of New York Festivals International Advertising Awards. 

To view the complete list of the 2011 International Advertising Awards Grand Jury including photos click here.

The 2011 Executive Jury, consisting of 36 Chief Creative Officers, will convene May 1st - 5th in New York City to select trophy winners from the shortlisted entries selected by the Grand Jury. Donald Gunn, Founder of The Gunn Report, will moderate the Executive Jury.

The 2011 NYF International Advertising Awards will take place on May 4th and 5th at the Skylight West in New York City. This two-day celebration will feature keynote speakers, including one by Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of Omnicom, creative panel discussions, screenings, and gallery exhibits as well as the presentation of the NYF Lifetime Achievement Award to Keith Reinhard and a Living Legend Award to Bob Giraldi, renowned Film Director and Bob Carr, Film Editor.

The NYF International Advertising Awards competition receives entries from 70 countries and recognizes work in all media in the following competitions: Art/Technique + Technology, Avant-Garde, Collateral, Design, Digital & Interactive, Hispanic USA Advertising, Marketing Effectiveness, Mixed Media, Outdoor, Print, Public Relations/Brand Communications, Public Service Announcements, Radio, Student, and Television/Cinema.

All NYF winning work will be featured at www.newyorkfestivals.com and promoted by our network of representatives in 75 countries. For more information or to order tickets click here

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

About 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 75countries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

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