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New York Festivals

October 19, 2010 07:00 ET

New York Festivals® 2011 International Advertising Awards® Announces Call for The World's Best Advertising™

NYF Advertising Awards Introduces Three New Competitions: Marketing Effectiveness, Public Relations/Brand Communications, & Public Service Announcements

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) - New York Festivals International Advertising Awards, now in its 54th year of recognizing the "World's Best Advertising™," announced its Call for Entries for the 2011 competition. This year, the International Advertising Awards introduced three exciting new competitions to recognize creative excellence: Marketing Effectiveness, Public Relations/Brand Communications, and Public Service Announcements. 

The World Cup category was initiated to recognize the exceptional international work of promoting the 2010 World Cup Games, the world's most widely viewed sporting event. Entries for this new category may be submitted in the TV/Cinema, Radio, Print and Outdoor/Poster competitions.

"After experiencing firsthand the expansive offering of exceptional World Cup advertising, we felt the need to provide these deserving companies and individuals an opportunity to have their work recognized. Their work was inspiring." Michael Demetriades, Executive Director New York Festivals International Advertising Awards.

NYF's 2011 International Advertising Awards officially opened its Call for Entries on Monday, October 18th. Early Discount Deadline is December 17th, and the Final Deadline is January 28th, 2011. The 2011 International Advertising Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 6th, 2011 in New York City. For more information, or to enter click here.

The NYF Grand Trophy Award winners are selected from the top scoring Gold Medalists in all categories. Grand Trophy recipients include: Jung von Matt AG, Berlin for "Last Call," for client 13th Street in Digital & Interactive; BETC Euro RSCG, Paris for "The Closet," for client CANAL+ in TV/Cinema; Leo Burnett, Chicago for "Zack Johnson," for client Procter & Gamble Tampax in Mixed Media; CLM BBDO Boulogne Billancourt (France) for "Posters," for client Hewlett-Packard in Outdoor; and Serviceplan, Hamburg for "Pro Contra," for client Lead Academy in Design. 

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

NYF's revolutionary online judging system ensures that each entry receives the proper amount of time and attention in an environment that is free from outside distractions and unsolicited opinions. 

Since 1990, New York Festivals International Advertising Awards and the United Nations Department of Public Information offer the opportunity for entrants to be awarded the prestigious UNDPI Award for work that best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations.

Winning entries of the 2010 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards were selected by the GrandJury® of 312 Senior Creative Directors from 56 countries, representing the largest and most diverse jury of any advertising competition in the world. The 2011 GrandJury will be announced in the coming weeks.

All winning entries are featured at: www.newyorkfestivals.com, and are promoted by our network of representatives in 71 countries around the world.

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 74 countries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

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