SOURCE: International Awards Group

International Awards Group

July 13, 2010 10:55 ET

The Global Awards® Announces 2010 Call For Entries

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  The Global Awards, honoring creative and marketing excellence in healthcare communications worldwide, announced the Call For Entries for the 2010 competition. Now in its 16th year, The Global Awards receives entries from healthcare corporations, hospitals, advertising agencies, production companies, and design studios that produce communications for medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare related products. In 2010 new categories were added including Animal Healthcare, Allergies, and Computer Generated Graphics, which recognize a unique niche in healthcare communications and honor those industry professionals involved in creating work for their clients.

"The Global Awards continually monitors the healthcare industry to keep the competition relevant by creating categories that reflect the ever changing landscape of healthcare communications, and updates the competition's category roster based on feedback from our entrants, the Global Awards Board, and GrandJury." Michael Demetriades, Executive Director, The Global Awards

Recently added categories include: four categories for Animal Healthcare, encompassing Communication to the Healthcare Professional - Print Media: Animal Healthcare; Communication to the Consumer/Patient - Print Media: Animal Healthcare Products & Services; Radio: Animal Healthcare Product & Services; and TV: Animal Healthcare Products & Services. Additional new categories include: Allergies introduced in the Communications to the Professional section, and Computer Generated Graphics in the Art & Technique section. 

Judging sessions for this year's competition will be hosted by the following prominent international agencies: McCann Erickson of Sydney, Australia; Ogilvy Healthworld of London, England; Pharmacom of Barcelona, Spain; Topin & Associates of Chicago, USA; and trademark DM, of Melbourne, Australia. A session will also be held at The Global Awards in New York, USA. Additional sessions and their locations will be announced.

For the first time in 2010, The Global Awards will also have digital entries judged online allowing an additional base of jurors from regions with both established and growing healthcare markets to participate and represent the international scope of The Global Awards GrandJury.

The Global Awards Board, headed by Board Chairman Tom Domanico, Chairman, CEO, & WWCD, of Draftfcb Healthcare, is represented by prominent health care professionals, whose respected reputations and knowledge of the industry continually generate prominence for the competition and expand the international reach of the Global Awards. Board members guide the judging process and ensure that the competition addresses the needs of the healthcare communications industry.

The Global Awards GrandJury is comprised of a panel of international industry experts, representing the top creative minds in the field of healthcare advertising. 2010 Jury members will be announced soon. 

In 2009, the GrandJury awarded 2 prestigious Grand Global Awards, 40 Global Awards, and 119 Finalist Certificates and received entries from 30 countries around the globe. The Global Awards and Bravo!, a group of Australian healthcare specialists, celebrated the 2009 award recipients at the Global Awards presentation in Sydney, Australia.

All winning entries are featured at:, and are promoted by our network of representatives in 84 countries around the world. The Global Awards deadline for entries is August 15th, 2010. 

About the Global Awards
Now in their sixteenth year, The Global Awards are recognized as the only awards dedicated to excellence in healthcare communications on an international basis. 

International Awards Group, founded in 1957, organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Hive Awards for the Unsung Heroes of the Internet; and Midas Awards for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; NYF Advertising in All Media Awards; NYF Television & Film; and NYF Radio Programming & Promotion.

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