New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards announced the first round of prominent creatives appointed to the 2016 Executive Jury.

For the sixth consecutive year, New York Festivals will assemble 30+ most awarded chief creative officers and executive creative directors from the world’s foremost advertising agencies around the globe to serve on the 2016 Executive Jury and select the World’s Best Advertising℠ winners.              

“We’re proud to announce the first five members of the 2016 Executive Jury and look forward to their participation,” said Michael O’Rourke, President of New York Festivals. “The caliber of this influential creative group truly sets the bar for this year’s jury. They are respected amongst their peers and their vast experience in recognizing ground-breaking ideas will insure that award-winning entries are truly worthy of being called The World’s Best Advertising.”

The 2016 New York Festivals Executive Jury to date:

►  Greg Braun, Founder/Owner, Greg Braun Creative Consulting USA

►  Eugene Cheong, Regional Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific Singapore

►  Lisa Fedyszyn, Associate Creative Director, Droga5 USA

►  Stefan Kolle, Founder/MD Creation, Kolle Rebbe, Germany

►  Andrea Stillacci, Co-Founder/President/Executive Creative Director, Herezie France

The 2016 Executive Jury panel will gather together May 15-19th in New York City for four rounds of judging across all mediums and select 2016’s Finalists, First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize, Grand Award winners, and Best in Show.

Since 2011, entries to New York Festivals International Advertising Awards have been judged by 400+ members of NYF’s Executive and Grand Juries, a brain trust of global creative minds, who collectively cast over 400,000 votes to select the World’s Best Advertising®. The 2016 Executive Jury will utilize NYF’s Matrix Judging System; a patented system insures each entry is scored on its own merits with 50% of the vote based upon its concept / idea, 25% stemming from its brand and market relevance, and 25% pulled from its production execution.

The 2016 New York Show℠ creative panel sessions and networking events will take place on Thursday, May 19th at the NYIT Auditorium, 1871 Broadway, between 61st & 62nd Street. The New York Show gala cocktail party and awards ceremony will be held that evening at world-class performance space, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street followed by a celebratory after-party to toast the 2016 award-winners.

Entries submitted before December 16th, 2015 can save 10% of their entry fees by using the code PRN2016. The 2016 competition entry deadline is February 15th. For more information on the 2016 competitions simply go to: Rules & Regulations and to enter the competition simply go to Log In.

The New York Festivals International Family of Award Competitions…

Celebrating the World’s Best Work® since 1957!

AME Awards® | Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness
Global Awards℠ | Healthcare & Wellness Advertising
Midas Awards® | Financial Marketing & Advertising
New York Festivals® | International Radio Program Awards
New York Festivals® | International Advertising Awards
New York Festivals® | International TV & Film Awards

Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to