New York Festivals® International Advertising Awards is now accepting entries for its 2016 competition.

New York Festivals response to international creative engagement trends prompted NYF to unveil three new competitions to their robust competition roster: Mobile, Media, and Activation & Engagement.

“NYF diligently monitors evolving advertising industry trends to insure our competitions offer multiple opportunities to showcase the creative and technological advances brands employed to engage consumers. While we’ve added new competitions, we also deleted categories which no longer play a relevant role with respect to the work that’s being done today.” said Michael O’Rourke, President of New York Festivals.

Mobile advertising now accounts for more than half of digital ad spending and continues to drive consumer interactions with brands. This new competition will showcase creative work designed for one of the fastest growing platforms. Media was created to honor strategies utilizing specific advertising vehicles employed to achieve maximum coverage and exposure on behalf of the brand. Also new in 2016, Activation & Engagement will salute innovative strategic campaigns that engage consumers via compelling emotional personal experiences resulting in a measurable and positive shift in perception of the brand.

This year NYF adds “Best Commercial Film Director” to the powerhouse lineup of special industry awards. In 2016, NYF will present this newly minted award to the commercial director whose visionary talent and creative excellence is associated with the highest number of award-winning commercial entries, regardless of who submitted the entry. For more information, and to view a complete list of all special awards, please visit: HERE.

Since 2011, entrants work judges 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, an elite panel of 30 high-level chief creative officers, will meet together May 13-17th to select the World’s Best Advertising winners from the shortlisted winners.

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 January 31st.

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