Entries are now open across all categories for the 2015 Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity. The jury presidents have also been announced.
Representing India is Valerie Pinto, chief executive officer, Weber Shandwick, India, who will be heading the PR jury.
She said, "I look forward to experiencing the best of the creative best from Asia Pacific at the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity this September. It is my privilege to serve as president in the PR category where one can experience the greatest work from across the region with high impact campaigns that impact lives. It would be interesting to review the diversity of the work and take back learnings to India.”
Other jury presidents are:
Branded Content & Entertainment: Todd Hunter, creative executive, Creative Artists Agency, USA
Creative Effectiveness: Nick Garrett, chief executive officer, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand
Design: Yoshihiro Yagai, creative director, Dentsu Inc
Digital and Mobile: Wain Choi, global executive creative director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Direct and Promo & Activation: Nils Andersson, president and chief creative officer, TBWA, China
Film Craft: Peter Grasse, president, Curious Film, Australia
Healthcare: Vineet Thapar, SVP, group creative Director, Digitas Health, UK
Innovation: Ben Cooper, group innovation director, M&C Saatchi
Media: Nick Waters, chief executive officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, Asia Pacific
Outdoor and Radio: Marcus Rebeschini, chief creative officer, Y&R Asia, Singapore
Film, Print and Print & Poster Craft and Integrated: Matt Eastwood, worldwide chief creative officer, J. Walter Thompson, Global
Terry Savage, chairman, Lions Festivals, said, “Each president brings a depth of experience in their respective field and will capably lead discussions around the industry and region to ultimately award truly outstanding creativity.”
Additionally, Spikes Asia will award the Grand Prix for Good. This new trophy rewards work ineligible to win a Grand Prix in their sections because they are made for charities/not for profit or have charitable or public service messages. All such excluded gold winning entries will now be considered by the Integrated jury who will decide on the winner.
Organisers have also announced that the Creative Effectiveness category’s eligibility dates have been extended, to include previously shortlisted or awarded campaigns from the past three years.