AD STARS has extended the entry deadline for AD STARS 2017 until 15th June 2017, giving advertising, production and creative professionals just two more weeks to enter their work into one of the world’s fastest-growing festivals of creativity.
With more than 20,000 entries anticipated in 2017 from over 70 countries, AD STARS is the biggest and most egalitarian advertising awards show in Asia by virtue of the fact it is free to enter all categories with the exception of Innovation and Integrated. AD STARS is also the only festival with a US$10,000 prize for Grand Prix of the Year winners.
Suthisak Sucharittanonta, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of BBDO Bangkok, says winning Grand Prix of the Year at AD STARS 2016 for ‘MOTO Repellent’ was “music to our ears … and to throw in $10,000, what team in the world wouldn’t love that?”
Sucharittanonta is now joining AD STARS 2017 as an Executive Judge. “I accepted the invitation to judge AD STARS because it’s different from other awards shows. It’s an international awards show that has no entry fee, is judged by international juries, and gives monetary prizes to Grand Prix winners,” he says.
Anselmo Ramos, Chief Creative Officer of DAVID in Miami, is also attending as an Executive Judge: “Everyone says great things about AD STARS and South Korea. I look forward to judging an award that I haven’t judged before, especially one that doesn’t charge for submissions, so more people can participate,” he says.
There are 18 awards categories this year: Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Interactive, Mobile, Promotion, Direct, PR, Integrated, Media, Innovation, Design, Film Craft, PSA, Diverse Insights, Place and Video Stars (for branded content).
Jeremy Craigen, Global CCO at Innocean Worldwide, attended AD STARS 2016 as an Executive Judge: “There's something about shows in this part of the world – you feel like you're leaving a little family behind when you're finished. I'm a big fan of AD STARS and I encourage agencies and production companies to enter.”
Enter AD STARS 2017 before 15th June by clicking here