The London International Awards (LIA) has announced the 2019 Jury Presidents. Now entering 34 years, LIA is a show created for creatives, that strives for honesty and openness. Standing for great creative ideas and execution, the awards assemble the best talent annually.
Barbara Levy, president LIA, says, “Our mantra is that we are a show for creatives. We want to award the best creative ideas that surface every year. That’s why we only invite the top people, who are themselves celebrated and awarded individuals, to preside as Jury Presidents. The LIA Staff and I investigate and discuss, through a very lengthy process, the selection of our presidents and our jurors. You can only have the best creative show when you have the best and most credible juries.”
This year, as in past years, more than 150 jury members from around the world will convene in Las Vegas to be part of the judging process. All rounds of judging are done on-site at the Encore-Wynn Hotel. Every judge is required to see every piece of work in their respective media. These panels decide on the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Statue Winners, as well as the Finalists. Each panel at their discretion also decides on whether a Grand LIA will be awarded.
When all the awards are decided, every judge on each jury knows the results of their deliberations.
This year, to reflect the dynamic and shifting landscape of communications, LIA is introducing two new standalone competitions – Social Influencers and Podcasts. While both media were part of other competitions in the past, they will be completely separate competitions in 2019. This is to make sure that work that has successfully used Social Influencers and Podcasts in innovative, engaging and creative ways is acknowledged and awarded.
The 2019 Jury Presidents:
Kerstin Emhoff, co-founder / president, Pretty Bird
Design and Package Design
Borja Borrero, chief creative director EMEA & LATAM, Interbrand
Tiffany Rolfe, EVP / chief creative officer, US, R/GA Media Group
Health & Wellness
Debra Polkes, managing partner / US executive creative director, CDM
Health & Wellness – Craft and Pharmaceuticals - Craft
Bernardo Romero, executive creative director, Healthcare & Wellness, Grey Group
Rob Doubal, CCO McCann UK / co-president McCann London, McCann London
Music & Sound
Joel Simon, president / chief creative officer, JSM Music
Mark Tutssel, executive chairman / global chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Brett O’Connor, founder / executive creative director, VCCP Health
Leslie Sims, chief creative officer USA, Ogilvy
Production & Post Production and Music Video
Wilf Sweetland, CEO, Sweetshop
Radio & Audio and Podcast
Torsten Hennings, branch manager / sound engineer / director, Studio Funk
Maddie Raedts, founder / chief creative officer, IMA
Dominic Stallard, experience centre leader / chief creative officer, PwC South East Asia Consulting Experience Centre
Fred Levron, worldwide creative partner, FCB
LIA is just one of five global shows that is included in the WARC Creativity 100 (formerly the Gunn Report) rankings. LIA is accepting entries from now through 15th August. Judging commences from 1st October until 10th October in Las Vegas.