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The International ANDY Awards Open up Ideas-First, Category-Free Call for Entries

2018 Integrated Jury Revealed
NEW YORK – The ADVERTISING Club of New York’s International ANDY Awards, now in its  54th year, today announced it has opened up its Call for Entries. Per The Club’s highly-publicized “Open Letter to the Industry,”  The ANDY Awards have taken a leadership role by pressing reset, creating an award show which reflects the direction of our business while simultaneously simplifying the process for those that submit their work. To enter this year’s show, visit The ANDY Awards official site at 
As the first premiere advertising award show of the season, The International ANDY Awards is an early predictor that often provides a glimpse into what will sweep the industry’s award season.  With a look inside this year’s jury room, entrants also gain additional insight as to which work is resonating best with industry leaders.   
According to Gina Grillo, President and CEO of The AD Club, “After much consideration and consultation with our Creative Council of leaders, we have made two bold decisions, which we believe will have long-term impact on award shows and their significance to our industry. The first is the elimination of categories, and the second is providing the community access to what has always been a closed door experience around final judging deliberations. It is our belief that the two steps combined will keep the focus on the ideas themselves and offer the opportunity for education regarding award-winning work, increased fame for the work, the winners and most importantly, ensure absolute transparency.”  
While the ANDYs are eliminating categories, the following areas of recognition will remain but the ideas come first:
Distinction for Craft 
Socially Conscious Ideas 
RESET (innovative or groundbreaking ideas)
The Bravery Award (best examples of creative/marketer collaboration)
Student Work 
The below list of creative leaders will serve on the 2018 Integrated Jury.* Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer, Deutsch North America will serve as this year’s Jury Chair as part of the two-year commitment to the show.  
Rosie Bardeles, Executive Creative Director, BETC 
Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB
Colleen DeCourcy, Partner, Global Co-Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy
Geoff Edwards, Co-Head of Creative, CAA
Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder / President, PRETTYBIRD
Gerry Graf, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Barton F. Graf 
Judy John, Chief Executive Officer, Canada / Chief Creative Officer, North America, Leo Burnett
Margaret Johnson, Chief Creative Officer, GS&P
Andrew Keller, Global Creative Director, Facebook Creative Shop
Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer, Fallon
Nick Law, Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
Ted Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Brand Agencies, APAC
David Nobay, Creative Chairman & Founder, Marcel Sydney
Marc S. Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble (2017 Bravery Award Winner for P&G India)
Anselmo Ramos, Founder & outgoing Chief Creative Officer, DAVID 
Jamie Robinson, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Joan
*Juror list is as of release date and is subject to change in the coming weeks. 

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