Not a bad way to start the year! DM9 JaymeSyfu Executive Creative Director Eugene Demata joins the Grand Jury panel of the New York Festivals for 2010.
“I am honored to be part of this Grand Jury Panel which includes top creatives worldwide,” says Demata of the invitation he received in late 2009. Demata joins more than 250 Grand Jury members from 60 countries that make the NYF Grand Jury the largest and most global.
The New York Festivals awards the best in television, cinema, print, outdoor, interactive, design, mixed media, collateral, radio and student advertising from more than 70 countries. For 2010, the New York Festivals include Event Venues, Best Sports Reporter, Best Interview, and Best Entertainment Newscast, as well as Best Boutique Agency, and Best New Agency Awards.
On the New York Festival’s online judging, Demata comments, “You have the time to see the entries at your own pace and no peer pressure. It gives you the time to evaluate each work and judge fairly.”
“I like (its) anti-scam system that will allow the jury to put a suspected work for investigation. (It is) very democratic and efficient,” he says, of the recent move by the NYF to avoid the presence of scam ads.
With the Philippines faring well in the New York Festivals of late, Demata adds brightly, “I hope our country will produce more metals this year.”