The Summit International Awards recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of small and medium sized advertising agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million.
This year’s competition received over 3800 entries from 20 countries including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
This year’s panel of judges included professionals representing the following countries: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Russian Federation, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Entries in 18 major categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During its blind judging (entering company names withheld) the Board of Judges search for and identify innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and user experience, and the ability to communicate and persuade.
“Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment in ones career. With vetted judges, tough judging criteria, two-phase blind judging processes, and strict bylaws limiting winners, only deserving entries receive recognition.” Said Jocelyn Luciano, Managing Director for the Summit International Awards. “The creative work this year was outstanding. Watching the judges debate the details of individual entries in the run-off for the tops spots was inspiring.”
The Summit Awards organization was founded in 1994. Annually, it conducts the Summit Creative Award, the Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award and the Summit Emerging Media Award. Additional information about the Summit International Awards organization, its competitions and winning firms can be found on the SIA web site at www.summitawards.com.