Call for Entries to AdStars Festival. Suthisak Sucharittanonta to chair the jury panel

Suthisak.jpgThis is one award show you should definitely enter! Entries are now open for the AdStars 2010 Busan International Advertising Festival to be held in Korea from August 26-28. Entries must be received by 15 June 2010 and it's absolutel free to enter - and they give away US$20,000 in cash.

There is no down side to this awards show and last year O&M Hong Kong and Colenso BBDO Auckland picked up US$10,000 each for winning the Grand Prix. Get the entry forms and delegate registration information here.

This year's judging panel is a top class line-up is chaired by Suthisak Sucharittanonta, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Bangkok. On the jury are Eugene Cheong, Regional ECD, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific; Christian Mommertz, CCO, BBDO Dussseldorf GmbH; Ross Chowles, ECD, The Jupiter Drawing Room; Naoki Morita CD, Dentsu Inc Kansai; Spencer Wong, ECD, McCann Erickson Guangming Ltd; Michael Dee CCO, DDB China Group (Shanghai); Santosh Padhi CCO, Co-Founder, Taproot India; Lo Sheung Yan, ECD Chairman, JWT North and East Asia; Tay Guan Hin, Regional ECD, JWT South East Asia, Gavin Earle Simpson, Group ECD, Ogilvy & Mather Kuala Lumpur; Carol Lam (former) ECD, TBWA and Jureeporn Thaidumrong, Founder, JEH United, Bangkok.

The four major advantages AdStars has over other Asian-based festivals like AdFest & Spikes Asia

Firstly, there is no cost to enter work. Entry to Ad Stars is free. This is due to the financial support of the city of Busan and a host of sponsors that would leave any festival world-wide green with envy. Campaign Brief Asia believes this offers a unique opportunity for creative directors in Asia with limited award submission budgets to test their campaigns with the Ad Stars jury before entering work into the bigger and expensive international shows.  

Secondly, the cost of registration to attend Ad Stars is extremely affordable. In fact it's downright cheap! Last year delegates paid just US$330 for a full delegates pass. This covered the full two days of sessions, exhibitions, the opening ceremony and party, the final award night presentation dinner and (quite unbelievably!) two nights luxury accommodation at the 5 star Haeundae Grand Hotel. The cost is even lower (US$230) if you twin share with another delegate.

Thirdly, the Grand Prix winners in both the Product & Service and Public Service categories win US$10,000 cash each to go with their nice looking award. Another reason for agencies to enter your best work. Last year O&M Hong Kong won with their Matchbox Toys viral.

Fourthly, Busan is a beautiful resort city with an entertaining nightlife and a big sandy beach that is just 30 meters away from the Festival hotel.

4 Comments

Anonymous said:

Nothing against Mr. Suthisak or some of the other judges who are proven talents in the business, but it's the same old judges in all the shows! Whats the purpose of multiple shows if its more or less the same jury every time!!!

Anonymous said:

All award shows should be like that! Free to enter and the reward you for the best work!

Anonymous said:

Not been asked to judge lately 5.18?
This is a good panel compared to ADFEST and SPIKES.
$20 grand and free to enter makes it attractive to me and as CB says it's a chance to test our work before paying heaps for the other shows.

Anonymous said:

Suthisak, you looks so young!!!

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