London International Awards Call for Entries - Marcello Serpa + David Nobay to lead judging

Marcello Serpa.jpgEntries to the London International Awards are now open with the deadline for submission being June 14th, 2010. To enter visit the LIA website.This year the LIA turns 25 years old, a milestone in the life of any organization, and a tribute to the many who have contributed to its success. To judge this year's awards the LIA is assembling eight juries who will join together in September at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas to pass judgement on the work.

This year's jury Presidents will include one of Brazil's most revered creative directors, Marcello Serpa from AlmapBBDO (pictured left) and Australia's David 'Nobby' Nobay from Droga5 Sydney (below left).

Nobby.jpgRei Inamoto.jpgFaris Yakob.jpgJosh Babinowitz.jpg

"True to the LIA tenet of celebrating the iconoclasts, legends and avatars of the industry, we invited, arguably, some of the best creative people, each rated among the top in their field of expertise, to head our jury panels.  They are well respected by their peers in the industry," revealed Barbara Levy, President of London International Awards. "If you look at their salubrious records, you will find that they have each broken the rules and re-written them to enrich the industry as a whole. We are very proud to have them preside over the various media."

"For the first time in 25 years, we have invited a Jury President (TBA) to preside over the Television/Cinema/Online Film Technique jury," explained Barbara Levy. "As for Music, we think it is time the industry recognises and rewards the contribution music makes to enhancing a piece of creative work.  That's why Music has its own Jury President this year.  We are the first major international award show to have a separate jury for Music."

The Jury Presidents along with their respective Jury Panels will gather at Wynn/Encore Las Vegas this September.

lia_statue.jpgThe Jury Presidents are as follows: David Nobay - Creative Chairman, Droga5 Australia presiding over Integrated Campaign and Television/Cinema/Online Film; Marcello Serpa - Partner/General Creative Director, AlmapBBDO São Paulo presiding over Non-Traditional, Print, Poster and Billboard; Rei Inamoto - Chief Creative Officer, AKQA presiding over Digital (pictured 2nd left); Faris Yakob - Chief Innovation Officer, MDC Partners New York presiding over The NEW Category (pictured 3rd left); Terry O'Reilly - Writer/Director, Pirate Toronto presiding over Radio; Josh Rabinowitz - SVP/Director of Music, Grey Group New York presiding over Music (pictured right) and Garrick Hamm - Creative Partner, Williams Murray - Hamm London presiding over Design and Package Design.

The presentation of statues will be held at the awards ceremony in London on November 8th, 2010.

For more information on the awards see


Anonymous said:

Isn't that judge in the orange tee with the dreadlocks the same guy involved in the DM9 scandal from Dubai....making up all kinds of fictitious ads and running them without asking clients for permission? Terrible role model and choice of judge.

Anonymous said:

Not the same guy at all 1.40PM. One look at his bio will tell you that.

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