We encourage entering as early as possible to make the judging process more efficient.
A separate fee is applied per each category selection.
Early entries are rewarded with lower fees.
OPEN FOR ENTRIES: FEBRUARY 1ST, 2023
SINGLE – $450
SINGLE PLUS – $550
CAMPAIGN – $1000
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: MARCH 10TH, 2023
SINGLE – $500
SINGLE PLUS – $600
CAMPAIGN – $1200
OFFICIAL DEADLINE: APRIL 28, 2023
SINGLE – $600
SINGLE PLUS – $700
CAMPAIGN – $1300
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 19TH, 2023
SINGLE - $650
SINGLE PLUS - $750
CAMPAIGN - $1400
$100 THROUGHOUT THE ENTRY PERIOD
Currency must be in USA Dollars made payable to INTERNATIONAL AWARDS GROUP, LLC. We accept credit card payment using VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX.
CREDIT CARD FEES
3% of total order for VISA and MasterCard.
3.2% of total order for AMEX.
SUBMISSION & PAYMENT
If you are submitting more than one entry, send only one payment for the total amount of all your entry fees. INTERNATIONAL AWARDS GROUP must receive payment information within 7 business days of completing your online entry submission in order to process entries.
WIRE (OR BANK) TRANSFER
A $125 US dollar fee will be applied to all Wire (or bank) transfer payments to cover intermediary bank fees.
This fee will be added to the total amount on your invoice.
Your invoice number and our bank transfer information will be available to you just after checkout. You will then be able to print your invoice for your accounting department so they can execute the transfer.
WE DO NOT CHARGE MEDIA HANDLING FEES, SALES TAX, OR VAT TAXES.
LATE ENTRY FEE
Any entry submitted after the official Final Deadline may be subject to a 10% Late Entry Processing Fee.
Refunds of entry fees will only be granted if a written request is made within 14 days of submitting entries and then a $100 fee per entry will be charged to cover additional administrative costs. After 14 days, because entries will have been processed and entered into the system, no refunds will be granted but we will be able to block the entries from the judging schedule.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE ONCE JUDGING BEGINS.
Nominates an individual piece of work.
2 FILE MAXIMUM
1 Main Execution + 1 Supplemental piece, such as a case video or case board. The supplemental supporting material cannot be an execution of work, will be removed if-so.
Nominates an individual piece of work, includes more space for supplemental material.
6 FILE MAXIMUM
1 Main Execution + up to 5 supplemental pieces.
NOTE: Multiple, separate, executions of work should be entered as a Campaign.
Nominates a collection of related work in its entirety.
6 FILE MAXIMUM
Up to 6 Main Executions and/or Supplemental pieces. All will be considered in judging.
NOTE: Multiple, separate, executions of work should be entered as a Campaign.
To be eligible for the 2023 competition, entries must have been published or aired between January 1st, 2022, and May 26th, 2023.
AME Awards: Entries must have been published or aired between January 1st, 2021, and May 26th, 2023.
Entrants must be able to show proof of media buys if requested.
ONLY BRAND OF GOVERNMENT WORK IS ELIGIBLE FOR NYFA.
NGO WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE G100 CATEGORIES.
NYFA DEFINES NGO AS:
New York Festivals gives the jury the right to move an entry to a different category should they determine the work does not belong in the category in which it was originally entered. By moving the ad, the jury will agree it will receive an award equal to or higher than the one it was originally scheduled to receive.
Our SCAMGUARD system encourages jury members to anonymously flag suspicious ads and include comments in support for their suspicions. Scam ads were never published or were published without the full knowledge and consent of the advertiser.
Every flagged entry is investigated. Should the evidence prove the scam, the entry will be disqualified and the people listed in the credits of the entering company will be suspended from entering our competitions for three years.
Please see the Entry Process PDF for a step-by-step guide to entering the NYF Advertising Awards competition. Entry Carts that have been inactive for more than 6 weeks will be considered abandoned and will be automatically deleted.
Please note: Entrants may have up to 72 hours after checkout or until the deadline to amend their entries, whichever comes first.
Winning entries will be showcased on our website exactly as they are entered, please make sure proper spelling and correct capitalization are used in the title, agency and brand name.
JURY BRIEF REQUIREMENT 800 Word Max.
Use this section of the entry process to explain to the jury why your entry should win in the category chosen. This is your opportunity to include any additional context, descriptions, and/or statistics.
TRANSLATION Optional, Unlimited Space
We recommend including embedded translation in the film as clear, legible subtitles.
Ex: white letters on a black bar
If embedded subtitles are unavailable, please include complete written translations with your submission via the space provided in the entry form.
If your entry is not produced in English, please include a complete English script with your submission where indicated in the entry form.
Translate only relevant menu sections, headlines and text.
PLEASE UPLOAD CASE STUDY VIDEOS FIRST.
Must not be longer than three minutes in length. Any technical questions may be emailed to processing@NewYorkFestivals.com
ACCEPTED FORMATS AND REQUIREMENTS
MOV AND MP4
We do not accept ProRes files.
May be uploaded in its original format.
Can contain one image or multiple. Magnification enabled within judging.
Accepted but magnification unavailable. Vertical and horizontal images outside of a 4:3 (16:9) aspect ratio should be submitted as a PDF to provide the highest resolution.
You may submit a webpage as an entry or as supporting creative material. All links must stay active through July 2023, and must be direct links that do not require a login or password. To ensure fair and anonymous judging, websites cannot include the agency name.
If submitting from Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud or other streaming sites, please make sure your file is downloadable. If that is not an option, we will need the video or audio file for showcasing purposes, should your entry reach finalist status.
Winning Finalists will be informed of their status via email, and announced on our website, email blasts, social media platforms and through press releases to top publications in the industry.
The Best of Show, Grand Award, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Industry Awards will be decided by the Executive Jury.
Awards are to be processed, shipped, and delivered within 8-10 weeks of the Winners' Announcement.
BEST OF SHOW
HOLDING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Is awarded to the holding company that earned the highest combined score for all entries in all mediums, calculated from all points earned by its networks and agencies.
GLOBAL BRAND OF THE YEAR
Is awarded to a brand that earns the highest score for entries in all mediums and has distinguished itself through innovative and creative marketing while demonstrating effective communications.
GLOBAL AGENCY NETWORK OF THE YEAR
Is awarded to an advertising agency network that earns the highest score for entries in all mediums. For consideration to be part of a network, the company concerned must be wholly or majority owned by a network or associated with a network group through naming and/or branding.
REGIONAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Is awarded to an advertising agency that earns the highest score for entries in all mediums. The five regions of the world are North America, South America, Middle East/Africa, Europe and Asia/Pacific.
BOUTIQUE AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Is awarded to an agency unaffiliated with a large agency network, employs less than 75 people and has made an impact on the marketplace. In order to qualify for this award, the agency must win at least three different awards for three separate or individual entries. Finalist Awards do not apply. Single and Campaign entries do not count as separate entries. In the event no agency qualifies, this award will not be presented.
IN-HOUSE AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Is based on total points earned, the In-House Agency of the Year Award will be given to the in-house agency that obtains the highest score for entries in all categories across all mediums. Agencies must opt-in for In-House Agency of The Year during the entry process in order to qualify for this award. In order to win In- House Agency of The Year, the individual agency must win at least three awards for three separate or individual campaigns. The agency with the highest scoring entries in total will be awarded this honor.
BEST NEW AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Is based on total points earned and recognizes the impact upstart agencies
less than four years old have on the marketplace and their ability to garner international exposure. In order to qualify for this award, the agency must win at least three different awards for three separate or individual entries. Finalist Awards do not apply. Single and Campaign entries do not count as separate entries. In the event no agency qualifies, this award will not be presented.
INDEPENDENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Is based on total points earned, the Independent Agency of the Year Award will be given to the non-networked agency that obtains the highest score for entries in all categories across all mediums, irrespective of whether these have been entered
by the agency or another party. Agencies must opt in for Independent Agency of
the Year during the entry process in order to qualify for this award. In order to win Independent Agency of the Year, the individual agency must win at least three awards for three separate or individual campaigns. The agency with the highest scoring entries in total will be awarded this honor.
FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Is based on total points scored, regardless of whether entries were submitted by the production company, advertising agency, or a third party.
BEST OF SHOW
Is determined by the Executive Jury from among top-scoring winners. The Best of Show will be awarded to the entry that possesses creativity and innovation deserving of this special recognition.
PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY OF THE YEAR
The new addition to our prestigious Industry Awards is the PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR. Every entry now has a field to enter the PR company that was affiliated with the work. Based on the medal counts for all of the work attributed to them, the PR Agency of the year will be declared.
Entrants should enter their credit information at the time of entry. Please assign your credits to the best of your ability.
When submitting your credits, be aware that if your entry is a winner, the Winner’s Diploma accompanying your trophy will list the name of the entering company, name of the network/ brand (if any), name of the category, the title of the entry, the year of the competition, and the first ten names with corresponding job titles. Everyone involved in the ad is eligible.
Additional names with job titles can be listed in the showcase section of our website. Prior to the shortlist notification, you will be given the opportunity to update and correct credits and shipping addresses. However, if no corrections are made, credits and shipping information listed during the entry process will be considered the credits of record. Winning trophies will be shipped to the entering contact shipping address only. Any return and re-shipping costs will be paid for by the entrant.
Any changes after the credit check deadline may be subject to a $100 fee.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR WORK SHOWCASED ON OUR WEBSITE AND PLATFORMS:
Indicate “NO” where prompted in the entry process and Email John Ottinger: John. Ottinger@NewYorkFestivals.com
All copies of entries submitted become the property of International Awards Group, LLC, and its affiliated awards companies, NYF Advertising Awards®, NYF Health Awards®, AME Awards®, Midas Awards®, Global Awards®, and New York Festivals® (hereafter collectively referred to as NYF), and can be used for supplemental presentations to educational institutions, trade shows, advertising professionals, and the general public. Entries will not be returned.
Entrant specifically grants a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free permission to NYF to play or show the entries at award presentations, at NYF sponsored screenings around the world, or in any other public or private presentation with or without charge whenever and as often as NYF and its representatives see fit without any compensation to Entrant. Entrant agrees that NYF may use or process the entries for any purpose, including but not limited to, for the purpose of artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence training, machine learning, augmented human intelligence development, algorithm improvement, or similar data aggregation activities.
Entrant authorizes NYF the use of any trademarks, animated characters, animals, and merchandised items included in the entries for such purposes. NYF may use entries or license entries or the reproduction of entries in perpetuity, without payment to Entrant or Entrant’s clients, non-exclusively throughout the world, for use in telecasts, broadcasts, videotapes, Internet, data analysis, DVDs, exhibits, annuals, and any other publications including without limitation, television, radio, or Internet presentations featuring the NYF winners.
Entrant holds or will secure the necessary license for use of all music embodied within the entries. Entrant will fully defend, indemnify and hold NYF, its affiliated companies, assignees and licensees harmless from any talent or other residual charges due to the release of its entries or any third party claims against NYF, its affiliated companies, assignees and licensees resulting from the content of the entries and the intellectual property contained therein. The person submitting entry or entries certifies that he or she has full authority to approve the rights granted herein.
DISPOSITION OF ENTRY
Entries and materials submitted will not be returned and may be displayed, shown, duplicated, published or reproduced for educational or promotional purposes, as New York Festivals deems appropriate. By entering our competitions, the entrant agrees to hold International Awards Group, LLC, and any of its affiliated companies, exempt from any costs or expenses of any claim arising out of any use.
All of us at New York Festivals wish you and your company great success in this year’s competition for the World’s Best Advertising.
Scott Rose – President, New York Festivals Advertising Competitions
Lauren Murray – Assistant Executive Director
John Ottinger – Competition Management
Gayle Seminara Mandel – AME, Executive Director
If you would like assistance or have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact our Processing Department at: processing@NewYorkFestivals.com