The Cresta Awards was given a complete makeover earlier this year, which included a new CEO, Lewis Blackwell, who was previously SVP and creative director at Getty Images and before that editor and publisher of Creative Review, and a new president, awarded CD, Alan Page.
Now the modernised awards program has chosen this year’s chair, Anna Qvennerstedt, global executive chair of Forsman & Bodenfors.
She commented, “Cresta stands out as truly global in its values, with no fear or favour in how it is judged. This enables it to produce a fairly chosen, and great to view, set of winners. I am also keen to encourage Cresta’s plans for important new events to help the next generation of creative talent.”
Qvennerstedt has been with Forsman & Bodenfors since 2004 and was appointed chairman in 2012. She has won gold and Grand Prix medals in all the international award shows that matter and has served as a juror or jury president at award festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clio, Eurobest, D&AD, New York Festivals, Ad Stars and the One Show.
Forsman & Bodenfors now has offices in New York, London, Toronto, Montreal, Shanghai and Singapore as well as its home cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm.
Lewis Blackwell noted, “We are privileged to have such a globally respected creative to chair the first Cresta Awards under our new management team. Anna has contributed enormously to the creative industry and sets her own agency the very highest creative standards. These are qualities that Cresta is bringing to the awards world.”
This years’ Cresta Awards are open for entries until May 31. There are 14 categories, with new sections including The Future.
Find everything you need to know to enter here.