Wilf Sweetland, chief executive officer of Sweetshop, is one of fifteen jury presidents who will preside over the 34th LIA awards. His juries are Production & Post Production and Music Video.
Barbara Levy, president LIA, commented, “Our mantra is that we are a show for creatives. We want to award the best creative ideas that surface every year. That’s why we only invite the top people, who are themselves celebrated and awarded individuals, to preside as Jury Presidents. The LIA Staff and I investigate and discuss, through a very lengthy process, the selection of our presidents and our jurors. You can only have the best creative show when you have the best and most credible juries.”
The jury presidents are:
Branded Entertainment: Kristin Emhoff, Co-founder & President, Pretty Bird
Design and Package Design: Borja Borrero, Chief Creative Director EMEA & LATAM Interbrand
Digital: Tiffany Rolfe, EVP Chief Creative Officer, US, R/GA Media Group
Health & Wellness: Debra Polkes, Managing Partner & US Executive Creative Director, CDM
Health & Wellness – Craft and Pharmaceuticals – Craft: Bernardo Romero, Executive Creative Director, Healthcare & Wellness, Grey Group
Integration: Rob Doubal, CCO McCann UK & Co-President McCann London, McCann London
Music & Sound: Joel Simon, President & Chief Creative Officer, JSM Music
Non-Traditional: Mark Tutssel, Executive Chairman & Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Pharmaceuticals: Brett O’Connor, Founder & Executive Creative Director, VCCP Health
Print/Poster/Billboard/Ambient: Leslie Sims, Chief Creative Officer USA, Ogilvy
Production & Post Production and Music Video: Wilf Sweetland, CEO, Sweetshop
Radio & Audio and Podcast: Torsten Hennings, Branch Manager, Sound Engineer & Director, Studio Funk
Social Influencers: Maddie Raedts, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, IMA
The NEW: Dominic Stallard, Experience Centre Leader & Chief Creative Officer, PwC South East Asia Consulting Experience Centre
TV/Cinema/Online Film: Fred Levron, Worldwide Creative Partner, FCB
More than 150 jury members from around the world will convene in Las Vegas for the judging process. Every judge is required to see every piece of work in their respective media. This year, to reflect changes in communications, LIA is introducing two new standalone competitions – Social Influencers and Podcasts. While both media were part of other competitions in the past, they will be completely separate competitions in 2019. LIA is one of five global shows that are included in the WARC Creativity 100 rankings.
LIA is accepting entries from now through August 15. Enter here.