AdForum has gathered a diverse jury of more than 200 creatives, strategists, consultants and journalists (from more than 50 countries) for an online competition conceived and launched in only two months. Additional jurors are expected to come on board before judging starts on June 16.
The AdForum PHNX Tribute is a one-off, entirely free-to-enter online competition designed to celebrate creativity and fan the flames of optimism. Winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze phoenix feathers will be announced and honored on July 9 during an online event. The entry deadline has been extended to June 15
The latest jury members include: Valerie Madon, chief creative officer Asia, VLMY&R; Jason Romeyko, global executive creative director, Serviceplan; Ali Rez, regional creative director Middle East & Pakistan, BBDO Worldwide; Mihnea Gheorghiu, global digital creative director, Publicis Italy; Bechara Mouzannar, chief creative officer, Publicis Communications Middle East; Laurent Simon, chief creative officer, VMLY&R London; Rohini Saldanha, corporate communications director, Wunderman Thompson India; Alexis Bronstorph, executive creative director, TAXI Toronto; and Sandrine Plasseraud, founder & CEO, We Are Social France. Plus pitch consultants and journalists from the United States, the UK, Germany, Lebanon, Belgium, Poland, France and Slovenia. The full list until now is available here.
The purpose of the PHNX Tribute is to honour the best work of the past 12 months and demonstrate our industry’s resilience. It is aimed at individual creatives and teams: the people behind the great work. Agencies, freelancers, brands and production have been asked to enter their best work into a carefully distilled selection of 25 categories.
Philippe Paget, CEO of AdForum’s parent company Maydream, said:
“We always aimed for a diverse jury and frankly it worked out better than we could have hoped. Major networks, independent agencies and freelancers are represented, as are the creative leaders, strategists and opinion formers who, working together, make up the core of our community.”
In short, AdForum PHNX Tribute is on course to put creativity back in the spotlight. The jury is still growing and entries are open.