The only international advertising festival which combines creativity with cutting-edge technology, AD star awards has announced its finalists which are running to win Grand Prix. From India, 89 agencies made it into the final shortlist which is more compared to last year where final shortlists from India were only 53. The award aims to share creative solutions and change the world. The awards for this year will be announced at 2019 Ad Stars Awards gala dinner at BEXCO’s Grand Ballroom on August 24. To see which agencies made it to the final shortlist follow the given link:
A total of 1,811 campaigns have been shortlisted from 20,645 entries, by 220 preliminary judges around the world. This includes 1,652 finalists for advertising professionals (from a total of 18,323 professional entries) and 159 non-professional finalists (from a total of 2,322 non-professional entries).
“We aim to be a festival for everyone interested in creativity, not just for those working in the advertising industry. It’s the reason part of our show is open to the general public, free-of-charge, and it’s also the reason why everyone is eligible to enter the Ad Stars Awards – even non-professionals. The more people who take an interest in the ingenuity of the global creative industries, the stronger our industry will be,” explained Hwan Jin Choi, Chairman of the Ad Stars Executive Committee".
From 10th to 17th July, the second round of judging will start where 35 Final Judges will begin online judging. 5 Executive Judges along with 35 Final Judges will select this year’s winners, including two Grand Prix of the Year winners, which receive US$10,000 apiece.
Last year Cheil India bagged Gold, 3 Silvers and a Bronze along with a Grand Prix award for ‘Good Vibes Project’ for Sense International in the mobile category. DDB Mudra received Gold, 3 Silvers and a Bronze for ‘Project Free Period’ for Johnson and Johnson. To know which Indian agencies took awards home last year, visit