LIA Sets Lineup of 2019 Jury Presidents
LIA Branded Entertainment jury president Kerstin Emhoff, president and co-founder, PRETTYBIRD
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London International Awards (LIA) has unveiled its 2019 jury presidents.

Barbara Levy, president LIA, said, “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.”

This year, as in past years, more than 150 jury members from around the world will convene in Las Vegas to be part of the judging process. All rounds of judging are done on-site at the Encore-Wynn Hotel. Every judge is required to see every piece of work in their respective media. These panels decide on the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Statue winners, as well as the finalists. Each panel at its discretion also decides on whether a Grand LIA will be awarded.

When all the awards are decided, every judge on each jury knows the results of their deliberations.

This year, to reflect the dynamic and shifting landscape of 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. This is to make sure that work that has successfully used Social Influencers and Podcasts in innovative, engaging and creative ways is acknowledged and awarded.

The 2019 Jury Presidents:

Branded Entertainment
Kerstin Emhoff
Co-founder / President

Design and Package Design
Borja Borrero
Chief Creative Director EMEA & LATAM Interbrand

Tiffany Rolfe
EVP / Chief Creative Officer, US
R/GA Media Group

Health & Wellness
Debra Polkes
Managing Partner / US Executive Creative Director

Health & Wellness – Craft and Pharmaceuticals - Craft
Bernardo Romero
Executive Creative Director, Healthcare & Wellness
Grey Group

Rob Doubal
CCO McCann UK / Co-President McCann London
McCann London

Music & Sound
Joel Simon
President / Chief Creative Officer
JSM Music

Mark Tutssel
Executive Chairman / Global Chief Creative Officer
Leo Burnett Worldwide

Brett O’Connor
Founder / Executive Creative Director
VCCP Health 

Leslie Sims
Chief Creative Officer USA

Production & Post Production and Music Video
Wilf Sweetland

Radio & Audio and Podcast
Torsten Hennings
Branch Manager / Sound Engineer / Director
Studio Funk

Social Influencers
Maddie Raedts
Founder / Chief Creative Officer

Dominic Stallard
Experience Centre Leader / Chief Creative Officer
PwC South East Asia Consulting Experience Centre

TV/Cinema/Online Film
Fred Levron
Worldwide Creative Partner

LIA, now entering 34 years, is just one of five global shows that are included in the WARC Creativity 100 (formerly the Gunn Report) rankings.

LIA is accepting entries from now through August 15.

Judging will be conducted from October 1-10 in Las Vegas.


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