Colenso BBDO leads the Kiwi agency pack at shortlist stage of AdStars 2017 with 36 finalists

trucklow-thumb-400x269-244438.jpgAdStars 2017 has released its finalist list that will be judged by its final juries at the festival to be held in Busan, South Korea August 22-23.

It total 21,530 entries were submitted to AdStars this year and 210 online judges from 62 countries have cut this down to 1,802 shortlists.

New Zealand has scored a total of 49 finalists - 36 of them scored by Colenso BBDO. DDB NZ has picked up nine finalists and Clemenger BBDO | Touchcast has picked up four.

Download the shortlist:  Finalists_Professional_AD STARS 2017.pdf
Anselmo Ramos sml.jpgThese shortlists will be judged by juries lead by Suthisak Sucharittanonta (BBDO Bangkok), Wain Choi (Cheil Seoul), Anselmo Ramos (pictured left - DAVID Miami), Helen Pak (Grey Canada) and Adrian Botan (McCann EMEA) with winners announced at the final awards presentation.

Says Eui Ja Lee, co-chair of the AdStars executive committee: "It's hard to believe how quickly our awards show has grown since we first launched in 2008. We received over 21,500 entries to the AdStars Awards, which shows our mandate of being a global awards show that is free to enter and committed to 'creativity for good' is resonating with creative communities around the world. I'm especially proud of the diversity of entries and judges we have attracted this year."
 
AdStars is the only global festival that is free-to-enter and offers a US$10,000 cash prize for Grand Prix of the Year winners. With entries from 40 countries, AdStars received the highest number of submissions from Japan, followed by Thailand, Korea, Australia, Philippines, China and New Zealand.

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