AD STARS has agreed to extend its entry deadline until Wednesday 15th June 2022, giving agencies, creative, production companies and advertising enthusiasts a few more days to submit their entries to the 15th AD STARS Awards. 

Paul Conversy Awards Manager at AD STARS stated that “The deadline to submit entries has been extended due to numerous requests. There will be no further extension beyond the 15th of June, so don’t miss out on this final opportunity to submit your creative projects.”

AD STARS is one of the most inclusive creative awards shows, with most categories being free to enter, it is the only festival open to non-professionals and professionals with a US$10,000 cash prize for Grand Prix of the Year winners. 

Hwan Jin Choi chairperson of AD STARS stated that “We’re particularly excited for this year’s edition of AD STARS 2022 as it marks the return of in-person events with conferences and exhibits taking place at BEXCO in Busan. Our theme of the year is “MAD”, MAD stands for Marketing, Advertising and Digital and it’s a reflection of the direction in which our industry is going in embracing a more multidisciplinary and creative approach. We can’t wait to see some of the MAD innovations that will be showcased at AD STARS 2022.”

The full list of AD STAR categories is as follows: 

AD STARS: Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio & Audio, Design, Interactive, Mobile, Data Insights, Social & Influencer, PR, Brand Experience & Activation, Direct, Media, Integrated, Innovation, Diverse Insights, Place Brand, Creative eCommerce

VIDEO STARS: Branded Information Video, Branded Entertainment Videos, Branded Viral Videos, Non Branded Videos

PSA: Green, Human Rights, Education, Healthcare, Gender Equality, Peace & Justice, Partnerships, Others


AD STARS have this year secured a jury composed of 340 global experts and leaders. The AD STARS jury is composed of 300 preliminary judges and 40 final judges, from over 80 countries. 

Charu Menon Partner / Executive Producer at heckler and executive jury for the Film and Video stars category stated that “I’m really excited to check out some of the entries and start discussions with fellow judges, I can’t wait to see what the creative community have come up with this year”.

Kathy Delaney Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and executive jury for the Diverse Insights, Outdoor, PSA, Pivot, Place Brand and Radio & Audio category, stated that “I’m looking forward to hearing from and seeing all the amazing work of different creatives from around the world and seeing all the different and unique ways they tackle the creative challenges.”

AD STARS 2022 will run from 25th to 27th August at Bexco (Busan Exhibition and Conference Centre) in Busan, Korea.

Visitor registration for AD STARS 2022 is now open with a 20% discount until June 15 and 10% discount until July 15.

To enter AD STARS 2022, visit or contact 


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