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LIA Announces the 2019 Jury Presidents

London International Awards (LIA) has announced the 2019 Jury Presidents.

Now entering 34 years, LIA is a show created for creatives, that strives for honesty and openness. Standing for great creative ideas and execution, the awards assemble the best talent annually.

Barbara Levy, President LIA, says, “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 their 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

Kristin Emhoff

Co-founder / President

Pretty Bird


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 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 15thAugust.

Judging commences from 1stOctober until 10th October in Las Vegas.

For more information go to www.liaawards.co

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