The Finalist Teams, comprised of 18 to 25-year old creatives from around the world, will start the day with a mentoring session with 2015 Executive Jury members, who will help them polish their pitch. Finalist Teams will present their 60-Second Spot campaign before a panel of jury members, including representatives from The Project Solution
and prominent judges recruited from the 2015 Executive Jury
. The 2015 Grand Winning Team will be announced live at the New York Show
gala on 21 May.
The 2015 Torch Award Finalist Teams:
BIRTHDAY - TBWA\SMP - Philippines
Erielle Pineda (Digital Strategist)
Beatrice Isabel Guerrero (Digital Account Manager)
Michelle Anne Duñgo (Account Manager)
Therese Andrea Javier (User Interface Designer)
COFFEE'S COMPANIONS- Dentsu Vietnam
Dang Khoa Pham (Designer)
Lam Tran Thanh (Strategic Planning Intern)
HOT NUGGETS - Juniper Park - Canada
Jesse Wilks (Copywriter)
Gerardo Agbuya (Art Director)
LOU AND VICKY - UK
Louise Egan (Copywriter, WAA Chosen)
Victoria Edmonds (Designer, The Wonderland Ltd)
OHAYO - Dentsu Japan
Aya Hamada (Copywriter/Planner)
Mikou Sakamoto (Copywriter/Planner)
Teru Tsujinaka (Copywriter/Planner)
Naoya Kudo (Copywriter/Planner)
New York Festivals launched the Torch Awards in 2014 to champion young creative talent. The competition encourages creatives from the ages of 18 to 25 to take part in a unique competition that explores a creative challenge and offers mentor training on how to pitch their idea. This year's challenge is the 60-Second Spot. Based on a provided brief, entrants submitted their idea for a 60-second video for the 2015 non-profit partner, The Project Solution.
Torch Awards Jury members will determine the Grand Winning Team based on the following criteria: relevance to and understanding of The Project Solution brand and mission; a clear demonstration of campaign goals and strategy; adherence to the brief, including scope and budgets; and creative idea.
New York Festivals partnered this year with The Project Solution
, a non-profit organisation whose philosophy is centred on the idea that small solutions can make a big impact. The results: 5 years, 22 projects, 11 countries, and over 12,000 lives changed.
To view the Torch Awards Mentors and Jury Members, click http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/torchawards/about.php here]].
For more information on the Torch Awards please visit the Torch Awards website
. For more information on The Project Solution please visit http://theprojectsolution.org