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SPIKES ASIA RECEIVES RECORD ENTRIES

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Juries set to judge 4,984 pieces of work innovation shortlist released

TheSpikes Asia Festival of Creativity, which takes place next week in Singapore,
has announced that 4,984 entries have been received into the 2014 awards.
“The
entries received into Spikes Asia always act as a good indication of regional
industry trends and the direction it’s heading in, which is why it’s
interesting to see that the categories showing the strongest growth are Digital,
which has seen entries rise by 68%, and Mobile, where entries have grown by
48%. On a country level, it’s fantastic that Sri Lanka has almost doubled its
entries, whilst Malaysia, Pakistan and Chinese Taipei have also seen
substantial increases. It’s going to be an exciting few days as we start to see
the best in APAC’s creative communications rising to the top,” says Terry
Savage, Chairman, Lions Festivals.

The
following number of entries have been received in each category: Branded
Content & Entertainment (187), Creative Effectiveness (31), Design (332),
Digital (461), Direct (329), Film (397), Film Craft (258), Healthcare (173),
Innovation (63), Integrated (59), Media (422), Mobile (186), Outdoor (605), PR
(247), Print (379), Print & Poster Craft (306), Promo & Activation
(434), Radio (115).
Ahead
of the Festival, the Innovation jury, led by Emad Tahtouh, Director of Applied
Technology at FINCH, have completed a preliminary round of judging to arrive at
a shortlist of entries, each of which will be presented live to the jury at the
Festival. Commenting on the category, Emad said, “Asia is at the heart of
technology. Its manufacturing, creative invention and innovation processes
cannot be matched by any other region. It is relied upon more than any other
region in the world, and is at the centre of all things tech.” Ten entries have
been shortlisted, with Australia having the most shortlisted, closely followed
by Japan and the Philippines. Live judging takes place on Wednesday 24
September and is open to all delegates, who will be able to witness first-hand
the region’s latest innovations and technologies.
In
total, 90 jury members will meet in Singapore to judge entries from across Asia
Pacific and decide which are groundbreaking enough to take home a trophy.
Alongside the awards, the four-day Festival, filled with non-stop content,
networking and learning, is set to recharge and inspire delegates, whilst
particular focus is put on nurturing talent through the Young Spikescompetitions and academies. The Awards Ceremony, where the 2014 winners are
revealed, will bring Spikes Asia 2014 to a close, with celebrations continuing
into the night at the official After Party.

SpikesAsia takes place from 23 – 26 September at Suntec, Singapore. There is still time
to register for a pass and further details, along with full schedules and
information, can be found at www.spikes.asia.  


The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity celebrating and inspiring
Asia-Pacific creativity in communications. Suntec City, Singapore, 23-26
September 2014.

Building on 27 years of the illustrious Spikes Awards, the Spikes Asia Festival
of Creativity is the result of a collaboration between the Lions Festivals,
organisers of Cannes Lions, Lions Health, Dubai Lynx and Eurobest, and
Haymarket, publishers of Campaign Asia Pacific. The Festival provides the
region’s growing creative and advertising industry with a platform to network
and exchange ideas, bringing together some of the finest creative thinkers from
across the region and around the world.
Spikes Asia, attended by over 1,800 delegates from 30 countries in 2013, offers
an inspirational programme of seminars and workshops focusing on creativity and
learning, exhibitions of creative work from Asia Pacific, networking events in
the evening and the Spikes Asia awards show.
The Awards, judged by leading international and regional creatives, honour the
best creative work in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Digital,
Integrated, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Print Craft, Film Craft,
Design, Mobile, PR, Branded Content & Entertainment, Innovation and
Healthcare.   

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