Ad Stars kicks off 2016 Awards

The deadline for the 9th Ad Stars Awards has been announced for 2016.

Based in Busan, South Korea, Ad Stars is free to enter and open to everyone including advertising agencies and creative professionals, production companies, students and non-professionals.

Entries to Ad Stars can be submitted online at any time of the year, however only those entries received prior to 15 May will be in the running to win Grand Prix, Gold, Silver or Bronze medals at the Ad Stars Awards on 27 August 2016.

The Ad Stars Awards will conclude the 9th Ad Stars festival, a three-day festival that will run from 25 - 27 August at Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea.

The first Ad Stars Awards took place in 2008 and received 3,105 entries from 29 countries. By 2015, entries had grown to 17,698 entries from 67 countries.

“Entries to Ad Stars have grown so quickly since 2008 that we are now proud to say Ad Stars stands shoulder to shoulder with other advertising events of global renown,” said Eui Ja Lee, Co-chairperson of the AD STARS Executive Committee.

“This year, we’re hoping to receive 20,000 entries from 70 countries.”

Co-chairperson Hwan Jin Choi, said the aim of the award is to encourage more people to work in advertising and inspire people in the industry to continually improve their thinking.

“It’s all part of our belief that creativity can contribute to a better future for us all, which is a philosophy that sets AD STARS apart from other global festivals.”

The preliminary deadline for entries is Sunday 15 May 2016, followed by a final deadline of Tuesday 31 May. The festival welcomes entries from all creative professionals, students and non-professionals globally.