Call for Entries Announced for 14th Annual Summit Creative Awards

The marketing industry's prestigious award for small & mid-size agencies once again seeks to honor the most creative works found worldwide. – Deadline - January 28, 2008.

Portland, OR, December 19, 2007 --( The Summit International Awards today announced they are now accepting entries for the 2008 Summit Creative Award competition. Recognized worldwide as the industry’s most prestigious award given exclusively for works created by small and mid-size marketing firms, the Summit Creative Award has become a coveted honor that draws the highest caliber of contestants from around the globe.

Open exclusively to advertising and public relations agencies, advertisers, video, graphics and multimedia companies and other creative firms with annual billings of less than $30 million, the Summit Creative Award provides a public spotlight for the enormously creative work being done by some of today’s smaller firms. Each year the competition draws thousands of entries from more than 50 countries.

This year, awards will be given in 21 categories including one devoted to Emerging Media such as blogs, online advertising campaigns and e-mail programs. “The Summit Creative Award acknowledges the fact that some of the most creative and effective marketing campaigns today are being developed by smaller agencies,” said Ilan Geva, principal and creative director for Ilan Geva and Friends and one of last year’s judges. “The level of work submitted by entrants in last year’s Summit Creative Award highlights why many of today’s largest clients are turning to smaller agencies for their expertise.”

“A fully fleshed-out Redesign category is expected to have a strong showing as firms aim to demonstrate their leadership in the marketplace,” said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director of the Summit Awards. “Subcategories include Logos, Brand, Collateral, Print, Broadcast, and Websites Redesign.”

The site also serves as a resource for industry news and hosts links to related information along with winner microsites. The public can learn about current and past winners and view many winning submissions on the Awards web site.

Judging is done by a panel of industry professionals representing some of the top creative agencies from around the world. Winners are selected based on strength of concept, quality of execution, and ability to communicate and persuade. Winning entries receive Best of Show, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Past judges have included senior-level executives from such firms as J. Walter Thompson USA, Inc; Saatchi & Saatchi, Scanad from Denmark, A|D from Australia, DDM Interactive from Ukraine, and XM from Hong Kong.

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The Summit International Awards (SIA) organization is dedicated to furthering excellence in the communications industry. It administers rigorous award competitions throughout the year with the goal of recognizing companies and individuals that go beyond the expected.

Throughout its fourteen-year history, the SIA has established itself as one of the premier arbiters of creative and communication excellence. Using rigorous evaluation criteria and blind judging processes, its competitions reward only those firms truly deserving of special recognition. The SIA organization conducts the Summit Creative Award, the Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award and the Summit Emerging Media Award.

For more information on the Summit Creative Award or to obtain an entry kit for the 2008 competition, visit the SIA web site at or call 1-503-297-9979. Deadline for all entries in the 2008 creative competition is January 28, 2008.

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Dale Fowler