Cresta is the Creative Standards organisation.

We have run highly respected annual international creative awards since 1993.

In November 2018 the founder, Nancy Ross, retired and Cresta is now managed by a new team with outstanding creative pedigrees.

Lewis Blackwell, CEO, was previously SVP/Creative Director of Getty Images and editor/publisher of Creative Review.

Alan Page, President, is a multi-award winning creative director and copywriter who, most recently, worked at the cutting edge of digital developments.


This new team has rebooted Cresta for the 2019 season.

Among the changes are a new identity designed by Fernando Gutierrez, this new website and entry system built by ThoughtBubble/AwardsEngine and a host of other major improvements across our awards.

Even more important than these changes to the awards is a complete rethink of Cresta’s purpose.

As the new age of communications continues to disrupt agency and production structures as well as the methodology of creatives, Cresta will:

* inspire, recognise and reward the highest standards of creativity

* champion the positive contribution creativity can bring to society

* promote the commercial value of maintaining high creative standards

* build a community for whom creativity is a way of life, not just a job

* support, educate and help into employment next generation creatives


As a result, Cresta now has three distinct but interlinked operating areas.

Cresta Awards  Perhaps the fairest test of your creative work in the world

Cresta Work/Life  Connecting, inspiring and supporting the global creative community

Cresta Futures  Helping next generation creatives into careers

The income from your awards entries will help support both our community and much needed year-round futures initiatives.

The more you support us, the more we can support the industry.

Thank you.

Lewis Blackwell

Lewis Blackwell

Alan Page

Alan Page