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About Cresta

Cresta is the Creative Standards organisation.
We have been showcasing and benchmarking exceptional creativity since 1993.

Cresta Trophy

The new sustainable Cresta trophy, introduced in 2019

A Cresta Award is one of the world’s most prestigious creative accolades.

Our annual online festival attracts work from over 70 countries, and from many of the global industry’s most respected creative companies.

Entries cover a wide range of skills; from the very latest digital and technology-based creative communications to more traditional areas in advertising and design.

Each year a carefully chosen world-class jury of more than 120 senior industry leaders votes independently online to establish benchmarks for global creative standards.

From these individual assessments we establish the absolute levels of creativity required to win one of our coveted trophies – a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Prix Cresta.

Unlike some awards, we have always eschewed lavish events and unnecessary international travel. We were one of the first fully online festivals.

We prefer to deliver tangible long-term value in return for your investment in creativity.

That’s why we are committed to accessible entry fees, fair and top-rated judging of your work, tailored post-awards publicity and editorial, global and regional rankings, and to providing an international benchmark that will attract clients and the best staff.

Anything, in fact, that promotes the importance of your creative standards in effective marketing communications.

To find out more, please go to Why Enter.

Cresta exists to:

Inspire, recognise and reward the highest standards of creativity

Champion the positive contribution creativity can bring to society

Promote the value of maintaining high creative standards

And build a community for whom creativity is a way of life

Cresta has been managed by a team with outstanding creative pedigrees. 

Lewis Blackwell is the current CEO, known worldwide as an expert in creativity, and a bestselling author in his own right. He has been previously SVP/Creative Director of Getty Images and editor/publisher of Creative Review, among multiple roles that have seen him lead and create award-winning work. He is also currently Director of the world-renowned Lürzer's Archive publication. Lewis is supported by a highly talented international team at Creative Standards International Ltd., the parent company of the Cresta Awards.

Alan Page, our late President who passed in 2023, was a multi-award winning creative director and copywriter who also worked at the cutting edge of digital developments. You can read more on his life and career here.

To contact us, please email here.

Entries for the 2024 Cresta Awards open on 14 Feb 

If you entered in 2022 or 2023, simply login using the same user name and password.

If you would like to receive a 2024 Entry Kit , or have any questions or suggestions, please email us here

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