The Cresta jury system is arguably the fairest and most impartial. Over 100 top creatives from across the globe vote independently. No politics. No favouritism. Just honest, expert assessment you can trust.
This year we expect entries from around 60 countries. Our impartial judging system encourages entries from smaller countries (and smaller agencies) as well as the major powerhouses of North America, Europe and Asia. Anyone can win at Cresta if their work is good enough.
“Cresta has recently revamped, enhanced and bettered its competition.
It's a great feeling to have been recognised under these more challenging guidelines.”
GLOBAL CCO, BBDO WORLDWIDE
“Cresta stands out as truly global in its values, with no fear or favour in how it is judged. This enables it to produce a fairly chosen, and great to view, set of winners.”
CRESTA JURY CHAIR 2019 AND GLOBAL EXUCTIVE CHAIR, FORSMAN & BODENFOR
“It's an honour to be given the inaugural Cresta Independent Network of the Year award, and from such an internationally respected creative standards organisation.”
WORLDWIDE EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SERVICEPLAN GROUP
For 2020 we are introducing new categories such as Long Term Creativity and Brand Purpose that reflect the issues and opportunities in the industry today. They join innovative new categories such as The Future and ‘Wish we’d thought of that’ which were so popular in 2019.
Our new Creative Business awards celebrate the culture, workplace and activism that are such important elements of the best creative offices.
Sustainable and responsible
We are committed to running the most environmentally responsible creative awards. We don’t fly hundreds of jurors or delegates half way round the world for our events. We use state-of-the-art technology to work collaboratively.
A good investment
Winning an award should give you more than just a nice warm feeling and another trophy for reception. It should help grow your business. That’s why we work round the year to deliver an outstanding ROI on your entries into Cresta.
In Q1 2020, for example, we’ll launch our first ever International Review of Creative Standards which will be marketed to clients around the world and feature many of our winners as well as coverage of the most important issues affecting the industry today.
Run by creatives
Unlike many awards, Cresta is actually run by creative people. Both the President and CEO have had award-winning creative careers covering advertising, digital and print.
It’s a senior team that truly understands what it means to win an award and how awards can build both careers and agencies.
More than awards
‘Brand purpose’ isn’t just the latest fashionable phrase to us. It’s at the very heart of the rebooted Cresta. Awards are only the most visible part of Cresta. We look to support inspirational, stimulating and educational events.
We are working on long-term initiatives to bring a wider demographic into the creative industries. And we are committed to championing the value of creativity to society as well as industry.