Montreux Advertising Festival 2019: Closing date for entries extended to April 17

This year, the festival is scheduled to take place at Montreux on the picturesque Lake Geneva in Switzerland on April 25, 2019

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 5:50 PM

The last date for submitting entries for the 30th edition of Montreux Advertising Festival has been extended to April 17. 

This year, the festival is scheduled to take place at Montreux on the picturesque Lake Geneva in Switzerland on April 25, 2019.

Montreux Advertising Festival is a precursor to Cannes Lions and every year many Cannes aspirants test their work at Montreux. Winners at Montreux often go on to win at Cannes as well. The 2018 Golden Award of Montreux received more than 3,400 entries from 38 countries.

The Montreux International Jury for 2019 has been announced. The jury members are Izabella Cabral, TBWA/Worldwide; Andreia Ribeiro, Fuel Lisbon; Carol Lambert, Publicis Dublin; Joaquin Salim, BBDO New York; Craig Hannabus, Havas Johannesburg; Sergio Spaccavento Conversion, Italy; Gastón Andrés Guetmonovitch, Leo Burnett Madrid; Sébastien Boutebel, McCann Paris, Jens Waernes, Goodby Silverstein & Partners London; Daniel de Hora, Creative Boutique Brasil; Luis Silva Dias, FCB International; and Olivier Teepe, Cloudfactory, The Netherlands.

On the jury from India is Ajay Chandwani, Director Percept Ltd, and Independent Strategic Brand Engagement Consultant. Other judges are Conor Brady, Critical Mass; Barbara Aparo, Fashion TV; Lothaire Burg, ARTE TV, France; and Istvan Bracsok, White Rabbit, Hungary.

Last year, BBDO New York was the most successful agency at the Montreux Festival for its work on GE, P&G, Bacardi, Mars and Sandy Hook Promise. BBDO New York was followed by Energy BBDO and BETC Paris.

Indian companies too did well, winning 6 gold and 5 finalist awards at the 2018 Montreux Goldenaward Festival at Switzerland.

Indian winners included Open Strategy & Design for Crisil Foundation corporate id ‘I am progress‘, which won gold in the Design Category. Out of the Box won gold in the Direct Marketing category for their Sparsh Calendar ‘Feed a child for 365 days a year.

Sony Pictures India won gold for Kaun Banega Crorepati-Play in the Digital/Interactive category while Viacom18 Colors won gold for India Bangaya Manch in the Events category. Jagran Prakashan won gold with 957 Pages from a Daughter's Diary in the Best Use of Print Media category. A gold was also awarded for Miami Ad School India in the Talent category.

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