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Source: Spikes Asia
Record-breaking entries received for Spikes Asia
Innovation Shortlist Released

SINGAPORE, Sept 16, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Spikes Asia, the three-day Festival of Creativity in the Asia Pacific region has today announced a record-breaking 5,132 entries from 23 countries. Entries into Healthcare have seen a significant 72% increase, with Design (40%) and Direct (34%) also experiencing an upturn.

"Creativity in Asia Pacific continues to excel globally with 3 of the top 10 most awarded countries at this year's Cannes Lions coming from the region. The growth in entries is reflective of the fantastic work coming from this creative community and Spikes Asia is a platform for this work to be celebrated," says Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals. "This increase demonstrates just how important the region is becoming in the global creative communications sphere," he added.

Prior to the Festival, which takes place from 21 - 23 September at Suntec, Singapore, 98 industry experts will convene to judge the work and award the most creative with the Spikes accolade across 20 categories.

The full count is as follows:
                            2016    2015
Creative Effectiveness        25      23 
Design                       375     267 
Digital                      488     424 
Digital Craft                140       0 
Direct                       395     295 
Entertainment                168     154 
Film                         446     388 
Film Craft                   296     321
Healthcare                   254     148
Innovation                    56      47
Integrated                    59      50 
Media                        430     438 
Mobile                       183     159 
Music                         83       0 
Outdoor                      453     468 
PR                           286     249 
Print & Outdoor Craft        234     181 
Print & Publishing           186     256 
Promo & Activation           434     350 
Radio                        141     133 
TOTAL                      5,132   4,351 
With live judging at the Festival on Wednesday 21 September, the Innovation jury has confirmed their shortlist of 10 from the 56 entries received. Attendees of the Festival can experience the judging, led by Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Fred & Farid, China while hearing the entrants explain the rationale behind the concepts competing for the Innovation Spikes. All of the shortlisted work will be available for attendees to view on the Innocean interactive kiosks.

The winners will be announced onstage on Friday 23 September at the MasterCard Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Additional awards presented on the night include the Spikes Asia Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, Network of the Year, Spikes Palm Award and the Grand Prix for Good. The Spikes Asia Advertiser of the Year Award will be presented to Mars, Incorporated before the official After Party brings the Festival to a close at The Clifford Pier.

Delegates can still register to attend the Festival and further information can be found on the Spikes Asia website.

About Spikes Asia

The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, celebrating and inspiring Asia-Pacific creativity in advertising, runs this year at Suntec City, Singapore from 21-23 September 2016.

Building on 28 years of the illustrious Spikes Awards, the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity is the result of a collaboration between the Lions Festivals, organisers of Cannes Lions, Lions Health, Lions Innovation, Lions Entertainment, Dubai Lynx, AMES and eurobest, and Haymarket, publishers of Campaign Asia Pacific.

The Festival provides the region's growing creative and advertising industry with a platform to network and exchange ideas, bringing together some of the finest creative thinkers from across the region and around the world.

The Awards, judged by leading international and regional creatives, honour the best creative work in the categories of Film, Creative Effectiveness, Print & Publishing, Outdoor, Radio & Audio, Digital, Integrated, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Music, Digital Craft, Print & Outdoor Craft, Film Craft, Design, Mobile, PR, Entertainment, Healthcare and Innovation. For more infomation, please visit

Isobel Diamond
Press Officer
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity
+44 20 3033 4156

Marian Brannelly
Press & PR Officer
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity
+44 20 3033 4000 

Sept 16, 2016 20:00 HKT/SGT
Source: Spikes Asia

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