For more than 50 years, the International ANDY Awards have recognized the brave process of creativity. As the most sought-after awards for creative excellence in advertising, the ANDYs continually raise standards for craftsmanship in the industry around the world.
Founded in 1964, the ANDYs honor global creativity in advertising, and recognize the contributions of individuals and companies who continually innovate, experiment and inspire with novel approaches to communication.
After celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2014 with a platform centered on bravery, the ANDYs are entering their 51st year with Colleen DeCourcy, Partner & Global Chief Creative Officer, Wieden + Kennedy, at the helm as Chair of the 2015 ANDY Awards & Jury. Judged by a hand-selected jury of globally renowned creative leaders, awards are granted to both single entries and campaign executions, distinguished by product, service or technique category.
In 2015, the ANDYs will continue to unite the industry to push the boundaries of creativity and usher in the future with a call to agencies around the world to submit their greatest work demonstrating creativity and bravery.
In addition to admiration and respect from their peers, entrants are eligible to win Bronze, Silver and Gold ANDY Awards. ANDY Award winners also compete for the ANDY’s highest honor, the GRANDY. In addition to gaining prominence within the industry, the GRANDY winner receives a cash prize of $50,000. All Public Service Gold ANDY winners are eligible for the Richard T. O’Reilly Award (named in memory of the National Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America), the title of the best PSA of the year and a donation of $10,000 directly to the charity the winning work was created to promote. The Glenn C. Smith Award and Scholarship, named in honor of a past ANDY Chairman, is given to the best in show student winner; generally an Art Director/Copywriter team. The winner of the Student Competition receives a $10,000 scholarship to further their creative studies.
Produced by The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the ANDYs are one of the only not-for-profit award shows in the industry, with proceeds going directly to The ADVERTISING Club Foundation to fund its education initiatives. The Foundation is committed to supporting and cultivating talent entering the Advertising and Marketing industry. The AD Club of New York is a professional not-for-profit organization administered by Chairperson, Laurel Rossi, President of Havas Worldwide Strat Farm. The 2015 ANDY Awards are led by Gina Grillo, President & CEO; Lucy Truglio, Associate Director; and Chelsea Temkin and Ariel Blakeman, Managers.