The 2017 Global Awards is Open for Entries; Global Awards Transforms Competition Unveiling New Judging System and Expanded Categories

New York, NY – June 5, 2017: The Global Awards℠ 2017 competition is open for entries. For 23 years, the international Global Awards has honored the World’s Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising℠ and has served as a touchstone for celebrating creative achievement in healthcare and wellness communications beyond the barriers of language and culture.

This year the Global Awards transformed the competition to reflect the exponential growth within the healthcare and wellness industry. The Global Awards will enlist two separate yet distinct Grand Jury panels comprised of the top creative minds representing the field of healthcare and wellness advertising; one panel will review entries submitted within the Healthcare Advertising to the Professional competition and a second panel will review the entries within Healthcare Advertising to the Consumer competition.

This new judging system will provide the most relevant parameters to measure healthcare and wellness creative communications and will address the differences in advertising to each distinctive group allowing entries to be judged within their own genre with the most up-to-date knowledge of that particular arena. The top scoring entries selected by each jury from each competition will achieve Finalist Status and will then move on to the final round of judging with the 2017 Global Awards Executive Jury.

“Using separate juries to evaluate specialized work within the Consumer and Pharma sectors provide entrants with the assurance that their creative work will be given the utmost attention,” said Fran Pollaro, newly appointed Executive Director of the Global Awards. “This inaugural separation of juries allows entries to compete with those submissions within their own competition and the strategic restructuring of categories insures that all creative work entered is provided the proper platform to compete on the world stage and showcase their messaging on behalf of the brand.”

Always mirroring the evolving healthcare and wellness industry, the 2017 Global Awards competition expanded and restructured its categories. The newly unveiled roster, includes among others, a robust offering of technique categories: USE OF MEDIA – Branded; Digital; Direct & Collateral; and Film. In addition, the Healthcare Advertising to the Consumer competition now provides a total of 90 categories, a substantial increase over the previous years, and the Healthcare Advertising to the Professional competition offers 83 distinct categories. These restructured categories address the trends within the industry and the current work produced globally. To view a complete list of the 2017 Global Awards categories please visit the Global Awards Entry Kit.

The Global Awards’ Executive Jury and Grand Jury of industry experts are recruited from more than 20 countries on six continents. The Global Awards jury selection process ensures that each entry is judged by renowned international talent with global knowledge and perspective from the industry. The 2017 Executive and Grand Juries will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to  the Grand Jury’s online judging sessions, the Global Awards organizes annual live judging sessions around the globe to review digital based works and collateral materials that support a campaign and which cannot be judged online. These global live sessions are hosted at prominent international healthcare communication agencies and allow jurors to examine in detail multi-paged works including: sales kits, direct mail, brochures, point of purchase displays, and annual reports.

The 2017 Global Award winners will be announced this November 16th and will be showcased at awards ceremonies in New York City and Sydney, Australia. The 2017 Global Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 16th at New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

To Enter or to download the 2017 Global Awards entry kit please visit: The final deadline for entries is August 1, 2017.

For more information on the competition, please visit the Global Awards at

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Phone 212 643 4800

About the Global Awards World’s Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising℠

Now in their 23nd year, The Global Awards are dedicated to excellence in healthcare and wellness communications on an international basis. The Global Awards receives entries from healthcare corporations, hospitals, advertising agencies, productions companies, and design studios that produce communication for medial, pharmaceutical, healthcare & wellness related products and services.

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