AdFest has confirmed that the AdFest Lotus Awards 2020 virtual awards ceremony will take place on Monday 15th February 2021, 6:00pm (UTC+7).
Says Vinit Suraphongchai, chairman of AdFest: “Earlier this year, we made the difficult decision to cancel both the judging and festival for AdFest 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It didn’t feel right to ask our jury to review award entries at that time. However, our jury are now hard at work judging this year’s entries in time for a virtual awards ceremony next February instead. And while we’re sad that we cannot welcome you back to Thailand yet, we look forward to celebrating our industry’s talents virtually instead.”
Says Jimmy Lam, president of AdFest: “We would like to warmly thank everyone who entered the AdFest Lotus Awards 2020 for their patience and understanding. Our jury are now hard at work judging this year’s entries in time for a virtual awards ceremony next February. We would like to thank them for carving out time to judge work online in spite of conflicting time zones and commitments. We are grateful for their dedication to celebrating our industry’s talents and raising awareness of the important role we play in building resilient, thriving brands and businesses.”
AdFest is also accepting entries to the AdFest Lotus Awards 2021 until 25th December 2020. Winners will be unveiled at a separate virtual awards ceremony, with dates to be announced soon. A new sub-category, Resilience Through Creativity, will reward the best creative ideas across all Lotus categories, which demonstrate the strength of the human spirit in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Founded in 1998, AdFest is one of only eight regional creative festivals included in the WARC Creative Rankings, the annual worldwide league tables for the global advertising industry. As a not-for-profit festival, AdFest is committed to celebrating the diversity of creative ideas and creators in Asia Pacific and the Middle East through the unique Lotus Roots category, which honours powerful ideas inspired by local culture.
The AdFest Lotus Awards 2020 virtual awards ceremony will screen on 15th February 2021 from 6:00pm (UTC+7). For more details, click here.