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The Global Awards for the World’s Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising is Open for Entries


The Global Awards® 2016 competition is open for entries. For 22 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.

The Global Awards’ Executive Jury and Grand Jury of industry experts represents the top creative minds in the field of healthcare & wellness advertising. Jury members 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.

Annually, in addition to  the Grand Jury’s online judging sessions, the Global Awards organizes 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 2016 Global Award winners will be announced on November 17, 2016 and will be showcased at awards ceremonies in New York City and Sydney, Australia.

The 2015 Global Awards Grand Jury and Executive Jury honored winners from entries from 18 countries awarding one Grand Global Award, 38 Global Awards, and 112 Finalist Certificates. McCann Health was awarded the coveted title of Healthcare Agency Network of the Year for the fourth year running, Langland UK was awarded the title of 2015 Global Healthcare Agency of the Year Award, and Downtown Partners Chicago earned the 2015 Grand Global Award for “The Luck Plan” for client Get Covered Illinois – Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.

The Global Awards announced the Young Globals  Student Competition & Internship award winners  for 2015:  Samantha Cable “Phone Zone” Australia; Rajath Ramamurthy and Theresa Wlokka “A Sleeve to Remember” Miami Ad School, USA; and Brian Hodes, Pilar McQuirter, Antonio Perez, and Sarah VonderHaar  “Eat Smart” Columbia College Chicago, USA.

Michael Demetriades, Executive Director of the Global Awards had this to say about the Young Globals. “The goal of the Young Global Awards is to drive awareness of the great work happening in healthcare and wellness advertising, ultimately driving more talented young people into the industry.”

The Young Globals, the only college/portfolio school competition for healthcare advertising that offers students the opportunity to submit creative work and be recognized with a prestigious Global Award, and introduces students to the rewards of working in the healthcare and wellness advertising industry, announced three winning teams in 2015. The 2015 Young Globals award-winning teams will be honored at this year’s Global Awards ceremony.

Entry fees for the 2016 Global Awards are: $395 USD for a single entry; $640 USD for Campaign in Single Media; $740 USD for a Campaign in Mixed Media; and $40 USD for Young Globals student entry. Enter now and pay before June 30th and save 10% with the discount code: GPR2016.  The final deadline for entries is July 31, 2016.

The 2016 Global Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 17th at New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

For more information on the competition’s rules and regulations, please visit the Global Awards at