2017 Galaxy CFE

Judging Procedures

JUDGING PROCEDURE
The GALAXY Awards are sponsored by MerComm, Inc. an independent organization founded with the exclusive purpose of evaluating, measuring and recognizing the standards of excellence. As such, entrants are assured that their work is judged objectively and fairly. The GALAXY program is the only competition that is judged by peers in the profession rather than by editors and advertisers. Further, the GALAXY Awards Competition is unique in that each entry is judged against itself, to the degree that the individual entry achieves its intended purpose. Entries from large or small organizations have an equal playing field at winning. Judging is based not on budget, but on the values of creativity, effectiveness, performance and success, as symbolized by the GALAXY Awards.

Each entry is evaluated three separate times during the preliminary rounds. The three sets of scores are then averaged into a single score for individual entry. A certain minimum score must be achieved to qualify for an award. Awards are given to the top third of the entries. Only one Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honors Award will be given in each classification; however, if no entry scores high enough, no award will be given.

All Gold Award Winners become candidates for the Grand Awards. In addition, one BEST OF SHOW Award will be presented to the one entry that best exemplifies the spirit of the GALAXY Awards.

Judges

The International Academy of Communications Arts and Sciences (IACAS) was founded by MerComm to set high standards for various communication specialties and to give professionals in the fields higher status by establishing the definition of excellence. Membership in the Academy is considered an international Who’s Who in the communication industry.

The International Academy of Communications Arts and Sciences recognizes the art of communications in a global economy and the science of the new technologies which enable the worldwide exchange of ideas and information. Members of the judging faculty will evaluate the entries based on the standards of international excellence through the measures of creativity and craft.

33 Visual – MEXICO
A. Plus Financial Press Limited
   – HONG KONG
Addison – USA
AIR Health – USA
Allan Hunter Shoemake
   Photography Inc. – USA
AND Partners – USA
Aspen Insurance – USA
Atrevia – PORTUGAL
Atrevia – SPAIN
Avila Creative, Inc. – USA
Bank of China – HONG KONG
Baoviet Holdings – VIETNAM
Beau Gardner Associates Inc. – USA
Berenberg – GERMANY
BrandBook LLC – USA
Bring, LLC – USA
Bryan Mills – CANADA
Burgess Strategic Marketing Services
   – USA
Canada’s National Arts Centre
   – CANADA
Central China Real Estate Limited
   – HONG KONG
CHC Enterprises – USA
China Communications Services
   Corporation Limited
   – HONG KONG
China Telecom Corporation Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
China Unicom – HONG KONG
Citizens Development Business
   Finance PLC – SRI LANKA
City of Troy, Michigan – USA
C.J. Graphics – CANADA
CLP Holdings Ltd. – HONG KONG
Comfortdelgro Corporation Ltd.
   – SINGAPORE
Craib Design + Communications
   – CANADA
Cre8 (Greater China) Limited
   – HONG KONG
Curran & Connors, Inc. – USA
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
   – JAPAN
Daniel Kennedy Communications
   Services – USA
Decker Design – USA
Devon Title – USA
Digmshift Group – USA
DNA Communications Group
   – AUSTRALIA
Donnelley Financial Solutions
   – HONG KONG
EDICO Financial Press Services Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Eisbrenner Public Relations – USA
Elefant Design – USA
Engage Media Pte. Ltd
   – HONG KONG
Equity Financial Press Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Ergo Advertising – AUSTRALIA
ERM – USA
Faculty of Communications + Design,
   Ryerson University – CANADA
FGI Design – USA
Finar Kurumsal – TURKEY
First Rabbit GmbH – GERMANY
Fung Retailing Group
   – HONG KONG
Gene Pool Project – AUSTRALIA
GENNEX Financial Media Limited
   – HONG KONG
Global Point NY – USA
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
   – CANADA
Graffiti– TURKEY
h2h Consulting – USA
HeterMedia – HONG KONG
HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte
   GmbH & Co. KG – GERMANY
Hong Kong Productivity Council
   – HONG KONG
i.LINK Group Limited
   – HONG KONG
Ideas on Purpose – USA
Inbrax – CHILE
Inc Design – USA
Insight Creative – NEW ZEALAND
iONE Financial Press – HONG KONG
ista International GmbH – GERMANY
Joh. Berenberg, Gossler
   – GERMANY
John Madere Photography – USA
Jolly Good Films – NEW ZEALAND
KD1 Designagentur – GERMANY
Keogh – USA
Kerry Properties – HONG KONG
Klick Communications – USA
KorteMaerzWolff Kommunikation
   – GERMANY
Kunsthistoriches Museum Wien
   – AUSTRIA
loved GmbH – GERMANY
Luke Communications Group – USA
M&M Consultancy – HONG KONG
Maison de l’Orientiation
   – LUXEMBOURG
Media Genesis – USA
Mensalia GmbH – AUSTRIA
MerchantCantos
   – UNITED KINGDOM
MetaFusion Pte Ltd – SINGAPORE
Milenio 3 – MEXICO
Miramar Group – HONG KONG
MM Partners – KOREA
Next Media Limited – HONG KONG
OMV Aktiengesellschaft – AUSTRIA
Paragraphs – USA
Parcel Design – CANADA
PETRANIX Corporate and Financial
   Communication – SWITZERLAND
Phoenix Communications Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
PRATT Institute – USA
PRH Hamburg Kommunikation GmbH
   – GERMANY
PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
   – INDONESIA
Publik. Agentur Für
   Kommunikation GmbH – GERMANY
q30 design, Inc. – CANADA
Rat Für Ruhm und Ehre GmbH
   – GERMANY
REF Financial Press Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
ringzwei – GERMANY
RTL Group – LUXEMBOURG
S/O Project – KOREA
Sampath Bank PLC – SRI LANKA
Sedgwick Richardson – HONG KONG
Sedgwick Richardson – SINGAPORE
SEQUEL – USA
Shian Inc. – JAPAN
Signi Design – MEXICO
SinoMedia Holding Limited – CHINA
Smart Media – SRI LANKA
S/O Project – KOREA
Stan Gellman Graphic Design Inc.
   – USA
Studio 210, LLC – USA
süden ad agency – GERMANY
Sydinvest – DENMARK
Tayburn – TURKEY
TERRITORY Content to Results
   – GERMANY
The Charles NYC – USA
The King’s College – USA
The Reis Group Public Relations
   – USA
Thomson Reuters – USA
Time Inc. @ The Foundry – USA
Toppan Vite Limited – HONG KONG
Troy Chamber of Commerce – USA
Twice Graphics – HONG KONG
United Therapeutics – USA
Wachovia Securities – USA
Workplace Safety &
   Prevention Services – CANADA
WPP HMA BLAZE – AUSTRALIA
Xanadu Communications – USA
X_Design – MEXICO
Yellow Creative (HK) Limited
   – HONG KONG

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2016 GALAXY FACULTY OF DISTINGUISHED JUDGES

BURGESS STRATEGIC
MARKETING SERVICES

Troy, MI
Sandra J. Burgess – Owner

CITY OF TROY, MICHIGAN
Troy, MI
Cindy Stewart
   – Community Affairs Director

DANIEL KENNEDY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
New York, NY
Daniel Kennedy – President

EDICO FINANCIAL PRESS SERVICES LIMITED
Hong Kong, HONG KONG
Amy Donati
   – Chief Executive Officer
Stella Kwok
   – Director, C & G Department
Vicky Lee – Director, Corporate
   Sales Services Department
Joey Li – Supervisor,
   Corporate Services Dept.
Izabel Lok – Director, Corporate
   Sales Services Department
Heidi Mak – Senior Designer,
   C & G Department
Queenie Shek – Associate Director,
   C & G Department
Ricky Tse – Manager,
   Print Bind/Logistics Department
Joyce Wong – Director, Corporate
   Sales & Services Department

FGI DESIGN
New York, NY
Susan Weiss
   – Senior Vice President
GENNEX FINANCIAL
MEDIA LIMITED

Central, HONG KONG
Kelvin Chung – Creative Director
King Wong
   – Associate Creative Director
Laetitia Wong
   – Associate Art Director

i.LINK GROUP LIMITED
Hong Kong, HONG KONG
Hidy Shum
   – Assistant General Manager

M&M CONSULTANCY
Shatin, HONG KONG
Mike Moulders – Principal Brand
   Design Consultant

MM PARTNERS

Seoul, KOREA
Young Il, Kim – Manager
Sang-Hyun, Lee – Manager
Jong-Kook Yi – Chief Director

REF FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Central, HONG KONG
Alex Choi
   – Associate Creative Director
Alan So – Creative Director
Lisa Wong – Project Manager

RR DONNELLEY
Central, HONG KONG
Rachel Choi – Creative Director
Kobee Chow – Designer
Alex NG – Senior Designer

STAN GELLMAN GRAPHIC DESIGN
St. Louis, MO
Laura Shoemaker – Designer
Teresa Thompson – Designer/President
Bryan Wakeland – Designer
STUDIO 210 LLC
Norwalk, CT
Karen Krieger – CCO
James Mouro– Production Director
Jenn Tiganella – Senior Designer

SÜDEN AD AGENCY
Stuttgart, GERMANY
Sven Ruhs – Creative Director

TAYBURN
Istanbul, TURKEY
Cem Karatay – Assistant Manager
Ronaldo Manosa – CEO
Nilgün Yilmazcan – Director

TIME INC CONTENT SOLUTIONS
New York, NY
Janice Miller – Senior Account Manager

TOPPAN VITE LIMITED
Central, HONG KONG
Wilson Kwan – Senior Creative Director
Nicky Wong – Art Director
Peter Yeo
   – Assistant General Manager

TROY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Troy, MI
Jessica Hruska
   – Director of Communications

YELLOW CREATIVE (HK) LIMITED
North Point, HONG KONG
Wong Chun Hong
   – Executive Creative Director
Ellen Zee – Managing Partner

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