Galaxy Winners Announced!

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
AFFNO – SRI LANKA
AIR Health
Alex Schkrutz Consultancy
Allan Hunter
   Shoemake Photography Inc.
AND Partners
An-Najah National University
   – PALESTINE
Aquarius Vietnam Co Ltd
   – VIETNAM
Asia Public Relations
   – HONG KONG
Avila Creative, Inc.
Bank of China – HONG KONG
Baoviet Holdings – VIETNAM
Basso Design Group
BCN Communications
BCUBE – ITALY
Beau Gardner Associates Inc.
Beyond Words
   Business Communications
BrandBook LLC
Brooks Graphics
Bryan Mills Iradesso – CANADA
Burgess Strategic Marketing Services
CHC Enterprises
China Rongsheng Heavy Industries
   – HONG KONG
China Telecom Corporation Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
C.J. Graphics – CANADA
CLP Holdings Ltd. – HONG KONG
Coal Creative Consultants
   – SINGAPORE
Comfortdelgro Corporation Ltd.
   – SINGAPORE
Cre8 (Greater China) Limited
   – HONG KONG
Curran & Connors, Inc.
Curtis Group
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
   – JAPAN
Daniel Kennedy
   Communications Services
Decker Design
Digmshift Group
dovewing LLC
EDICO Financial Press Services Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Eisbrenner Public Relations
Eisenman Associates
Engage Media Pte. Ltd
   – HONG KONG
Equity Financial Press Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Ergo Advertising – AUSTRALIA
FGI Design
Finar Kurumsal – TURKEY
First Rabbit GmbH – GERMANY
FOUR MEDIA Digital
   Innovations GmbH – AUSTRIA
G+J Corporate Editors – GERMANY
Gene Pool Project – AUSTRALIA
GENNEX Financial Media Limited
   – HONG KONG
Global Point NY
Grand River Printing & Imaging
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
   – CANADA
HeterMedia – HONG KONG
HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte
   GmbH & Co. KG – GERMANY
Ho Chi Minh Securities Corporation
   – VIETNAM
HOFFMANN UND CAMPE
   Corporate Publishing – GERMANY
Hunch Free, Inc.
i.LINK Group Limited
   – HONG KONG
Ideas on Purpose
Image Boutique Productions Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Inbrax – CHILE
Inc Design
Inforpress – SPAIN
Insight Creative – NEW ZEALAND
Invision Design, Inc.
iONE Financial Press
   – HONG KONG
ista International GmbH
   – GERMANY
Jim Barber Studio
John Madere Photography
Journal International Verlag
   – GERMANY
KD1 Designagentur – GERMANY
Keogh
Kerry Properties – HONG KONG
Ketchum Pleon GmbH – GERMANY
KircherBurkardt GmbH – GERMANY
köckritzdörrich GmbH – GERMANY
Lockheed Martin Corporation
loved GmbH – GERMANY
M&M Consultancy – HONG KONG
Mark Joseph Photography
MATTER
MEDIA GENESIS
Mensalia GmbH – AUSTRIA
Mike Klodnicki & Associates
Milenio 3 – MEXICO
mind(21)factory – GERMANY
MM Partners – KOREA
Next Media Limited – HONG KONG
New Zealand Stock Exchange
   – NEW ZEALAND
Paragraphs
Parcel Design – CANADA
Perlgut Group
PETRANIX Corporate and Financial
   Communication – SWITZERLAND
Phoenix Communications Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
PRATT Institute
PRH Hamburg Kommunikation GmbH
   – GERMANY
PVF Investor Relations – GERMANY
q30 design, Inc. – CANADA
Q&E Advertising – SRI LANKA
Rat Für Ruhm und Ehre GmbH
   – GERMANY
REF Financial Press Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
ringzwei – GERMANY
RR Donnelley Roman Financial Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
RTL Group – LUXEMBOURG
S/O Project – KOREA
Sedgwick Richardson – HONG KONG
Sedgwick Richardson – SINGAPORE
Shian Inc. – JAPAN
Signi Design – MEXICO
Smart Media – SRI LANKA
Southern Company
Speedy Design – HONG KONG
Stan Gellman Graphic Design Inc.
Tayburn – TURKEY
Tayburn – UNITED KINGDOM
The Charles NYC
The King’s College
Thema Communications – GERMANY
The Saudi British Bank
   – KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
The Third Age – SOUTH KOREA
TOMORROW FOCUS AG
   – GERMANY
Toppan Vite Limited – HONG KONG
Twice Graphics – HONG KONG
Wachovia Securities
WPP HMA BLAZE – AUSTRALIA
Yellow Creative (HK) Limited
   – HONG KONG
Xanadu Communications

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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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