NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The ADVERTISING Club of New York is partnering with Google to present the second Young Innovators Award, a celebration of excellence and forward thinking among the fresh, young minds in advertising, marketing and media.
The award recognizes young individuals (30 and under) in each field of the communications industry who are not only excelling in their careers, but also inventing and implementing new ways to develop alternative and innovative digital marketing and media platforms.
To enter, contestants must submit an explanation of their idea via Google Docs or YouTube to the Google+ community at www.YoungInnovatorsAward.com. The deadline for entries is February 22nd.
The top 20 finalists will be determined by crowdsourced voting on Google + and a distinguished panel of judges from the marketing industry will select the winner of this year's $5,000 prize via Google Hangout. The award will be presented in March.
Members of the jury include Coltrane Curtis, Managing Partner, Team Epiphany; Ann-Christine Diaz, Editor, Creativity; Kris Kiger, EVP, Managing Director, Visual Design, R/GA; Matt Powell, CIO, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners; Saneel Radia, EVP, Product Innovation, VivaKi; Rachel Shechtman, Founder, Cube Ventures; and Anthony Yell, EVP, Executive Creative Director, MRM East.
The first platform of its kind to bring together a trade organization and media company to support up-and-coming industry leaders, the Young Innovators Award aims to provide incentive to young people to reach for success and raise awareness of the Millennial generation's contributions to advertising and media.
About The ADVERTISING Club of New York
The ADVERTISING Club is the premier organization for all advertising and marketing professionals in New York. Founded in 1896, the AD Club offers its members a forum to exchange ideas, make connections and honor excellence. The Club's Foundation provides students numerous educational outreach programs that give back to build a stronger and more diverse advertising and marketing community. The Club is the facilitating sponsor of the International ANDY Awards, which acknowledge outstanding creative achievement around the world in the field of advertising. www.theadvertisingclub.org.
SOURCE The ADVERTISING Club of New York