NYF Advertising Awards Challenge Creatives to “Show Us Something We Haven’t Seen”

NYF Advertising Awards Challenge Creatives to “Show Us Something We Haven’t Seen”

BCW and NYF Partner Unveil Entry Campaign That Embodies NYC’s In-Your-Face-Attitude


NEW YORK, February 23, 2023 — New York Festivals Advertising Awards® and BCW have partnered on a bold Call for Entry campaign that challenges entrants to “Show Us Something We Haven’t Seen,” work that would make even the most jaded advertising executive – or New Yorker – stop and take notice.

BCW’s creative team of Global Chief Creative Officer Fede Garcia; Diego Bertagni, Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director, North America; and David Holman, Group Creative Director, North America, and their colleagues created a vivid print and film campaign that embraces New York’s in-your-face attitude and its rich history of culture and creativity.

The creative showcases the vibrant, challenging, exhilarating 24-hour urban existence of New Yorkers – an existence that is routinely punctuated by scenes of the brazen and genuinely absurd. In making the campaign, BCW partnered with street photographers and videographers who have a long and enduring relationship with the city and its “wildlife.”

In one execution, a completely naked woman is seen exiting a taxi. In another, a pinstripe-suited executive answers email on his e-reader while hanging upside down on a crowded subway. In another, a heavily armed police officer stands on the street to a pink-tinted chicken that is wearing a necklace. View the print campaign HERE.

“Since 1957 NYF has celebrated work from around the globe that embodies the breakthrough, avant-garde attitude of the city that New York Festivals calls home,” said Scott Rose, President, New York Festivals Advertising Competitions. “BCW’s bold campaign tapped New York City photographers whose images embraced NYC’s urban vibe and shined a revealing light on the hustle and the no bullsh*t attitude that fosters creative excellence in NYC.”

Added Fede Garcia, Global Chief Creative Officer, BCW, “If you’re going to submit something to the New York Festivals, it better be mind-boggling, it better be fresh, it better be groundbreaking. Gotham City has seen it all, so go all in and show us ‘something we haven’t seen before.’”

BCW engaged Henry DaCosta to direct and edit the film portion of the campaign, a two-minute New York manifesto that is an ode to all things fast, chaotic, beautiful, real and edgy life that are New York.

“The print and film campaigns challenge our entrants to enter their boldest work that’s worthy of the city where creativity reigns and where getting attention is almost impossible,” said Rose. “Show Us Something We Haven’t Seen” is running via a full social media campaign. View the entire campaign HERE.

The early bird deadline to enter the 2023 New York Festivals Advertising Awards is March 10, 2023. For more information on categories, rules and regulations or to enter your work, visit HERE.

The New York Festivals Advertising Awards competition receives entries from more than 60 countries worldwide and is judged by an international jury of more than 400 members of NYF’s Executive Jury and Grand Jury. These juries collectively cast their votes to select the year’s trophy-winning work.


About New York Festivals:

New York Festivals®

Celebrating the World’s Best Work since 1957


Advertising Awards

AME Awards ®

Bowery Awards

Global Awards ®

Radio Awards

TV & Film Awards

Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

About BCW  

BCW is the global communications agency built to move people. BCW partners with clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology sectors to set strategic direction for all communications and create powerful and unexpected ideas that earn attention. Through an “earned-plus” offer – earned media plus paid media, creative technology, data, AI and an expanding suite of innovative capabilities – BCW moves people with power and precision to move its clients forward. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit www.bcw-global.com.


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