LIA Cancels 2020 Awards and Creative LIAisons -
Will Resume in 2021 - Offices Remain Open

We have made the decision to cancel our 2020 Awards Festival and Creative LIAisons program due to the current global health pandemic. We will resume in 2021.
Our industry is in a world of pain right now, and whilst Covid-19 is the driving issue, the economic impact to our many friends and partners in the industry is going to be severe and we think it inappropriate to pretend the world is in a normal place and it is business as usual. To that end, we have decided not to open our 2020 Entry System.
Although we are a business too, and will feel the pain, we find it hard to contemplate celebrating award winning work when in fact so many people are and will be suffering.
In 2021, LIA will return, and will once again celebrate great work and educate and inspire the young creatives of the industry, as we always have.
This is the responsible course of action to take at this time, and is in the interests of the industry, which is what LIA has always stood for. In making this announcement the one thing we want to do is give certainty to the industry of our intentions so that you can plan accordingly.
Finally, to all of our friends, clients, colleagues and their staff and family members it is LIA's fervent hope that all stay safe and healthy.  
Barbara Levy and the LIA Staff


  • Entry System Opens: January 2021

  • Eligibility: 1st July 2019 through 31st August 2021



Creative LIAisons


See the best, learn from the best, talk with the best, become the best.

LIA created the exclusive and sought after Creative LIAisons program in 2012 as a way of giving back to the industry that supports us. LIA covers the costs of air transportation and accommodations for all LIAisons attendees.    There are no delegate fees imposed on the attendee or their company.
Open to young creatives ages 21 to 30 from around the globe, LIAisons features seminars, panel discussions and interactive workshops. As Creative LIAisons runs concurrently with LIA Judging, attendees receive one-on-one mentoring from many of the LIA jurors. LIA is the only show that allows these attendees unlimited access to the jury and the invaluable experience to sit in on statue discussions as they occur in real-time.

LIA Chinese Creativity Show

LIA is the first global awards show that honors and celebrates creativity conceived, written and produced solely in the Chinese language. Entries are only accepted in Chinese. In its third year, the jury is comprised of the top Chinese speaking creatives from around the world. This year, we will have jurors from Brazil, South Korea, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. The work is judged in its original format as it was released in the marketplace.

Judging took place in Las Vegas simultaneously with the LIA Global judging. This year, we have awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze winners featuring the coveted Red Statue.

Chinese Creativity Statue Winners are also included in the Campaign Brief Rankings.

  • Entry System Opens: January 2021
  • Eligibility: 1st July 2019 through 31st August 2021