LIA Cancels 2020 Awards and Creative LIAisons

We have made the decision to cancel our 2020 Awards Festival and Creative LIAisons program due to the current global health pandemic.

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.
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.
In 2021, LIA will once again celebrate great creative work and educate and inspire the young creatives of the industry, as we always have.
LIA 2021 judging dates will be 16th October through the 25th October 2021. The Creative LIAisons program will take place from 18th October through 21st October 2021.
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

Entries finalized by 31st March 2021 will be invoiced at 50% of the standard Entry Fee.

Entries finalized from 1st April 2021 will be invoiced at the standard Entry Fee.

Eligibility: 1st January 2020 - 8th August 2021

Judging: 16th - 25th October 2021


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. Since its inception the juries have been comprised of the top Chinese speaking creatives from around the world. 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. 2019 was the first year that we awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze winners featuring the coveted Red Statue.

Due to the global pandemic all of LIA's competitions have been canceled for 2020. The 2021 Awards will have an extended eligibilty period and judging will take place in Las Vegas in October 2021.

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

Entry System Opens: January 2021
Eligibility: 1st January 2020 through 8th August 2021
Judging: 16th October through 20th October 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.