Communication experts across disciplines comprise our panels of esteemed judges. Former Summit Award winners, designers, agency leads, authors, scholars, and industry experts worldwide. Using the Summit Award's blind judging processes to assess entries between others in their category, they use their broad experience and knowledge to identify the best, season after season.

Lyle​​​​ Jenks

Lyle Jenks is a seasoned creative professional with over 16 years of experience in the advertising industry, specializing in design, art direction, and strategic thinking. Currently, as the Executive Creative Director at BondX, an internal agency within Bond Brand Loyalty, Lyle brings a wealth of expertise honed throughout his extensive career. Throughout his journey, Lyle has forged robust relationships with […]

Ivan Abbadie

Ivan Abbadie is a highly decorated creative director and professional design consultant at pizelato™ design consultant firm, specializing in brand development and corporate identity programs. With over 23 years of experience, Ivan has delivered exceptional projects for a diverse array of industries including livestock, construction, mining, transportation, chemical, textile, food, automotive, manufacturing, real estate, entertainment, wine, jewelry, and restaurant sectors, […]

Eugene Mischenko – Armenia

Eugene Mischenko is a seasoned e-commerce leader and business consultant with over 20 years of success driving growth across B2B, B2B2C, and B2C sectors. His expertise fuels omnichannel sales, marketing, and digital transformation initiatives. With a proven track record at companies like METRO, Sanofi, and L’Occitane en Provence, Eugene brings strategic vision and a deep understanding of the e-commerce landscape. […]

Louai Alasfahani, Continuity Judge – BULGARIA

Louai Alasfahani Chief Creative Officer & Partner Paragon International – BULGARIA Louai Alasfahani is a visionary Creative Director and Brand Strategist who founded 2001 the award-winning branding agency Paragon International with an extensive portfolio of iconic brands such as Porsche, VW, Nikon, and Ikea. His keen eye for innovation and artistic excellence has made him a sought-after authority in the […]

Jan Harling – HONG KONG

Jan Harling Originally hailing from Germany, Jan has immersed himself in Asia for over 15 years, residing in key cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Bangkok. With a wealth of experience in communication and marketing, Jan has held pivotal roles locally, regionally, and globally within international 4A agencies, as well as on the client side, including stints […]

Svetlana Stotskaya – BELARUS

Svetlana Stotskaya Svetlana is a seasoned Global Marketing & Brand Executive Consultant and Mentor, renowned for her expertise in navigating fast-paced, competitive markets worldwide. With a career spanning from Italy to Singapore, Svetlana has empowered numerous companies to stand out and thrive in their industries. As a dedicated member of prestigious global professional networks and associations, including the Women in […]

Ryan Paul – USA

Ryan Paul Ryan is a Principal and Creative Director at Sustena, a Pariveda company. He brings over 20 years of experience as a strategically-led creative director and designer, specializing in developing brands that authentically represent companies and position them for future success. Throughout his career, Ryan has spearheaded brand programs for organizations spanning from boutique firms to Fortune 500 conglomerates. […]

Tamas Adam – HUNGARY

Tamas Adam Tamas initiated his career as a university student and swiftly made his mark by orchestrating Hungary’s most successful influencer campaign in his inaugural year in the industry. This early triumph spurred him to forego university and join some of Budapest’s leading advertising agencies. As a strategic and creative copywriter, Tamas has crafted impactful campaigns for renowned brands such […]

Charmie Shah

Charmie Shah Charmie Shah, a seasoned Creative Director and Designer, boasts over eleven years of expertise in branding strategy, design, and motion graphics. She has honed her craft through collaborations with distinguished agencies such as JKR and Bulletproof, where she contributed to acclaimed projects including the rebranding of Burger King, Bud Light Seltzer, and Jet Puffed. In recent years, Charmie […]

Andrea Serrano Villaverde – SPAIN

Andrea Serrano Villaverde Andrea is an accomplished Art Director with a wealth of experience in the advertising industry since 2016. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with prestigious clients including Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Microsoft, American Express, Visa, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, while working at renowned agencies such as MRM, Ogilvy, and Publicis across different regions globally. She pursued a dual degree in […]

Luis Felipe Rios – USA

Luis Felipe Rios, The Community Miami, UNITED STATES I am a creative copywriter currently working at The Community Miami. I’ve worked previously at JWT and VMLY&R Lima, where I spend most of my years as a creative. Through those years, I won different awards, including Cannes Lions, Andy, One Show, New York Festivals, FIAP, and others. I studied for my […]

Mounir Fadlou – CANADA

Mounir Fadlou Assistant Creative Director, Cri agence, CANADA Mounir is a highly talented Art Director who began his career in France working on major accounts, including Sony, Mondelez, Pepsi, Mercedes, and Total. He started his advertising career in 2004 and has had the opportunity to work in many areas of marketing, including publishing, traditional advertising, the web, and promotional marketing. […]

Kathleen McCulloch Ph.D. – ENGLAND

Katheleen McCulloch Ph.D. New York University – ENGLAND KC holds a doctorate in psychology from New York University and has held numerous international academic posts throughout her tenure. Her main areas of expertise are implicit social cognition and self-regulation. Her research is centered upon investigating the mechanisms underpinning nonconscious and conscious goal pursuit. This research takes into consideration how people […]

Jenny Daughters – USA

Jenny Daughters Jenny Daughters brings years of experience and proven business acumen to every client engagement, lending her expertise and proven ability to develop creative, on-strategy solutions. In her role as lead designer for the Thomson Reuters account at Cleveland Design, Jenny has served as a consultant for the Thomson Reuters brand team, partnering with Interbrand and Ogilvy & Mather […]

James Maclean – CANADA

James Maclean Creative Director James is a seasoned Creative leader with a remarkable track record spanning over 14 years in the industry. Throughout his career, he has cultivated a unique set of skills and experiences by immersing himself in diverse realms such as advertising, branding, technology, digital, and social media, gaining insights from both agency and brand perspectives. Having served […]

Femija Miljkovich – Bulgaria

Femija Miljkovich IDO – Bulgaria Femija Miljkovich is an accomplished graphic designer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She holds a distinguished master’s degree in Graphic Design from the esteemed National Academy of Art and currently serves as a valuable member of the IDO Design team. Possessing a deep passion for creativity and a keen eye for innovation, Femija specializes in crafting […]