Looking Back on the 2015 International ANDY Awards!

ANDY 2015 sand

@PeteFavat: I love this family! #Andy2015 #ANDYawards Day 3

The International ANDY Awards continued its ongoing celebration of the bravest and most creative work in advertising last week in Costa Rica with a slew of events and activities in addition to the hard work in the jury room. Wednesday kicked off with a breakfast by McCann Worldgroup, along with a wonderful Barista Break thanks to Post Factory NY!

Following a full morning of judging and a lunch hosted by Leo Burnett Worldwide, the jury enjoyed some local cuisine for dinner at the rustic and legendary Father Rooster surfside restaurant.

Serious Judging

@SaadHussein: Serious judging in progress #ANDY2015

The fourth day began bright and early with a breakfast for the jury members, hosted by JWT. Then following another jam-packed day of judging, the jurors went on a wild river safari at the Palo Verde National Park, thanks to Wieden + Kennedy! It was quite an adventure exploring Costa Rica’s breathtaking wildlife.

River safari 1

@SaadHussein: That monkey deserves a gold #ANDY2015


@PeteFavat: This dude is nasty. He gets gold. #Andy2015 #ANDYAwards

Juan Carlos

@SaadHussein: Juan Carlos demonstrating the crocodile mating call #ANDY2015

Deutsch LA helped the Jury regain their energy with breakfast on Friday, and then the team set off to finish their last day of the 2015 ANDYs judging. In between deciding which brave work to add onto this year’s shortlist, they broke for a power lunch hosted by AdForum, and then continued on to their last round of judging.

Fri breakfast

@XantheWells: Last breakfast in paradise #ANDYawards #andy2015 thank you for the amazing time @andyawards!!!

The team bid farewell to beautiful Costa Rica with a party at the Pacifico Beach Club celebrating the completion of judging the bravest work in the industry for ANDYs 2015!

Dinner drink Last nightHugs smiles

(Photo cred: Sa’ad Hussein @SaadHussein)

Here are some of our favorite photos from the ANDY Awards!

Jury members bw Pura Vida Ad Women Shut Up GerryArchitecture Tussel with TutsselCosta Rica A-TeamDebbi Vaneven In the trees

(Photo creds: Pete Favat @PeteFavat, Sa’ad Hussein @SaadHussein, and Mark Tutssel @Tutssel58)


@SaadHussein: #ANDY2015 in colour. Thank you. See you next year.

Want to find out if your brave work made the cut on the 2015 International ANDY Awards Shortlist? Check it out here! http://bitly.com/1D3W3e6

And don’t worry – the ANDY Awards are not over quite yet! Celebrate with us on Wednesday, April 22nd in New York City as we honor our brave agencies featured on the shortlist! Click here for more information.