London International Awards (LIA), an international Awards Show that believes in creative excellence and perpetuating the spirit of global creativity, has announced it is partnering with McCann Health, one of the world’s most creatively awarded global health communications networks, to boost the promotion of its Gorilla Doctors creative competition.
The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving Wild Mountain and Eastern Lowland gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. This international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild.
“We’re incredibly proud to partner with LIA to help promote the Gorilla Doctors competition and encourage more members of the global creative community to get involved in this worthy cause,” said June Laffey, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Health New York. “Helping these doctors maintain a thriving gorilla population impacts more than the individual gorillas: it also benefits the local communities, other wildlife, and the ecosystems they share.”
Marcia Goddard, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Health New Jersey and President of the 2018 LIA Medical Jury added, “We’ve also galvanized the McCann Health global creative community to come up with a powerful creative idea to help raise awareness of the great work these doctors are doing and motivate more people to support them as well.”
“It is wonderful that the Gorilla Doctors are getting such positive support from the creative community. I am confident we will see amazing ideas from all over the world to help protect and preserve a species that shares so much of our human DNA. In helping these mountains gorillas, we are helping mankind”, remarked Barbara Levy, President of LIA.
There is no fee to enter. All entries must be submitted by September 7th, 2018
The Prize: The winning individual or team will win an Ecotour donated by Terra Incognito Ecotours for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to visit Rwanda, home to the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. In addition, the team will be invited to participate at LIA 2019 in Las Vegas. The prize will be awarded to two person maximum.
All entries received will be judged on site during the London International Awards judging and Creative LIAisons program in Las Vegas on October 6th.
To learn more about Gorilla Doctors and their global campaign to identify the emergence of new infectious diseases in wildlife that could pose a major threat to human health visit: http://www.gorilladoctors.org/
The full details of the competition and downloadable assets are available on the LIA website https://www.liaawards.com/enter/gorilla_doctors/.