Pankaj GuptaPankaj Gupta 

Pankaj has been in the industry for more than two decades - first in India and then in Canada. Born in Delhi and moved to Vancouver about 9 years ago.

The agencies he has worked with are Ogilvy, TBWA, Lowe, Contract and Response. With his passion, versatility and understanding of advertising he has co-written several success stories for brands like Seagram, Nokia, TELUS, Pedigree, India Tourism, Apple, Koodo, Reckitts, Twinings, KFC, Limca, BCAA etc.

They say “Pankaj LOVES advertising”. And looks like before it’s all over he wants to learn and practice all aspects of it. Over the years he has developed a highly versatile skill set – starting out as an Account manager and later taking on roles in Agency management, Strategy planning and Copy writing.

Pankaj finds the experience of judging creative work from all over the world at Summit International awards highly enriching and satisfying. A multiple award winner himself, he was also invited to serve on the panel of judges for the inaugural Multicultural advertising awards hosted by Marketing magazine in Toronto.


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Are you or a colleague ready to demonstrate your leadership in the industry by serving on the SIA Board of Judges?  

The Summit International Awards puts together high-quality judging teams using its peer-to-peer nomination process. This is one of the primary differences between the SIA and other awards programs and allows SIA winners to celebrate recognition by industry leaders. SIA jury service is a great opportunity to review a wide variety of advertising and other marketing communication from around the world.


In order to ensure impartiality, the awards scores on a curve with minimum standard requirements. Percentage models, or stair-step scoring systems, (100-90, 89-80) are not considered to be reputable evaluation systems by the Summit International Awards.


We seek jurors that have a depth of experience in the industry and a desire to give back. Judges are selected for their industry experience, their ability to recognize exceptional creativity and marketing know-how, and their ability to evaluate submissions according to the guidelines and deadlines set forth by the SIA.

Service opportunities and timing:

Summit Creative Award, May/June

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award, Sept/Oct

Summit Emerging Media Award, Nov/Dec


All Judging is performed online using the SIA secure jury portal. 


Vetted judges are invited for inclusion as a juror. They are assigned specific categories and may work both individually or as part of a team. Judges agree to review all assigned entries using SIA scoring parameters within the given timeline and in an impartial manner. Adherence to the judging guidelines set forth by the SIA is paramount. Evaluations found not adhering to the SIA judging guidelines will be not be included in the results.


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