For Immediate Release


(London, November 10, 2008) – - JWT San Juan, Puerto Rico was recognised for their superior entry to the 2008 London International Awards held at the Hippodrome this evening. Now in its 23rd year, London International Awards continues to honour excellence in advertising, design and digital media.

JWT San Juan won a Gold Statue for their Radio entry, 'Routine' in Public Service and Social Welfare. This radio spot for muscular dystrophy was the only Gold awarded to Puerto Rico.

"We've never had many Gold Winners in Radio. We are extremely pleased JWT San Juan made such an impression not only on the Radio Jury members but also on our first-ever Radio Jury President", revealed Barbara Levy, President of London International Awards. "It is always good to see up-coming markets challenging more established ones to win the Gold Statue."

Of the 17,969 total submissions from 81 countries, only five percent (5%) reached Finalist status. From that elite group, 1.4% attained Silver status and only 0.7% were awarded Gold Statues. The vast number of submissions reflects the prestige and explosive growth of the London International Awards since its inception in 1986 when 2,600 submissions were considered.

A complete list of finalists and winners can be viewed at the London International Awards' website,

About London International Awards:
London International Awards honours preeminent work in advertising, design and digital media. Now in its 23rd year, the organisation's coveted statue has become an international icon of creative excellence. London International Awards is respected in an industry already saturated with awards because of its renowned jury panels and stringent judging process. In 2007, LIA has implemented a system that enables the Jury to award Silver Statues, supplementing the Finalist and Gold honours recognised to date. For more information, please visit

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