Gregor Ade has been nominated to the jury of the Cannes Lions Festival

The judges of this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity have been announced and Gregor Ade, Managing Partner at the Peter Schmidt Group, will represent Germany for the first time as part of the jury of what is the world's most important design contest.

The 43-year-old had previously been selected as a juror at the Eurobest Festival in Helsinki where he demonstrated his specialist expertise and impartiality: "The international nature of the work, alongside the associated range of excellent design, was incredibly exciting at the Eurobest Festival," said Ade. "With this in mind I am therefore very pleased to now also have the opportunity of becoming a judge at the Cannes Lions. This competition is without parallel in demonstrating the highest, creative excellence and it is considered to be a seminal place for design trends." In addition to Gregor, German agencies will also send 13 other jurors to Cannes and once again Germany remains one of the most represented nations at this festival.

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is going to be held from 21st to 27th June 2015. In addition to the main competition, where the best work of the past year will be chosen from 16 areas of the creative sector, the festival program also includes a wide range of workshops and lectures given by eminent speakers. Last year a total of almost 37,400 pieces of design work were submitted to the competition to be considered by its jurors.