The Advertising Club Cochin has called for entries for its Pepper Creative Awards 2010. Pepper Awards are the largest creative awards in South India and the second largest in India. The Advertising Club Cochin has invited entries from the advertising agencies in South India. The awards function would be held at Le Meridien Hotel Pool Side in Chennai on March 26, 2010.
A three-member panel comprising Agnello Dias, former NCD, JWT and CEO, Taproot; Ramanuj Shastry, NCD, Saatchi & Saatchi; and Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar, NCD, Rediffusion Y&R, would evaluate the entries for Pepper Awards 2010.
The Advertising Club Cochin is expecting over 1,500 entries for the competition, which has become a stepping stone for the creative fraternity in the country, to take part in other major peer reviewed national and international competitions.
“Leading advertising agencies from South India will take part in Pepper 2010. It’s a unique event in which luminaries from South Indian creative fraternity would come on a single platform to evaluate and celebrate the advertising success and challenges in a professional manner,” said Sudeep Kumar, President, Advertising Club Cochin.
The competition will be open to categories such as Agency of the Year Award, Advertiser of the Year, Art Director of the Year, Copywriter of the Year, Special Jury Award, Campaign of the Year, Press Campaign, TV Commercial, Corporate AV, Outdoor, Radio, Interactive – Web-based, POP, Direct Mailer, Photography, Packaging, Logo Design, Unpublished works, PR and Promos. The third edition of Pepper will also have an exclusive section for participants from Kerala – jewellery, real estate, textile, hospitality, ayurveda and others.
The Advertising Club of Cochin, which has 560 members, has been organising creative award functions for the past 13 years. Besides the creative awards, the Club regularly organises seminars and workshops to enhance the creative abilities of advertising professionals in Cochin. The Club also runs an institute for a one-year diploma course in Advertising, Media Planning, Creativity and Copywriting.