Anshumani Khanna (Copy Writer) and Priya Gurnani (Art Director) of Contract Advertising, Mumbai have been adjudged as winners of the Young Lions Creative Competition 2009. The national creative initiative conducted by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), in association with the Times Group. This team will participate at the Cannes Advertising Festival 2009 as the official Indian team.
The winning team will be flying off to the Cannes Advertising Festival in June to compete with other teams from all over the world at the prestigious International Young Lions Creative Competition. This is an all-expense paid trip courtesy the Times Group, the official representative of Cannes Advertising Festival in India.
Entries on the theme ‘Stop Domestic Violence against Women. Report Abuse’ were invited for the national leg of this competition from AAAI member agencies and all INS accredited advertising agencies.
Announcing the winners, an official communiqué stated: “The Advertising Agencies Association of India is delighted to announce that for the ninth consecutive year the AAAI has been able to encourage young creative talent in the country, through an initiative aimed at nurturing and providing them with an opportunity for international exposure.”
Vinod Nair, AAAI Executive Committee Member, and currently in-charge of this initiative of the AAAI, was the Convener of this competition. For the judging process, KV Sridhar, National Creative Director, Leo Burnett, and Bobby Pawar, National Creative Director, Mudra Communications, were the jury members.
The selection was a two-phased process. In the first phase, the judges shortlisted seven out of the 212 entries received. In the second phase, the shortlisted teams were asked to make a presentation before the jury on the work done by them in the past and the thought process behind the entries submitted by them.