Starting with one of the world’s biggest conferences on design and publication on design and communications, Kyoorius has announced the launch of Kyoorius Awards. The awards are in partnership with D&AD and the International Advertising Association (India Chapter).
Conceptualised with the aim of recognising and rewarding excellence, innovation and originality, the Kyoorius Awards ceremony will be held at the 9th annual Kyoorius Designyatra in Goa on August 29, 2013.
Awards will be given in nine categories spanning print, packaging, digital, retail and design for good.
Besides professionals, special focus will be given to young talent. The student awards will bring together some of the biggest names in the industry to create real briefs that students will work on, providing them a chance to showcase capabilities in real world scernarios. Rather than online, the jury panel will fly down to India for a discussion based jury session to judge all submitted entries.
Commenting on the Awards, Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder CEO, Kyoorius said, “At Kyoorius we are working everyday to ensure that talent is nurtured and fresh ideas see the light of day. Kyoorius Awards aim to recognise and honour outstanding creative work in India. We are thankful to our esteemed partners D&AD and IAA (India Chapter) for coming on board to support this initiative.”
Speaking on the partnership, Tim Lindsay, CEO of D&AD commented, “Joining hands with Kyoorius works in tandem with the objectives of D&AD, which aims to inform, educate and inspire those who work in and around the creative industries. Together, we aim to support and nurture creative professionals throughout their careers and across the world.”
Kaushik Roy, Immediate Past President, IAA India Chapter added here, “We know the power of design and it is crucial that we support and award the best creative minds in India. We, at IAA are excited about the partnership with Kyoorius and D&AD and feel this platform will futher IAA’s work in supporting and helping grow the creative industry in India.”
The call for entries commenced on May 10 and entries close on June 18, 2013.