Greeshma Jos and Ganesh Nayak of Leo Burnett, Mumbai, were adjudged the winners in the national creative initiative taken by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and supported by The Times Group.
Announcing the result of AAAI-Cannes Young Lions Creative Competition 2011, Vinod Nair, convener of this Competition, stated, “The Times Group and Advertising Agencies Association of India are giving a rare opportunity to young creatives in India to participate in Cannes Lions and compete with the very best young talent in the world.”
In all, 165 entries on the theme ‘Don’t Bribe. Follow Rules’ were received. In the two-phased judging, Josy Paul, Chairman and National Creative Director, BBDO India, and Tista Sen, Senior Vice President & Executive Creative Director, Creative Head, JWT, Mumbai, were the jury members.
The Leo Burnett team selected by AAAI through this Competition will be the official Indian team to take part in the Young Lions Creative Competition 2011 at Cannes Lions. The winning team will be flying off to the Cannes Advertising Festival in June to participate in the prestigious International Young Lions Creative Competition.
The Times Group, the official festival representatives of Cannes in India, will bear all the expenses of the wining teams’ trip to Cannes.
Runner-up team was Nishant Shah, Copywriter and Neeta Srikanth, Art Director of Publicis Ambience, Bangalore.