Of the 38 finalist entries from India at the London International Advertising Awards (LIAA) 2006, three have gone on to win. JWT’s ‘Slim’ for Levi’s continued its run this year winning in the Print (Apparel) category. Also in print, the agency’s entry ‘Note’ for client Apollo Tyres has won in the Automotive Products category. The other Indian agency to bring home a statue is O&M, whose work for IAPA adoption comprising ‘Bed’, ‘Book’, ‘Toys’ impressed the jury in the Public Service/Social Welfare (Campaign) competition.
The JWT ‘Slim’ piece is easily the most awarded entry from the country this year. The team on the campaign includes Creative Director Senthil Kumar; Copywriters Karan Amin and Prahlad Nanjappa; Art Directors Hital Pandya and Vivek Kakkad and Illustrator Nilesh Naik. The team behind the other winning entry from JWT for Apollo comprised Creative Directors Amitabh Agnihotri and Ashok Lad; Copywriter Amitabh Agnihotri; Art Director Ashok Lad and Photographer Umesh Aher.
The entry from O&M, which has also done the rounds of the international festivals with aplomb this year, was for the The Indian Association For Promotion of Adoption and Child Welfare (IAPA). The team includes Creative Directors Sumanto Chattopadhyay; Copywriters Sumanto Chattopadhyay and Kunal Sawant; Art Director Kunal Sawant and Photographer Saish Kambli.
Of the 38 finalist entries from India, 20 finalists were from Ogilvy & Mather, seven from JWT, four from Rediffusion DYR, three from Grey Worldwide, two from Percept H and one from Everest Brand Solutions. There was one nomination -- in Design Categories -- for Abhijit Karandikar’s Corporate Identity work for flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia.
Last year, there was one winner from India -- from O&M -- and there were nine finalist entries. The 2006 awards received 17,139 entries from 80 countries. The total number of finalists was 1,439 and the total number of winners, 127.
Winners are to be awarded in London on November 6, 2006.
Seven agencies (eight entrants), 38 finalist entries from India at LIAA 2006