Indian agencies have bagged one Silver, five Bronzes and seven finalists at the YoungGuns Awards 2009. All 13 Indian entries that were shortlisted made it to the winners’ and finalists’ lists.
Ogilvy India, which had the highest number of entries shortlisted, bagged one Silver, one Bronze and six finalists. The agency was awarded a Silver Bullet for Sour Marbels from Perfetti Van Melle India in the Out-of-Home Campaign category. The same work bagged a Bronze Bullet under the Print Advertising Campaigns Newspapers category. While Sour Marbels ‘Cave-man’, ‘Diver’ and ‘Tourist’ made it as finalist in the Print Advertising Newspapers category and in the Out-of-Home Outdoor Posters category.
JWT India bagged three Bronze Bullets for its work for India Berger Paints, The Times of India and Sulekha.com in the Out-of-Home Outdoor Large Format, Digital Being Involved and Digital Visual Design categories.
Rediffusion Y&R took home a Bronze for Bharti Airtel Ltd in the Print Advertising Campaigns Newspapers category, while Leo Burnett India made it as a finalist for its work for P&G’s Whisper India in the Direct Mail Low Volume Mailings category.
A total of 96 Bullets have been awarded this year, which include 11 Golds, 13 Silvers and 35 Bronzes. There are 37 finalists in 2009.
The YoungGuns are open to creative professionals and students under the age of 30 years. The nine-year old Awards platform celebrates work emerging from around the world. The focus is not necessarily on work for big brands or with huge budgets, but on ideas.
Ravi Deshpande, CCO and Chairman, Contract Advertising, is the only Indian on the YoungGuns 2009 jury. Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer, Y&R, is the jury chairman for the 2009 Awards. The other jury members include Amir Kassaei of DDB; Lisa Fedyszyn of Colenso BBDO; Eric Kallman and Craig Allen of Wieden + Kennedy; Saatchi & Saatchi’s Dave Bowman; Leo Burnett’s Andy DiLallo; and Google’s Justin Baird. The online digital jury comprises Nick Law of RGA; Seb Royce of Glue; Fabio Custer of Cutwater; and Clemenger Group’s Adam Good.
Winners and Finalists of the YoungGuns Awards 2009 were declared at a ceremony in Sydney on November 27, which was hosted by Publicis Mojo at their offices in Walsh Bay. YoungGuns also broadcast the 2009 winners and finalists through their YouTube channel simultaneously.