The Advertising Club Cochin and Pepper Creative Awards Trust have jointly announced the 9th edition of the Pepper Creative Awards.
A call for entries has been sent to all ad agencies in South India. The last date for the receipt of entries is March 10.
The five-member panel who will judge the awards, include Agnello Dias, Managing Partner, Taproot; Rajeev Rao, NCD, Ogilvy & Mather India; Prathap Suthan, Managing Partner/Chief Creative Officer at Bang In The Middle; KS Chakravarthy till recently NCD, FCB Ulka and Brijesh Jacob, Joint Managing Director, 22 Feet Tribal World Wide. “The five persons have proven credentials in heading juries of similar nature at national and international levels like Cannes, Goa Fest etc,” said Oommen Kurian, Chairman, Pepper Creative Awards Trust.
“We are expecting more than 2,500 entries for the competition, which has become a stepping stone for creative fraternity from this part of the world to take part in other major peer reviewed national and international competitions,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Advertising Club Cochin.
The competition will be open to categories such as Agency of the Year Award, Advertiser of the Year, Art Director of the Year, Copywriter of the Year, Special Jury Award, Campaign of the Year, Press Campaign, TV Commercial, Corporate AV, Outdoor, Radio, Interactive – Web-based, viral, film craft, POP, Direct Mailer, Photography, Packaging, Logo Design, Unpublished works, PR and Promos.
“Unlike yester years, to get the maximum participation from Kerala agencies, we have added more categories under Kerala section this year like jewellery, real estate, textile, hospitality, ayurveda, media, animation, automobile, healthcare, public service, home appliances, financial, cinema, retail (malls and supermarkets), etc,” said PK Natesh, Chairman, Pepper Awards 2015.
Advertising Club Cochin, having more than 500 members, has been organising the Creative Award function for the past 19 years. Besides the Creative Award Function, it regularly organises seminars and workshops to enhance the creative abilities of advertising professionals in Cochin.