The 13th Pepper Awards: Entries invited

A panel of eminent personalities from India’s creative world will evaluate the entries for Pepper-2019. The last date for the receipt of entries is April 16, 2019

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Mar 28, 2019 4:31 PM
Pepper Awards

Kochi: Pepper Creative Awards Trust has announced the 13th Edition of the Pepper Creative Awards, the largest creative awards in South India and the second largest in India. Call for entries have been sent to all ad agencies, production houses, printers, and photographers in South India. A panel of eminent personalities from India’s creative world will evaluate the entries for Pepper-2019. The last date for the receipt of entries is April 16, 2019.

This year's award jury comprises Prathap Suthan, Co-founder and CCO, Bang In The Middle; KV Sridhar, Co-Founder and CCO, Hypercollective; Raj Nair, CEO and CCO, Madison BMB and Burzin Mehta, Group Creative Director, Ogilvy Mumbai, who were also jury members of many international awards including that of Cannes Film Festival, One Show and Goa International Film Festival. 

“We are expecting more than 1,500 entries for the competition which has become a stepping stone for the creative fraternity from this part of the world to take part in other major peer-reviewed national and international competitions,” said K Venugopal, Chairman, Pepper Trust. 
He further added, “All leading advertising agencies from South India will take part in Pepper-2019, a unique event when luminaries from South Indian creative fraternity come to a single platform, evaluating and celebrating the success and challenges in a professional manner.”

Prathap Suthan, Jury Chairman stated that most entries received for the Awards from the southern states are of very high standard. He further said that like in the previous years, this year also the jury is expecting the best creatives. He added that Pepper Award ceremony matches to any other award ceremony being held at the national level. 

P K Natesh, Chairman, Pepper Awards, said, “Efforts are being made to ensure participation of well-known personalities in the advertising sector in the Pepper Awards ceremony, which is scheduled to be held in mid-May, 2019.”

This year Pepper will be celebrated with a post lunch strategic session on media, film making, online messaging etc for ad professionals and PG students from media and management schools. 

The competition will be open to categories such as Agency of the Year Award, Advertiser of the Year, Print, Film, OOH, Radio, Digital, Integrated, Photography, Typography, Copywriting, Art Direction, Illustration, Collaterals, Direct Mailer, Design, Public Service/CSR, Film Craft, Radio Craft and Kerala Specific- Jewellery, Real Estate, Textile, Hospitality, Ayurveda, Media. The winners will be presented with Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards and certificates. 

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