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Ad Club Cochin announces 7th Pepper Awards

Last date for entries is March 15. The four-member jury comprises Prathap Suthan, Priti Nair, Rajiv Rao and Raj Nair

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 26, 2013

The Advertising Club Cochin and Pepper Creative Awards Trust have jointly announced the 7th edition of 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 in South India. A panel of eminent personalities from India’s creative world will evaluate the entries for Pepper 2013. The last date for submitting entries is March 15, 2013.

Prathap Suthan, Managing Partner/Chief Creative Officer at Bang In The Middle; Priti Nair, Director & Founder, Curry-Nation; Raj Nair, Chief Creative Officer, BMB India; Rajiv Rao, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather India will comprise the four-member Jury for Pepper 2013. “They have proven credentials in heading juries of similar nature at national and international levels,” said Oommen Kurian, Chairman, Pepper Creative Awards Trust. All of them have bagged many awards at Cannes, New York Festival, London International, Adfest Asia Pacific, Clio, One Show, Media Spikes, Euro Effie etc for their creations from time to time.

“This year, for the first time, Pepper 2013 will try to use a fully automated online platform for accepting entries under some categories like TVC, radio, digital, etc. Entries under press, DM, outdoor, collaterals, etc., can be sent as physical formats. The online technical support is being provided by GBA (Global Best Awards), a company based in New York, and the payment gateway will be set by Federal Bank. “According to GBA, Pepper 2013 will be the first award to use online platform in India for accepting entries. If this is a success, we will be using only online platform for accepting entries from next year onwards, which will take Pepper awards to great high,” said PK Natesh, Chairman, Pepper Awards 2013.

“We are expecting more than 2,000 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 Sandeep Nayar, President, Advertising Club Cochin.

The competition has categories such as Agency of the Year, 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, radio craft, POP, Direct Mailer, Photography, Packaging, Logo Design, Unpublished works, PR and Promos.

The awards function will be held at Le Meridien Cochin Space Frame on April 12, 2013 at 6 PM.


Pepper creative awards promo films - concept, execution and coordination by Team BMB India ; photography by Amol Jadav and direction and editing by Ankit Kothari.

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