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Piyush Pandey among 9 Indian jurors at 60th Cannes Lions

The deadline for nomination entries for all awards is March 28, 2013

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 13, 2013

The Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity has been inspiring and recognising outstanding works of creativity for the past 60 years, setting the benchmark for excellence in creative communications. For seven days in June each year nearly 11,000 members of the creative industry from around the globe come together to learn from each other and to celebrate the best of the works that have changed and inspired the communications landscape. This year the Cannes Lions Festival is being held from June 16-22, 2013.

The following are the jury members selected from India for some of the juries this year:

  • Piyush Pandey: Executive Chairman and Creative Director, South Asia, Ogilvy & Mather India, is on the Titanium & Integrated jury
  • Sandeep Kaul: CEO, Personal Care Product SBU, ITC Ltd., is on the Creative Effectiveness jury
  • Abhinay Deo: Director, Ramesh Deo Production, is on the Craft jury
  • Russell Barrett: Managing Partner, BBH, is on the Film jury
  • Santosh Padhi: Chief Creative Director & Co-founder, Taproot, is on the Press jury
  • Prathap (Pat) Suthan: Managing Partner, Bang In The Middle, is on the Outdoor jury
  • Sabbas Joseph: Director, Wizcraft, is on the Promo & Activation jury
  • Akshay Kapnadak: Creative Director, McCann, is on the Radio jury
  • Bhupal (Ramu) Ramnathkar: Co-founder, Umbrella Design, is on the Design jury

The Times of India is the official representative for the Cannes Advertising Festival of Creativity. In this capacity The Times of India works to generate the nomination entries for the award and invites delegates to attend the week-long conference in Cannes, France.

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will accept entries in all 16 categories: Branded Content & Entertainment Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, Cyber Lions, Design Lions, Direct Lions, Film Craft Lions, Film Lions, Press Lions, Media Lions, Mobile Lions, Outdoor Lions, Promo & Activation Lions, PR Lions, Radio Lions, Titanium & Integrated Lions, and the brand new Innovation Lions, which is being inaugurated this year. The Innovation Lions has been designed to reward technologies and innovations.

The deadline for nomination entries for all awards is March 28, 2013, barring the category of the award for Creative Effectiveness Lions. Delegate registration for the Cannes Lions is currently on, and the detailed packages are available online on the Cannes website.

Further information on how to submit work, including tips from the jury room and category assistance, can be found online at

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