With the final jury meeting to select winners conducted online on Wednesday, BestMediaInfo Rising Star Awards 2021, presented by India TV, is all set to take place on August 10, 2021.
The online awards ceremony, which celebrates and honours Rising Stars in media strategy across all business and special categories, will be streamed LIVE on the social media handles of BestMediaInfo on August 10, from 4 pm.
During the final jury meet, the acclaimed panellists approved the winners in all categories.
Among the 68 shortlists announced on July 15, the race to grab the Rising Star Trophy was very tough. So much so that the entries competing for the coveted title were separated by a fraction of points, making the choices difficult for the jury panel.
While there will be one winner in each category, there will be a ‘Finalist’ certificate for the entries that were close enough but could not win the coveted title by a tiny margin.
The jury debated and selected the Rising Star of the Year who stood out across the categories.
There were a record number of entries with over 250 participants applying in 19 categories for the awards that honour young achievers in media strategy across brands and agencies.
BestMediaInfo had roped in 11 industry veterans and media heads of India’s top brands as jury members for the Rising Star Awards.
They picked the final winners across 19 categories through a fully transparent and automated judging process guided by the Advisory Board of the awards.
Any individual up to the age of 35 years (as on March 31, 2021) working on media strategy in brand marketing teams and agencies (media, digital, consulting firms) was eligible to apply. Organisations also made entries on behalf of individuals.
The jury for the award committee consists of prominent industry names such as Ajit Varghese, CCO, Sharechat; Anjali Krishnan Head of Media, Mondelez India; Archana Aggarwal, Head of Media, Airtel; Atit Mehta, Marketing Head, Byju’s; Bhavana Mittal, Vice-President, Media and Digital, RPSG Group; Jaikishin Chhaproo, Head Media and PR at ITC; Krishnarao S Buddha, Senior Category Head, Parle Products; Maithreyi Jagannathan, Vice-President, Brand and Brand Function Leader, Personal Health Care AMA, P&G; Raj Nayak, Founder & Managing Director, House of Cheer Networks; Rajiv Dubey, Head of Media, Dabur India and Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki.