Singapore : A total of 2,685 entries from 21 countries will be competing at this year’s three-day Spikes Asia Festival, which kicks off next week in Singapore.
Entries have been submitted in 11 categories: TV/Cinema (310 entries), Print (576), Outdoor (615), Direct & Sales Promotion (151), Media (230), Radio (62), Design (152), Digital (272), Integrated (54), TV/Cinema Craft (53) and Print Craft (210), and will be judged by top international and regional industry leaders.
The top country participating is China with 382 entries, followed by Singapore with 369, Japan on 335 entries and India with 321.
The winners will be announced and honoured during the Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony that will be held during the evening of Friday 18 September at the Victoria Concert Hall, followed by the After Party at IndoChine Waterfront.
Other awards to be revealed during the Awards Ceremony are: Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year and Network of the Year. The Times of India Group will be honoured with the 2009 Advertiser of the Year award.
“While we are in the midst of difficult times, now more than ever awards matter. Not only do they provide inspiration and showcase the best creative work out there, but they also bestow important recognition to the people and the agencies involved in the work,” said Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions, joint organiser with Haymarket of Spikes Asia.