Siddhesh Kulkarni and Vikrant Yadav, the Young Creatives Team of Leo Burnett (Orchard Advertising), Mumbai were adjudged the winning team in the national creative initiative taken by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), on Friday, February 8, 2008, a AAAI release said.
This winning team will be flown to Pattaya by 23rd March 2008, courtesy SOTC Holidays of India (Division of Kuoni Travel India (Pvt) Ltd), India’s largest travel company. There they will be the official Indian representatives at the prestigious Asia Pacific Young Creatives Workshop 2008 which will be held on 24-26 March 2008. They will also be guests of the AdFest, (Asia Pacific Advertising Festival) Asia’s premier creative awards function scheduled for 26-29 March 2008. All together the winning team will be away for seven (7) days.
The AAAI organized this national contest among AAAI Member Agencies and invited entries on the theme ‘Girl Education’. The 114 entries received from 25 agencies were judged by Mr K V Sridhar, National Creative Director, Leo Burnett India Pvt Ltd, Mr Josy Paul, Chairman and National Creative Director, BBDO India and Mr Bobby Pawar, National Creative Director, Mudra Communications Pvt Ltd.
Announcing the results Mr Vinod Nair, Convener of the Jury said that he was delighted with the unanimous choice of the judges. He thanked the judges for so readily coming forward to spare their time to aid and abet this initiative of the AAAI to foster and nurture young creative talent from among the members of the Advertising Agencies Association of India.