The Advertising Club Bangalore has announced that this year’s edition of the Big Bang Awards will be hosted on 20 September 2013 at the Jayamahal Palace in Bengaluru.
The Big Bang Awards, created in 1978, will accept entries for the 2013 edition from 29 July to 12 August. Besides India, entries have been invited from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka, through an online entry system introduced this year.
Malavika Harita, president, Ad Club Bangalore, said, “As many ad agencies and creative hot shops across the country have expressed interest in taking part in the Big Bang Awards, going online would help in reaching out to them more effectively.”
She added, “The Big Bang Awards present a platform to give an impetus to creativity across all levels. The Indian advertising industry is teeming with talent and there is a need for it to be seen by all. Through these awards, we aim to recognise and infuse fresh thinking into Indian brands, whilst broad-basing and nurturing creative thinking.”
Arvind Kumar, executive director, The Ad Club Bangalore, added, "The Bangalore Ad Club has also decided to make Big Bang more competitive. To this end, entries have been invited from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Srilanka. This is a small but significant step towards taking Big Bang Awards international.”