New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2011 Grand Jury. The Grand Jury comprises of 300 members of the advertising and marketing community from 50 countries worldwide. This year, eight Indians have managed to get a spot among the Grand Jury members.
Indian in the jury include Deepak Agarwal, senior creative director, M&C Saatchi-I, Direct & Digital, Shivanand Mohanty, national creative director, Dentsu in the Digital + Interactive category, KS Chakravarthy, national creative director, Draftfcb + Ulka in the Avant-Garde category, Bhavesh Kosambia, director/art director, Grey Creative in the Design category, Rohit Malkani, executive creative director, Grey Group in the Collateral category, Abhinav Tripathi, creative director, McCann Worldgroup in the Print category, Emmanuel Upputuru, national creative director, Publicis Communications in the TV/Cinema/Promo category and Prakash Varma, Executive Producer, Nirvana Films in the Art/Technique + Technology category.
“We’re honored to have these prominent creative people participate on the 2011 Grand Jury. All were selected by their peers, the judges from last year’s panel. Their stellar reputations in the advertising industry and award-wining creative talent ensure that all the entries are given the utmost professional consideration,” said Michael Demetriades, Executive Director of New York Festivals International Advertising Awards.
Using NYF’s online judging platform, the Grand Jury will determine the entries that receive Finalists status and move on to the medalist round. Trophy winners will be selected by the live executive jury in New York City between May 1-4.
The 2011 NYF International Advertising Awards will take place on May 4 and 5 at the Skylight West in New York City. This two-day celebration will feature keynote speakers, including one by Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of Omnicom, creative panel discussions, screenings, and gallery exhibits as well as the presentation of the NYF Lifetime Achievement Award to Keith Reinhard and a Living Legend Award to Bob Giraldi, renowned Film Director and Bob Carr, Film Editor.