Spikes Asia, which kicks off next week in Singapore, has received a total of 2,685 entries from 21 countries.
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 during the Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony that will be held during the evening of Friday 18 September.
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).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.
“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 also bestow important recognition to the people and the agencies invaolved in the work,” said Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions and joint organisers with Haymarket of Spikes Asia.
For more information on Spikes Asia 2009 , visit www.spikes.asia