Spikes Asia 2021: Seven from India on the jury

Amit Misra, Ashima Avasthi, Parixit Bhattacharya, Rahul Mathew, Sneha Iype, Tista Sen and Vaishali Verma among the jurors; Piyush Pandey and Rajdeepak Das were announced as jury presidents last month

Dec 07, 2020 04:24:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team Share - Share to Facebook

The full jury line up for Spikes Asia 2021 has been announced. 

Judging will take place in February 2021 with the juries awarding work across 23 Spikes Award categories. The winners of the Grands Prix and Special Awards will be announced on 4 March 2021. 
Representing India on the jury are: 
  • Tista Sen, regional creative director, South Asia, Wunderman Thompson, India (Brand Experience and Activation)
  • Rahul Mathew, chief creative officer, DDB Mudra Group, India (Creative Effectiveness and Creative Strategy)
  • Ashima Avasthi, VP - creative and head, Zee Studios Originals, Zee Studios, India (Entertainment and Music)
  • Sneha Iype, executive producer/partner, Nirvana Films, India (Film Craft)  
  • Parixit Bhattacharya, managing partner - creative, TBWA\ Mumbai, India (Healthcare)
  • Vaishali Verma, CEO, Initiative, India (Media)
  • Amit Misra, CEO MSL South Asia, MSL, India (PR)
Last month Piyush Pandey, chief creative officer, worldwide and executive chairman, India, Ogilvy, and Rajdeepak Das, managing director - India, and chief creative officer - South Asia, Leo Burnett were announced as jury presidents.   
Philip Thomas, chairman, Spikes Asia, said, “We are delighted to welcome  a cohort of highly talented experts to judge the awards, and we are particularly pleased  that this year we have reached gender parity with our juries. It’s a positive reflection of the region’s industry.”

He added, “Things will be a little different next year, with our juries meeting remotely for the first time. We have created  a remote judging experience that’s as close to the physical judging as we can make it. It’s a crucial part of all of our Lions awards; a human experience but also a rigorous and robust process.”



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