From: London International Awards
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EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, 14 Nov 2011, 1900hrs GMT
OGILVY & MATHER, MUMBAI and NIRVANA FILMS, BANGALORE
EACH WIN A GOLD STATUE
AT THE 26TH ANNUAL
LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
(London, 14 November 2011) The 26th LIA judging was held at the Wynn/Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, convening over a ten-day period. The juries, led by their respective Jury Presidents, viewed and scored every entry within their medium ensuring that all the work was judged equally. They concluded with final discussions to determine Grand LIAs, Statue Winners and Finalists.
Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai and Nirvana Films, Bangalore each brought home Gold at LIA 2011.
Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai and Nirvana Films, Bangalore both won their Gold Statues for Indian Railway titled “Train” in TV/Cinema/Online Films – Music Adaptation.
Both Ogilvy & Mather and Nirvana Films attained a Finalist each. Ogilvy picked up the Finalist for Print – Use of Illustration Campaign for Mentos Sour Marbles Campaign; Nirvana Films for TV/Cinema/Online Films – Music Score – Original for Kerala Tourism.
“Both Ogilvy and Nirvana Films share the same honour for excellency in their work.” commented Barbara Levy, President of LIA. “We are always delighted when production houses send in their work, in fact this year, a Grand LIA was awarded for the first time to a Post-Production House in London.”
Other winning companies from India include:
Contract Advertising, Gurgaon, won one Bronze Statue:
• Bronze – The NEW Category for JK Tyre titled "Soles With Souls"
The following companies attained Finalist Status:
Bates 141, Mumbai
• Design – Posters for Virgin Mobile titled "Missing Numbers"
McCann WorldGroup, Mumbai
• Non-Traditional - Telecommunications for Videocon Mobile Phones titled "The Cascade of Books"
This year only three Grand LIAs were awarded.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Boulder has won the Grand LIA in The NEW Category for American Express OPEN “Small Business Saturday.”
Marshall Street Editors, London was awarded a Grand LIA in the Medium of TV/Cinema/Online Film – Technique for Heineken “The Entrance.”
JWT, Shanghai was awarded a Grand LIA in the medium of Print for Samsonite Suitcase titled “Heaven and Hell.”
Of the 14,283 submissions, from 79 countries, less than four percent (3.6%) attained Shortlist status. Of those elite selections, only 0.4% won Gold Statues; 0.7% Silver Statues; 0.9% Bronze Statues and 1.5% Finalist. The vast number of submissions reflects the prestige and explosive growth of the London International Awards since its inception in 1986 when only 2,600 submissions were entered.
LIA has also awarded Network of the Year, Agency of the Year and Post-Production Company of the Year. These winners were decided based on the outstanding work chosen by the Juries across all media.
Network of the Year: BBDO
Agency of the Year: BBDO New York, New York
Post-Production Company of the Year: The Mill
All Winning Work, Creative Credits, Press Releases and LIA Statue images can be accessed on the London International Awards Press site. High-resolution images of Winners and Finalists can be downloaded from this site.
To Access the Press site: http://www.liaentries.com/press/