As the final few jury sessions of this year’s Immortal Awards approach, an Indian jury sat at the competition for the first time ever on Thursday November 16th.
The India-based jurors were tasked with selecting the market’s inaugural Finalists, cementing their status as the best projects from India in the past year and sending them through to the regional Asian round of judging on Friday November 24th.
A shortlist of 13 projects, which scored highest in the first round of online judging, was whittled down to just two which receive Finalist status.
The Immortal Awards 2023 India Finalists are:
Airtel - Replayed 175 (submitted by Leo Burnett India)
Oreo India - #BringBack2011 (submitted by Leo Burnett India)
The two projects will go up against the best work from around the region at the Asian round of judging on Friday November 24th. They’ll be competing for a place in the final, global round of judging and ultimately a chance at winning an Immortal Award or receiving a Commendation. To check out all the Local and Regional Immortal Awards Finalists that have already been announced, click here.
Those on the first ever India jury were: Rahul Mathew, chief creative officer at DDB Mudra Group; Vasudha Misra, regional creative officer at Lowe Lintas; Mukund Olety, chief creative officer at VMLY&R India; Vikram Pandey, national creative director at Leo Burnett; Josy Paul, chairman and chief creative officer at BBDO India; and Siddhi Yadav Machado, executive creative director at McCann Worldgroup India.
The rest of the work that made it to the Immortal Awards 2023 India shortlist but didn’t make it through to the next round included:
Brand - Project (Entrant Company)
Burger King - The Great Celebrity Hack (Leo Burnett India)
Indeed - The Hire (DDB Mudra Group)
JNTL Consumer Health (India) Pvt Ltd - Stayfree: Bringing Men Into Menstruation (DDB Mudra Group)
Lay's - Smart Farm (Leo Burnett India)
Lay's - The Biochar Project (Leo Burnett India)
RuPay - On UPI (DDB Mudra Group)
Stir - Untangling The Politics Of Hair (FCB India)
Tinder India - You up? (MullenLowe Lintas Group)
TVS Motors - The Responsible Manhole (Dentsu Creative India)
Unilever - Vim Black. Fake Product, Unreal Impact. (MullenLowe Lintas Group)
Vedantu - The Everything Book (Dentsu Creative India)
Thanks to our wonderful Immortal Awards partners
BIG KAHUNA FILMS | DEPT | The Lift | Whitehouse Post
Brill Building | Company 3 | Framestore | JSM Music | Motherland
Screen Scene | Zauberberg Productions | Zulu Alpha Kilo
ARC Edit | Chelsea Pictures | Gramercy Park Studios | Heckler
Howatson+Company | Park Pictures | Revolver Films