4 Indian names on Young Guns shortlists for 2011 awards

08 Dec,2011

By Shubhangi Mehta


The shortlists for Young Guns 2011 have been announced and this year India has four nominations on the shortlist; Leo Burnett with three and Ogilvy with one.
Leo Burnett’s Amod Dani and Ganesh Nayak have three nominations. Two for Tide Fold A Stain in the Art direction and Print Crafts category and one for Heinz Sketchup in the Consumer magazine campaigns category.


Ogilvy & Mather’s Anupama Sirsalewal has received one for Unbearably Sour, Gun, Snake, Gullotine in the Illustration Campaigns category.


Speaking on the shortlists, Arvind Sharma, Chairman Leo Burnett said, “We always believe in giving responsibilities to young and upcoming talent. We shall continue to do the same. We are happy that Amod and Ganesh are shortlisted in three categories and glad that the world is also recognising their talent”.


On being nominated Amod Dani, ECD, Leo Burnett India, said, “The Young Guns award is a very prestigious international award. It is an extreme honour to be shortlisted for our efforts. We hope to convert this into a metal and continue to pursue creative excellence. Leo Burnett has always been at the forefront of promoting young talent, and this honour speaks a lot about the same”.


Anupama Sirsalewal, Copywriter, Ogilvy & Mather, on her nomination said, “It’s a great feeling to be nominated. Piyush Pandey is God for me and I have grown up watching his ads, and now working in Ogilvy is anyway an award for me. This year has been great for me, be it Cannes Lions or Abby’s. Hope this one falls into my kitty too but there is still a long way to go.”


Young Guns International Advertising Award is the world’s first and only award forum that is specifically for 18-30 year olds.


To be named “Young Gun of the Year” is to be named the best young creative under 30 in the world.


The “Young Gun of the Year” gets invited to join next year’s Young Guns jury.

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