Abin Design Studio & Gurgaon Codesign Brand Consultants win top honours at 2013 Kyoorius Awards

30 Aug,2013

 

By A Correspondent

 

Kolkata-based Abin Design Studio and Gurgaon’s Codesign Brand Consultants bagged the Black Elephant indicating the ‘best of show’ entries at the first edition of the 2013 Kyoorius Awards held in Goa on Thursday (Aug 29).

 

These awards were held in partnership with D&AD and the International Advertising Association (India Chapter) and sponsored by Zee*.

 

Laura Jordan Bambach, Deputy President and Member of the Board of Trustees at D&AD and Donal Keenan, Senior Awards Operations Manager, D&AD other than Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder-CEO, Kyoorius spoke on the occasion.

 

Spanning over nine categories including print, packaging, retail and design for good, a six-member international jury comprising two members from India poured over the 437 professional entries vying for the Blue and Black Elephants and 113 student entries in the running for the Red Elephants.

 

The jury members included Elsie Nanji, Gabor Schreier, Jeremy Leslie, Simon Sankarayya, Tanya Singh Khosla and Ton Van Bragt. The jury manager from D&AD was Donal Keenan.

 

Said Mr Kejriwal, “We had conceptualized this with the aim of recognising exceptional work in the design industry.” The D&AD awards are recognised globally as the among the most prestigious amongst creative awards.  Tim Lindsay, CEO of D&AD said, “The Kyoorius Awards were conducted at par with international standards and the delegates and industry peers received an opportunity to view some excellent work done by the winners.”

 

Meanwhile, buoyed by the success of the Awards, Kaushik Roy, Immediate Past President – IAA India Chapter said he was certain that there is a long association in store between Kyoorius, D&AD and the IAA- India Chapter. “Together, we have the vision to realize the power of design and it is crucial that we support and award the best creative minds in India, ” he said.

 

*Disclosure: MxMIndia is Trade Partner of Kyoorius Designyatra 2013

 

Category Title Entries Nominations Blue Black Red
Identity

7

1

2

5

Packaging

9

2

Communication

15

4

Digital

4

0

Space

3

1

Books

5

3

Editorial

3

0

Craft

17

3

Good

10

4

Total Nominations – Professionals

437

73

Total Nominations – Students

113

12

Total Wins

18

 

 

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