Kyoorius, in association with D&AD, has unveiled the jury for the Kyoorius Design Awards 2014. This year, the awards received 468 entries and were judged across nine categories, ranging from Branding & Identity, Design for Communication, Packaging, Space and Books to Writing and Editorial.
The jury includes Jury Foreman Michael Johnson, creative director and principal, Johnson Banks; Felix Ng, creative director, Anonymous; Alok Nanda, founder and CEO, Alok Nanda & Company; Anthony Lopez , CEO and principal, Lopez Design and Ram Sinam, co-founder, Trapeze.
Speaking at the judging event,Rajesh Kejriwal, founder and CEO of Kyoorius said, "Design is at the root of creativity. Over the last five years we have seen the role of design change inIndia- from being a non-essential to a critical tool for business development and growth. We have seen a significant growth in participation both at the awards and at designyatra not only from designers and studios but from clients themselves."
The Kyoorius Awards have no winning tier structure - no gold, silver or bronze, it being the jury's prerogative to award one or multiple Blue Elephants in one category, whereas none in another, if entries are not up to the mark.
Kyoorius and D&AD aim to create a truly neutral and ethical platform that recognises the best of Indian creativity. Kyoorius will once again open its doors to the public as it had done for the Advertising Awards jury sessions in Mumbai. The last day of judging, June25 will be open to press and professionals and students from Pune's creative community. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the best in Indian design, understand the judging process and watch jury members debate entries.
Winners of Blue and Black Elephants will be awarded at Kyoorius Designyatra, the annual creativity and innovation conference held inGoafromSeptember 11 to 13, 2014. The In-book winners, also considered nominees for Blue Elephants, will be announced in August.
Alongside winners, nominees will be featured in the annual publicationKyoorius Design Awards Annual.
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Updated Date: Jun 23, 2014 12:46:40 IST