Communicator Awards (CCA), conducted by Rajasthan Patrika, has announced its winners. Rajesh Kumar, copywriter, Triton Communications, New Delhi, has won the CCA prize money of US$11,000 for his entry, 'Domestic Violence has Many Faces'. The entry features a wife trying to cover up the violence her husband has inflicted on her by subtly praising him.
The CCA UNICEF Special Mention Award went to Swapnil Kambli, copywriter, Interface Communications, for the entry, 'Stop Child Labour'. David Drog, creative director, Droga 5, the US, was announced the International Winner for 'Tap Project', on water conservation.
There were 12 Special Mentions, which went to various agencies: Publicis India for 'Act Before It's Too Late'; AMO Communications for 'Use Condom, Prevent AIDS'; Saatchi & Saatchi for 'Don't Drink and Drive'; Bates David Enterprise for 'Reduce Child Labour and Prostitution'; Srijan Advertising for 'Naari ka Samman Kariye'; Everest Brand Solutions for 'Children Learn Fast. Don't Fight at Home' and 'Stop Global Warming'; Interface Communications for 'Beti - Budhape ki Laathi'; Mudra Communications for 'Child Labour'; RK Swamy/BBDO for 'Don't Neglect the Girl Child'; Triton Communications for 'Adoption'; and O&M for 'Child Labour'.
The Best 50 winners were also announced at the ceremony. The panel of judges for CCA 2007 comprised Prasoon Joshi, executive chairman, McCann-Erickson; Piyush Pandey, executive chairman, O&M; Prahlad Kakkar, chairman, Genesis; Bharat Dabholkar, director, Why Not Communications; and Kaushik Roy, brand strategy and marketing communication, Reliance Industries.