Sonal Dabral, chairman and chief creative officer, DDB Mudra Group India and Josy Paul, chairman and chief creative officer, BBDO India are the only two Indians to have found a spot each on the London International Awards (LIA) jury this year.
Paul will judge entries in the Integrated Campaign category. The president of this jury is Amir Kassaei, chief creative officer, DDB Worldwide.
The entire LIA jury will assemble in Las Vegas over the next week to select the 2012 winners. Since 2009, LIA has judged at the Encore/Wynn Las Vegas.
Established in 1986, the LIA was the first truly international award festival, accepting entries in television, print and radio media from around the world. LIA now accepts entries into 13 unique media types and has established itself throughout its 26-year history as an awards function that honours creativity and new ideas in advertising, design and digital media. Barbara Levy, founder and president, LIA, continues to lead the organisation.
Each year, nearly 100 of the industry's top creatives from agencies, independents and networks are invited to judge on the nine LIA panels. The juries comprise recognised creative professionals from around the globe.