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D&AD 2015: Piyush Pandey is jury foreman, Press category

Besides Pandey, six other Indians have been selected as jurors, across award categories.

D&AD Awards 2015 has named Piyush Pandey, executive chairman and creative director, South Asia, Ogilvy, jury foreman for the Press Advertising category.

D&AD 2015: Piyush Pandey is jury foreman, Press category
Six other Indians have been selected as jurors. They include Meera Sharath Chandra, founder and chief creative officer at Tigress Tigress (Digital Advertising), Preeti Vyas, CEO, Vyas Giannetti Creative (Crafts for Advertising), Senthil Kumar, executive creative director at JWT Bengaluru (Film Advertising), Sonal Dabral, chief executive creative at DDB Mudra Group (Outdoor Advertising), and Ektaa Aggarwal, creative director at Landor Associates Mumbai (Branding).

Entries for the 53rd D&AD Professional Awards are being received at the moment. As per the eligibility criteria, the work being entered for the 2015 awards should be that which ran during January 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015.

A new category has been introduced - Branded Film Content & Entertainment. First appearing in 2011 as a sub-category, TV, film, online and documentaries will now be judged by a standalone jury, in addition to a new tactical sub-category.

Tim Lindsay, chief executive at D&AD, says in a press statement, "The role of creativity and the value of design in our society have never been greater... After a remarkable 2014, we're all looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings in the field of creative excellence."

For the record, D&AD stands for Design and Art Direction. The coveted D&AD Pencil is one of the toughest advertising awards to win. Last year, Indian agencies picked up 25 awards at D&AD.

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