Brand Forum selects two teams for Cannes Festival, Spikes Asia
Bangladesh Brand Forum yesterday selected two teams as the next year's participants in the Cannes Festival and Spikes Asia Event in France and Singapore.
Four members, below the age of 30 years, were selected through a daylong workshop at the Forum's office in Gulshan, Dhaka.
Mir Touseed Zaman and Reshad Kamal of Unitrend Ltd, who became champion in the Young Lions Competition Bangladesh 2012, will attend the Cannes Festival in June next year.
Rajeeb Ahmed Khan, graphic designer of The Daily Star, and Ahsan Sajid, creative copywriter of the daily, are the runner-up team, which will participate in the Spikes Asia Event in September next.
Nine teams from Adcom, Macomm, Ogilvy & Mather, Bitopi, Grey and The Daily Star took part in the competition.
A total of eighteen participants presented several creative ideas on how to engage the young generation to educate the underprivileged people through print media campaigns.
More than 28,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Cannes Lions International Festival. Winners receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, presented at four award ceremonies throughout a week.
More than 9,000 delegates from 90 countries will attend workshops, exhibitions, screenings and high-profile seminars.
The Spike Asia Awards are the region's oldest and most prestigious awards for creative communications. The entries are judged by leading international and regional creative professionals during the festival.
Rajeeb Bhattacharjee, marketing director (commercial division) of Grameenphone, Kazi Inam Ahmed, director of Gemcon Group, Preema Nazia Andaleeb, visual artist and creative director of Bangladesh Brand Forum, Shahriar Amin, marketing manager of Philip Morris Services India SA, were the judges of the Young Lions Competition in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Brand Forum will bear all costs, including air tickets, accommodation and registration cost.