MUMBAI: As the D-Day for the Indian Telly
Awards 2003 approaches - entry forms, beta tapes and photographs
galore from various channels - have started flooding the office
of Indiantelevision.com. The jury for the Indian Telly Awards
is slated to meet from 9-16 September at The Leela Kempinski
Hotel in Mumbai.
During this hectic eight day schedule the jury will have
to view and decide upon more than 1,000 entries that are expected
to be made for this year's Indian Telly Awards.
The Indian Telly Awards 2003 are divided into three categories
- The Trade Awards, The Technical & Promo Awards and The
A highly distinguished jury comprising some of the most laudable
names in the industry: like McCann national creative director
Prasoon Joshi, veteran film director Lekh Tandon, film-critic
turned director Khalid Mohammed, Times of India president
Arun Arora, well known documentary film maker Rakesh Sharma,
columnist Shailaja Bajpai, AGK Brand Consulting chairman AG
Krishnamurthy, Business World senior editor Vanita Kohli-Khandekar,
socialite Sabira Merchant, bureaucrat turned broadcasting
head honcho Ratikant Basu, media columnist Shanta Gokhale,
director Ken Ghosh, advertising creative consultant Preeti
Vyas Ganeti, actress Kiran Juneja and writer Ravi Rai will
decide the winners of the Popular Awards and the Technical
The winners of some of the categories of the Popular Awards
will be decided through a mix of jury selection/shortlisting
and polling thereafter, while others will be decided through
pure jury selection alone. The winners of the Trade Awards
will be decided through a popular poll.
All entries will be critically acclaimed by the jurors and
five people in each category will be shortlisted.
Categories which need to be polled will be put up by 25 September