The long long wait is over. We are more than pleased to announce the 14th edition of Pepper Awards. It promises to be a bigger, better and brighter celebration than ever before. From a very humble beginning of being just a state-level event, Pepper has now grown to become the biggest and most sought-after creative awards show in South India. Started 14 years ago to establish a platform on par with national awards, Pepper continues to be regarded as the most professionally run and credible advertising awards event in the South of India, and Kerala in particular. For the first time ever, and in keeping with the times, we will be moving online - both for receiving your entries and judging the same. All details regarding the entry fee, criteria, categories, jury, rules and regulation etc can be downloaded from the Call for Entry mailer and Categories.

Pepper Creative Awards has announced the call for entries for the Pepper Awards 2021, Entry is open to all Creative Agencies, Media Agencies, Digital Agencies, Event Agencies, PR Agencies, Media Houses, Production Houses etc., throughout South India (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Pondicherry) creating advertising or other communication for products, services or causes.

Click here to Download Call For Entry Click here to Download Categories " DEADLINE FOR UPLOADING ENTRIES EXTENDED TILL 8TH OCTOBER"

Jury Members

Prathap Suthan

Co-founder & CCO

Bang In The Middle

Raj Kamble

Founder & CCO

Famous Innovations

Santosh Padhi

Ex-CCO & Founder

Taproot Dentsu, Mumbai

Burzin Mehta

Group Creative Director

Ogilvy, Mumbai

George Kovoor

Group Creative Director

Ogilvy South, Mumbai


The Awards to be given are Gold, Silver and Bronze in each category to entries judged to be deserving of this honour. Shortlisted entries/finalists will receive a certificate. Winning entries in unpublished category will receive only certificates.

Agency of the Year Award:

The agency which wins the maximum number of points in the open category will be presented with the Agency of the Year Award

The agency with the maximum number of points in the open category in Chennai Bengaluru, Kerala will be recognized as Best Agency of Chennai, Bengaluru and Kerala respectively

Advertiser of the Year Award :

The Advertiser with the maximum number of points in the open category will be presented with the Advertiser of the Year Award. (Points won in Kerala specific category will not be counted for both Agency and Advertiser of the Year Awards).

The Point system followed will be:

Gold - 20 points, Silver - 15 points, Bronze - 10 points (in case of a tie, the Agency and Advertiser with most golds will be awarded the Agency of the Year Award and Advertiser of the Year Award respectively)

Pepper Awards 2021(Entries Closed)

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Awards are given away for creative pieces that spread through over 80 categories including Agency of the Year Award, Advertiser of the Year, Special Jury Award, Press Campaign, TV Commercial, Corporate AV, Outdoor and Radio, Cyber / Digital, Direct Mailer, Photography, Packaging, Logo Design, Unpublished Works, PR and Promos and Kerala Specific etc etc.

Date and Venue

Date :
To be announced soon

Venue :
To be announced soon