RAPA Awards sees 43% increase in nominations

Mumbai: The Radio and TV Advertising Practitioners Association of India (RAPA), which honors outstanding creative work in the radio and television field, has attracted 1,000 nominations (up 43% from 700 entries obtained last year) for the 33rd All India RAPA Awards for Excellence 2007.
 
RAPA Awards committee chairman Viresh Chaddha said, "We are happy to get a phenomenal increase of more than 43% in the number of nominations for the 33rd All India RAPA Awards for Excellence 2007. These awards are one-of-a kind as they honor creative excellence in radio and television in all the Indian languages including Hindi and English."
 
The judges include luminaries from the media and entertainment field, many of who are linguists. There are a total of 63 awards up for grabs. This includes nine awards in the Radio category in each language and six more for all languages combined. There are two awards in the Television advertising category in each language and nine awards in all languages combined. There are 11 awards in the Television Production category (serials/ music videos/ telefilms, documentaries, etc.) in each language and 18 awards in all languages combined. There are seven special RAPA awards for all round contribution to Radio/Television; outstanding voice performance; best performance on TV for male and female; campaign of the year on TV and on radio; and outstanding copywriter.
 
The work eligible for nomination for the 33rd version of the RAPA awards has to be telecast/ broadcast between 1 January, 2007 and 31 December, 2007. The telecast criterion is not applicable to documentaries. However, the work should be produced between 1 January, 2007 and 31 December, 2007. Work has to be produced in India.

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