Rapa awards committee invites entries for 2002

MUMBAI: The last date for receiving entries for the 28th Rapa (Radio and TV advertisers practitioners association of India) awards for radio and TV productions is 28 March 2003. Awards will be given away in 17 languages and 51 categories. The awards will be held on 30 May 2003.

All the radio and TV entries produced in India and broadcast or telecast for the first time, in any part of the world, between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2002, are eligible to compete. Telecast criteria not applicable for documentaries. However all submitted documentaries must have been produced between in calendar year 2002.

Speaking to, outdoor advertising specialist company DS Mittle director Brij Mittle, and an active member of the Rapa committee, says: "The Rapa awards are one-of-their kind as they honour excellence in all the languages other than Hindi and English. This year, we have added new categories such as "best ad campaign on radio", "best direction in a telefilm" and "best live coverage of events on TV"."

The languages include:Assamese, Bengali, Dongri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada,Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi,Tamil, Telugu, & Urdu. An entrant can send any number of entries. Every entry should be accompanied with a correctly filled entry form and applicable entree fee. Entrant, sending more than one entry, may remit the total entry fees through a single consolidated cheque/draft or cash.

CategoryMembersNon-membersRadio Spot / Jingle


Rs 500


Rs 700Radio Programme


Rs 500Rs 700TV Commercial


Rs 600Rs 800TV Programme


Rs 1000Rs 1250Tele-Film / Music Video


Rs 500Rs 700Documentary & Telefilm


Rs 1500Rs 2000Production House of the Year


Rs 500Rs 500Category Nos. 39,48,49


Rs 2000Rs 2500Special Awards 47 & 50NANA

The other members of the awards organising committee include chairman Danish Khan, co-chairman Shivraj Suvarna, members Vijay Behl, S Swaminathan, Atul Tiwari.

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