Nimbus' World Cup Safari contest has 2 winners; still 1 up for grabs!

MUMBAI: Narayanan Vaidya of Initiative Media (Lowe Mumbai) has joined Dhupinder Sandhu of Starcom Delhi to become the first two lucky winners of the Nimbus Cricket World Cup Safari contest conceptualised in association with media partner

There is bound to be a scramble for the top honours in the last week of the contest which ends on 24 January 2003. 'If size does matter, it does not get bigger than this?! is the contest catchline.

The duo have won an all expenses (air fare ex-Mumbai, hotels, food and beverage, local transfers and match tickets only) paid VIP experience visit to South Africa from 25 February to 3 March; and inclusive of VIP match tickets for the India versus England and India versus Pakistan matches.

When contacted, an elated Narayanan said: "I am simply thrilled as I had not expected to win. I was pretty excited when the contest was announced and decided to participate. There were several tricky questions and I really had to do some quick thinking. The other questions pertaining to statistics were easy as we have been involved in number crunching since a long long time."

"I am happy to announce that the two lucky winners have got a chance to travel to South Africa and I am sure that they will cheer the Indian cricket team during the World Cup. The first cricket World Cup of the new millennium is getting bigger and better than ever before. In a country where cricket has been and will always be one of the enduring passions for millions of fans - Nimbus will offer several others a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to be a part of the sweat, blood and the glory," says Nimbus chairman and MD Harish Thawani.

"I can only envy the winners who are going to travel to the African continent for the greatest cricketing spectacle of all times. We are delighted to be a media partner to Nimbus which has been a pioneer in the business of sport marketing in India," says founder & CEO Anil Wanvari. "The news and information portal daily serves the needs of television channel executives, media planners & buyers and advertisers, cable TV operators, researchers, students and the authorities located in India and abroad. The partnership with Nimbus is a reaffirmation that we are on the right track."

The first 25 all correct entries every week (for three weeks) will win a World Cup memorabilia pack each.

The following are the names of the 24 'Early Bird' prize winners for the second week of the three-week contest

Pankaj Kumar New Delhi Dhar & Hoon

Sai Nagesh Mumbai Maximize-WPP

Rasheshwarnath Rana mumbai Grey Worldwide

Krishnakumar Gupta Mumbai Interface Communications

Bhagwan Das Mumbai FCB Ulka

Shivkumar Iyer Mumbai R K SWAMY/BBDO

N Rajagopalan Bangalore Grey Worldwide

Ashish Joshi Bangalore Grey Worldwide

Kalyanaraman Krishnamoorthy Bangalore Grey Worldwide

Anand Baskaran Bangalore Celstream

Deepa Balasubramanyan Bangalore Starcom

Puneet Arora Mumbai Starcom

Rajendran MB Mumbai RK Swamy BBDO

Himanshu Shekhar Mumbai Mindshare Fulcrum

Vijay Kumar Chennai Initiative Media

Afreen Roamni Mumbai Rediffusion

Mahesh Chandra New Delhi Dhar & Hoon

Koshy Chacko Mumbai Grey Worldwide

Love Guglani New Delhi Dhar & Hoon

Shivakumar Iyer Mumbai Grey Worldwide

Sunil Chhabra New Delhi McCann

Anuj Kumar Gurgaon Mindshare

Maya Fernandez Pune TBWA Anthem

Sundar Raman Mumbai Mindshare

The following are the names of the 24 'Early Bird' prize winners for the first week of the three week contest:

Ramachandran Venkatasubraminan New Delhi Lowe India

Bino Issac New Delhi Lowe India

John Verghese Bangalore IndTelesoft

Ganesh Narayan Mumbai Triton

Jaikishin Chhaproo Mumbai Godrej

Hemant Bhatia Mumbai Kotak mahindra

Shivani Raina New Delhi McCann

Ashish Mo Mumbai Interface

Arun Mehra Mumbai Carat

Mahesh Bhojane Mumbai IM Lintas

Krishnakumar MK Bangalore Initiative

Anand Narsimhan Bangalore Grey Worldwide

Asha Sharma Mumbai Zenith Media

VK Menon Mumbai Akai

Rakesh Panicker Mumbai Grey Worldwide

Dhiren Gala Mumbai Anchor

Nigam Patel Mumbai Provogue

Arjun Ghosh New Delhi Base

Kunal Jamuar Mumbai Mudra

Rohit Kripalani Mumbai Rediffusion

Himani Kapadia Mumbai Rediffusion

Pratap TP Noida Timex

Natraj TR Mumbai Network advt.

Sameer Kapoor New Delhi Universal McCann

Internet surfers and visitors (resident Indians) to the site can win tickets to the biggest cricketing bonanza of recent times in just 10 minutes. The best part is that there is no entry fee! But there are restrictions: the contest is open to all employees of AAAI member agencies, ISA member companies and advertisers who have advertised on Doordarshan in the year 2002.

The weekly contest commenced three weeks ago (from 9am on 6 January 2003) and ends on 6pm on 24 January 2003. Winners have been announced on on 13, 20 January and the winners of the last round will be announced on 27 January.

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