Burnett Earns 3 Awards at N.Y. Festivals

NEW YORK Leo Burnett’s campaign for the Ad Council and Underground Railroad Freedom Center took home three prizes at last Friday’s New York Festivals Television and Cinema 2002 Advertising Awards ceremony, the most of any campaign honored.

The Chicago agency took home the Grand Award for Best Public Service, the Gold WorldMedal Intergroup Relations PSA and the United Nations Department of Public Information Silver Plaque for “Interview/Table/Why,” which dealt with race relations. One ad showed white interviewers dismissing a candidate’s chances for a job because he was African American.

Other winners included Harvest in Santa Monica, Calif., which won a Grand Award for Best Campaign and a Gold WorldMedia (media promotion category) for “Nail/Gun/Boat/Leafblower” for Fox Sports Net. Cliff Freeman and Partners in New York is the agency that handles that account.

BMP DDB Limited in London was awarded the AME Best Product and Service Grand Trophy and the Gold WorldMedal (auto and consumer vehicle) for its “Beautifully Crafted” Passat ad for the Volkswagen Passat.

Plum Productions in Santa Monica won the Grand Award for Best Creative/Production Achievement and a Gold WorldMedal (best cinematography) for “Orbit” for Land Rover by GSD&M in Austin, Texas.

BCM Partnership in Australia won Best Not-for-Profit AME Grand Trophy and a Gold WorldMedal (government and institutional) for “Every K Over Is A Killer” for Queensland Transport Anti-Speeding group.

Arnold in Boston earned the Grand Award for Best Cinema Commercial and a Gold WorldMedal (cinema commercial category) for “Sidewalk Director: Film Festival” for Volkswagen of America.

Euro RSCG MCM in Milan, Italy, was awarded the Grand Award for Best Automotive Commercial and a Gold WorldMedal (automotive) for “The Sculptor” for Peugeot 206.

Winners were selected from a field of 3,000 entries. The New York Festivals TV & Cinema Awards honor outstanding work in television and cinema commercials, as well as public service announcements.