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YOUR CHANCE TO BE SEEN AT CANNES

The Ad Age Cannes Issue highlights the people and brands making waves in the creative space around the globe. For the 8th consecutive year, we’re turning over the cover design to talented young creatives everywhere.

Send in your best original artwork for a shot at the cover—and a chance to win a trip to the 2017 Cannes Lion Festival, where your work will be displayed to the industry’s elite.

THIS YEAR’S BRIEF: WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

It’s simple, but surprisingly elusive: create a visual that captures the essence of today’s creative process.

What we’re looking for:

-          The winning cover should have a strong, impactful visual idea that clearly answers the brief.

-          Focus on the elements of originality and surprise—this is your chance to shine.

-          Think beyond clichés and typical visual metaphors: globes, lightbulbs, sparks, the Cannes Lion trophy, emojis, social media platforms and bodily fluids. We’ve seen it all before!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER

The Ad Age Young Creatives Global Cover Competition is open to students, full-time agency creatives and freelance creatives who are age 30 or under at the time of the 2017 Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity (June 17-24, 2017). There is no charge to enter.

In the spirit of Cannes’ own “Young Lions” competition, our contest is designed to tap into the talent of young creatives, include them in flagship industry events and help elevate their careers.

Ad Age will announce a number of finalists, but only one winner (or creative duo) will be selected.

ENTRY DEADLINE

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

THE ULTIMATE PRIZE

The winning entry will be used as the cover image for the Ad Age Cannes Lion issue. (Published June 12, 2017). This issue is sent to all Ad Age subscribers and distributed at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (held June 17-24, 2017). In addition, the cover designs of the winner and all announced finalists will be displayed on billboards outside the Majestic hotel in Cannes. 

The winner (or winning duo) will receive ONE free trip the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity to be inspired and connect with some of the most creative minds working today.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK