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Advertising Age is extending the final deadline to May 7 for young creatives from anywhere in the world to design a cover for Ad Age's Cannes Issue. Ad Age will award the winner a trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Here's your creative brief: Stretch your imagination, and show us a cover design that you believe encapsulates the meaning of creativity in 2014.
The deadline is Monday, May 7, 2014 at midnight EST. All the information needed to enter is here.
The winning idea will run as the cover of the print edition of Ad Age's Cannes Issue, which will be published June 9 and distributed at the Cannes festival the following week. (Note that the theme is the meaning of creativity in 2014; your cover does not have to reference the Cannes festival).
In the spirit of Cannes' own "Young Lions" contests, the fifth annual Ad Age Young Creatives Cover Competition is open to creatives ages 30 and under. The goal is to inspire young creatives to participate in an important industry gathering and offer a career-enhancing opportunity to those who are still junior in the business and probably wouldn't otherwise be at Cannes yet.
Entries must be original, and there is no cost to enter or limit on the number of designs that can be submitted. Students and professionals from all disciplines are welcome. You may enter individually or as a team. Submissions will be judged by Ad Age and Creativity, and winners will be notified before the end of May 2014.
The cover competition is sponsored by online ad buying company The Trade Desk.
Last year's contest drew more than 300 entries and a dozen finalists were named from 8 countries.
Feel free to check out our previous winners. The 2013 winning design by the Bangkok-based creative team of Katrina Encanto and EJ Galang from Lowe and Partners in Thailand "Portrait of a Creative in the Digital Age," envisioned an explosive creature constructed from brightly-colored paper cubes with a deliberately ambiguous face that can be interpreted as evolving, deliberately leaving it open to the viewer's imagination.
Enter the Ad Age Young Creatives Cover Competition here.