Advertising Age is inviting young creatives from around the world to design a global-themed cover for its June 13 issue -- and will award the winning designer a trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, May 12. That deadline is final and no entries can be accepted after May 12 in order to allow enough time for judging.
Ad Age's Global Issue, published each June, focuses on the international advertising and marketing scene, multinational marketers and their strategies and how brands connect with consumers in regions around the world. Entries must convey a global theme, be original work and, of course, be excellent. Students and professionals from all disciplines are welcome to enter. There is no cost to enter, and you are free to submit more than one entry.
To find out how to participate, see the call for entries for Ad Age's second annual Global Cover Competition at adage.com/globalcovercompetition.
The design must incorporate a cover for the print edition of Ad Age, although submissions are not limited to the printed page and can include digital ideas, too. It can riff of the commonalities people share the world over, the way technology has bridged cultures and continents or the role of brands as they seek to enter new markets. The only criteria is the subject must be global in nature and the work must be good.
The winning design will appear on the cover of the June 13 issue of Ad Age, which will be distributed at the Cannes Lions festival, as well as on AdAge.com and Creativity-Online.com. The cover design will be featured on a billboard prominently displayed on the Croisette Boulevard in Cannes during the festival, June 19 to 25. And the winner will attend and be toasted at an exclusive cocktail party at the Majestic Hotel, hosted by Ad Age and Global Cover Contest sponsor AOL and image sponsor Getty Images, which has opened up access to its library to contestants.
Why target the competition to those age 30 and under? The contest is intended to celebrate the advertising's young creatives, inspire them to participate in the industry's events and help elevate their careers.
Last year's first-ever cover contest drew 220 entries from all around the world. See the 2010 winning entry, and meet the creative duo behind it.