Here's your challenge as part of our cover contest: Create a
visual capturing the essence of the creative process today. We're
looking for a conceptual cover with a strong, impactful visual
The deadline is Thursday, April 28, 2016. All the information
needed to enter is here.
The winning entry will become the cover of the print edition of
Ad Age's Cannes Issue, which will be published June 13, and
distributed at the Cannes Lions festival the following week, as
well as to all Ad Age subscribers.
The winner will receive a free trip to the 2016 Cannes festival,
and the winner and finalists' designs will be displayed on
billboards outside the Majestic Hotel at Cannes.
In the spirit of Cannes' own "Young Lions" contests, the seventh
annual Ad Age Young Creatives Cover Competition is open to agency
creatives, students and freelance creatives ages 30 and under at
the time of the festival. The idea is to inspire young creatives to
join in important industry gatherings and offer a career-enhancing
opportunity to those who are still junior in the business and not
as likely to have agency financial support for a trip to the
Entries must be original, and there is no cost to enter or limit
on the number of designs that can be submitted. Entries will be
judged by Ad Age and Creativity, and winners will be notified
before the end of May 2016.
The cover competition is sponsored by online ad buying company
The Trade Desk.
Last year's contest drew more than 400 entries and a dozen
finalists from around the world.
Feel free to check out our previous winners. Last year's winning
duo, Nuno Gomes from Ogilvy & Mather, Lisbon, and Pedro
Eloi, from AKQA, London, designed
"Weapons of Mass Creation."
In 2014, Kumkum Fernando, an Australian-educated Sri Lankan who
is an associate creative director at Lowe Vietnam, created an
installation to show that
"Everything Is Connected" in the contemporary world.
Enter the Ad Age Young Creatives Cover Competition here.