Can you inspire the marketing world?
Advertising Age is inviting young creatives from all over the world to design a global-themed cover for Ad Age's June 11 issue, and will award the winner a free trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The Global Cover Contest celebrates the global issue Ad Age publishes each June, which focuses on the international advertising and marketing scene, innovative marketers and their strategies, and how brands connect with consumers around the world. Ad Age welcomes cover ideas from creatives 30 or younger. The idea is to inspire and recognize talented creatives who are still new to the business -- and therefore probably wouldn't yet get a paid trip to Cannes!
Entries must convey a global theme, be original work and, of course, be awesome. Students and professionals from all disciplines are welcome. There's 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 third annual Global Cover Contest at www.adage.com/globalcovercontest. The final deadline is Friday, April 27.
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. It can riff off the commonalities consumers share the world over, the way technology bridges cultures or the role of brands as they enter new markets. The only criteria are that the subject must be global in nature and that the idea and execution must be excellent.
The winning design will appear on the cover of the June 11 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 in Cannes during the festival held June 17 to 24. And the winner will be toasted at an exclusive cocktail party at the Majestic Hotel during Cannes week.
Last year's cover contest drew 369 entries from 54 countries. Our winner was from Vietnam, and finalists came from the U.S., France, India, Canada, Australia, Spain and Singapore. See the winning entries from 2011 and 2010, and the creative teams behind them.