Young Creatives Award

ZA1A. YOUNG CREATIVES AWARD

The Young Creatives Award celebrates exceptional young talent, and awards two creatives under the age of 27 with the prestigious - and elusive - accolade. These winners often go on to win many high profile awards, and illustrious careers.

Entry is FREE and Young Creatives, 27 or under can submit a portfolio of their professional work from the last three years.

By submitting an entry for the Young Creatives Award, an entrant states that his/her entry meets all the above eligibility criteria, and agrees to the Terms and Conditions of the APA Awards. Please adhere strictly to the above entry guidelines. The APA Awards have the right to disqualify any entries deemed to be ineligible.

CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS SUBMISSION FORMATS
Young Creatives Award
  • No more than 5 examples of your professional work from the last three years.
  • All creative work must be submitted in JPEGS, Video and/or Audio.
  • All the work in your portfolio must have been approved by the appropriate Brand Representative, and must have been commercially exposed (e.g. flighted, built, distributed, etc.) to a substantial audience. Student work and concepts may not be entered.
  • Please indicate what your contribution to the work was, e.g. copywriting. Especially when submitting big campaigns.
  • A written reference supporting your entry provided by your Creative Director or equivalent supervisor.
  • A full resume, including your contact details, employment history, and a summary of your last three years working experience, including awards won, showing us why you should be considered for the Young Creatives Award.
  • You must turn 27 during 2018, or be younger, to be eligible. Supply proof of your age (copy of your identity document, any Passport, or birth certificate).
  • Contact details of three professional references, i.e. people who have worked with you.

Mandatory:

  • Young Creatives PDF

 

Optional 1 or more:

  • JPEGS
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video
  • Audio

YOUNG CREATIVES AWARD

Entry is FREE and Young Creatives, 27 years or under can submit a portfolio of their professional work from the last three years. Please adhere strictly to the above entry guidelines. The APA Awards have the right to disqualify any entries deemed to be ineligible.

NO MORE THAN FIVE EXAMPLES OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL WORK FROM THE LAST THREE YEARS.

Work must be presented in one electronic pdf document (no physical work, boards, etc. will be accepted). Any electronic media (e.g. Radio, TV) must be uploaded with the entry using the formats specified in our standard entry preparation instructions for the various media types.

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT REPLACEMENT MATERIAL, so please make sure that the version you have uploaded or sent to us is the correct and final material.

SUBMISSION FORMAT

REFER TO THE ENTRY GUIDE -SUBMISSION FORMATS FOR FULL REQUIREMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS

Media Type Description Specification
Young Creatives PDF

Combine all of the following into one PDF document:

  • Resume
  • Agency Reference Letter
  • Contact details of professional references
  • Proof fo date of birth (ID or Passport)
  • PDF to be uploaded to entry.
JPEGS

Presentation images will be a summary of your entry and will be used for judging, as well as on screen at the awards ceremony should your work win.

  • 7063 x 5008 pixels
  • File size is 5MB - 15MB per image
  • Maximum of 10 JPEGS
  • Text must be legible when projected to a screen.
  • Submit close up images of small details that need to be seen by the jury.
  • Keep text to a minimum, utilise the ‘description’ section of the entry form for additional information about the entry.
Overview Video

You can provide footage of the entry itself, as well as supporting information about your work. It is highly recommended that the presentation is tailored/adapted to highlight the elements most relevant to the chosen category.

  • Maximum length = 2 minutes
  • Maximum size = 400MB
  • In addition to the overview, you have the option to submit the full-length work which may be viewed at the judges’ discretion
  • As per video specifications. Please refer to the Video specifications
Original Content Video

Original execution of the content that was commercially launhed or aired.

  • Duration specific to category requirements
  • As per video specifications. Please refer to the Video specifications.
Audio

Original execution of the content that was commercially launhed or aired.

  • Preferred video in .MOV file format. (please refer to the Video submission format), or audio MP3 file format
  • Non-English entries must be submitted as a video file with English subtitles. Please follow the Video specifications

HOW TO SEND YOUR JPEG FILES – UPLOAD VIA OUR ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM
You can upload your files directly to your media library via the online entry process. You have the option of uploading your files while completing your entry form, or you can choose to upload them at a later stage. Just login to your account to create an entry or manage your media.

IF USING VIDEO, you can provide footage of the entry itself, as well as supporting information about your work. Please follow the Video submission format. We recommend that a 30 second edit is also provided for the awards ceremony.

IF USING AUDIO - you can provide suporting audio files with your entry. You should follow the Audio submission format for all audio submission.