Talented women and non-binary creatives who are stepping into leadership roles, this means: Copywriters, Art Directors, Designers, ACDs, newly-promoted Creative Directors and Design Directors (read: less than a year with that title) and creative teams who are doing game changing work and helping change our industry for the better.
Our industry has plenty of talented male leaders, but this award is for underrepresented creatives who are actively challenging the status quo.
Creatives with the “Big E” before their CD titles have already proven themselves as leaders. They probably have shining reports to send us, though!
Previous winners are asked to leave this round—and the glory—to a new generation of kick-ass creatives.
Next Creative Leaders are on the seasoned side. Know a talented woman or non-binary creative who still has spec work in their book? We welcome their application in a few years!
4-6 pieces of badass creative work that you helped shape or lead. Work you’re proud of. Work that’s changing the game and maybe the world.
Did you push for diverse casting? Raise money to produce a pro bono spot? Add notes to highlight ways your POV shaped your work and contributions.
From mentoring and advocacy to pro-bono or diversity work, include a bio that calls out what you are doing to leave a positive mark on our industry.
Great! We’d love to get more all-woman/non-binary teams applying. Just remember that you must have both worked on all the pieces of work you’re submitting; and, when discussing the work, be sure to account for both of your POVs.
Nothing. Next Creative Leaders 2023-2024 is free to enter!