What are the eligibility requirements to enter?
Next Creative Leaders is a global portfolio competition open to professionals in creative roles including Art Directors, Copywriters, Designers, Associate Creative Directors, Associate Design Directors, newly-promoted Creative Directors and Design Directors (read: less than 1 year in the role as of the competition launch date) and creative teams of two (must meet criteria above).
Can creative teams enter together?
Yes, creative teams are eligible to enter together under one entry. 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.
I'm a student, can I enter?
Unfortunately no, the competition is open for creative professionals only. But we look forward to your entry in a few years!
What is the cost to enter the competition?
Nothing. We believe so fiercely in the importance of gender diversity, that we’re working hard to break down any and all barriers to talented women and non-binary creatives seeing the spotlight. And that means waiving the application fee for this competition.
I've entered Next Creative Leaders before, can I enter again?
Yes, as long as you meet all of the other qualifications, you are welcome (and encouraged!) to enter again. That said, if you have already been named a Next Creative Leader, you may not enter again. That includes members of a past winning team entering solo and vice versa.
What is the deadline to submit my entry?
The deadline is July 16, 2021.
Can I submit my judging media after I have completed checkout and closed my entries?
No. The entry system will not allow you to close your entries until you have added the required media.
NOTE: Judging media cannot be edited on closed entries.