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Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award

The Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award is free to enter and with a US$5,000 per winner - the Young Creatives Award honours the most talented young minds in our industry. If you turn 27 during 2019, or are younger, then you are eligible to enter

Only permanent residents of Africa & the Middle East are eligible for entry. The cash prize is non-transferable and will be paid in South African Rand. If the winner is not resident in South Africa, payment will be made into an international bank account. All South African and foreign exchange control requirements will be adhered to.

Work entered here can also be entered in the main categories where eligible.

See “Category Types” in this document for an explanation of the Category Type. 

ID

CATEGORY

CATEGORY TYPE

REQUIREMENTS

SUBMISSION FORMAT

YC1A

Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award

 

Type B

&

Multimedia

·       You must turn 27 during 2019, or be younger, to be eligible.

·       Entrants must submit no more than 5 examples of their professional work from the last three years. Please note: A campaign with multiple elements will count as 1 example of work.

·       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.

·       Young Creatives PDF must ONLY include:

o   A written reference supporting your entry provided by your Creative Director or equivalent supervisor.

o   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.

o   Supply proof of your age (copy of a South African identity document, any Passport, or birth certificate).

o   Contact details of three professional references, i.e. people who have worked with you.

Mandatory:

·       Young Creatives PDF and

·       JPEGS and/or

·       Overview Video and/or

·       Original Content Video and/or

·       Audio

Preparation

YOUNG CREATIVES - MEDIA SUBMISSION FORMAT

No physical entries allowed for this category. Electronic media only. ALL non-English work must come with sub-titles & translations. 

  1. Entrants must submit no more than 5 examples of their professional work from the last three years. Please note: A campaign with multiple elements will count as 1 example of work.
  2. 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.
  3. Young Creatives PDF must ONLY include: 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. Supply proof of your age (copy of a South African identity document, any Passport, or birth certificate). Contact details of three professional references, i.e. people who have worked with you.
  4. Please check the Categories section for full details.

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 of date of birth (SA 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 (w) x 5008 (h) 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 check "Submission Formats" in the Entry Guide.

ORIGINAL CONTENT VIDEO

Original execution of the content that was commercially launched or aired.
  • Duration specific to category requirements
  • As per video specifications. Please check "Submission Formats" in the Entry Guide.

30 SECOND EDIT

We recommend you submit an additional 30 second edit with all long format entries, which may include a voiceover. This edit will not be judged but will be used on screen at the awards ceremony should your work win. If no edit is received, the original video will fade in and out on screen at the awards.
  • Maximum 30 Secs
  • As per video specifications. Please check "Submission Formats" in the Entry Guide.

AUDIO

Original execution of the content that was commercially launched or aired.
  • Preferred video in .MOV / MP4 file format (see video specifications), or audio MP3 file format as per Audio specifications. Please check "Submission Formats" in the Entry Guide.
  • Non-English entries must be submitted as a video file with English subtitles (please follow the Video specifications)