The brief has been finalised, the judges are ready and raring and the awards ceremony is set for 5th December 2017. Now all we need is you! We’re on the hunt for young, aspiring creatives who are passionate to showcase their talents to the industry.
We can all agree this is something we can’t get away from, fudge the facts or deny isn’t happening. Especially since the BBC you-know-what. However, let’s look for a moment at the positives, let’s look at what we’re actually doing to change the state of play.
As well as contributing here at the Young Creative Council I actively play a part as Creative Director and Ambassador for Northern Power Women. This is a collective that’s actively trying to accelerate the gender diversity divide in the North of England. Through engagement, networking, events and awards they look to showcase strong and influential role-models. People who are not only kicking ass but helping or sponsoring, mentoring and/or supporting other women to step into their field.
If I personally have learned one thing from myadventure abroad, it’s I had very little idea about what I was getting myself into moving abroad. Different cultures and accents asides, the important yet often dry legal side of those adventures have costed me more sleepless and tearful nights than I would want to admit.
Living in the U.S., I got the taste for how life in the “land of the free” could be like (Not entirely free since international students are not technically allowed to work at all or just limited to on campus work) and I wanted to stick around for a bit - not forever per se but just enough to have a couple years of experience and then move back to Europe.
Thinking of moving to the States? Here are some tips, I would have wished someone had told me:
The Fashion Designers’ & Craft Makers’ (FDC) are looking for exceptionally gifted young fashion designers who have excelled creatively and have the potential to be the next big stars of the international fashion stage. That sounds like you? Perfect!
Sometimes, just sometimes, in this industry you're offered the opportunity to do something good. That can actually impact and influence the world we live in. Today is one of those days, Jelly have partnered up with #TurnUp to invite people to get involved with a creative brief that aims to encourage young people to vote ahead of the snap election.
No rules. No limits. Cause chaos. Cause commotion. Show the Creative Circle your anarchic side and you can win a ticket to the Creative Circle Ball on May 17th and have their work displayed at the ceremony.
We’ve partnered up with Creative Conscience awards and Cause2Create to launch a creative brief around the Refugee crisis. The aim to improve connectivity, within camps, when re-settling in a new location, or how communities receiving refugees can help. This is a brief where the winning ideas can actually get made - so they can help real people.
The brief is come up with solutions that connect refugees, this could be connecting them in camps, into where they arrive or to their families back home. The brief is open to you solutions whether they're product, advertising, a platform, anything! The only must is that they're feasible to produce, there's no big budget here. Think grassroots, partnerships things you might be able to do yourself with a bit of backing.