Thursday, March 30, 2006


The search is on for New Zealand’s leading young creatives…
If you think you’ve got what it takes, log on to on Friday 7 April for the brief.
This is your chance for you and a team-mate to be named Fairfax Media Young Creative of the Year, and win a trip for to the Cannes Lions 53rd International Advertising Festival in June 2006.
Once there, you will have the chance to showcase your talent to the world as New Zealand’s representative in the international ‘Young Creative’ competition. You will be up against the best young creatives in the world, competing against teams from over 30 countries for a sought after Cannes Lion – the highest accolade for any creative person anywhere in the world.
The NZ Challenge
Entry is in teams comprising of one art director/graphic designer and one copywriter. You will have exactly two weeks to combine creativity and leadership skills to develop a print ad.
Judging will take place on the week commencing 24th April 2006 and a function to announce the winning pair will be held on the 27th April 2006.
The winning pair will then travel to Cannes in June, courtesy of Fairfax Media to compete for top international honours.
You must be born after 24 June 1977.
You must be currently employed by a New Zealand agency.
You must hold a current New Zealand passport.
Diary These Dates
7 April 2006: Competition opens, brief available from
21 April 2006: Competition closes
24 & 26 April 2006:n Judging
27 April 2006: Function to announce winner
18 – 24 June: Cannes International Advertising Festival, France


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely there must be more than one photo of Cannes in the CB stock library. All the posts are starting to look the same.

11:54 AM  
Blogger CB said...

Yeah, I have. Been a bit lazy with this whole Cannes stuff. I will try and find others...

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's better. Thanks Lynchy.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Lynchy, when is the aussie version of this competition announced? The Fairfax one.

5:20 PM  
Blogger CB said...

Already been and gone, with a record number of entries this year, thanks to the CB Blog. Too late but scroll down the blog until you come to this to read what you missed out on...

20 Mar 2006 by lynchy

Fairfax, Australia's representatives for the Cannes International Advertising Festival, is once again running the ‘must win’ event for every aspiring young creative in the industry UNDER 28. A trip to Cannes is again up for grabs for ...

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, sorry lynchy, I didn't make myself very clear. Do you know when the finalists/winners are announced?

I need to know if i should pack my bags or not!


9:59 AM  
Blogger CB said...

The entries for the Australian competition will be judged on Wednesday, April 12. Should know that day who gets the Cannes trip but not sure if Fairfax will announce it that day or put on some sort of function soon after.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheers Lynchy,

you're a champ.

3:32 PM  

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