Young Glory bills itself as the Tour de France for young creatives. Boasting aside, that does, in fact, describe it quite succinctly. The worldwide creativity competition runs for eight months – between September and April – with eight briefs (each set and judged by a different industry leader) – so eight judges too. Entrants accrue points to become the most consistent creative talent, but there are also Gold, Silver, Bronze or Finalist awards given each month.
VMLY&R North America chief creative officer, Jason Xenopoulos, is kicking things off with the first brief for the 2019/20 Young Glory competition. It’s live now – here.
Inaugural Young Glory winner and current Google Rare spearhead, Stefanie DiGianvincenzo, will set the October brief, which will go live on October 1.
DiGianvincenzo commented, “Young Glory is a great program for any aspiring creative thinker.
“It forces the true talent to rise to the top – the talent that’s willing to put in the work month after month. It’s a great way to test yourself on a global stage – and learn a lot as you’re doing it.”
Last year’s overall winners were TBWA Sydney’s Meredith Besseling and Anne Lau in the Professional category. Teodor Fjäll and Viktor Einarsson from Berghs School of Communication came top in the Student category. Both teams were flown to C2 Montreal to present their ideas on stage in front of a C-Suite audience.
Kelsey Horne & Alexis Bronstorph, executive creative directors at Taxi Toronto will set and judge the November brief. (It goes live on November 10)
Kelsey Horne & Alexis Bronstorph
Maxime Sauté & Xavier Blais, creative directors at Rethink in Canada will set the December brief. (Live on December 1)
Maxime Sauté & Xavier Blais
Find out about Young Glory here.
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