This year, emerging professionals can submit their work into D&AD Awards across 33 categories. With Creativity for Good as the only exception, all our main categories have a special subcategory for professionals working for no more than 3 years in the creative industries.
Who is it for?
Budding creatives, designers and crafts practitioners – people working in the industry for three years at most. You can submit work for:
Next Art Director
Next Casting Director
Next Music Video Director
Next Production Designer
Next Sound Designer/Composer
Next Visual Effects Artist
There’s no age limit but you must be out of full time education. Also you must not have an established career in a different role within the creative industry, for example as an established art director who has recently taken up photography or directing. If you are a student or a recent graduate, enter the D&AD New Blood Awards.
What do I win?
A D&AD Next Pencil and all the glory that comes with it. Your work showcased at D&AD Festival, in front of an audience of creative influencers, and in the iconic D&AD Annual. And of course, global exposure from D&AD and our media partners.
Entries will be judged by a jury relevant to your category, as part of the D&AD Awards.
What do I need to submit?
Two to three executions, at least one of which must be a commercial piece released after 1 January 2018. The other execution(s) can be either commercial or personal works, self-initiated projects or portfolio pieces completed after 1 January 2018.
To learn more about the judging process, submission formats and other useful information, refer to the D&AD Awards 2019 Entry Guide.