Get a taste of what it's like working in adland via the AdStars Young Stars AD competition

Young Stars 2015 1.jpgAd Stars in now inviting applications to the Young Stars AD Competition 2016 - the first student advertising competition of its kind in the world, which gives people studying at college or university the chance to get ahead in the advertising industry by taking part in a unique mentoring program. The Young Stars Competition takes place in Busan, South Korea, which is one of Asia's fastest growing creative hubs.

"The goal of Young Stars is to identify and develop talent from all over the world, because it is today's students who will determine the future of our industry," said Euija Lee and Hwanjin Choi, Co-Chairpersons at Ad Stars.
Young Stars 2015 2.jpgTo take part in the Young Stars AD Competition, you must apply as part of a team of two or three people and submit a joint application form before Friday 29th April 2016.

Each team must explain why they would like to be part of the Young Stars AD competition 2016. They should also submit a small portfolio of work, which will be judged by experts in the advertising industry.

The top 40 teams from all over the globe will then be invited to fly to Haeundae beach in Busan, where they will learn from advertising professionals and be given a project to complete within 30 hours, giving them a taste of what it's like to work in the fast-paced advertising industry.

The Young Stars AD Competition 2016 runs from 24th August to 27th August at BEXCO Convention Center.

Who is eligible?
Eligible participants include university students with an Advertising or Design-related major, including those taking a temporary gap year and graduate students (excluding Ph.D graduates). Teams must contain no more than three people.

To enter, visit the Ad Stars website and click on "Young Stars AD Competition". Application forms must be completed in English and sent - along with your portfolio - to Each team must pay a registration fee of 100,000 KRW (approx. USD$85) per person. Selected teams will be announced on the website and individually contacted on Wednesday 1st June 2016.

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