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IPA Scotland Student Advertising Awards 2017

Want to show off your creativity? Demonstrate your talents at the Student Advertising Awards 2017; a competition for students looking to kickstart their career in advertising. You could win a cash prize, potential paid internships, industry mentoring and a shiny award.

Who can enter?

Any student enrolled on a full-time or part-time course in their penultimate or final year of undergraduate or postgraduate study or college equivalent at a university or college in Scotland.

Whether you see yourself as a strategist, technologist, designer or writer – you can enter regardless of background or subject.

What do I need to do?

Create an idea for an advertising campaign that will help to tackle poor body confidence amongst teenagers in Scotland. Teen self-image is a prevalent topic, with 87% of girls aged 11 to 21 thinking that women are judged more on their appearance than on their ability1. Read further details in the full brief here.

Your ideas can be in storyboard format, PowerPoint display, rough video shoot or a narrated presentation – whichever way you feel will demonstrate your ideas best. Then submit a 2-minute video, with a 50-word summary describing the concept and how you plan to reach your audience. Deadline for entries is 16th February 2017 at midday.

See last year’s winning entries here.

What could I win?

You could win a cash prize or an opportunity for a paid internship or even a chance to be mentored within a leading Scottish advertising agency.

Agencies offering possible opportunities for internships include:


If you want some help refining your ideas, there are workshops in Edinburgh and Glasgow in January that you can attend. Space is limited so book  as soon as possible!

Past winners blogs:

Kendra Bodles
Corina Cristea
Julie Geiger

How do I enter?

Click on the ‘Enter Now’ button below to submit your entry. 

Please note that before starting the form you will need to register on the IPA website as a 'Student'. 

You can enter as an individual or a team of two to impress our panel of top industry professionals.

Other key information:

Watch the video below from Leith Agency's Victoria Best for more detail on the brief:

Anything else?

If you have any questions that aren’t covered, please email or get in touch on Twitter: @IPAScotland or #IPAScotAwards


Last updated 31/01/2017

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