Introducing our annual Student Awards
Centred on a collection of live creative briefs

About the Programme

Launched in 2001, the annual YCN Student Awards uniquely shine a light on emerging creative excellence. The programme runs closely alongside leading Universities, Colleges and Art & Design Schools around the world. The YCN Student Awards are based around a collection of live creative briefs, written each year by diverse partnering organisations — united in the value they place on creativity. We believe that creativity is a vital tool in driving commercial, organisational and social change.

Students, and those to have graduated within the last 12 months, are invited to take part — and submit their work by the 22nd March 2018. 

** PLEASE NOTE: We've extended this year's deadline to 11pm on the 29th March. **

Submissions are rigorously assessed by the organisations that wrote each brief, before winning entrants are published and awarded at a splendid Ceremony each year. All winning work is showcased in the pages of the YCN Annual. 15,000 copies of the Annual are distributed across education, and across the creative industries internationally.

The YCN Student Awards enable all those that take part to benefit from engaging with thoroughly contemporary communication challenges, and give increased confidence, visibility and employability to all those that excel within them.

The Call for Entries for the 2017/18 programme was launched on 20th October 2017. The deadline for submissions is 22nd March 2018.


Illustrator Alice Bowsher, presenter of the 2016/17 Student of the Year Award

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