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Key Dates

Monday, March 5 – Briefs go live

Friday, March 20 – Submissions deadline

Thursday, April 12 – Judging

Thursday, May 24 – Winners announced at NAC Gala

Entry Fees

$175 for the first submission.

$50 for subsequent submissions.

Entry Requirements

Entry Board

Your entry board is the only piece of creative that is eligible for judging. Any additional or supporting media will not be accepted.

Download Full Entry Specs & Requirements

Photo id of both Entrants Upon Submission

See List of Valid Forms of ID

Eligibility

The National Advertising Challenge is open to all those involved in advertising and communication - advertising agencies, production companies, advertisers, etc. All individuals involved in the creative process are eligible to enter. The student category is open to all those involved in a creative post-secondary program across Canada. Teams (or team members) may submit to more than one category.

Only work created solely for the purpose of entering this competition is eligible. Entrants must use royalty-free or licensed music for all submissions (including presentation videos). We do not accept entries that have been previously submitted for past competitions. Entries must be submitted by the submission deadline.

Judging process

Each category will be judged by a carefully selected group of leaders in their fields; a mix of creatives, designers, marketers, business people, entrepreneurs, journalists and thought leaders. They will make their judgements based on the originality and innovation of the idea, its impact, and its contribution to the overall ambition of the organisation.

Through a series of judging rounds and discussions each jury will formulate a final selection; a group of entries they deem to be the best work in the category.

Price

GOLD WINNERS:

Flight to Cannes + 4-Day Registration to Cannes Festival.

UNDER 28 GOLD WINNERS (Young Lions):

Flight to Cannes + Accommodations + 4-Day Registration to Cannes Festival.

AT HOME GOLD WINNERS:

Category winners who prefer not to travel to Cannes will receive a 13-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar.

Students Category:

The team of winners of the student category will receive a 2 month internship at Tribal/DDB Toronto.

See Full Prizing Details.

1. BEFORE ENTERING

Read through the category descriptions and Submission requirements before you begin.

2. CREATE YOUR NAC ACCOUNT

Create an account.

3. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Login using your user ID and password. Begin the submission process by clicking on the "submit entry" button. Select the category you would like to enter, and the number of submissions you would like to submit (you can enter as many categories as you like). Upload your entry media/digital files, making sure they conform to the requirements. Incomplete entries can be saved at any stage.

4. PAYMENT

Payment must be made online by VISA, MasterCard or AMEX. Retain the receipt for your records. You will receive an email confirmation that the payment was successful and that your entry has been successfully submitted and accepted.

5. MATERIAL

Make sure all entries adhere to specifications and sizes. All materials must be received on or before the closing date and time.

6. ELIGIBILITY

Entries must be submitted by deadline. Teams: two or more (however, only 2 will receive the prize). Only work created solely for the purpose of entering this competition is eligible. Entrants must use royalty-free or licensed music for all submissions (including presentation videos). The National Advertising Challenge is open to all those involved in advertising and communication - advertising agencies, production companies, advertisers, etc. All individuals involved in the creative process are eligible to enter. The student category is open to all those involved in a creative post-secondary program across Canada. Teams (or team members) may submit to more than one category.

7. ABOUT THE PRIZE

All categories (except the Student Category) are open to all ages. If you are a Young Lion (born after June 22, 1987) you will win accommodations along with your prize!

CATEGORIES (All except Student Category): Gold category winners receive round trip airfare* from Toronto to Nice and paid 4-day registration to the 2018 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. (Max 2 winners per team).

YOUNG LIONS (entrants born after June 22, 1987): Gold category winners receive round trip airfare* from Toronto to Nice, a 4 -day pass to the 2018 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival AND paid accommodations** for a 4-night stay (based on double occupancy). (Max 2 winners per team).

STUDENT CATEGORY (enrolled in any creative program across Canada): The team of winners of the student category will receive a 2 month internship at a Toronto advertising agency.

* Those wishing to change their travel plans will be reimbursed $1,230.00 CAD to book their own travel arrangements. Any additional costs will be at the winners expense

** Accommodation is chosen by The National Advertising Challenge and Cannes Lions Advertising Festival.

13" MacBook Pro will be awarded to Gold category winners who do not wish to travel to Cannes. Please contact hello@nationaladvertisingchallenge.com with any questions.