Young Spikes Competitions 2021 are open for entries

Spikes Asia today announced that the Young Spikes Competitions in 2021 are open for entries.

Aimed at creatives who are aged 30 or under and employed in advertising and communications businesses, the Young Spikes Competitions provide Asia Pacific’s next generation of creative talent a unique chance to gain recognition and make their mark on the industry.

The Young Spikes Integrated Competition and the Young Spikes Film Competition will adopt a new online format in line with Spikes Asia’s awards-only celebration of creativity in 2021.

Steve Latham Head of Talent & Training at Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia said;  “It is so important to support the young talent in our industry especially during these times. In place of the competitions that usually happen during the festival, we decided to introduce these online competitions to provide young creatives from across APAC with an opportunity to showcase their talents at the region’s most prestigious creative branded communications accolade.”

This year’s brief is developed in collaboration with non-profit environmental organisation Conservation International to tackle the problem of ‘overfishing’ and the effects on climate change.

Teams competing in the Integrated competition will need to produce an innovative idea and communicate it creatively to the intended audience.

Those who enter the Film competition must first craft a storyboard and if they have been shortlisted, shoot an engaging video advertisement.

Young Spikes Integrated Competition Jury

Maan Bautista, Group Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson, The Philippines

Narayan Devanathan, CEO, DAN Solutions | Chairperson, Creative Line of Business | Group Executive & Strategy Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network India, South Asia

Archana Jain, Managing Director, PR Pundit, India

Valerie Madon, Chief Creative Officer of Asia, VMLY&R, Singapore

Pathamawan Sathaporn, Managing Director, Mindshare, Thailand

Peiyang Yang, Executive Creative Director, Havas Beijing, China

Young Spikes Film Competition Jury

Swee Ling Ng, Film Director, Directors’ Think Tank, Malaysia

Sheng Jin Ang, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe, Singapore

Sneha Iype, Executive Producer, Nirvana Films, India

Jin Saito, Creative Director, SIX & CEO, COTODAMA, SIX Inc. / COTODAMA, Japan

Wilf Sweetland, Global CEO & Partner, Sweetshop, (Australia, Global)

In November, the shortlisted teams will then be given the opportunity to review their work from Round 1 with a jury member before submitting their final work in January 2021.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced in February 2021 alongside the Spikes Asia and Tangrams Strategy & Effectiveness Awards winners.

The Gold winning team will receive full delegate passes to Spikes Asia 2022 and an exclusive winners interview with Campaign Asia.

The competition brief and the entry criteria for the Young Spikes Competitions 2021 can be found on the official Spikes Asia website here


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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging.

Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.

This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 21 categories, and 6 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!

Campaign entries must have run between June 2023 to May 2024

Submissions Deadline
30th June 2024

APPIES Festival – Judging & Presentations
11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


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