Events: The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement opens call for 2020 Next Creative Leaders

NEW YORK, June 1, 2020 — The call for entries is now open for the 2020 Next Creative Leaders (NCL), a portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented womxn creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that’s changing the industry for the better.

For the first time in its five-year history, the global competition run jointly by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement expanded its diversity and inclusion remit to accept entries from both womxn and non-binary creatives.

“As a program focused on inclusion and diversity, it was important to expand the scope of eligibility to also include non-binary creatives,” said Kasia Karolak, gender equality program manager, The One Club.


Also new for 2020 is the addition of NCL regional honors. Along with naming 10 global winners based upon the highest scores from judges, The One Club and The 3% Movement will also analyze the next level of highest scoring entrants and expand the program to recognize those in various regions who may have scored just below the winning level and whose work and creative vision the judges feel deserve honorable mention accolades.

Eligible participants are those who are stepping into leadership roles, including copywriters, art directors, designers, ACDs, newly-promoted creative and design directors with less than one year in the role, and creative teams who are doing game-changing work.

There is no fee to enter the competition. Entries highlighting a candidate’s creativity, leadership and unique point of view must be submitted by July 31.

Entrants are judged on four-to-six pieces of creative work, their background and information about how they — and their work — are pushing the industry forward and making a positive contribution in terms of diversity, mentoring, and advocacy.

The 3% Movement started as a passion project to spotlight a huge business opportunity in advertising — the lack of female creative leadership and its impact on connecting with an overwhelmingly female marketplace — the 3% Movement has grown exponentially since its 2012 launch and has hosted events in 22 cities globally.

The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community.

A list of all previous NCL winners can be viewed here

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