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AD STARS is recruiting junior creatives for the 2018 New Stars competition

BUSAN – AD STARS is recruiting top junior creatives to compete in the 2018 New Stars competition, which is open to anyone with less than three years’ industry experience, or who is aged under 30.

The New Stars Competition is an opportunity for young creatives to travel to South Korea and learn about the craft of advertising from leading executives, while experiencing the technology and trends driving North Asia’s advertising market. The program runs over five nights from 21st to 25th August in the beachside city of Busan, which is one of Asia’s most vibrant creative hubs, home to the Busan International Film Festival.


After taking part in a series of challenging workshops and seminars, competitors will be given a 30-hour creative challenge to put their skills to the test. Each project will be judged by AD STARS’ elite panel of judges, and the five best teams will have the chance to collect Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies at the 2018 AD STARS Awards. On top of having their work celebrated on a global stage, the team that wins Gold will win complimentary tickets to AD STARS 2019.

“The New Stars competition is moving from strength to strength. Last year we welcomed 35 teams, up from 26 teams the previous year, and every year we are blown away by the ambitions of our young competitors. They are passionate about our industry and they dream of changing the world through advertising. If you are interested in developing your advertising skills and making lifelong global connections, I encourage you to register,” says Hwan Jin Choi, Chair of the AD STARS Executive Committee.

The 2018 New Stars competition will run prior to AD STARS 2018, a three-day festival that is held at Bexco (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center) from 23rd to 25th August. The New Stars registration fee is 1,000,000 KRW per person, which covers accommodation, meals, and tickets to AD STARS 2018.   

Apply here via or contact The deadline for submissions is 8th June 2018.

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