Copywriter - Ogilvy - Sydney, Australia



Are you 26 or under? Are you creative?


Good - then you're eligible to enter this year's Young Shark competition. The brief is as follows;

The client:
Shark Awards Kinsale (International Festival of Creativity)
18-21 September 2019


The challenge:
Create a clever social media based piece, to promote the Shark Awards Festival.
It could be a smart hack of an existing social platform or a bespoke piece that would
work in a non-traditional online media format.
(What we don’t want is a print ad design simply placed online ... or a tv script placed
on Facebook/Twitter/YouTube or whatever).


The Audience:

People, around the world, who work in the advertising industry, who might be interested in entering/attending the festival.



Smart. Innovative. Fun.

Desired response:

We want this audience to perceive the Shark Awards Festival as a contemporary, fun International advertising festival worth being a part of.



The winner will be our guest at the festival which includes 4 Days as Festival Delegate, Travel, Accommodation & invitation to 2 exclusive Jury Dinners.


A pdf (no more than 5 pages) with a written description of the conceptual idea.The winning idea does not have to be restricted by budget or production considerations. In other words, the best idea wins (even if it never gets made).


And...that's it. The work will be judged on the originality and creativity of the idea. Entries do not have to be highly finished as it's a great idea we're interested in, your idea just needs to be clear.

So, we suggest you get busy.


Cut off for entries; 5pm July 6th 2019.




Please email your entry to 

With the subject line: Young Shark Competition Entry

Shay Madden - Art Director | Rotcho Accenture, Dublin.

Fresh new creative thinking is the life blood of this industry. The Young Sharks is the perfect opportunity for you young creatives out there to stretch your creative muscles and maybe, just maybe, win your first Shark.


Oh, and you’ll also win a weekend trip to the Awards Festival itself which is pretty cool. I remember my first Sharks Festival, years ago, when I was 21. Not only was it great fun ... but it was also a brilliant chance to hang out with some amazing people.


What more could you ask for?!