Young Shark Award

Deadline for Entries - 30 June 2018

Every year we run a creative idea/writing competition for young people where the winner will be invited to attend this year's Kinsale as our guest, all expenses paid. Entrants must be under age of 26. You can be employed, un-employed or studying. This year the entries will be judged by a senior Creative Director from a major Network advertising agency.  The winning idea will be produced into a finished piece of work and aired on National Radio promote The Kinsale Shark Awards. 


The Kinsale Sharks Festival is an international creative festival that takes place in the small fishing town of Kinsale, on the south coast of Ireland, every September. The festival celebrates and awards the very best in Irish and international creativity, including advertising, design, digital, short films, music video and a whole lot more.


And what do we want from you?

Simple, one 40 second radio commercial  to let the world know about the festival.

It can be funny, moving, clever, witty, anything you like, BUT only the most creative and original idea will go on to be produced (and will run on radio stations throughout Ireland).

And that's it really, we're looking for a 40 second ad and the only mandatory inclusion is our address

Best of luck!

Please email your submission(s) to