ICAD Upstarts Programme 2013

The 2013 deadline has passed and the programme is underway





Download an application pack.

The pack includes:
– Information
– Application Brief (joint advertising and design)
– Application Form. Please mark clearly which stream you are applying to participate in (advertising or design).

If you wish, you may apply for both the design programme and the advertising programme. The appropriate application fees apply. We welcome applications from final year students, graduates and junior creatives.


As the July 19th deadline looms we’ve put together some applicants FAQ (and answers) here:

Can I enter as part of a team?
Yes, you can but you need to send 2 application forms and fees

Are scamps ok?
Yes. Whilst there’s no doubt that good presentation can be helpful the judges will be looking for good ideas

Should I submit one idea or more?
If you have more than one idea please feel free to submit several campaigns / executions as part of your entry but the judges will be looking for quality rather than quantity so this is not obligatory

Should I submit back up work?
This is entirely up to you. You are free to submit notebooks etc to illustrate your thought process but again, this is not obligatory

What file types are acceptable?
All. We will contact you if we have trouble with any of them

What file sizes are acceptable?
Any, although if your files are larger than the 5-6mb mark then please supply them on usb or via WeTransfer, dropbox or similar

How do I pay the application fee?
Payment can be accepted by cheque, transfer or via paypal. All cheques payable to ICAD. Transfers to Bank of Ireland Stephen’s Green, a/c name: The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design, a/c number: 66255516, sort code: 90-00-84. Paypal account: [email protected]

If you have any queries regarding the process please contact us at ICAD on 01 4716099 or [email protected].

You can join the ICAD facebook page to keep up to date or find out more about the programme in our Upstarts section.

GOOD LUCK #upstarts

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