Is it individual entry only? How many people to a team?
Individuals or a team of any number of people can enter.
Do you have to compete in every monthly challenge to participate?
No. You can jump in and out as you please. You won't lose your points tally for not participating one month either. You only lose a valuable points opportunity.
Can I enter more than once a month?
Yes. If you have more than one good idea.
When is the deadline for each entry?
Each brief is due the last day of the month it was released. Los Angeles time is used to determine the 'time of day'.
Points & Judging
How are the points attributed?
Gold: 25 points
Silver: 18 points
Bronze: 15 points
Finalist: 10 points
Participation: 5 points
The judge can place multiple or no entries at each accolade level. Everything is at their discretion. You do not double-up on points. For example, if you win 25 points for Gold you do not also get 5 points for participation. However, if you have more than one campaign awarded in a given month, the points for each will be added to your total.
How do changes to the members of my team affect my total points?
People can be removed, but no one can be added. If someone gets added to your team, your tally begins again from scratch.
Do my points cross over between categories?
No. You stay in Professional or Design for the full season.
What are the judges looking for? Ideas? Execution? Strategy?
Like clients, each judge has their own criteria and can be convinced in different ways. Do whatever it takes to sell your idea. Please check the description of the Advertising and Design categories for more information.
What are the season dates?
September to April. A brief goes live at the start of each month (Pacific Daylight Time) and its deadline is midnight at the end of the same month. There are 8 briefs over the 8 months.
Where do I submit an entry?
What media channel should I use for my idea? And how should it be presented?
Unless the brief asks for a specific channel, use whatever medium and presentation tactics you need to make your idea a winner. The only rule is you must be able to link to your idea with a URL.
Does my idea have to be integrated or include digital?
It depends on the brief. Generally there are no rules about what are and aren't the right mediums to choose. That is for you to decide.
Do my ideas have to be fully produced?
No. Just mock up enough to make the judges get it and go "wow".
My idea relies on some futuristic technology. Can I enter it?
Yes. But make sure it is the best solution to the brief.
Can I change the work once I've entered it?
If you can change what sits under your supplied URL, go for it. If a significant problem occurs regarding your entry contact email@example.com.
Does the work have to be in English?
Yes. If work is in a foreign language, please add subtitles.
Eligibility & Identity
Who is eligible to enter?
Students enrolled at any institution at any time over the 8-month season can enter the Student category. Anyone, from the ad industry or elsewhere can participate in the Professional category. You do not have to be under 30 years old either.
Do you check if people are eligible?
Yes. Especially if you win something.
Can we get help from people who aren't eligible to enter?
Yes. You are free to use whatever resources you can to bring your idea to life.
I am not an advertising student, creative or 'ad person'. Can I participate?
Yes. You are the ones who keep everyone else on their toes.
I graduate and/or begin work within the 8 month season. Which category do I choose?
If you are enrolled as a student at any point during the Young Glory Season (September to April) then you are eligible to participate in the student category. You are welcome to compete in the Professional category though.
What if my team has some professional and some students listed in the team?
Because you have professionals in your team, you have to enter the Professional category.
How many people can be in a team?
Teams can be a maximum of 2 people. You can also participate as an individual if you wish.
What happens if my team members change over the course of 8 months?
A person can leave a team, but no one can be added. If someone new gets added to your team, your tally begins again.
How much does it cost to enter?
$30 USD per entry (not per person).
What is membership?
You can pay $200 USD upfront and then enter free-of-charge for the rest of the season as many times as you like. It could save you lots of money. Read more here.
Is there a late fee?
A deadline is a deadline. There is no such thing as a late fee.
Ownerships and Legal
Who owns the work submitted to Young Glory?
Neither the Young Glory team nor the creative(s) judging that month reserve the rights or claim ownership of any work submitted to Young Glory. If your work has also been produced as part of a school or agency exercise, then they may have different rules, and you should check with them before submitting it.
Can I enter my Young Glory campaigns in other award shows?
Yes, unless the other shows have rules against it. Young Glory prepares you well for awards season. In fact, it runs up until just before Cannes and the crowning of AKQA's Future Lions.
Is Young Glory another crowdsourcing platform?
No. Some briefs may be for real clients and you may even sell your idea to someone, but this is not a secret crowdsourcing business.
Where do I turn when all else seems lost?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you help me get a work visa into another country?
We are happy to write a letter that states your participation and accomplishments in Young Glory. Email email@example.com for assistance.