Ad Venture Student Competition

Ad Venture is the first Pan-European competition which gives students the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in advertising by creating their own campaign in response to a brief from a real client.

The student agencies work on an advertising campaign from October to March by incorporating everything they’ve learned in class and putting their skills to test.

Announcement top ten: 12 April 2018

AD VENTURE 2017-2018

Jury and judging criteria

Brief and key dates

Inspiration hub

Have a peek at the experts (academics, agency professionals and client representatives) who will be judging your campaign

Find out who the client is, download the brief and entry kit, and plan your time wisely!

Get inspired with previous Ad Venture campaigns, Ad Forum's creative library, the Euro Effie Awards and WARC's database

2018: welcoming refugees





Check out what requirements you have to fulfill to apply for the competition

Click here for a step by step overview through registration and submission

Quick review of the competition requirements


2017: raising awareness for gender equality





Congratulations Team Tortoise!

“When we were announced as the winners it was a great feeling, and we felt extremely proud of what we had produced as the standard of the competition is so high. The opportunity to go to Cannes Lions festival is a fantastic prize for our hard work, and we can’t thank all the organisers and jury members enough for this opportunity. The two days that we spent with the edcom members during our time in Lisbon was also enjoyable as everyone was so welcoming. It was a pleasure to be a part of the edcom community for the short period, and we feel as if we made some connections that will last for years to come. The Ad Venture competition has been a great experience all round. To start with the brief was exciting and challenging, and provided us with an interesting campaign for our portfolios. Secondly, the opportunity to go to Lisbon and present our idea in front of academics, industry professionals and the client themselves is an invaluable experience, and something that most other competitions don’t offer.”

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