Thesis Competition First Round Finalists

Congratulations to all edcom Thesis Competition Bachelor and Master finalists who have advanced to the second round!

The edcom Thesis Competition rewards the best Bachelor and Master theses on advertising or commercial communications among edcom member schools. edcom member schools have been very active and engaged in selecting their best students and submitting their thesis abstracts. This year, edcom has received 21 entries from 10 countries across Europe.

Candidates passing on to the second round will have to submit a poster of their thesis by 10 January 2018. This poster will summarise their objectives, methodology and findings. In the second round, the abstract and the poster will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Strong objectives (10%)
  • Clearly developed methodology (20%)
  • Results fitting to the proposed objectives (30%)
  • Conclusions based on the objectives and suggestions for further research (20%)
  • Consistency & coherence (20%)

Each thesis will be given a score out of 100% and ranked against the other entries. The Research Committee will agree on which entries will proceed to the final round. The finalists of the second round of judging will be announced on 26 February 2018.

For more information, deadlines and requirements, please visit the webpage of the competition. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us at, in case you have any other questions.

Best of luck to all candidates remaining in the process!

Launch: edcom Thesis Competition 2017-2018

edcom launches the fifth edition of the Thesis Competition, which rewards the best Bachelor and Master theses on Advertising or Commercial Communications among edcom member schools. Each member can nominate one student in each category (Bachelor and Master) to send in their abstract.

The edcom Research Committee will assess the works in three judging rounds and announce the winners on 2nd March 2018. The winners will receive a €400 cash prize and the participating school a €400 EACA voucher, which can be spend on the EACA International Advertising Summer School, additional Ad Venture teams and Evolution Lab.

Interested students should contact their edcom coordinator and send their abstract by 25 October 2017 to You can find more details about the competition and requirements here.