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Account

Do I need to make an account?
If you already have a One Club account, sign in with your email and password to create your entries. If you do not have a One Club account, you can easily create an account which will allow you to enter.

Do I have to be a One Club member to enter?
No. You do not have to be a member of The One Club to enter. However, we always recommend the benefits of One Club membership! For more details on membership, click here.

I'm a student, can I enter?
Yes. As long as you are 18 years or older by the time of entry submission.

Can I enter if I work at an agency?
No. To be eligible, you must be entry level talent who does not work at an agency.

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Entering

What are the eligibility requirements to enter?
This competition was designed for Black LGBTQ+ creatives – artists, writers, designers, journalists, podcast hosts, storytellers who are entry level talent and not currently employed by an advertising agency. We want to provide a space for black creatives to share their stories and the stories of Black LGBTQ+ pioneers.
[Employees of WPP plc or any of its operating companies and employees of the One Club for Creativity are not permitted to enter the Competition].

Can creative teams enter together?
No. Creative teams are not eligible to enter this competition.

I'm a student, can I enter?
Yes. As long as you are 18 years or older by the time of entry submission.

Can I enter if I work at an agency?
No. To be eligible, you must be entry level talent who does not work at an agency.

What is the cost to enter the competition?
Nothing. We believe so fiercely in the importance of celebrating diversity, that we’re working hard to break down any and all barriers facing talented creatives. And that means waiving the application fee for this competition.

What is the deadline to submit my entry?
The deadline is October 31, 2021.

Can I submit my judging media after I have completed checkout and closed my entry?
No. The entry system will not allow you to close your entry until you have added the required media.
NOTE: Judging media cannot be edited on closed entries.

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Submission Requirements

What should I submit to enter?

Which organization should I choose for my campaign?
Any charity or nonprofit organization that works with the LGBTQ+ community.

What should I consider when working on the campaign?

Do I need to provide an English translation for my entry?
Yes. English translations are required for all work in another language.

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Entry Fees

What is the cost to enter the competition?
Nothing. We believe so fiercely in the importance of celebrating diversity, that we’re working hard to break down any and all barriers facing talented creatives. And that means waiving the application fee for this competition.

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Judging

How are entries being judged this year?
A panel of judges from WPP and The One Club will evaluate your campaign submission. You will be judged as follows:
When does judging take place?
Judging will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Who is on this year's jury?
Ant Jackson (Senior Copywriter, Wunderman Thompson and Unite member)
Brian Ellner (EVP, Growth and Marketing, BCW and Unite member)
Chelsea Jackson (Racial Equity Programme Manager, WPP and Roots member)
Darryl Adams Jr. – Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, H+K Strategies
 Laura Jordan Bambach (President and Chief Creative Officer, Grey and Unite member)
Keith Cartwright (CEO and founder, Cartwright and The One Club Board member)
Rob Reilly (Chief Creative Officer, WPP and The One Club Board member)

When are winners announced?
All winners will be announced on Thursday, November 14, 2021. Notifications will be sent to the primary email address associated with your account. Please be sure to keep this information up to date.

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