What is New Stars preselection competition for Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria?

It is a competition for employed advertising professionals under age of 30 OR with less than 3 years in advertising. It is a competition for employed advertising professionals under age of 30 OR with less than 3 years in advertising, working in Hungary, Poland or Bulgaria. We are waiting for creative teams to enter. The creative team has to be formed of two people. Copywriters and Graphic Designers/Art Directors can form a team in any combination. Forming the teams is your task. Though working for the same brief, all three countries will do their separate competition, with separate winners, who will be chosen by their separate national jury. It means there will be 3 winner teams in total – one from each country.

What is the prize of the winner team?

Free of charge: the winner team of each country will compete at the New Stars competition in Busan, South-Korea. They will receive accomodation in a 4* hotel close to the ocean for 5 nights between 22nd and 27th of August. Eight meals, Opening Ceremony Party, Networking Party, Adstar Seminars are also included.

Airplane tickets are not included, though we are looking for sponsor companies, so it might change later on.

How and when does the New Stars preselection competition take place?

If you are interested in the competition you have to provide your email adress on this site until 24th of May. In this phase the teams do not have to be formed yet. It is enough if only one person of the team provides his/her email, and he/she finds his/her team mate late on.

You will receive the brief for the competition on 26th of May, via email.

Once you are ready with your work you have to register AND upload it on this site. Registration will only be open then. The deadline for registration and uploading all the works is 29th of May, 10 am. You can upload not more than 3 pieces of work per team, only in pdf format.

The brief will be for one communication message, requiring one digital, and one ambient idea together with a short presentation of them. More info will be sent via email.

Please note that you will only have 3 days to prepare your presentation.

The jury of each country will announce the winner team by 8th of June.

Who are in the jury?

They are all Creative Directors working in advertising: Hungary:

Langer Vera –Co-Creative Director, Isobar Budapest
Visy Zoltán – Head of Art, Y&R Budapest
Hevesi László – Creative Director, Well
Guilherme Somensato – Head of Art, DDB Budapest
Tihanyi Péter - Creative Director, ACG
Spielmann Gábor - Creative Director, Kabooom


Vasil Petrakov - Creative director DDB Sofia
Ilian Iliev - Creative Director, Ogilvy Sofia
Momchil Zakhariev - Creative Director, NEXT-DC
Konstantin Trendafilov, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
Maria Milusheva - Creative Director, Noble Graphics/TBWA


Maciej Marasek - Independent Creative Consultant
Tytus Klepacz - Creative Director, Ogilvy Poland
Tomek Wojciechowski - Creative Director, Havas Warsaw
Martin Winter - Creative Director,180 Heartbeats+JUNGvMATT
Bartek Klimaszewski - Co-Creative Director, MCcann and MRM Poland
Bartek Rams - Creative Director, Heart&Brain

Let’s apply

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How can you apply to the New Stars in South Korea, if you did not win the preselection competition?

By paying 1600 USD per team you can apply directly to New Stars.