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 21st and 26th 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 25th of April. 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 27th of April, 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 30th of April, 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 22nd of May.

Who are in the jury?

They are all Creative Directors working in advertising: Hungary:

Galácz Karolina - Creative Director, DDB Budapest
Bracsok István - Creative Director, White Rabbit
Spielmann Gábor - Creative Director, Kabooom
Hevesi László - Creative Director, Well
Falvay László - Creative Director, Y&R Budapest


Victoria Nikolova - Senior Copywriter, DDB Sofia
Alexander Bratimirov - Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Sofia
Zhelez Atanasov - Strategic Director, Noble Graphics
Petar Kesserdjiev - Creative Director, All Channels Communication
Alexander Antonov - Creative Director, NEXT-DC


Tytus Klepacz - Creative Director, Ogilvy Poland
Maciej Marasek - Creative Director, 2012 Agency
Martin Winter - Creative Director, 180 Heartbeats+JUNGvMATT
Bartek Klimaszewski - Co - Creative Director, MCcann and MRM Poland
Kasia Sosnierz - Creative Director, Lvov
Bartek Rams - Creative Director, Heart and 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 2.000.000 KRW per team you can apply directly to New Stars.