D&AD Student Awards, considered to be the toughest creative award for students, has introduced its first online entry system at Dandad.org/studentawards08. The educational charity is accepting entries to the 2008 Awards from this week until March 20.
Neville Brody, founder of Research Studios, will design the D&AD Annual 2008, the definitive global record of the best work in advertising and design. Each year, the reigning D&AD President selects the Annual designer. The Annual will be published in September. The D&AD Awards 2008 would be held in April.
Simon Waterfall, President, D&AD, said, “Neville Brody has been merging the digital and graphical worlds, and it’s fantastic that he has agreed to interpret the Annual this year. He has been inspiring designers in multiple disciplines for long, it will be fantastic to see how he draws them all together under one cover.”
The D&AD Student Awards showcase the best emerging design and advertising talent from hundreds of colleges and universities around the globe, and promote it to the creative community worldwide. The Student Yellow Pencil is one of the best first steps to a career in advertising and design.
Entrants can choose from a range of real world briefs covering disciplines across advertising and design with briefs for a diverse range of brands – from creating a direct and online campaign for the Army to directing a music video for Bob Dylan; from creating an animation for HSI London to designing a new product for the kitchen for Lakeland.
This year, the D&AD Student Awards 2008 briefs include Advertising, Ambient Media, Animation, Copywriting, Direct and Online Advertising, Furniture Design, Graphic Design (Book, E-cards and Web), Integrated Communication, Packaging Design, Photography, and Poster Advertising, among others.