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There is no cost to enter the Development Awards. The Rising Marketing Star, Rising Agency Star and Rising Creative Star categories are by nomination only.

The Rising Marketing Star, Rising Agency Star and Rising Creative Star categories are by nomination only. If you know someone or work with a Rising Star you would like to nominate, please email [email protected] with your nomination which should be in less than 200 words.

Candidates will then be contacted, asked to complete a questionnaire and if shortlisted, will be invited for interview.

1.1 Star School Award in association with Young Enterprise Scotland and the SQA


This award will be presented to the team of pupils that produces the best marketing strategy as part of their business plan for a new product or service developed in line with the YES Business Award involving schools throughout Scotland.

1.2 Aspiring Creative Star


The Aspiring Creative Star Award, previously the Star Creative Student Award, has been developed to encourage entrants from all backgrounds who may be interested in a career in advertising and the range of creative disciplines in marketing communications.

The finalists will be invited to the Star Awards Dinner as well as receiving a full year’s membership with The Marketing Society sponsored by Edrington.

The overall winner of the award will be offered a paid placement at Union Direct.

This award is sponsored by Union Direct

1.3 Star Marketing Student


Star Marketing Students are nominated by universities from across Scotland and assessed at an Apprentice Day involving several team tasks as well as individual interviews. The finalists will be invited to the Star Awards Dinner. All nominated students are rewarded with a full year’s membership with The Marketing Society sponsored by Edrington.  

The overall winner will receive a paid placement with Edrington UK.

This award is sponsored by Edrington UK.

 

All shortlisted candidates in the Development Category will be invited for an interview on May 9, 2022

1.4  Rising Agency Star


Candidates can be of any age but should have less than 5 years’ experience working in the marketing industry. Candidates should be nominated based on their achievements in 2021 and potential to become an inspirational leader.  Nominations should be less than 200 words.

The judges will score the following areas;

  • Achievements in 2021 – 40 points
  • Experience – 10 points
  • Expertise – 10 points
  • Ambition – 10 points
  • Interview – 30 points

1.5 Rising Creative Star


Candidates can be of any age but should have less than 5 years’ experience working in the marketing industry. Candidates should be nominated based on their achievements in 2021 and potential to become an inspirational leader.  Nominations should be less than 200 words.

The judges will score the following areas;

  • Achievements and projects in 2021 - 30 points
  • Portfolio – 20 points
  • Experience – 10 points
  • Ambition – 10 points
  • Interview – 30 points

1.6  Rising Marketing Star


Candidates can be of any age but should have less than 5 years’ experience working in the marketing industry. Candidates should be nominated based on their achievements in 2021 and potential to become an inspirational leader.  Nominations should be less than 200 words.

The judges will score the following areas;

  • Achievements in 2021 – 40 points
  • Experience – 10 points
  • Expertise – 10 points
  • Ambition – 10 points
  • Interview – 30 points

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deadline of 5pm on February 14, 2022

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