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Development Category

The Development Category is sponsored by
Visit Scotland

A Wall Flower this Mind Aint

Know a rising star? Been inspired by their brilliance? Here’s your chance to help them blossom. 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. If you know someone or work with a Rising Star that you would like to nominate, please email your nomination to [email protected]

Nominations should be fewer than 200 words. Candidates will be contacted, asked to complete a questionnaire and, if shortlisted, will be invited for interview.

All shortlisted candidates in the Development Category will be invited for an interview on 4th May 2023.

1.1 Star School Award


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.
In association with Young Enterprise Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

1.2 Star Marketing Student


Star Marketing Students are nominated by universities and colleges 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.

1.3 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 and receive 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

1.4  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 2022 and potential to become an inspirational leader. Nominations should be fewer than 200 words.

The following areas will be scored:

  • Achievements in 2022 – 40 points
  • Experience – 10 points
  • Expertise – 10 points
  • Ambition – 10 points
  • Interview – 30 points

This award is sponsored by StudioLR

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 2022 and potential to become an inspirational leader. Nominations should be fewer than 200 words.

The following areas will be scored:

  • Achievements and projects in 2022 - 30 points
  • Portfolio – 20 points
  • Experience – 10 points
  • Ambition – 10 points
  • Interview – 30 points

This award is sponsored by Joe Doe Group

1.6  Rising Marketing Star


Candidates can be of any age but should have less than 10 years’ experience working in the marketing industry. Candidates should be nominated based on their achievements in 2022 and potential to become an inspirational leader. Nominations should be fewer than 200 words.

The following areas will be scored:

  • Achievements in 2022 – 40 points
  • Experience – 10 points
  • Expertise – 10 points
  • Ambition – 10 points
  • Interview – 30 points

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Deadline 5pm on February 13, 2023.

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