Next Creative Leaders 2020 - Now Open to Non-Binary Creatives

Next Creative Leaders 2020: Now Open to Non-Binary Creatives

The call for entries is now open for the 2020 Next Creative Leaders (NCL), a portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented womxn creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that's changing the industry for the better.

For the first time in its five-year history, joint competition from The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement, has expanded its diversity and inclusion remit to accept entries from both womxn and non-binary creatives. "As a program focused on inclusion and diversity, it was important to expand the scope of eligibility to also include non-binary creatives," commented Kasia Karolak, gender equality program manager, The One Club.

Also new for 2020 is the addition of NCL regional honors. Along with naming 10 global winners based upon the highest scores from judges, The One Club and The 3% Movement will also analyze the next level of highest scoring entrants and expand the program to recognize those in various regions who may have scored just below the winning level and whose work and creative vision the judges feel deserve honorable mention accolades.

Eligible participants are those who are stepping into leadership roles, including copywriters, art directors, designers, ACDs, newly-promoted creative and design directors with less than one year in the role, and creative teams who are doing game-changing work.

To make Next Creative Leaders as open and accessible as possible, there is no fee to enter the competition. Entries highlighting a candidate's creativity, leadership and unique point of view must be submitted by the July 31, 2020 deadline.

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