Announcement Top Ten Finalist Ad Venture 2018

Ten student teams from across Europe have been selected to compete in the second round of the 10th annual Ad Venture Student Competition, organised by edcom (European Institute for Commercial Communications Education). More information about the top ten campaigns can be found here.

This year’s edition focused on a brief issued by Amnesty International, with the single objective to drive people to the iWelcome Community Platform which encourages people to take action against the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Following the announcement in September 2017, exactly 90 student teams – a record breaking number for this competition which has run for 10 years – submitted their campaigns in the hope to convince the jury of their creative ideas.

All campaigns have been judged by a panel of 60 jurors, including academics, industry professionals and client representatives who scored the campaigns based on research, creativity and creative media and strategy.

As a next step in the competition, the ten finalists’ campaigns will be examined by a new panel of six judges: two academics, two industry professionals and two client representatives. The jury will select the top three finalists, who will present their work during the edcom Member’s Meeting on 18 May 2018 in Vienna, Austria. They will have to justify why they should be the winners of the valuable experience of participating in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018.

The Ad Venture Student Competition was launched in 2008 and has been an invaluable opportunity for students in commercial communications to gain an understanding of what it is like to work in an agency and working for meaningful clients such as the European Commission, ESA, the European Women’s Lobby or Amnesty International. For any questions regarding the competition, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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