The Creative Competition for non-Creatives
The Creative Competition for non-Creatives

The Irish Times is inviting readers to submit ideas for an advertisement to promote Ireland as an amazing source of inspiration for creativity. The winner will receive €5000 towards an educational bursary or professional creative equipment. We are looking for Ireland’s hidden creatives. People who have a big idea they have always wanted to bring to reality.

The Creative Brief

GET - The People of Ireland

TO - Feel proud of all of the creativity Ireland has to offer

BY - Making an ad that showcases how Ireland is the ultimate inspiration for creativity

All the details
All the details

Who should be entering?

The hidden creatives of Ireland.

We are looking for people who have a big idea they have always wanted to bring to reality. This is a creative competition for non professional creatives. The kind of person for whom creativity is in no short supply but you don’t actually make a living from it. You might be a student, an accountant, unemployed, a retiree or a taxi driver. Either way, you can be a contender.

What are we advertising?

Ireland: Where Creative is Native. (Visit C=N website for more information)

What should you be trying to say with your idea?

We want this advertisement to promote the idea that Ireland is the ultimate source of inspiration for creativity. That Ireland is a global centre of excellence for creativity.

How do I communicate my idea?

The simpler the better. Words, pictures, doodles or even an audio or video file. Don’t worry too much about how it looks. If chosen, then your winning concept may be developed further by the Irish Times Content Studio along with one of Ireland’s leading creative directors who will help transform the winning idea into a polished ad ready for the world to delight over.

How do I enter?

Simply email your entry to:

Competition Deadline

Friday 2nd December at 5pm

Terms & Conditions

Click here to download competition terms & conditions.

For other competition queries, please email