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Fairfax Resurrects Cannes Young Creative Comp.

22 March 2005

Fairfax Resurrects Young Creative Competition for Cannes

Fairfax New Zealand has announced the Fairfax NZ Young Creative of the Year competition. The national competition will decide who will represent New Zealand in the 'Young Creatives' component of the Cannes International Advertising Festival in June.

The competition will open on Friday 1 April with the brief available then from People must enter in pairs, consisting of one copywriter and one art director/graphic designer. To be eligible entrants must be born after 25 June 1976, hold a current New Zealand passport and be employed by a New Zealand agency.

The competition runs for two weeks, closing on Friday 15 April 2005. Judging will take place on the week commencing 18 April and a function to announce the winning team will be held on 21 April 2005.

The winning pair will travel to Cannes courtesy of Fairfax to compete against 30 other countries for the international title.

Cannes New Zealand festival representative and Fairfax sales and marketing manager, Sandra King, said she was delighted to be able to resurrect the Young Creative competition after a two year absence.

"We are pleased to be able to reward and encourage New Zealand's rising talent and give them the opportunity to compete amongst the world's best," said Ms King. "As one of the most creative industries in the world it is key that New Zealand will once again be represented at Cannes."

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