The judging and prize award format explained.

All the work is democratically judged by the _ agency creatives. This will take place over a full day session in March 2015.  A shortlist is agreed with the judge from the agency that set the brief having particular sway in the work best suited to their agencies brief.

First and foremost they’re looking for fantastic ideas, beautifully written and art directed - spelling and grammar are always a discussion point. The main disciplines of advertising, design and digital may combine to form an integrated campaign solution. You’ll be judged on how brilliantly have you brought the idea to life across all the channels.

The winning entrant from each brief WINS the placement*. Then, each of the brief winners goes forward into a final nomination shortlist for a Bronze, Silver or Gold status. With the ultimate winners of the metalware being announced at the Roses Advertising Awards Gala Dinner which is held in May 2015.

*The placement winners are announced at the night-time exhibition event on the day of judging which is held in Manchester.


•    Anyone enrolled on a full-time advertising; graphic design or digital course in England (outside London’s M25), Scotland, Ireland or Wales may enter

 •    The judges will consider the entrants’ interpretations of the brief, creativity, design, art direction, copy, typography and the standard of presentation. Originality is key

•    You can enter alone or in teams of a MAXIMUM of a team of 2, in which case prizes will be shared

•    Entrants MUST choose one brief only. Work must be prepared to presentation standard and mounted on boards no bigger than A2 or typed script. Maximum of 3 BOARDS PER ENTRY

•    Submit a rationale to a maximum of 300 words - please attach to the first board

•    Entry forms must be LOOSELY attached to the back of each board – Please use sellotape or blu-tak, NOT GLUE!

•    Students should make copies of their entries, as work CANNOT be returned.

•    The winners of each brief will be awarded a 1/2 week work placement at the agency who set the brief.  Payment is at the discretion of each agency and is for the individual student to negotiate with the company 

•    Client companies and agencies should not be contacted directly. The student as part of their research should source additional information

•    Entries should be submitted by 5pm Friday 13th February to Nikki Gillies, Roses Student Awards, 4th floor Mercat Building, 26 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G1 5AB


For 2015 a £18 (including VAT) administration fee has been introduced - please fill in your debit/credit card details and then send in your boards by 13th February.