Competition for creative interns, apprentices and trainees

The Creative Society have been working with Mishcon de Reya and Jazz FM to present a competition for Creative Employment Programme participants. Read on for details of this exciting brief…

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Do beautiful books get your pulse racing? Do you love design? Got a way with words?

The Creative Society has been transcribing interviews with key business figures from the Jazz FM radio programme Jazz Shapers. The show plays music from the best of the artists shaping the world of jazz, soul and blues, and features interviews with people from the world of business. Interviewees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from venture capital to theatre and skincare, and have included Jude Kelly, Jo Malone, and Paul Smith, among others.

The transcriptions are to be turned into a striking coffee table book and the Creative Society is looking for 12 young creatives with an interest in literature, design, curation and production or radio to help.

IdeasTap members should submit ideas for a double-page spread of the book. Your idea (which can include examples) should present the interviews in a creative and visually appealing way.

The 12 winners will be invited to take part in a workshop and training day to develop their ideas further. Participants will work in groups with members of The Creative Society team, and industry professionals will be on hand to offer advice and mentoring.


The aim of the day will be to gain new skills, meet other like-minded people, and exercise your talent by helping to produce three different proposals demonstrating how the interviews could be presented in the coffee table book.

You will work collaboratively and in teams of three to share ideas, consider different approaches to book design, and build on your initial winning submissions. At the end of the brainstorming workshop you will have developed your ideas into three dynamic double-page spreads. A winning team will be selected and will get to produce a coffee table book. Each member of the team will receive a £100 cash prize.
The Creative Society will reimburse travel expenses up to £50. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Winners will need to be available in London on 15 May from 10am to 5pm to participate in the brainstorming workshop and mentoring session.

The winning design will:
Be eye catching | Use interview text inventively | Integrate highlighted themes | Connect text and design

This brief closes on Wednesday 7 May 2014 at 5pm. To enter, Like the THIS IS IT! Facebook page, and check out the feed for application details.

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