Following Freds's briefing about the YCN submission I re-visited the YCN submission guidelines but found I hadn't missed anything they are very vague!
'As last year, we are still hopeful and expectant of the same loving attention to detail in the presentation and layout of ideas - but do not require that these be printed and physically delivered. Entries will be zipped up and uploaded via the YCN website along with the completion of a simple online registration instead. We do of course recognise the importance of the handheld, tactile and physical in demonstrating or enlivening a submission; so welcome the submission of selected physical elements (where you feel it's appropriate) to support digital entries. All those wishing to enter the Awards must do so online. Our fancy uploader will be live in the new year, with full details published online. Please do not hesitate to contact Kezia Clark at YCN with any questions in the meantime.
Full Submission Guidelines
The annual YCN Student Awards exist to inspire, support and showcase emerging creative talent, and to connect it with the creative industries. The awards centre around a collection of live creative briefs, written each year by partnering organisations, and spanning broad creative disciplines.
The Call for Entries for this year’s programme was launched on 31st October 2011.
The Deadline for Submissions is 6pm on Friday 30th March 2012.
How work is Judged
Work submitted in response to each brief is closely examined by the organisations that wrote it, often alongside the agencies with whom they work. They are asked to draw up a shortlist of the submissions felt to be the most outstanding from all those received in response to their brief. The originators of these submissions are awarded with a Commendation.
This judging takes place over April and May, with Commendations published online, sent to course tutors and sent in writing to entrants in June 2012.
Student Awards Ceremony & YCN Student Annual.
An annual Awards ceremony sees all those commended colourfully honoured in a prestigious setting. For the last two years the Awards ceremony has been hosted at Shoreditch Town Hall. The YCN Student Annual showcases all work Commended as part of the most recent programme, alongside the very latest live creative briefs.
Submissions are invited from anyone in full-time or part-time education, anywhere in the world.
To clarify, as of this year graduates will not be eligable to enter the YCN Student Awards. Please read more here.
The deadline for submitting work is 6pm on the 30th March 2012.
There is no entry fee to submit work.
You may respond to as many of the briefs as you wish.
All submissions must be in the English language.
You may submit work as an individual or as a team. Teams can consist of as many people as you wish.
Submissions are welcomed from overseas.
Logos and other information listed in individual briefs, can be found online in project packs that accompany each brief.
All entries must be submitted via the YCN digital uploader. This will up and running in early 2012.'
The guidelines on the actual YCN Salad cream brief are also equally vague!
Sending supporting physical elements and item labels
You are welcome to post or deliver elements to support your digital submission. Item labels to attach to them can be found here. Our address is YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY
So I am have had a look at waht was submitted last year..
LCA Paul and Rob