After the huge success of last year, we’re opening up the 2013 Creative Circle Ball and Awards to students once more. As ever, spaces are limited and the tickets will remain £10 each.

But you can’t just email to apply for tickets this year.
This year we want your concepts too.

The brief is Desperation.
The deadline is 15th FEBRUARY 2013.
Imagine you’re presenting to a creative director.

It could be a new brand.
Or you could sell it as a product.
A perfume, or loo roll, or a new type of chocolate perhaps.
Maybe you could provide it as a service.
Desperation for hire.
Or could it be a new app?
A documentary. A website. An exhibition.
Maybe it’s something else entirely.
A typeface. An revolutionary movement. A hairstyle.

It can be anything you want, so long as it answers the brief of Desperation.

The better the concept, the higher up the list you’ll go and the more likely you’ll get a ticket. And the very best will be featured in the next edition of Circle magazine*.

Email concepts to along with your name(s) and the place you’re studying. If you have any questions, email

If your application is successful, we’ll let you know and your name will be on the door (remember to bring that tenner with you). And if your work is good enough for the magazine, we’ll be in touch to get a hi-rez version from you.

Got it? Good luck!


*Use only original or royalty-free images, or else we won’t be able to feature your work in the magazine. Scamps are fine too, but remember, concepts we feature will be seen by the whole creative industry, so make the scamps good’uns.