Enter .

Fame and fortune favours the brave. So, float any lame ideas down the Thames. Crisis needs fearless creative to end homelessness, so please do give it a go.  Oh, and there’s the opportunity for some seriously good bragging rights.
Entry is done by submitting just 60 seconds of any form content that shows why your agency has the ‘creative clout’ for Crisis. Video? Great. Show Reel? Fine. Press release? Why not. Advert? Cool. Something physical? Make sure it’s glued well. Cake? Yum. Poster. Nice. Poem? If you like. Anything that shows off your agency’s creative clout for Crisis, but it must be read, viewed (or digested) by the judges in just 60 seconds, when judging takes place in December. And just a friendly hint; something tailored to Crisis (however small) will probably help.
Complete the form below and get your entry in by 5pm sharp on 29th November. Entry fee is £149.
On the day, teams (of four from each agency) will be given a real brief from Crisis at lunchtime – and then have just four hours to turn it into a blockbuster creative campaign.
They then pitch it on stage in just ten minutes each to a live audience of nearly 400, and our Judges of course. The winner is crowned live in the evening and the triumphant agency will get to work with Crisis to see their idea come to life – as content agency Wire has done this autumn with A Plastic Planet (our Charity of the Year last year).  Serious bragging rights as ‘the UK’s most creative agency’ are up for grabs, as well as a cool £10,000, a new client, media and social fame – and of course a thumping trophy.
Get your entries in, we would really love to see you on the main stage.  As would Crisis.
  • Terms & Conditions

    For THE CREATIVE SHOOTOUT COMPETITION 2020 (OR “COMPETITION” FOR SHORT)
    1. Any person and any business entering the Competition is deemed to accept these terms and conditions. The Competition is run and operated by The Creative Shootout Limited, 13-14 Archer Street, London, W1D 7BD (or the “Creative Shootout” for short).
    2. Each entrant (called a “Participating Team”) to the Competition must be a team, made up of four people, from a UK marketing agency (that agency or that business being a “Participator”).  Each member of a Participating Team must be a UK resident, aged 18 or over (and each such person is called a “Member”).  A Member cannot be an employee or agent (or a family member of an employee or agent) of the Creative Shootout or its 2020 charity partner Crisis, a not-for-profit organisation, (see www.crisis.org.uk), and/or any of its or their corporate group or affiliates (and the Creative Shootout’s determination of what this covers is final). Such people are not eligible to enter the Competition as part of a Participating Team or otherwise. A Participator can enter up to three Participating Teams in the Competition.
    3. A Participating Team can enter the Competition from 9am on 24th September 2019 until 5pm on 29th November 2019 by submitting:
      1. through (and as directed on) the Creative Shootout website (which we call the “Website”), up to 1 minute of content (which we call “Entry Content”) to fulfil the creative brief set out on the Website (which we call the “Creative Brief”); and
      2. the Participating Team paying an entry fee, through (and as directed on) the Website of £149 (excluding VAT).
    4. The Entry Content must be able to be viewed, read or digested in 1 minute or under.  The Entry Content will be evaluated in December 2019, by a panel of approximately 10 judges from the Creative Shootout (including an A Crisis Director), who will select the best Participating Teams as finalists (each being a “Finalist Team”) on the basis of what appears to the judges to be the Entry Content which best fulfils the Creative Brief. Around eight Participating Teams will be selected as finalists.  Decisions of the judges as to who is a Finalist Team shall be final and at their sole discretion; and no correspondence will be entered into.
    5. The Creative Shootout shall notify each Finalist Team by noon on Friday 13thDecember 2019 that it has been successful in being chosen as a Finalist Team to participate in the Final on Thursday 23rd January 2020 in London. The Finalist Team must respond as directed by the Creative Shootout and each Participating Team shall pay a “Finalist’s Fee” of £399 (excluding VAT) by 5pm on Friday 3rd January 2020.
    6. The judges may select an alternative Finalist Team in place of any Finalist Team (or may withdraw any Finalist Team from the Competition without selecting a replacement) if:
      1. that Finalist Team does not respond as directed to the notification above;
      2. that Finalist Team’s Participator does not pay the Finalist’s Fee; and/or
      3. that Finalist Team does not field all the Members of the Finalist Team from 12pm onwards on Thursday 23rd January 2020.
    7. The Finalist Teams will compete in the live Creative Shootout Final in partnership with Crisis, where they will compete against each other and creatively respond to a real brief from Crisis, to be held in London on Thursday 23rd January 2020. The overall winning Finalist Team (the “Winning Team”) will be the Finalist Team judged by the judges to have best answered the Creative Brief. Again, decisions of the judges as to who is the Winning Team shall be final and at their sole discretion; and no correspondence will be entered into.
    8. Each Member of a Finalist Team shall receive complimentary entry to the after-party of the Creative Shootout Final and each Finalist Team shall receive a framed certificate.
    9. The Winning Team shall be proclaimed “Winner of The 2020 Creative Shootout” and shall, subject to the fulfilment by the winning team of the condition in paragraph 10 below, be awarded a trophy. A 2ndand 3rd will also be recognised.
    10. The Winning Team shall have developed and executed the winning campaign with Crisis in 2020. The Creative Shootout’s decision on whether or not this condition has been properly fulfilled shall be at the sole discretion of The Creative Shootout.  Correspondence will not be entered into.
    11. The Members and the Participator shall retain all intellectual property (“IP”) in Entry Content and the materials and ideas submitted to fulfil the Creative Brief, (all the foregoing together being “Entry Material”) provided that for a period of 12 months after 23rd January 2020, the Members and the Participators of the Winning Team hereby license, on an exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free, fee-free, unrestricted basis, Crisis to use the IP and Entry Material as Crisis and the Winning Team sees fit, in the course of their normal activities (including, without limitation, marketing and promotional activities, charitable activities and activities related to Crisis’ operations). Crisist shall give full accreditation to the Winning Team for any such IP and Entry Materials it deploys. (Any hire or employment by Crisis of the Members of Winning Teams or the Participator of the Winning Teams will be negotiated separately between the parties). Crisis may choose not to use any of the IP or Entry Materials if it so wishes.
    12. No Member or Participator may contact Crisis or any judges directly to discuss any aspect of the Competition during the Competition.
    13. All Members and Participators confirm that all information, materials and data submitted shall be true, current and complete, not in breach of anyone’s rights and not illegal or unlawful.
    14. Subject to applicable law, the Creative Shootout accepts no responsibility or liability for any event outside of its reasonable control or for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost, incomplete or delayed, whether or not arising during operation or transmission as a result of server failures, virus, bugs or other causes outside its control. All lost, damaged or incomplete entries will be deemed invalid. Proof of entry shall not be proof of delivery or receipt. Only entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions and the instructions on the Website will be acceptable.
    15. Subject always to Paragraph 18 of these Terms & Conditions (about the rights of individuals to consent – or withdraw consent – to use of information about them):
      1. Members of Participating Teams and Participators consent and allow their names and all Entry Content and all IP and Materials to be used without compensation, if required by The Creative Shootout, for advertising or publicity purposes; and
      2. Furthermore, Members of Finalist Teams and Participator of Finalist Teams consent and allow The Creative Shootout to use Entry Content and IP and Materials for promotional purposes on any media and in any location at the Creative Shootout’s sole discretion.
    16. Any personal data relating to Members shall be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the relevant individual’s prior consent.
    17. The Creative Shootout, acting reasonably, may, at its sole discretion, change the dates or times of entry into the Competition and/or the dates or times on which the Competition will be promoted and reserves the right to alter, amend or withdraw these terms and conditions and/or the Competition without prior notice.
    18. If the Creative Shootout wishes to publish any details of a Member (such as the name and/or country of residence) the Creative Shootout shall ask that Member for consent to do so (which the Member may freely grant or refuse). However, other than details of a Member, all details of a Participator and/or the Winning Team (which, in neither case, relates to an individual), may be published and these can be obtained by anyone requesting these by writing to the Creative Shootout.
    19. Crisis has rights under these terms and conditions under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
    20. These terms and conditions (and all non-contractual obligations related to or arising out of them) are subject to the laws of England and Wales, whose courts shall be the courts of exclusive jurisdiction.