BIPOC Canadians are underrepresented in the ad industry. Many of these young minds never even consider a career as an advertising creative. This is because often there is no door for them to enter the industry. This article shares more information about the 20Doors Scholarship Fund.
About The 20Doors Scholarship Fund For AD Industry
The 20Doors Scholarship Fund was launched by Zulu Alpha Kilo Founder and Chief Creative Officer Zak Mroueh. Founded in 2008, Zulu Alpha Kilo has built a reputation as one of the most respected independent agencies in the world. The company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in the belief that more diversity leads to better creativity.
The 20Doors Scholarship Fund is about opening doors for new voices. The initiative will cover the tuition for four BIPOC candidates each year, over the next five years, to complete a year-long post-graduate program in copywriting or art direction. Additionally, Zulu Alpha Kilo will provide recipients with the mentorship they need to start a successful career in advertising.
How To Apply?
To apply, send an email at 20Doors@zulualphakilo.com with the following:
- A short-video: A short-video (no more than two mins) telling us a little bit about yourself. What post-secondary program have completed or are you completing. And why a career as an advertising creative excites you.
- Example of your creativity (any format is great – video, music, written word, etc.): Don’t worry if you’ve never made an ad in your life. We’re looking at your potential. We want to know why you think you’d be great for the ad industry.
A short-list of selected candidates will participate in a virtual job fair where they will face some fun creative challenges, learn from industry professionals, and be interviewed by a panel from the Zulu Alpha Kilo creative team.
Deadline for scholarship submissions is June 14, 2021.
For more information about the fund, visit “The 20Doors Scholarship Fund” website.
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