YOUNG TALENT
ACADEMIES

Applications open now

Athar Festival will host 4 academies for students and emerging talent in the creative marketing sector in the KSA region

  • Is open to full-time university students between the ages of 18-25, studying in a university/institute in KSA. Applicants must be residents/citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Ideal for students studying: Advertising, design or media related courses, eg. advertising, public relations, media and communications, design.
  • The academies are conducted bilingually, in both English and Arabic.
  • Is open to full-time university students between the ages of 18-25, studying in a university/institute in KSA. Applicants must be residents/citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Ideal for students studying in any marketing or a business-related course with marketing as a major/elective.
  • The academies are conducted bilingually, in both English and Arabic.
  • Is open to young talent 30 years or below, with a minimum of 1 years experience working full-time in advertising or related fields. Applicants must be residents/citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Ideal for art directors, copywriters, graphic/UX designers, animator, multimedia designers, creative technologists, event managers, motion graphics designers, strategists, strategist & insights manager, account managers, content managers, influencer managers, Film/video editors and producers, and freelancers.
  • The academies are conducted bilingually, in both English and Arabic.
  • Is open to young talent 30 years or below, with a minimum of 1 years experience working full-time in marketing or related fields. Applicants must be residents/citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Ideal for brand and marketing manager, digital marketer, marketing director, social media manager, campaign director, global digital marketing manager, campaign coordinator, communications consultant, market research analyst, content marketing manager, e-commerce manager, influencer marketing manager, digital content creator, E-commerce Marketing Specialist, Event Marketing Coordinator
  • The academies are conducted bilingually, in both English and Arabic.

Terms and conditions

  • Apply here before 7 October 2024. Get your creative juices flowing and make your application stand out from the rest.
  • Applications are accepted in English or Arabic.
  • Maximum of 25 participants per academy will be chosen, applications are selected based on the quality of the submissions.
  • Successful participants will be contacted by email and instructions will be given on how to move forward with your participation.
  • Selected participants will be responsible for covering their own accommodation and travel expenses.
  • The academy will take place at Hotel Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC.
  • The academies run from 03-06 November 2024. Please ensure you receive the relevant permission from your academic institution, employee, guardians to be available for all four days of the Academy.
  • The Academies run from 09:00 – 17:00 daily.
  • A pass to the Athar Talent Academies includes: Athar Festival pass, lunch & refreshments, content and networking opportunities.
  • For the winning teams of each Academy – you will also be invited to the Athar Awards taking place on 06 November to collect your trophy on stage.

Agenda

03 November

Academy Kickoff
Keynote Session(s)
Upskill Career Development Skills
Workshop: How To Crack The Brief?
Hack Brief

04 November

Keynote Session
Workshop Part 2: How To Crack The Brief?
Hack Brief Submission

05 November

Athar Festival Day 1
Live Presentations & Judging

06 November

Athar Festival Day 2
Live Presentations & Judging
Shortlist Announcements
Winner Award Presentation at the Athar Awards

Why apply?

  • Expand your network : Join an inspiring community of industry legends and like-minded peers. Push boundaries, think outside the box, and collaborate to create inspiring work.
  • Stay ahead of the curve : Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your field.
  • Unlock your creative potential : Explore opportunities, challenge norms, and innovate creatively. Step out of your comfort zone to grow personally and professionally.
  • Be recognized in the industry : Embrace the opportunity to challenge and have your work appraised by industry leaders.
  • Exclusive opportunity for the top talent : Academy entries are by applications only. Only the best talent needs to apply. The lookout is for hungry talents, eager to grow and learn at our exclusive academy. Join us to be among the best and brightest.

Check out our previous edition of Athar Academies