BUSAN - AD STARS is pleased to announce that 115 university students from 12 countries have been selected to participate in the 2017 Young Stars competition, which runs during AD STARS 2017 from 24th to 26th August.
The Young Stars AD Competition is the world’s first global advertising competition for university students. AD STARS would like to congratulate this year’s finalists from 41 teams (an increase from 38 teams in 2016):
Brazil (2 finalists)
Thomaz Jefferson, Eduardo Chaves
China (18 finalists)
Ningshan Kang, Wanni Su, Andi Tong, Ran Yan, Yilai Xu, Liu Yiqing, Huang Peishan, He Aizhe, Choi Chin Pang, Luo Wan Ying, Wu Jun Lin, Li Xingmei, Wang Yehui, Mao Xiangyi, Liang Shipeng, Wang Yuan, Cheng Yingqian
Hong Kong (5 finalists)
Cheng Ka Wing Kavieng, Cai Shao Lang, Lai Zhi Cheng, Fung Yin Yee Lois, Law Ching
Indonesia (4 finalists)
Anugerah Dwitama Yusuf, Ratih Latifah Murniati, Puspita Kirana, Larasati
Japan (21 finalists)
Erika Ikeda, Sakura Kai, Chiharu Ishii, Haruno Ogo, Mio Yasukawa, Aika Tatsumi, Hideo Maenaka, Taiki Matsuyama, Naoya Sugimoto, Haruka Ohno, Nozomi Monna, Sumire Yamasoto, Mayuka Fujiwara, Ruka Yamauchi, Moe Okuda, Natsumi Asai, Marina Kuramata, Benio Tanaka, Junji Nishida, Tatsumi Syouta, Tasuku Iwasaki.
Kenya (1 finalist)
Korea (39 finalists)
Hyeonji Kim, Jonghak Lee, Dongwon Kim, Min Ahn, Gilhwan Hyun, Jaehyun An, Hyungseuck Lee, Woongsun Jang, Kyoungjong Noh, Yoonhyung Seok, Jisun Ryu, Sangmin Lee, Seohyeon Kwon, Younghoon Park, Yangwon Jo, Junsik Kim, Seungho Jeong, Jinwon Chung, Ki-Seon Jang, Ye-ri Lee, Yohan Jeong, Hyungjun Cho, Yereen Shin, Jong-hun Kim, Yeong-geun Jang, Hyang-do Shin, Jaeyoung Kim, Soyoung Kim, Dahyun Jang, Jeongseop Lim, Heeyoung Chae, Gyeong-jin Huh, Jeong Si-Yun, Kim Jong Hak, Sungwoo Choi, Seonghun Lee, Minsoo Kim, Subin Kim, Hyemin Choi
Taiwan (1 finalist)
Russia (13 finalists)
Maria Kupriyanova, Olesya Surkova, Ksenia Kopalova, Natalia Savinova, Ekaterina Lyapina, Anastasia Aleshina, Arthur Salikhov, Evgenii Kiselev, Anastasiia Chikhanova, Sviatoslav Kilesso, Anastasiya Kadatskaya, Toporkova Kira, Nikulina Ekaterina
Singapore (2 finalists)
Jazree Lee Mei
Netherlands (1 finalist)
Bas de Lange
Thailand (8 finalists)
Thitiyanee Krueayai, Chacriya Soonglang, Nattakit Keeratirat, Suparak Tosaksri, Chayani Yilansuwan, Intuon Kunakorntum, Eunjeong Hwang, Inho Kim
“The goal of Young Stars is to future-proof our industry by encouraging ambitious students from all over the world to develop a passion for advertising. We are delighted to welcome our finalists to Busan this year, where they will have the opportunity to be mentored by top creative leaders and get a taste of what it is like to work in our industry,” says Eui Ja Lee, Co-Chair of the AD STARS Executive Committee.
Each team is made up of two or three classmates, who will be assigned a topic and asked to produce strategies and creative ideas, which will be judged by experts in advertising industry. Gold, Silver or Bronze-winning teams will have the opportunity to take up an internship at advertising agencies.
“The Young Stars AD competition is not only an ideas competition, but an opportunity for developing skills and abilities, and networking with creative professionals from around the world,” says Hwan Jin Choi, Co-Chair of the AD STARS Executive Committee.
AD STARS is now offering a 30% discount on early bird ticket sales to attend the 10th AD STARS festival in Busan, South Korea. Purchase tickets via www.adstars.org
Here is last year's entry for the Young Stars competition from Indonesia: