Welcome to the Talent Awards 2017

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“Freelancers don’t really get an opportunity to showcase their work these days… so I think [The Talent Awards] are a really good thing”

Katie Leeman, Head of Design at Frukt, Judge for Design Category


This year there are 5 categories under which you can enter. Below are some examples for the type of work you could upload to showcase your skills in your chosen category.

For all categories please include any ROI and an indication of your involvement in the work submitted.


  • Blog / Article
  • Editorial piece
  • Creative Copy line


  • Original art
  • Campaign
  • Visuals


  • Campaign
  • Creative Project
  • Website


  • Showreel
  • Video
  • Animation


  • Case study
  • Campaign
  • Showreel

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Judges & Prizes

Along with their trophy, the winner of each category will receive £100 in Apple Vouchers. Plus our overall ‘Talent of the Year’ winner for each country will receive an all expenses paid weekend away (see T&Cs for full details).

As last year we have some amazing judges who will be choosing our lucky winners. They are:

Thomas Thelliez
Content & Copywriting

Thomas is Creative Director at Conceptory in Paris, managing a team and copywriting on large accounts. He has worked for many International and local brands over the last 15 years.

Reza Bassiri

Reza has been Chief Creative Officer at Carré Noir (Publicis Group) in Paris for the last 4 years. He is also founder of The Orangeman, a website dedicated to Illustration and Photography.

Adrian Whatman

Adrian is Creative Director of Design at RAPP London. He has been in the design industry for 22 years and has previously worked at Saatchi and Saatchi, Alphabet and Elvis before joining Rapp in 2007.

Steven Aspinall
Motion Design

Steven is UK Design Manager at Discovery Networks International where he leads an award-winning multi-disciplinary Design team across the broadcaster’s portfolio of twelve channels.

Simon Norris

Simon is Founder & CEO of Nomensa, an evidence-led user experience agency with offices in Bristol, London and Amsterdam. Simon started work in the UK digital sector in 1995 and now works for many organisations in the supporting role of a user experience strategist.

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“It’s great to be recognised by industry peers for work – especially for work that’s so close to my heart.”

Gareth Broadbent, Winner 2016 Awards

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About Aquent & Vitamin T

A global recruitment agency

Aquent are a global recruitment agency for digital, creative and marketing jobs, working with some of the biggest brands in the world. Vitamin T is a division of Aquent, specialising in placing creatives in agencies and mid-sized companies.

Connecting the best digital creatives

For the last 30 years we’ve spent our time connecting the best digital creatives in the industry, so our talent network is unparalleled. We’re a global business that works closely together to share market insights and trends.

A showcase for creativity

We started running the Talent Awards as we felt freelancers often don’t get the recognistion they deserve and wanted an outlet for their creativity to be showcased.