Welcome to the Talent Awards 2016

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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 2015 Awards


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:

Emily Gosling

Emily Gosling is online editor at It’s Nice That, writing about graphic design, illustration and art. Before that she was a reporter at Design Week for four years.

Kurt Novack

Kurt is Executive Creative Director at Publicis in Paris. For the last 20 years, he has worked at prestigious agencies such as OgilvyOne, Saatchi & Saatchi and BBDO.

Julie Kennedy

Julie is currently the Head of User Experience at the Daily Mail. With over 18 years experience in design strategy and interaction design working in a variety of sectors with global brands such as Amazon, 3, Vodafone and Betfair.

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.

Matt Haslum
Content & Copywriting - UK

Currently the Consumer Marketing Director at Faber & Faber, Matt spent years working as a writer and editor for companies such as Jack Morton.

Thomas Thelliez
Content & Copywriting - France

Thomas is a Senior Copywriter. Since 2001, thanks to his ad agencies/freelance/advertiser experience, he has worked on a 360° scale for numerous sectors and clients, on both a local and international level.

John Richardson
Content & Copywriting - Netherlands

John is a great storyteller. He has a flair for articulating the complex, clearly and simply—online and offline. Making hearts beat faster with words that sell, he’s able to turn the mundane into the marvellous for nearly every industry.

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“As a freelancer, to enter into the awards is a good way to get recognised for what you do… and potentially get work”

Gareth David, Freelancer designer and Overall Winner 2015

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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 25 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.