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APG Awards: Students & Young Planners

3 September 2015
18:00 – 20:30

When and where

6 Regents Wharf
All Saints Street
N1 9RL

18:00 – 20:30
3 September 2015

All shortlisted entrants will be invited to discover the winner of the APG Student & Young planners award. There will be Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for the best students and young planners.

Also attending the evening will be the judges to provide feedback on the entries and we will be asking the winners to briefly present their entries.

We may be able to open up places to this event nearer the time to students interested in a career in planning.


6.00 Introduction FutureRising/APG

6.05 Talk from head of the judging panel: Julia Chalfen, Head of Planning, Leo Burnett

Gold Award for Student:

A 6-week internship at Fallon and automatic fast-tracking to the final stage of recruitment for Leo Burnett’s graduate micro-agency, The Foundry.

Gold for Young Planner:

Win an APG Creative Strategy Award. This entry will be published in the APG Creative Strategy Awards book for 2015.

Silver and Bronze winners will get a certificate and their papers will be published on online for future inspiration.

6.45 Short talks: Examples of work x 3 and overall feedback

7.00 Announcement: Student/Grad Award winners

7.15 Announcement: Young Planner Award Winners

7.35 Closing remarks

7.45 Drinks/Networking

8:30 End of event


  1. Donald Fogarty


    FutureRising was born from the frustration of not knowing anyone in industry or anything about the workplace because of a lack of careers advice. Adam and I created a group of young professionals who were passionate about helping the next generation realising their potential. For five years, we've grown from a blog to this platform via over 70 events. We're building a purpose led business and currently work with over 30 institutions, 50 companies and 4,000 students and graduates.

  2. Louise Windo

    Creative Strategist

    Creative strategist at marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi. Currently spending most of my time as part of DIG (Digital Innovation Group) - a joint venture between AstraZeneca and DigitasLBi - tasked with discovering, reframing and helping to solve some of healthcare's biggest challenges.

  3. Stephanie Simon

    Now Advertising
    Planning Intern

    I am a sociology graduate and planning intern at Now Advertising. At Now I am currently working on a project for a charity, creating strategic development for a new fundraising proposition. In my past work experience I have done everything from creating content ideas for Audi at BBH London, to writing blog posts and running the social media for a clothing startup, Muddy Puddles.

  4. Julia Chalfen

    Chair of Judges for the new Young and Student Planner Awards, APG Committee
    Senior Consumer Communication Strategist

    I couldn't be more delighted to be Chairing the judging panel for a new award for the APG. Firstly, to be contributing a new building block to this prestigious monument in the planning world is a great honour. Secondly, it speaks to two of my own passionate interests: raising the profile of a career in strategy and planning within the student talent pool, and celebrating the power of the creative thinking that our youngest strategists can already bring to the industry. The new APG Student and Young Planner Awards scheme seeks to enthuse and inspire young people to find out about a career in strategy, and to allow those in their first year of planning to demonstrate their creative thinking in front of some of the finest minds in the industry. We are providing them with an intriguing brief: refreshing the appeal of a 60 year old product for their own peer group.

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