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Griffith College and IAPI Launch Creative Bursary for DEIS Schools

Griffith College and IAPI Launch Creative Bursary for DEIS Schools

After partnering with the Institute of Advertising Practitioners Ireland (IAPI), Griffith College is delighted to announce the launch of their new Creative Bursary for DEIS schools across Ireland. The aim of the scheme is to encourage students to consider careers in creative media by taking part in creative subjects and projects during their school years.

Winning schools could receive up to €5,000 worth of funding towards equipment and projects to develop students' creative skills. As well as this, a number of IAPI’s member agencies (Core, Group M, Guns of Knives, Verve, Chemistry, Dynamo, Mindshare, Epsilon and Bonfire) have partnered with the scheme to provide the winners with experiential opportunities in the form of additional training, workshops and on-site events. This partnership will provide students with an insider's view into what it's like to work with a creative agency.

Participating schools are required to submit a proposal to rebrand their school by designing a new logo and tagline and submitting an accompanying submission video involving students and staff. The deadline for submissions is Friday 3rd May and shortlisted entries will be reviewed by a panel with a view to announcing winners later that month.

Deputy Head of Journalism and Media at Griffith College, Dr. Robbie Smyth, said in relation to the scheme, “We are delighted to be partnering with IAPI in this bursary scheme. It will provide schools with a unique opportunity to explore their identity and create a new brand. At Griffith we are looking forward to sampling the ideas and plans of the schools involved. This bursary is not just a monetary prize but offers the winning schools access to some of the cutting edge advertisers of today and opens up an new world of creativity to the next generation of creative talent.” 

CEO of IAPI Charley Stoney said, "Through this creative bursary, Griffith College is providing IAPI with a unique opportunity to connect with the future generation of advertising creative talent. By reaching out at such a young age, it will help creative thinkers see that the advertising and communications industry is a viable and exciting career option for them."