Digital creative competition

Your imagination. Our capabilities. No limits

Where will your creativity take us next?
The screen is your starting point.

All you need is an Idea. 

The Ocean Digital Creative Competition is the brief you’ve been waiting for.

We want you to think outside the screen. Push the limits of our technologies. Bring people together with interactivity and shareability. Enter an idea that can turn a physical screen into a digital phenomenon.

So far, we’ve unearthed six Cannes Lions winners and celebrated the ingenuity of countless more creatives, brands and charities across the UK and Europe.

Ready to join them?

There is a total of 3 categories for you to compete in.

CommercialNon-profit and Students.

Students: Click here for the Students page.

Non-profit and Commercial categories, keep scrolling and read more below.

 

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Digital Creative Competition 2024

Last year’s DCC was a great success with over 350 entries in the Nordics. The Digital Creative Competition (DCC), is now open and you are welcome to submit your entries.

  • Deadline for entry: 6th of September at 11.59 pm.
  • The DCC Awards: 9th of October. More information to come.

So turn on your creative minds, unlock your creativity, because all you need is an idea!

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What are you competing for?

Apart from being awarded the winner of this years edition of DCC, live at an event in Oslo, you are also competing for a grand total of 3 000 000 NOK, split between two categories. The prize sum is to be used within Oceans digital network*.

The categories are Commercial and Non-profit and prize sums are divided as follow:

Commercial
Gold: 1 500 000 NOK in media space.

Non-profit
Gold: 1 500 000 NOK in media space.

The Gold winners in Commercial and Non-profit, will automatically be shortlisted for
The DCC Grand Prix Award, where the winners from each Ocean country,
will compete for the opportunity to become the DCC Grand Prix winner.
More info to come.

*Terms and conditions apply.

About Ocean Digital Creative Competition 

In 2010, Ocean Outdoor UK organized the first Digital Creative Competition to encourage and accelerate new opportunities in screen advertising. A competition where everyone with a customer/ client can compete with innovative ideas/ concepts for the screens within Digital Out of Home.

Fourteen editions later, the technology has transformed outdoor advertising from static to subtle motion, full motion, interactive, streaming, augmented reality and 3D simulations. Ocean continuously invests in new innovative opportunities and products liked ARDOOH, AI Photo Booth and DeepScreen ALIVE® to enable brands to have better contact with their target groups. With the right support technology and insights, the possibilities for brands, agencies and the general public are endless.

With the Digital Creative Competition we challenge the market and showcase the creative possibilities within Out of Home.

Creative Brief

We are looking for creative concepts that take full advantage of the opportunities and push the boundaries within Digital Out of Home. Are you this agency or have you perhaps been going around with the perfect campaign idea for several years, not having a platform to show it on? See the steps below on how to participate.

We are open to all ideas and want to ensure that participation is easy and accessible to all. Advertising, design, content or media agency, advertiser, digital hero or all-round genius. All is welcome!

Whether your idea has been developed on a post-it note, After Effects or Photoshop, it doesn’t matter. Everything is allowed as long as the idea is ready and it meets a number of selection criterias. For example, the idea must be original, and it must not yet have run on another media platform. In addition, all ideas must follow the rules of the Norwegian Advertising Code.

To help you visualize your concept we’ve put together a pack of templates for several of our locations. If you need any help using these files or need anything else – please get in touch.

How to enter

Step 1. Unlock your creativity

Develop your concept based on the brief above. Keep it relevant to the brand, purpose and medium. Make sure you have permission when submitting ideas from your client/ brand.

In addition to your pictures, we also want a short explanation of your idea. Based on the below format:

  • Describe your idea
  • Describe the clients challenge
  • Describe your solution
  • Describe any special requirements to achieve about solution
  • Describe expected effect and outcome

Bare in mind that we want to read how you see your idea live, on which arena, how it fits with the brand, who you want to reach with it, etc.

Step 2. Visualise your idea

To keep the participation process as simple as possible, we ask you to make a number (max. 5) visualizations of your concept. We have a good dose of templates and other assets for you that you can use for visualization. The clearer the better, but remember that we do not need “final artwork” yet.

To make it even easier, you can also draw your idea on paper or sticky notes. Take pictures of it and send it in. All you need is an idea!

Step 3. Submit your entry

Submit your idea using our Entry form.

When we have received your work in good order, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail and you will participate in the competition.

No Agency logos! Please avoid using agency branding in your submissions. All contributions needs to be anonymous (non branded by the participating Agency) for the DCC jury to validate each submission in a neutral and fair light. Client branding in the submissions is of course ok.

Make sure you have read the terms and conditions.

By submitting your work, you accept the terms.

Terms & Conditions Summary

  • The idea must be new and non-existing. The idea may also not yet be running on another media platform.
  • We are open to all creative ideas, expressions and messages.
  • Make sure to have Digital OOH screens incorporated in the campaign idea, and that DOOH’s unique features are well used.
  • There must be approval from the brand / customer to participate.
  • The ideas must follow the rules of the Norwegian advertising code.
  • The winning campaign must be live some time between February 1st and August 31st 2025.
  • Ocean Outdoor does not cover any costs beyond the media space outlined in the price sum.
  • See our pricelist and networks for available DOOH inventory and products.

Full Terms & Conditions.

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The Jury

  • Therese Becke, POL
  • Jannicke Josefsson-Ruud, Maverix
  • Alexander Gjersøe, Ring 2
  • Christian Bernt, WAL
  • Einar Karlsen, Publicis
  • Christian Kruse, JCP
  • Annette Kallevig, Høyskolen Kristiania
  • Magnus Emil Furnes, Coca-Cola
  • Kristian Lühr, Dentsu
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Be inspired by DOOH

The evolution of the medium facilitates use of both full motion imagery and integrated technology, to deliver emotionally engaging campaigns.

It has also taken a fundamental leap forward in its fame, its power and its potential for brands. From being an effective OOH communication platform providing huge success for brands, it is now a platform that delivers this as well as extensive amplification across social media, meaning the point of influence for brand messaging is not just people in front of the screen, but extends to global eyeballs.

Take a look at the video below for inspiration.

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More information

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us and we will be happy to help you!

It is possible to plan a brainstorm or a meeting to explore the possibilities together with our team members.

Reach out at: [email protected]

All you need is an idea!

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