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.

Commercial, Non-profit and Students.

Students: ENTER HERE

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


Our past winners have gone on to win big across the world.

Microloan Foundation, “Pennies for Life”

Cannes Lion Gold (Mobile) Award, 2012

Women’s Aid,“Look at Me”

Cannes Lion Gold (Outdoor)and Silver (Cyber) Awards, 2015

Born Free,“#TankFree”

Cannes Lion Silver (Outdoor) Awards, 2018

The Big Issue,“I’m here”

Cannes Lion Bronze (Outdoor) Awards, 2022

Digital Creative Competition 2024

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

The Award show made in partnership with Resumé will take place at Rigoletto in central Stockholm on the 9th of October and deadline for entry is the 6th of September at 11.59 pm.

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 Stockholm, you are also competing for a grand total of 5 000 000 SEK, split between two categories. To be used within Oceans digital network*.

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

Gold: 2 000 000 SEK
Silver: 1 000 000 SEK

Gold: 2 000 000 SEK

The 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.


  • The idea must be new and non-existing.
  • The idea may not yet be running on another media platform.
  • We are open to all creative ideas, expressions and messages.
  • Is the message effectively conveyed on the DOOH screens?
  • Are DOOH’s unique features well used?
  • Is the idea relevant to the brand / business goals?
  • There must be approval from the brand / customer to participate.
  • The ideas must follow the rules of the Swedish advertising code.
  • Our usual spot lengths are 5 and 10 seconds, but it is possible to dominate the entire 60 second loop. Note that the total media value to be used is based on a frequency of around 1/10 SoV.
  • Full motion content is possible.
  • See our pricelist for available DOOH inventory and products.

Full Terms & Conditions

How to enter

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

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.

Step 1. Unlock your creativity

Develop your concept based on the above summary. 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
  • Any special requirements to achieve about solution?
  • Expected effect and outcome?

Bare in mind that we want to read how you see your idea live, on which screens, 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.

Step 3. Submit your idea

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.

Prizes & Categories

Entries will be judged by the jury in the two categories; commercial and non-profit.

In commercial, the gold and silver winners, receive an amount in media gross value. And in the non-profit there will be only one winner and prize. A sum that is fully usable within Ocean Outdoor Sweden’s digital network packages, including DeepScreen™.*

Gold: 2 000 000 SEK
Silver: 1 000 000 SEK

Gold: 2 000 000 SEK

*The cost of the DeepScreen™ license will be deducted from the total value.

Terms and conditions apply


The Jury

This years Jury consists of a mix of senior people from the Communication industry. We are happy to have you all aboard this years DCC Jury.

  • Christina Knight, Executive CD, UKnight AB / Mad Women Academy

  • Adam Reutersköld, f.d. Åkestam

  • Canan Yasar, Obeya

  • Erik Wingfors, Kurpa Hosk

  • Fredrik Klar, Wavemaker

  • Gustav Egerstedt

  • Johan Pihl, Doconomy

  • Lotta Billing, Group M

  • Lotta Waldemar, Denstu

  • Nayeli Kremb, Perfect Fools

  • Stephanie Moradi, Åkestam Holst

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 above 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 in / on a post-it note, After Effects or Photoshop, it does not 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 Swedish Advertising Code.

If you struggle to visualize your idea, no problem.

We have both a Campaign Preview Tool where an idea can be tested and various templates where ideas can come to life. As stated, it is also possible to make a sketch on paper.


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.

See video below for inspiration on how to bring your IDEA to life.



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] 



Allt du behöver är en idé!

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