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Here are all the answers to your questions about the contest Carte Blanche for creatives.

How does it work exactly?

Participating in Carte Blanche is easy. Simply come up with a killer out-of-home idea, submit it here and wait for the jury to choose the shortlist and the winners. Simple. The complete rules and regs can be found in at the bottom of our landing page.

Since we are working with the Digital Large-format billboard, is it mandatory to use technological gimmicks?

The Digital Large-format billboard can be used for static executions as well as more technological ones. Technological gimmicks can be used to serve the creative idea, but they are not mandatory.

I’m a freelancer. Can I enter?

Yes. You can enter if you are affiliated with an agency and you develop an entry for one of its clients.

My agency specializes in interior design but I love outdoor advertising and I’ve never been to Cannes. Can I enter?

No. Carte Blanche is reserved to advertising agencies and companies that have an internal graphic design team.

Can I submit multiple entries?

Yes. As many as you want.

Can I enter an ad for a client from another agency?

No. You can only use the branding of a client you have a business relation with because you need to have its authorization to use its branding before submitting any entry to this contest.

Can I submit an entry for an advertiser that doesn’t exist?

No.

Am I obligated to notify the client that I’m submitting work featuring their brand?

Yes. Since these submissions are being displayed on a public domain, the client must sign off on the concept before it is submitted.If you need to explain the contest to your client, you can share this video.

There’s someone on the site pretending to work for my agency, but I don’t know the person. Can I do something about it?

Yes. Contact us and we’ll call the agency to verify. If it turns out they don’t work there, their access will be cut off.

My creative director wants to see my piece before submitting. Do I need to have his/her approval beforehand?

Yes. All internal approvals must be cleared.

There’s someone on the site pretending to work for my agency, but I don’t know the person. Can I do something about it?

Yes. Contact us and we’ll call the agency to verify. If it turns out they don’t work there, their access will be cut off.