National Media Group announces the start of the Creators Case Championship. This is a championship of new creative ideas for the development of the media and entertainment industry in Russia. The case championship will be held in an online format. Students and young specialists of non-media specialties from all over Russia are invited to participate. This is the first national experience in the media industry, when those who do not work in the creative industries and do not have specialized education can become the authors of ideas and projects.
One can apply for participation in the case championship from July 17 to August 13 at http://sozdateli.nmg.ru/. You can take part in a team of 3 to 5 people or independently: then the team will be formed by the organizers. According to the rules, the age of the participants should not be more than 25 years old. Also, they should not study or work in educational institutions or organizations related to media business and creative industries.
Then, within a few weeks, young people across the country, with the support of the best experts from NMG, will be able to unlock their creative potential, learn how to work with hypotheses and media formats, experiment and give the right form to their brightest ideas.
At the selection stage, participants will be able to propose their ideas and prove themselves in two sections: "Content of Tomorrow" and "Big Idea". The selection of participants will be held in several stages with the opportunity to develop projects with the support of experts. In the final, which will be held on September 8, participants will present the brightest solutions and ideas. The expert jury will include top managers of NMG.
The winners of the championship will receive certificates of 100 thousand rubles each. The 2nd and 3rd place finalists will receive certificates of 35 thousand and 20 thousand rubles, respectively. The certificates will help the winners to continue to develop their potential and create new ideas further. In addition, they will have the opportunity to participate in the filming of shows or other formats in the perimeter of NMG TV channels and personally visit the NMG Media Factory.
The case championship is the first project within the framework of the new unified creative platform "Creators" by NMG. The platform will unite all strategic initiatives of the holding and its assets in terms of immersion in the world of media, search and selection of creative talents and projects.
CEO of NMG Svetlana Balanova said:
"For many years, NMG has been creating content and products that impact the world. We also invest all our experience in education and development of creative industries, in the search for new young talents. In addition to our own film and television school "Industry", which has already graduated hundreds of professionals over the years, this year we havr launched NMG Debut, a program of internships with industry maestros for students and graduates of media specialties. For several years we have been organizing Pitch Lab, a contest of creative ideas for the holding's TV channels and online platforms, and have recently launched our own podcast about media professions, Creators. Through the case-championship we want to involve not only industry specialists, but also all those who are interested in changing the world. We have a lot of talent in our country. We want to build the future of the Russian media industry together with our viewers, create opportunities for new creative ideas and projects to emerge, and fill Russian content with the right meanings".