The Ben Martin Apprentice Award set to support more young people in 2020

This year’s Ben Martin Apprentice Award returns with a wider reach and stronger on-going support from local businesses and agencies.

24th October 2019

The award was set up in memory of the late Ben Martin, a local, entrepreneurial agency MD who was committed to an inclusive culture and actively encouraged diversity.

Marissa Lewis-Peart won last year’s award, travelling to Austin with Chris Thurling, Bristol Media Chair, to attend the world’s largest digital festival, SxSW. This was followed by a 5-month paid internship programme with a range of the top agencies in the South West – McCann BristolBray Leino CXArmadilloTrueMentor Digital, Ragdoll, Tallt, Wonderland CommunicationsMr B & FriendssaintnicksTaxi StudioGreat State, Six and Halo. Read about Marissa’s experience here.

This year Bristol Media and ADLIB, together with a growing list of agency sponsors, are extending the award to 4 candidates. A candidate briefing session in mid-October, hosted by ADLIB, Bristol Media and Babbasa, will allow candidates to fully explore the opportunities available to them, according to their preferred area of interest in either the creative, technology, data or tech sector.

Applicants should submit a video (no more than a min) or short written piece (around 500 words), explaining why they stand out and should be selected. Successful applicants will be interviewed by a panel of experts and the winner and 3 runners up will be awarded paid internships. The winner will, once again, attend SxSW with Bristol Media and a group of industry professionals.

To enter the award, please send your submission to [email protected] by Friday 22nd November 2019. Winners will be announced in early December.

Terms and Conditions

Applicants must be over 18.

Applicants must be willing to create and supply content of their journey for media usage.

Applicants must be able to travel to Texas in March 2020.

Applicants must be living in the South West of England.


About Bristol Creative Industries

Bristol Creative Industries is the membership network that supports the region's creative sector to learn, grow and connect, driven by the common belief that we can achieve more collectively than alone. 

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