16th Annual AD FUTURE'S Pitch Competition

The ACNY Foundation hosted 15 NYC high school teams for the 16th Annual AD Future’s Competition, in conjunction with ADVERTISING WEEK NY. The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre continues to generously support the competition, allowing students the experience of pitching in front of a professional panel of judges, in a state of the art venue.

NYC high schools and Virtual Enterprises International (VE), partner to transform students through authentic business experiences – preparing them for fulfilling, financially secure futures. ACNY Foundation further extends the experiential learning by challenging students to create a viable campaign, based off of a creative brief generated by our partners at The AD Council.

From there, we enlist Mentors from our member agencies to spend three weeks working with teams…bringing their campaigns to life.

Congratulations to our 2019 winners: Edward R. Murrow High School!!

Here are some highlights!

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BIG SHOUT OUT to our 2019 Agency Mentors – BBDO, CONCENTRIC, Deutsch, Droga5, FIVE TIER, GREY, INTERESTING AGENCY, McCann, McKinney, MIXED COMPANY, MOMENTUM, Publicis Groupe, Rauxa, Saatchi Wellness, WUNDERMAN

Finally, the big pitch showdown where teams compete for bragging rights and a chance to host the Stanley Cup sized trophy for one year in their school trophy cases. This year’s brief was Girls who STEM.