Star Awards Showcase 2021

Virtual, 14 January, 2pm to 3:30pm

How to Submit a Winning Entry 

Join us for this free virtual event on January 14 to hear from fantastic Gold winning campaigns and find out more about how to prepare your own award-worthy entry for the 2021 Star Awards. 

Who will you hear from? 

Carol Prest, Head of Insight, DC Thomson
DC Thomson scooped Gold in Marketing Planning for Platinum Magazine Launch

Pete Martin, Director - Content Strategy, Always Be Content
Pete will chat us through their Gold Winning campaign 'Your Water Your Life' which they worked on with Scottish Water. They won Gold in the Marketing in Society category.

Rob Catterson, Senior Brand Manager, Brand Scotland
Brand Scotland's 'Scotland Is Open' campaign won Gold in the International Marketing category.

Hugh Burkitt, Star Awards Judging Chairman
Hugh will provide some invaluable insights to what the judges look for in a winning entry – and what to avoid. He will also answer questions on the judging processes for anyone interested in being a judge.

The session will be chaired by Petra Cameron, Star Awards Chair and Head of Advertising and Content at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Why Attend? 

If you are perhaps considering entering for the first time, or maybe you have entered but not yet been successful, this session will give you valuable tips and advice for preparing and putting your paper together, including: 

  • Timescales and how much time to allow 
  • Collaboration and who to involve from both the client and agency perspective 
  • Structure of the paper and how to tell a good story 
  • Pitfalls to avoid 
  • Presentation of your paper and what to consider 
  • What it’s important to include and perhaps what you should leave out 
  • Important questions/checklist before you hit the submit button

Remember case studies of previous winners are also available on the Star Awards website.

Book your place now!


Pete Martin

Director, Always Be Content

Rob Catterson

Senior Brand Manager, Brand Scotland

Carol Prest

Head of Insight, DC Thomson

Petra Cameron

Head of Advertising & Content, NatWest, Natwest Group

Hugh Burkitt

Former Chief Executive and Editor-at-large

Get to know our speaker(s)