Are you 30 or under? Are you based on the west coast of America? Are you really bloody good at your job? If the answer to all these questions is a resounding ‘yes!’, then you’re eligible for our shots Rising Stars showcase.

Now in its third year, shots Rising Stars aims to shine a light on the crème de la crème of young creative talents and bring them to the attention of the global industry.

Last year saw us focus on New York and the US east coast, but this time round we'll be heading west. So, whether you work in an agency, a production company, a post, editing or sound house or if you’re a freelancer, as long as you work within the creative advertising industry and you're based on the west coast of America, you could be garlanded at our event in Los Angeles later this year.  

Last year's Rising Stars event in New York

How to Enter

The shots editorial staff will be researching potential candidates who fit the creative bill, but nominations - from either the prospective Rising Star (don’t be shy!) or from their friends and colleagues - are also welcomed.

Nominations are completely free and should include reasons for entering that person, a short bio and at least three examples of work they have created or contributed to.

The only criteria is that the nominee be 30 years of age or under on October 19 2018, and that they currently live and work on the US west coast. All nominations must be received by October 19 2018.

Entries should be emailed to with the nominee's name in the subject heading, and for more information about the event please contact Mark Malone

The Event

Sponsored by our friends at Radioaktive, GPN and Framestore, the Rising Stars event will be held at Framestore's Los Angeles studio on November 29 2018.

The selected Stars will also be profiled in a custom Slate showcase which will be launched at the event, as well as published on