Zealous EmergeArea: UK
Deadline: Monday 19 March 2018

Zealous set up Emerge in response to the changing nature of the UK’s relationship with Europe. The aim of the competition is to safeguard the creative industries and promote new generations of diverse creative talent from all backgrounds across the UK.

12 Emerge prize categories are open to all creative talent residing in the UK. The categories are: Architecture, Art, Craft, Writing, Design, Digital Art, Fashion, Film, Gaming, Music, Performance and Photography.

All of the categories will be shortlisted to 15, from which industry judges will select the top 3 finalists. The individual winners of each prize category will be announced at an exclusive awards ceremony in central London.

£12,000+ in cash prizes:
A minimum of £1,000 for the winner of each category (more based on confirmed sponsorships).

Exposure to Industry Judges:
Shortlisted candidates will have their work seen by 3 top industry judges.

Coverage in the Media:
Zealous are hard at work confirming partners to celebrate the winners across media related to their craft.


29 Jan 2018 Submissions Open

Announce the competition and open submissions to our creative network and beyond.

19 Mar 2018

Submissions Close

Close submissions across all categories.

30 Mar 2018

Shortlists Announced

Zealous and select partners to shortlist candidates and inform all entrants of results.

18 Apr 2018

Finalists Announced

Top 3 candidates of each category, as chosen by the judges, announced and invited to the Emerge Awards.

3 May 2018

Awards Ceremony

Partners, judges, the media and sponsors invited to attend the Emerge Awards where the final 12 winners are announced.

For full details, please visit the Zealous website.