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Big Book Crit

Big Book Crit DMA Talent

The Big Book Crit helps aspiring creatives break into the marketing and advertising industry.

If you want to meet the people who can help you get your foot in the creative industry's door, you're in the right place!

We usually hold our Crits in the spring and autumn of each year, in six locations across the UK: London, Norwich, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester. But for now, due to coronavirus, they will be taking place online.

Who can attend?

The event is open to students at any stage of their course (you can be studying anything from graphics to illustration to copywriting), recent grads, apprentices or anyone starting out in their career and looking for honest, constructive feedback on their work from industry experts - individuals and teams are both welcome.

To take part, you must have a portfolio, or at least three pieces of work ready to show.

Crits coming up

To know when dates are set for our next Big Book Crits, join our mailing list by clicking here.

Still wondering if you should attend?

Naveen Kirby attended a crit in Manchester and bagged her first job in the industry at advertising agency, McCann Manchester, after meeting copywriter Steven Gormley there. Read Naveen’s story here.

At a crit, you will get:

  • Priceless, honest and constructive feedback on your work from industry professionals
  • Invaluable networking opportunities with well-established professional creatives
  • The chance to show off your portfolio of work – some previous crit sessions have resulted in placement and job offers


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