Launch video: The Dots x Pinterest: Reimagining Christmas with Pinterest

  • Danielle Barry
  • Cathy Wang
  • Sophie Howe
  • Yvonne Quinn
  • Andrea Lobato
  • Eve luan
  • Chaka Sobhani
  • Richard Brim
  • Laura Jordan Bambach
  • Selma Nicholls
  • Danielle Barry
  • Brendan McKnight
  • Pip Jamieson
We’re looking to commission 20 creative storytellers from across The Dots community who will be paid to create Christmas ad concepts for a bunch of top brands on Pinterest.

Thanks to the hundreds that joined our live launch on 26th August 2020! For those that missed it (or if you want to watch it again), you'll find the video below.

Read the brief and apply here! (deadline: 3rd September, 10am)

Pinterest resources mentioned in the video:
  • How to make videos stand out on Pinterest & animation toolkit
  • Top examples of advertising on Pinterest
  • Pinterest trend insights & latest trends

What do I need to do to apply?
To apply and submit your idea, head here. Click apply, and draft 250 words explaining how you’d reimagine Christmas content for your chosen brand – remembering to mention which of the partner brands you’ve chosen! Your profile will also be used to judge the top 20, so be sure you have at least 3 projects showing your past work. You don’t need to create any visual work or Pinterest boards/pins for this first application stage!

Can you collaborate for the open call? Can a team apply?
We welcome submissions from teams, however, the day rate for the top 20 is set at £250 for each concept.

When will I hear if I’ve been shortlisted?
The deadline for the open call is 3rd September at 10am. The Top 20 will be notified on the 9th September.

What happens if I’m shortlisted?
  1. We will be in touch with the Top 20 on the 10th September.
  2. The Top 20 will be given a week and a day’s budget to flesh out the concept. These will be shortlisted to the Top 10 by 28th September.
  3. The Top 10 will be given 2 weeks and 2 day’s budget to finalise their concept. These will be shortlisted to the Top 5 winning ideas by 12th October.
Will I be paid for my time?
Yes, all shortlisted ideas will be paid to develop ad concepts. The day rate is £250.

Is this only open to people in the UK?
We are a global community and welcome submissions from across the world.

Can I add multiple ideas or apply for a variety of brands?
Unfortunately, we can’t accept multiple submissions so please submit your one strongest idea.

Can I create a concept for an alternative brand?
I’m afraid we can only accept submissions for the brands listed.