2024 ACE Student Case Competition


Discover what it’s like to be part of an advertising agency team! During the upcoming ACE Case Competition presented by Berlin Communications, students within marketing, design and communications get the opportunity to develop a campaign for a client.

How the case competition works:

  • Students will be assigned to groups of 2-3 (groups are made up of students with complementary skill sets)
  • Each group will have an industry mentor to guide them as they work through the case of developing a campaign. 
  • Students will have 2 1/2 months to complete their campaigns (late January 2024 to late March 2024)
  • Campaigns will be presented to a panel of judges in late March

What you get:

  • All campaigns will be on display at the 2024 ACE Awards on April 27
  • Winning team receives a $1000 cash prize
  • Winners of the Case Competition will be invited to accept their award on stage at the ACE Awards
  • Experience developing a campaign for a client and learning more about how an agency team works
  • A great addition to your resume
  • Exposure to industry experts and mentors

DEADLINE: If you’re a student, SIGN UP BY JANUARY 5, 2024!

Note: Participating students must be ACE Student Members . Our Kick-Off Meeting with the announcement of this year’s Non-Profit Client will be in January (exact date and location provided to those who register). 

Questions? Please email our Student Relations Chair, Beverly Lubrin.

Become a Mentor!

If you work in the marketing industry, whether on an internal team or at an agency, and are interested in becoming a mentor please send an email to our Student Relations Chair, Beverly Lubrin. Indicate your name, position/career background (design, marketing, communications, public reactions etc.) and company.  

Commitment: Meet once a month with your assigned student team (January to March) to provide guidance as they work through developing the campaign.


Ready to compete?

Fill out the form below and our Student Relations Chair will be in touch shortly.