I like Company magazine. It’s one of those women’s magazines, that doesn’t fall in the cliche like all the others – A4, big, glossy and a lot of mention of sex and boys. That’s not to say I don’t like reading the other stereotypical women’s magazines, it’s just saying that sometimes it’s nice to see something different.
I see Company mag as being very creative, with it’s matt texture and scrapbook layout which almost feels like you are reading some sort of ‘guide to life’. Magazines nowadays, I think, are realising the competitive nature of getting into such industries, especially the ever popular national magazines for women. They’re opening up opportunities to showcase talent and get your work published and yourself as an individual, noticed.
What am I talking about? Company Academy 2014. In association with Veet, Company have set up this academy to get your work published in their magazine. Named an ‘annual hunt for new talent’, the magazine has openings for a range of different media related positions for this academy, including content writers, photographers, journalists and illustrators.
Include a recent headshot, your full name, age and contact details – closing date is 1st November 2013.
They are looking for SIX CREATIVES to join the academy in 2014 to get their work published. That means, each of the six will have their work in the section of their March 2014 issue, and get to write, design or contribute to the special section entitled ‘Portfolio’. The following six categories, and entry details for each position are as follows:
Use inspo from a S/S14 catwalk show to come up with an idea for a fictional story. From DVF’s las petite valise idea (garments that fit into a small suitcase) to taking your inspo from London’s edgy shows, to a story of grandeur inspired by Vuitton’s grand Paris show. Up to a maximum of 600 words. Mail your entries with the subject line ‘CREATIVE WRITER’ to firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to include your full name, age, a headshot and contact details.
Be inspired by S/S14 what will that look like to you! Whether it’s a fashion shoot of models wearing the new trends or simply images that you’ve been inspired tp create through one of the new season’s shows, let your imagination go wild. You may enter mood boards or individual shots. Email your work with the email subject ‘PHOTOGRAPHER’ to email@example.com and remember to include your full name, age, a headshot and contact details.
Put pen and pencil (or anything else that takes your fancy) to paper and draw out for us what ideas and inspiration you have taken from the SS14 shows. It could involve people, words or anything else that you can think of. Let us know your inspo and send your finished illustration to firstname.lastname@example.org putting ‘ILLUSTRATION’ in the subject line and remember to include your full name, age, a headshot and contact details.
Pick a subject that interests you around the theme of Spring/Summer Fashion 2014 and investigate or research it, write it up and send it to us. No more than 700 words. Email your entry with ‘JOURNALIST’ as the email subject line to email@example.com and remember to include your full name, age, a headshot and contact details.
Fashion Designer in association with Veet
Send us your take on S/S14 – we want to know what you see us all wearing next spring/summer. By all means, take inspiration from the shows but remember to put your own slant on it. Feel free to send workings and any additional information you’d like to explain your looks. Email your entry with the subject line ‘FASHION DESIGNER’ to firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to include your full name, age, a headshot and contact details.
Online Content Creator
What does S/S14 mean to you? You can blog, vlog or come up with some other concept that will live online. Be sure to think about the best way to communicate this information as a web story or YouTube piece, and how you envision the social media concept around it too. Send details on an email with the subject line ‘ONLINE’ to email@example.com and remember to include your full name, age, a headshot and contact details.