With graduate unemployment high in most markets, D&AD offer the opportunity with a wonderful platform to launch a career. The annual D&AD student award briefs can be downloaded. There are 23 in all and have been written by top brands. Often the winners get a job with the brands whose brief they fulfil. Challenges include re-branding the City of London, illustrating the cover of Little White Lies magazine and designing performance eyewear for Oakley.

You can download the briefs from www.dandad.org/awards/student/2012. Entries can come from anywhere in the world.