Celebrate the many unique sides of you with Gillette Venus & Superdrug

Artists Selected On
August 27, 2015
Gillette Venus & Superdrug have teamed up to encourage you to showcase all the sides that make you uniquely, YOU! We know that you have many skills and talents that the world doesn’t always get to see. You are brains & beauty. Silly & soulful. Down-to-earth & a dreamer.

To celebrate all the qualities that make you uniquely you, we are inviting you to #UseYourAnd and reject one-dimensional labels! Submit an image (photography, artwork, portraiture, collage, illustration, sketch, design etc.) or video (short-film, animation, time-lapse etc.) that shows the many, different and unexpected sides of you that make you extraordinary!

Venus has partnered with UK presenter Emma Willis to launch the campaign: “It really was a no brainer for me when Venus asked me to front the ‘Use Your And’ campaign. Women have so many different sides to who they are and I think celebrating that and encouraging young women especially to be free to express themselves is a really positive message to get out there. I‘ve always believed that having many different interests, ambitions and ideas is what makes life interesting. It’s not about “are you this or this”, it’s “I’m this AND I’m this”. Be proud to be unique!”

You are encouraged to take inspiration for your entry from the #UseYourAnd philosophy talked about by Emma and the campaign videos linked below. Be sure to include a description about your piece - we want to know your '& Story'.

One selected participant will receive £5,000 and have their work featured in Heat Magazine and in-store at Superdrug. This opportunity is open to residents of the UK only.
about gillette venus
Gillette Venus, the #1 selling global female razor brand, is a brand dedicated to the women it creates products for. The brand spends a lot of time getting to know women and their hopes, lifestyles and how they view their contributions to the world.

Gillette Venus understands that today’s modern women lead busy, complex lives and that’s why it offers a wide range of razors designed specifically to suit their many different & dynamic lifestyle needs, offering the best care for skin, whatever the occasion demands.

about #useyourand
The ‘Use Your And’ campaign was created out of hearing British women voice their concerns and feelings about how they are perceived and sometimes limited by the world around them – it encourages women to #UseYourAnd to unleash their full potential.

The campaign kicked off early January 2015 with the launch of a short brand video, which has now been viewed by nearly 20 million people globally. This piece of content brings to life the Gillette Venus philosophy: “In a world of labels, unleash all the extraordinary qualities that live within women”.
about superdrug
Superdrug's purpose is quite simply to be the best in everyday accessible beauty and health. They are committed to bring innovation and the latest styles and trends to every high street in the UK and Southern Ireland at fantastic prices. As well as the best big beauty and health brands, their customers will also find a host of exclusive products that they won’t find anywhere else.

the career opportunity
One artist, as selected by an independent judging panel, will:
  • Have their work used in an official Gillette Venus advertisement in Heat Magazine and in-store at Superdrug
  • Be featured in an advertorial piece to tell their creative story and showcase their talent
  • Receive £5,000
Five Highly Commended artists will:Gillette Venus is giving £500 to the Popular Choice submission (the host will select out of the top 10 most shared), so be sure to upload your entry and share your submission page with your friends.
meet the judges
emma willis
TV presenter & Gillette Venus Ambassador
Emma worked as a model before joining MTV where she presented some of their most successful shows over several years. Her ease in a live environment, along with her warmth, genuine passion for the shows she hosts, and down to earth attitude have made her one of the most in demand entertainment presenters in the UK.
Elisha Smith-leverock
Creative Director on latest Gillette Venus TV ad
Elisha is half American and half German. She first studied photography and 'documented the Berlin night life,' and later became a writer and photographer for loads of cool fashion mags. She's now doing commercials, short films, music videos and fashion films. Elisha also lectures about being a successful director and producer and once went to a former war zone to teach filmmaking.
Chris Brown
Superdrug, Senior Buyer
Chris is a senior buyer at Superdrug with almost ten years buying experience. His current responsibility encompasses a wide range of well-known brands across toiletries & skincare, where he is responsible for deciding what brands and products make it to the shelves on one of the UK’s biggest high street retailers. Superdrug aims to offer customers the best in everyday accessible beauty and health, bringing the latest styles and trends to the high street.
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open to residents of the UK who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited.
  • Participants should include the hashtag #UseYourAnd when sharing their artwork on social media.
  • Participants should retain their original files (in 300dpi) but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 5MB.
  • Submitted work must not include any visible branding or logos.
  • Talent showcased in submitted work should not relate to singing, and will be judged on visual authenticity and uniqueness. Participants must also not be linked specifically to singing.
  • If any persons appear or are referred to in the submission, the participant is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting, all necessary usage rights and permissions for the contents of their submission.
  • All entries must be original (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials).
  • By submitting to the Creative Invite, the Selected Artist consents to any publicity generated as a result of the campaign and use on websites, magazines or mobile services at any time without further consent or payment.
  • Submissions will be favoured that respond to the brief in the most unique, imaginative and creative way as decided at the discretion of Gillette Venus and their independent judging panel.
  • You retain all of your ownership rights in your uploaded content and by entering the Creative Invite and uploading your content; there is no assignment of any intellectual property rights in your material to Talenthouse and Procter & Gamble. However, by submitting your content, you hereby grant to Procter & Gamble a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferrable licence to use, reproduce, distribute and display the content, in whole or in part. If you do not wish to participate in the Venus Advert, Procter & Gamble reserves the right to select an alternative artist from the remaining shortlisted.
  • All submissions will feature as part of a global gallery with public sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest during Open Review.
  • Participants must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Participants must respond to Talenthouse within 2 days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions, as well as submissions that do not fit the brief and follow the guidelines, will be removed.
  • No purchase necessary.
how the Judging Panel will choose
The independent judging panel will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

As soon as you have submitted your work, feel free to start sharing your submission on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These shares will count towards the Popular Choice award. Please note, it does not impact your chance of being chosen as the Selected Participant if you choose not to share.
Submit By: July 31, 2015 (entries close at midnight)
Open Review Starts: August 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Selection Period Starts: August 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM
*Artists Selected: August 27, 2015

All times are in Greenwich Mean Time.

*Please note that the Artists Selected date has been extended (from August 14, 2015) to allow the judges more time.