Prospect 100 is a youth-led organisation that has amplified the voices of thousands of young people with their competitions and creative opportunities.
Prospect 100, started by Alexandre Daillance, Adam Flanagan and Harry Beard, is continuing to establish itself as the leaders in youth competitions, having just celebrated their one year anniversary. It’s getting harder and harder for young people to get the chance for their talent to be spotted. Throw in a global pandemic and it’s a recipe for disaster. That’s why Prospect 100 wants to highlight young creatives and give them the best and biggest platform to showcase their work. Just ask Sean Wotherspoon who believes these platforms are incredibly important for young creatives. Wotherspoon was part of something similar with Nike when he started out and he feels that that was what propelled his career, saying “it’s what really set my life off as a designer” and that he’s “thankful Prospect 100 is providing that platform”.
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To judge these competitions, Prospect 100 has amassed a list of some of the biggest names in the creative fields of music, design, innovation and film. From Sean Wotherspoon to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and even Jamiroquai, Prospect 100 gives young creatives the chance to have their work viewed by titans of each industry. With that, not only could you get your A Star is Born moment but you can get helpful feedback on your work, helping you evolve going forward. Jeff Staple, a judge for the 2020 Global Design Competition put it best, “This is a chance to swing for the fences and floor us!”
Alexandre, who goes by ‘Millinsky’ also runs his own eponym creative studio and is the co-founder of Paris-based fashion label NASASEASONS. Chatting with Milinksy about Prospect 100, we discussed the importance of openness regarding the competition and how that is reflected in the judging panel. Millinsky told us “It is crucial for us that the judging panel is as diverse as possible in terms of genres of music, generation, nationality, race and gender”.
Their current competition, which just launched on April 5 is their biggest yet. The Prospect 100 ‘Global Music Competition’ will see the winner be awarded a set at a major music festival like Strawberries and Creem or the Cambridge Club. The overall winner will also receive mentorship from eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer Philip Lawrence. Four highly commended participants will receive mentorships, with the 25 semi-finalists being enlisted as part of the Prospect 100 list for 2021. Who wouldn’t want that?! Judged by a star-studded lineup of musicians including Tom Misch, Kalash CriminEl, Charlotte Gainsbourg and more, this is one competition not to miss. Applications for this competition are open until April 23.
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When asked about what’s to come for the rest of this year, Harry Beard told us “We have had a lot of interest from external supporters – some of the biggest names in the world from a variety of disciplines. With our partners, we will offer opportunities that are going to offer a serious boost to our participants. I haven’t seen anyone else doing what we have planned. That should excite everyone who’s supported us since our first competition“. With 3 more competitions coming up centred around design, innovation and film respectively, we’re excited to see the talent Prospect 100 will showcase.