Win a George Scholarship at The Alternative School’s new Design Semester

Are you up for the challenge?

The Alternative School for Creative Thinking is teaming up for the 3rd year in a row with George, the first intelligent banking powered by BCR, to celebrate Romanian Talent and take it beyond local ears to international greatness.

The best 4 ideas (functionality, impact, relevance, eye-grabbing) win a free pass at the Design Semester. The brief? Imagine that George gets to collaborate with Elon Musk. Show us what the banking card would look like for this amazing story, along with the tweet that announces their collaboration. Download the kit you need for your design completion, HERE.

You can participate either as an individual or as a team of 2, posting the solution on your Facebook profile (personal or team profile). Don’t forget to tag The Alternative School for Creative Thinking. Send the link and your CV/portfolio to by March 4th. We’ll announce our winners between March 8th-10th.

The competition is open to those under 30 years old working in the creative industry, including but not limited to recent Communication/Art & Design graduates, illustrators, Digital / Fashion/ Product/ Graphic Designers, Art Directors, NFT creators, photographers or transmedia storytellers.

The winners will get a free pass to exclusive Design training sessions & competitions. The best team will represent Romania at the international Cannes Young Lions Design Competition, happening online in May.

The semester will focus on the steps behind impactful design, its relevance for business and society through the lenses of highly awarded international practitioners, using as reference iconic examples that rewrote the rules of the craft.

Young Creatives will work in teams on real-life briefs, evaluated by an international jury. The best team will compete with peers from around the world in the 48 hours Design Competition, where previously other Alternative School alumni have won Gold. Click HERE for the full list of speakers.

What you are getting into

The school starts on March, 21st and has 12 online meetings (8 seminars +4 feedback workshops), followed by a 48 h competition. The meetings will take place on Zoom, every Monday and Wednesday, from 7 to 9 PM.

The attendance fee is 200 euros/person if the application is individual or 150 Euros/ person, if the application is within a team (pair of 2). Get a free pass if you demonstrate your creative skills through the George scholarship competition.


With a consistent record in terms of results, The Alternative School for Creative Thinking has been scouting for talent, getting people on the right professional track and exposing them internationally since 2005. With more than 67 years old tradition, Cannes Lions is a five-day International Festival of Creativity, the largest gathering in the global creative marketing community.


For registering & additional info: or Whatsapp: +40 7 44 10 50 15


The Young Lions Design & The Roger Hatchuel Academy

Entries are open for the Young Lions Design & Roger Hatchuel Academy via The Spring Semester.

Deadline: 17 March

€300 + vat / individual

€500 + vat / team


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