There was a time when Barnacles Fish, Chip & Shop in Llandudno was the talk of Soho. It’s advertising had just scooped a heap of awards - knocking bigger brands off the winners’ podium.
The campaign was the work of an advertising nobody. The client was his mum. His budget? Beer money. His secret weapon? Persistence.
This lead to a fallout. Awards tightened their rules to keep the amateurs out, but it inspired The Drum to create The Chip Shop Awards. This sort of work (and others like it) deserves to be lauded about or how else can the industry move forward and find new talent?
And what about the nobody in our story? Well that somebody was Andy Cheetham, who went on to help found one of Manchester’s hottest agencies: CheethamBell. Read the full story here.
The Chip Shop Awards celebrate pure, unadulterated creativity. It's a platform where anything and everything is allowed, an awards with no rules and no boundaries meaning the possibilities are endless!
Got a great campaign idea for a product that doesn't yet exist? Enter it. Think you could improve an existing advert? Go for it. Got a concept for a brand you’d love to work for in the future? We want to see it. Whatever you're capable of, don't hold back.
It should be assumed The Chip Shop Award entries do not reflect the views, policies or strategies of any organisation living or dead.
In fact it has mostly been created without the knowledge of those the work purports to either promote or parody.