The Eventice is back: This year's winner will be handed an event role at George P Johnson

The Eventice, which is an Apprentice-style competition designed to bring the next generation of talent into the event industry is now open for entries.

The Eventice is open for 2012
The Eventice is open for 2012

The competition, which is organised by ESP Recruitment and supported by Event magazine and UBM will see the lucky contestants taking part in a number of challenges with the winner earning the right to an events based role at global experiential agency George P Johnson.

The role will be that of project coordinator starting in the new business department supporting sales and marketing, before moving into client services and working with clients such Motorola and Cisco.

Last year's winner of the inaugural Eventice was Mairead Ball, who won herself an events job at Excel London after impressing a string of high profile industry judges.

To stand a chance of taking part in The Eventice all you have to do is send us a copy of your CV including name and contact details, a profile picture and a two-minute video telling us why you want to work in the event industry; what you can bring to a role at George P Johnson; and why should the judges choose you.

Event will be hosting the videos and CVs and providing regular updates on The Eventice.

Those selected to take part in the competition will be split into groups and given a brief to create an event. They will then be asked to come to London from 6-8 March during International Confex at Excel London to present their ideas and take part in a number of challenging event management tasks, which will be marked by a team of industry experts over the entire three days.

How to enter The Eventice

To enter the Eventice, which is free for all final year event management students, all you have to do is send in a video of yourself answering the four questions below, together with a low resolution head and shoulders phot and your current CV including your name, email address and daytime telephone number to

Candidates also need to provide the name of the course they are taking, graduation date and the name of the university they are completing the course at.

Candidate's pictures and videos will be posted up on The Eventice channel in a graduation gallery, which will be seen by the industry and could lead to futher work experience or actual work offers.

Questions to answer on video are:

Why are you studying an event managment course?

Why do you think you should win The Eventice?

Who in the world, dead or alive, do you most admire and why?

What is the best event you have ever been to and why?

Follow The Eventice on Twitter at @Eventice.

Deadline for entering the competition is Friday 6 January 2012.

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