Astral Out-of-Home Announces Finalists for CARTE BLANCHE FOR CREATIVES Competition

 Canada's creative community is invited to check out finalists at carteblancheforcreatives.ca

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MONTRÉAL, April 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Media's Astral Out-of-Home division is proud to unveil the finalists of its fifth edition of the CARTE BLANCHE FOR CREATIVES competition. The finalists now enter the second phase of the competition beginning today through Wednesday, April 9.

"Once again this year, we are thoroughly impressed by the exceptional quality of the pieces and the uniqueness of the various concepts submitted in each city," said Nathalie Doré, Vice-President, Marketing and Innovation, Bell Media. "The Carte Blanche for Creatives competition reveals the genuine talent of new and established creatives and agencies across Canada."

Since the competition launch in February, agency creatives have been submitting their pieces on carteblancheforcreatives.ca for the creative community to vote. Now, the most popular pieces from the three participating markets – Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver – have been short-listed for the second phase of the competition, beginning today.

In the second phase, a jury comprised of a representative from the creative team of each participating agency will vote for the final winning pieces. The winners of the CARTE BLANCHE FOR CREATIVES competition will be announced at events to be held later this spring in the three cities where the campaigns will be featured.

The clients of the winning pieces will win a fully-paid Astral Out-of-Home campaign, while copywriters and artistic directors will have the opportunity to attend the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

To check out the pieces of the finalists, visit the competition website at carteblancheforcreatives.ca, and follow CARTE BLANCHE FOR CREATIVES on Facebook and Twitter.

About Astral Out-of-Home

Astral Out-of-Home, a division of Bell Media, is one of Canada's leading out-of-home advertising company with over 9,500 advertising faces strategically located in the key markets of Québec, Ontario and British Columbia. Driving innovation in one of the most dynamic media in the country, Astral Out-of-Home is committed to being at the forefront of the latest technology trends, offering advertisers the opportunity to deliver powerful messages that engage and connect with consumers.

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For further information: Business media: Olivier Racette, Bell Media, 514.939.5000 ext. 3193 or olivier.racette@bellmedia.ca; Specialty and trade press: Véronique Desroches, Astral Out-of-Home, 514.939.5000 ext. 7637 or veronique.desroches@bellmedia.ca