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The Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme seeks to celebrate, support and connect emerging innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in the creative and cultural industries around the world. Each year, we look for Thailand's top leader in creative businesses, who is shaping our creative future, testing new models and ideas and having a positive economic and social impact in our country.

The prize for winning the award is a trip to the UK for a unique programme of meetings with UK industry experts, international peer networking, practical business skills workshops and attendance at key UK industry events. The trip provides the winners an amazing insight and access into the UK creative industries and wide range of contacts.

The Young Creative Entrepreneur award provides a fantastic opportunity to make cultural and business contacts and to network with a diverse group of international entrepreneurs.  In 2012 the YCE programme ran in 25 countries around the world in the Fashion and Design, and Media sectors. You can view the countries that took part below.

The trip to the UK included the following events:

  • Fashion and Design Award – September 2012 (around London Design Festival and London Fashion Week)
  • Media Award – October 2012 (around London Film Festival and Power to the Pixel)

The industry area of focus changes every year so please check the British Council Thailand website.

YCE participating countries 2012-2013


  1. Brazil (2 participants)
  2. Egypt
  3. India
  4. Indonesia
  5. Lebanon
  6. Nigeria
  7. Poland (2 participants)
  8. Portugal
  9. Russia (2 participants)
  10. Saudi Arabia (2 participants)
  11. Slovakia
  12. Slovenia
  13. Sri Lanka
  14. Taiwan
  15. Thailand
  16. UAE


  1. Argentina
  2. Bahrain
  3. Brazil
  4. Colombia
  5. Egypt
  6. Estonia
  7. Ghana
  8. India
  9. Indonesia
  10. Latvia
  11. Lebanon
  12. Lithuania
  13. Malaysia
  14. Poland
  15. Russia (2 participants)
  16. UAE