News Corp Australia has announced the winners of the 2015 Australian Young Lions competition.
Five winning teams of two will go on to represent Australia in the International Young Lions Competition at the 62nd Cannes International Festival of Creativity being held from 21-27 June 2015.
The five winning teams are:
Digital: Emma Borland and Lucy Downs from DT (NSW)
Print: Simon Gibson and Dan White from Clemenger BBDO (NSW)
Film: Chris Hanrahan and Jordy Molloy from DDB Melbourne (VIC)
Media: Jack Smyth from Initiative (NSW) and Chris Colter from UM (NSW)
Marketing: Jemma Wong from The Australian Ballet (VIC) and Nathan Kwok from Commonwealth Bank (NSW)
The runners up in the Print, Digital and Media categories will represent Australia at the 2015 Spikes Asia Festival in Singapore in September. They are:
Digital: Sam Dickson and Cam Bell from DT (NSW)
Print: Harry Neville from BMF (NSW) and Carl Edwards from InMobi (NSW)
Media: Queenie Ling from MEC (NSW) and Tim Hull from MediaCom (NSW)
News Corp Australia director of national sales Sharb Farjami said: “A huge congratulations to all the winners who stood out of an already super talented pool of finalists. The immense creativity, innovation and professionalism of everyone who has taken part in the 2015 Cannes Young Lions competition is testament to the wealth of talent the industry has fostered here in Australia. It’s so encouraging to see the energy and enthusiasm of the future leaders.
“The competition was exceptionally close, which is why I’m excited that through our expanded program, we are able to give runners up in print and media categories the opportunity to further hone their skills by representing Australia at the Spikes Asia Festival.”
Winning teams receive return flights to Nice in France, accommodation and a full registration to the Cannes Festival with access to all the seminars, awards ceremonies, showcases and the Young Lions party. The full festival access also allows them to compete in the International Young Lions Competition and participate in the Young Lions Zone, which includes 10 master classes and interactive kiosks showcasing winning work from the worldwide Young Lions competitions.
Print, Digital and Media runners up teams receive return flights to Singapore, accommodation and full Young Spikes registrations which include access to all festival events, including the awards ceremony and after party.