The non-profit that was selected this year was Samara Canada. Samara Canada is dedicated to reconnecting citizens to politics. Established as a charity in 2009, they have become Canada’s most trusted, non-partisan champion of increased civic engagement and a more positive public life.
The competitors were tasked with helping Samara to make politics relevant again and to encourage the youth to get more involved and seeing the value of democracy. There were some great pieces that were created this year, see below for the most notable and the winning teams work.
As Canada’s only official representative, The Globe and Mail sponsors each winning Gold team to attend the Festival, and represent Canada in the Cannes Young Lions and Young Marketers competitions, June 17 to 24.
Everyone at The Globe and Mail would like to extend a warm round of applause to all the young creative and strategic thinkers who participated this year, and made the competitions a great success.
We also wish to thank this year’s judges who took time out from their busy schedules – we couldn’t have done it without their invaluable insight and contributions.
Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2017 competitions.
The Globe and Mail Young Lions Print Winners
Michael Mehrasa Copywriter, TAXI Canada Ltd
Alyssa Jongsma, Art Director, TAXI Canada Ltd.
Geeta Chopra, Freelance Strategist/Consulant, Geeta Chopra Consulting
Gina Nasuti, Account Supervisor, Behaviour Inc.
The Globe and Mail Young Lions Cyber Winners
Shane Rodak, Copywriter, J. Walter Thompson Canada
Alec Carluen, Art Director, J.Walter Thompson Canada
The Globe and Mail Young Lions Film Winners
Jake Bundock, Art Director, Rethink
Andrew Chhour, Copywriter, Rethink
Layton Wu, Copywriter, DenstuBos
Tyler McKissick, Art Director, Open. A creative company Bronze Film
Lorne Heller, Copywriter, Juniper Park/TBWA
Justin Luu, Art Director, Juniper Park/TBWA
The Globe and Mail Young Lions Media Winners
Russell Cross, Senior Communications Designer, Initiative
Dylan Montcalm, Account Manager, Adobe (TubeMogul)
Brent MacKinnon, Digital Marketing Strategist Time + Space Media
BeckyAnne Brydon, Digital Strategist, Time+Space Media
The Globe and Mail Young Marketers Winners
Telis Carayannakis, Brand Manager, Budweiser, Labatt Breweries of Canada
Michael Holmes, Senior Associate Brand Manager, Old Spice, Procter & Gamble
Bronze Young Marketers
Kevin De Gruijter, Assistant Brand Manager- Bud Light, Labatt Breweries of Canada
Kristina McCaughey, Associate Brand Manager, Stella Artois, Labatt Breweries of Canada