TORONTO, ON – January 11, 2016 – Today, The Globe and Mail, Canada’s only official representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, announced the launch of Canada’s Young Lions and Young Marketers 2016 qualifying competitions. Registration for the competitions commences January 11 and ends February 26 at midnight ET.
This year, the Young Lions eligibility limit has increased to 30 years old, bringing it in line with the age cutoff for Young Marketers. The qualifying competitions showcase young talent working in the Canadian advertising and communications industries, age 30 or younger, across the categories of Print, Film, Cyber and Media, along with Marketing.
The competition takes place March 5 to 7, 2016 where entrants receive a brief and must complete the challenge for their respective categories within a 24- or 48-hour time period. Submissions are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders within each category, with Cannes-bound winners announced at the CMDC Conference taking place on April 26, 2016. Each Gold winning team will travel to Cannes, France to represent Canada in the global Young Lions and Young Marketers Competitions taking place June 18 to 25, 2016.
“We’re honoured to represent Cannes Lions in our country, and are passionate about supporting the wealth of young talent we have in the Canadian advertising and media industries,” said Andrew Saunders, chair of the Canadian Cannes Advisory Board and Chief Revenue Officer of The Globe and Mail. “We’re committed to empowering them to succeed and thrive at home and on the global stage in Cannes.”
The Globe and Mail has been the official Canadian representative of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for 11 years, hosting the Canadian Young Lions competitions since 2007 and the Young Marketers competition since 2012.
For more information about The Globe and Mail’s Young Lions and Young Marketers competition, visit globelink.ca/canneslions.