The national championship in marketing communications for young professionals under 30
From marketers to aspiring creative directors, there’s a competition to suit people from every corner of the communications industry. Competitors have just 24 hours to answer a brief set by a non-profit organisation and over 200 contestants work in teams to battle it out, so it’s the perfect opportunity to put their talent in the spotlight.
Competitions 2018 begins in
Competitions finished. Winners were selected. Feedback was given. Now, we are working on preparations for Winner’s Camp and a final report
The most talented and creative professionals go head-to-head and compete against the clock to be crowned the Young Lions champions in 2017.
It takes only 24 hours from a brief to the outcome. Each team has two members from agencies, client organisations or freelancers.
Unleash your digital expertise under pressure and create an integrated social media campaign.
Our partners support the development of the young generation of creative professionals and help them to grow in their ability to bring great creative ideas and innovative communication solutions needed for the commercial success of brands in today’s dynamically changing environment.
„Creativity is the engine of communication and spice of business. That’s why we decided to support young creative talents and joined the Young Lions as the general supporter. Let the most original ones to fly to the creative mecca in Cannes. We cross our fingers.„
Each year, we grow the number of teams taking part in this unique learning experience. We have created the platform that accelerates career development of talented young creative professionals.
2016: 85 teams
2015: 80 teams
2013: 63 teams
* Chart shows year by year number of teams competing
From Good to Great
We have created the development platform for future stars. We bring unique experience supporting professional & personal development. We cultivate both creative and critical thinking via Feedback sessions.
01. Creative thinking
Find the way how to come up with the most creative and innovative ideas.
02. Working under pressure
You have only 24-hour for the creation of something extraordinary. Time is running; a clock is ticking. Learn to control your stress level.
You and your partner in the team have to find the way how to communicate clearly, come to an agreement, be productive and work efficiently.
04. Decision making
There are no clients, no your directors, only you and your partner. You judge your concepts and ideas; you select direction of your work, you make the decision.
This year, we have pushed further and incorporated lots of new things.
This new event is going to help you better prepare for the competitions. Former winners and jury members will share their experiences and give you some tips and tricks how to increase your chance actually to win.
The main event. The challenge that will make you work under pressure in a team and give the effort of doing the best you are capable of. It will show you how good you are and help you get better.
Not only 1st place winners, but also 2nd and 3rd place winners will have a chance to be trained in this camp focused on creative and critical thinking and skills development.
This (e)book will be full of inspiration for young professionals. It will review 2017, give credit to winners, show how it works in Cannes, provide tips & tricks for the competition, creativity and career development.