Media 2020

Develop an Innovative Communication Strategy

24-hour Communication Challenge + Live Presentation

Briefing session – 27 Mar 2020 at 9:00
Presentations, Winners & Feedback session – 30 Mar 2020

Main Partner – Media category

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What is

Your Challenge

The Young Lions Media Competition challenge your team to demonstrate your strategic thinking and innovative approaches to solving an important marketing challenge. You are expected to develop an innovative strategy detailing how the idea will be executed and media creatively used.

The strategic idea must be demonstrated clearly across the selected media channels and the winner is the team creating the most compelling communications strategy to meet the marketing challenge.

In a five-minute presentation, you will demonstrate your work in English to a media jury. The jury will expect an explanation of the idea and how you intend to use your selected media, demonstrating how you create consumer engagement versus simple persuasion, exploit the value of emerging media and unearth consumer insights that drive effective communication strategies.


No more than 10 slides to describe your communication strategy. Later to be presented to jury.

Written explanation

Consist of 3 parts (max. 150 words each): Creative Idea/Insgiht. Strategy. Execution.

Live presentation

In five-minute presentation you will demonstrate your work to media jury. Followed by a 5 minute Q&As.

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Important Dates

Put it on your calendars. All important dates gathered at one place.

20 Feb 2020 at 18:00

Warm-up meeting Is your great good enough?

It´s a meet-up of professionals who have an ambition and desire to develop their ability to create excellent communication solutions. It´s also an opportunity to get the answers for all your question you might have about Young Lions 2020.

13 Mar 2020

Deadline for Registrations

Register your team before it is too late.

Register till 13 Mar 2020

27 Mar 2020 at 09:00

Briefing Session

Come to get a brief and get answers to all your questions about a challenge and a client organisation.

30 March 2020

Live Presentations followed by Winners Annoncement & Feedback Session

Demonstrate your work in a five-minute to a jury and persuade them how good you are. Then enjoy your success, and get a proper feedback (not only) on your work.

22 – 23 May 2020

Winners Camp

The prize for all medalist of all categories. The development program prepared to reflect their Young Lions experience, to broaden their view and context on advertising in other communication disciplinces, and further develop their personal and creative excellence.

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10 Sep 2020

Cannes in Prague

The winners get a tickets to Cannes in Prague 2020, conference with world-class experts and Cannes Lions jury members to share their view on trends, insights, and smart ideas in brand communication.

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More about

How it Works

Find here a couple of useful information helping you better understand the competition.

Entry Fee

The fee is 9.000 CZK (+VAT) per team.



All Young Lions taking part in the competitions must be 30 years of age or younger, born on or after 22 Jun 1989. A good understanding of spoken and written English is essential.



Each team consists of two young professionals working in creative communications/advertising/digital agencies or as freelancers. Teams from client´s organisations are accepted in this category too.



Competition brief focus on charitable, not-for-profit and CSR objectives. All submitted ideas created in the competitions will be made available to the respective charity to incorporate into their marketing campaign.



A brief is revealed to participants as competition commences during a briefing session. It is presented by president of a jury. The additional questions can be also answered by client.

Media Jury


Jakub Hodboď

Global Head of Strategy at Social.Lab
Chief Strategy Officer at Ogilvy Czech

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Petr Čech

Creative Director

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Pavel Galík

Strategy & Digital Director
Omnicom Media Group

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Gert Laubscher

Creative Director
DDB Prague

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What was 2019 like?


Again, at our traditional venue in Impact HUB Prague D10 at Smíchov. Big conferrence room awaits you for a Briefing session, your presentation, Winners announcement and Feedback session.

Impact HUB Praha D10

Drtinova 557/10, Praha 5 – Smíchov
Metro – line B – station Anděl.
Trams – lines 4, 5, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, and 21 – tram stop Anděl.
Trams – lines 1, 9, 12, 15, 20 and 25 – tram stop Arbesovo náměstí.
Buses – line 176 – bus stop Arbesovo náměstí.


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Partners & Supporters

Our partners support the development of the young generation of brand communication 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.

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Main Partner – Media category


PHD is a media agency, providing comprehensive media consultancy, with specialization in strategic media planning. We ensure also media buying to promote our clients‘ products and services. In the spirit of our motto “Finding a better way”, we put emphasis on creativity and innovation. PHD owns and runs www.mediaguru.cz, the leading website delivering news, analysis and data on media, marketing and advertising in the Czech Republic (according to NetMonitor).

Together with agencies OMD and Attention!Media, PHD is a part of the communication group Omnicom Media Group.