Brief – 05 Apr 2019 at 9:00, Presentations & Feedback session – 08 Apr 2019

Demonstrate your strategic thinking to the world

24-hour Communication Challenge + Live Presentation

What is

Your Challenge

The Young Lions Media Competition challenge your team, the brightest professional minds working in agencies, to demonstrate your strategic thinking and innovative approaches to solving an important marketing challenge to drive critical business success.

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.

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Important Dates

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07 Feb 2019 at 18:30

Warm-up meeting From Good to Great

Attend the meeting if you want to know how to hack Young Lions competitions. Tips & Tricks from past winners and jury members.

More info

22 Mar 2019

Deadline for Registrations

Register your team before it is too late.


05 Apr 2019 at 9:00

Briefing Session

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

08 Apr 2019

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 discuss (not only) your work.

24-26 May 2019

Winners Camp

Get intensive training and take an active part in workshops helping you become even greater than you are.

17-21 Jun 2019

Cannes Lions

Visit Cannes, enjoy the festival, boost your creativity and fight for a gold medal in the Young Lions world finale.

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How it Works

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

Entry Fee

The fee is 8.800 CZK (+VAT) per team.



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 competitors as competition commences during a briefing session. It is presented by a client and a president of a jury.



Each team consists of two young professionals working in media agencies or in-house media departments in agencies or as freelancers.



All Young Lions taking part in the competitions must be 30 years of age or younger, born on or after 21 Jun 1988. A good understanding of spoken and written English is essential.


Media category

Partners & Supporters

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.

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Main Partner – Media category


At OMD we are dedicated to our clients’ growth. It starts with our unwavering commitment to deliver sharper insights, smarter ideas and stronger results.

At OMD Czech, we strive to bring together innovation, creativity and data-driven solutions to help our clients grow profitably and purposefully.
We take our clients beyond the traditional media boundaries of planning and investment, and deeper into creativity, marketing and technology. We are making media the most important part of marketing.

Discover what inspires the most awarded agency network in the world and how more powerful insights, ideas and results can unlock greater success for your brand.
At OMD Czech, we support growing talent of our young colleagues by our own internal competence and excellence growth programme, already proven by dozens of young colleagues among us in.