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AKQA Announces Future Lions 2015 Winners



Next generation of talent make their move at Cannes Lions student competition

AKQA Announces Future Lions 2015 Winners

AKQA last week announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France. AKQA has led the Future Lions program since its inception in 2005.

This year, more than 1,800 students from an unprecedented 60 countries participated in the competition.

The five teams that were crowned are:

· chromebook_type for Google by Elton Rhee, Ludvig Pehrson and Louis Meyer (Miami Ad School, San Francisco and Europe)

· SafeStamp for Heineken International by Divya Seshadri and Meghan D. O’Neill (Miami Ad School, San Francisco)

· UberFIRST-AID for Uber by Andrea Raia, Andrea Zanino, Pierpaolo Bivio and Francesco Sguinzi (Fondazione Accademia di Comunicazione, Italy)

· Snaphelp for Snapchat by Yusol Shim (KyungHee University, Bigant Academy, South Korea)

· Treeprint for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) by Cheryl Seah Su Yin (LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore)

Berghs School of Communication was named Future Lions “School of the Year” with more shortlisted finalists than any other school in the world. This is the second year in a row that Berghs achieved this honor.

The Future Lions ceremony was hosted by Rei Inamoto, AKQA Chief Creative Officer, who presented each winning team with the limited 10th Anniversary edition of the prestigious Future Lions trophy.

“The up-and-coming generation has unprecedented power to shape the future, as this year’s Future Lions winners demonstrate,” said Rei. “These students boldly made their move with ideas that have limitless potential for both brands and the public.”

In celebration of the competition’s focus on creativity and innovation, AKQA’s official partner is Google.

“Future Lions provides a platform for innovative, unexpected ideas by encouraging students to create without boundaries,” said Torsten Schuppe, Google’s Director, Brand and Consumer Marketing EMEA. “Google is honored to be part of Future Lions, and we’re eager to watch as these winners make their next move.”

Now in its tenth year, the annual Future Lions competition challenges students to connect an audience of their choosing to a product or service from a global brand in a way that wasn’t possible three years ago. There are no rules in terms of media or technology, and no specifics around product, service, or target audience. The 2015 theme, ‘Make Your Move’, encouraged students to think ahead and create ideas that shape the future.

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AKQA UK, Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:43:08 GMT