Thu, 02 May 2019 10:59:42 GMT
The Advertising Association – UK Representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – has today announced the winners of this year’s UK Young Lions competition. The twelve under-30s UK advertising professionals will now go to Cannes this summer and compete against the best young creative talent from around the world to be crowned the global Young Lions winners. UK activity in Cannes is also supported by the Advertising Association’s partners Channel 4, Clear Channel, the Department for International Trade, Framestore, London & Partners, M&C Saatchi and Newsworks.
Over 300 teams signed up to the UK competition and were set a brief provided by the timeTo steering committee and had a weekend to respond to one of the six categories – design, digital, film, marketers, media or print. timeTo is an initiative created by the Advertising Association, NABS and WACL to address the problem of sexual harassment in the advertising industry.
The winning team from each category will be flown to Cannes in June to represent the UK in the Young Lions competitions, which have a global reputation as the place where creative talent aged under 30 compete to be recognised as the world’s best.
The competition categories and UK winners are:
Tarné Neilson, senior designer, Ogilvy Health
Georgina Osei-Hwere, senior account executive, Ogilvy Health
Lily Khan, art director, MRM-McCann
David Milligan, copywriter, MRM-McCann
Nick Archer, creative, Sky Creative Agency
Matt Nicholas, creative, Sky Creative Agency
Maria Coyle, campaign assistant, Tesco
Holly Tavana, campaign assistant, Tesco
Mehr Chughtai, client leadership graduate, OMD UK
Tom Cooke, paid social executive, MVF
John McPartland, art director, Havas Lynx
Zack Gardner, copywriter, Havas Lynx