Young Lions COMPETITIONS

Where the next generation of creative stars go head-to-head.

If you're under 31, the Young Lions Competitions are one of the best ways to celebrate your creativity on a global stage. In 2022 the competitions will be held digitally pre-Festival, enabling all national winners to compete. National winners have the option to attend the Festival subject to agreement with their Festival Representative.

Juries

The Young Lions Jury Members

The names of the jury members, representing the global industry’s leading talent across a diverse range of disciplines have been announced.

See the Winning Work

Congratulations to the 2022 Young Lions Competitions winners.

The competitions

We organise Competitions to challenge young creatives from every corner of the communications industry.

"It was f**king inspiring! You come home and wanna do so many things at once… I wish this feeling would stay forever."

Leo-Constantin Scheichenost, Young Lions Competitions (Print), HFA Studio

Why enter?

  • 1. Put your skills to the test in a creative shoot-out to crown the most innovative ideas.
  • 2. Work on a brief set by amazing NGOs - previous NGOs have included, United Nations, Save The Children, Greenpeace, Global Citizen, WWF, Amnesty International, UNHCR and UN Women.
  • 3. Learn to answer creative briefs in a fast-paced, competitive environment. Working in a team of two, and in just 24 hours!
  • 4. Showcase your talent in front of our prestigious Young Lions Jury, over 450 fellow competitors and the international Festival community.
  • 5. Gold winners receive a complete Cannes Lions Festival pass including accommodation for next year’s Festival, and are celebrated at the Cannes Lions Award Show.