Welcome to the Young Lions Live Award in partnership with Unruly, a creative competition for anyone aged 18-30 years old.

If you want to test your creative skills against your peers, answer a brief set by a Global NGO and get your work judged by the best of the best in the industry then the Young Lions Live Award is for you.

The 2021 competition had closed and the winners have been announced.

See the winning work
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We are proud to be working with WWF, our Young Lions Live Award March partner.

WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working for 60 years in nearly 100 countries to help people and nature thrive. With the support of more than 5 million supporters worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment, and combat the climate crisis. We organize our work around six areas: climate, food, forests, freshwater, oceans, and wildlife.

The environment faces many critical challenges, and we on Earth are in a crisis moment. Time is running out to protect the valuable natural resources that we rely on to stay safe, healthy, and thriving. We need people to care and take action to help us turn things around.

Competition Timings

Launch - 5 March
Deadline - 19 March [23:59 GMT]
Winners announced - 14 April


The competition is open to individuals or teams of two and you must be aged between 18-30 years old. Please note you will be required to supply proof of age when registering.

The Prize
1 years access Love The Work
1 years LIONS Membership


When will the winner(s) be announced?
Winners will be announced on 14 April at canneslions.com

What is the deadline to submit my entry?
You must submit your entry no later than 23:59 GMT on 19 March

Can I have a deadline extension?
Unfortunately no deadline extensions will be granted.

Can I enter more than once?
Yes but each entry must be unique.

Which file types are accepted?
Our entry system accepts jpg, mp3, mp4, mov, doc, docx, pdf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx

What should the 500 word description include?
Creative idea or insight
Description of the strategy, target audience, planning and approach
Explanation of implementation, integration, timeline and scale

How much does it cost to enter?
Nothing. There is no fee!

Am I eligible to enter?
Anyone aged between 18-30 can enter. You might be a student, working as a creative in an agency, a brand marketer, a coder, an artist etc.  Everyone is welcome providing you are born on or after March 5, 1990.


Image rights
Entrant should have the requisite rights and licenses to use any third party content which is included in the entry. Where these rights have not been obtained we will not be able to showcase the entry.

Meet the Jury

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    Role & Company

    My superpower is...

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    Asawin Phanichwatana

    Deputy Chief Creative Officer
    GREYnJ UNITED Bangkok, Thailand

    Photographic memory

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    Beryl Chung

    Creative Director
    MediaMonks, Netherlands

    Channeling inner fire towards expressing my values on projects and on my teams.

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    Ciro Sarmiento

    Chief Creative Officer
    Weber Shandwick, USA

    I have a B.S. detector machinery implanted in my brain.

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    Franki Goodwin

    Creative Director
    Saatchi & Saatchi, UK

    I'm not sure it's a super power but I'm a very good mimic.

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    Geet Rathi

    Creative Director / Design Director
    TBWA Mumbai, India


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    Humberto Polar

    Partner & Chief Creative Officer
    THE JUJU, Mexico

    Still working through all this industry's changes along 35 years

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    Jax Jung

    Global Creative Director
    Cheil Worldwide, Seoul

    To solve any problem with an idea (whether good or bad).

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    Jesús Revuelta

    Independent Creative Director & Consultant
    Revuelta, Spain

    Creativity / Brand Activism / Branded Entertainment

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    Katrina Encanto

    Global Creative Director
    MullenLowe, London

    Regenerating optimism

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    Kia Heinnen

    Creative Director
    Droga5, USA

    Something that will blow your mind.

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    Laura Florence

    Executive Creative Director
    Havas Health & You, Brazil

    Creativity to rack the system.

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    Les Seifer

    Vice President, Head of Creative
    Unruly, USA

    I can make pancakes out of anything.

  • Mathias Wikström

    Mathias Wikström

    CEO & Founder
    Doconomy, Sweden

    To surround myself with people with superpowers

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    Maria Lashari

    Art Director
    B-REEL Creative Agency, Sweden

    Experiment with ideas and narratives beyond traditional advertising.

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    Maria Shamsi

    Group Creative Director
    Synergy Dentsu, Pakistan

    One word...Tenacity! It keeps me going despite the odds.

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    Mihai Gongu

    Executive Creative Director
    Cheil Centrade, Romania

    Hiring the best people and getting out of their way.

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    Neo Segola

    Chief Creative Officer
    DraftLine, South Africa

    I can fly without the cape.

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    Partha Sengupta

    Senior Creative Director
    Wunderman Thompson, India

    I can read my own mind.

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    Patrik Lenhart

    Executive Creative Director
    DDB Germany

    A hairstyle that can withstand all known weather conditions.

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    Steve Babaeko

    CEO/Chief Creative Officer

    Ability to stay calm in the most stormy situation.