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The Young Lions Design competition.

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Calling all designers: It's time to create a logo and brand identity in just 24 hours. Show the whole creative communications industry your design skills

Young Lions design competition gold winner

Competition overview

After a briefing from a charity or NGO, you'll have 24 hours to build a creative brief.

It'll need to perfectly capture information about the product or service, the client organisation and its aims, and the specific goals of the campaign – the kind that will clearly act as a creative springboard for an agency.

This will be judged by a selection of industry experts before the winner is crowned live at the festival.

Young Lions design competition silver winner

How does it work?

  • Contact your local Festival Rep to find out about the Competition near you
  • Compete in your local competition
  • Win your local competition!
  • Attend the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2023 to compete in the Young Lions Design Competition.
Young Lions design competition bronze winner

Who is it for?

  • Graphic Designers/Specialist Designers/Art Directors/Photographers
  • Full-working professional aged 30 years old or younger
  • Local Competition winner

Interested in applying?

Contact your local Festival Representative to find out about the Competition near you.

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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

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