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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY | 17-24 JUNE 2017

Michael König Young Journalist Bursary Recipient Announced

Kamanthi Wickramasinghe, a journalist at The Daily Mirror in Sri Lanka is this year's recipient.

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Highly regarded by her team at the Daily Mirror and in her academic studies, Kamanthi has been commended for her creativity and innovative ideas.

The competition was launched in memory of Michael König, the German journalist from New Business who sadly passed away at Cannes Lions 2015 and is open to young journalists from around the world.

Each year it offers a budding young journalist the ultimate Cannes Lions programme. Tailored to maximise opportunity and networking for them, while providing editorial content for Cannes Lions’ channels, the programme will offer a career kick-start across a diverse mix of media including print, digital and broadcast.

Applicants were required to write an essay about the state of the communications industry in their country and the winner attends Cannes Lions as special guest of the Festival with travel, accommodation and a Festival pass provided

The recipient is chosen by members of the Cannes Lions team, including Jose Papa, Managing Director, Mark St Andrew, Associate Editor and Liz Moseley, Chief Marketing Officer, Ascential Events.