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Introducing the LIONS Scholarship Jury for Cannes Lions 2024

Get to know the C-suite members, founders, presidents and department leaders who’ll nominate the next generation of creative talent at the Festival this June.

We’re delighted to announce the LIONS Scholarship Jury for Cannes Lions 2024 – creative and marketing leaders from around the globe, committed to helping a diverse group of young talent from underrepresented backgrounds into the creative marketing industries.

The LIONS Scholarship gives young creatives and marketers the opportunity of a lifetime. Offering 10 winners from 10 different countries a place in either the Creative Academy or Brand Marketers Academy at Cannes Lions 2024 – where they’ll join a cohort of learners aged 30 and under, for an unmatched learning and networking experience at the heart of the global creative community. 

The Scholarship aims to level the playing field for creative excellence the world over, so successful applicants’ passes, travel and accommodation are fully funded by LIONS. 

To ensure fairness in the judging process, we’ve selected a global Jury of experts – representing every continent, and every creative discipline. Meet them here:

Ashley Rudder, Co-Founder, HAUS OF SÔS, USA
Brent Choi, CEO, Angry Butterfly, Canada
Chaka Sobhani, President and Chief Creative Officer International, DDB Worldwide, UK
Diana Sukopp, Chief Creative Officer, DDB, Germany
Gabriela Lungu, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Worldwide, UK
Gaëtan du Peloux, Chief Creative Officer, Marcel, France
Helen H. Pak, SVP, Creative, Marketing, Design & Content, Walt Disney Company, USA
Jo-Ann Robertson, CEO, Global Markets, Ketchum, UK
Josy Paul, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, India
Joyce Kigathi, Head of Strategy, Creative and Content, Havas Africa, Kenya
Kwame Taylor-Hayford, Co-Founder, Kin, USA
Loyiso Twala, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Worldgroup, South Africa
Oriel Davis Lyons, Chief Creative Officer, Mother, USA
Paula Lindenberg, Managing Director Brazil, Diageo, Brazil
Pully Chau, Independent, China
Rana Hamarneh, Group Executive Director, Adpro OMD, Jordan
Saulo Rocha, Chief Creative Officer, David, Spain
Sleyman Khodor, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Brazil
Swati Bhattacharya, Creative Chairperson, FCB, India
Tea Uglow, Founder, Dark Swan Institute, Australia
Yasuharu Sasaki, Global Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative, Japan

Applications are open now, and close on 15 January. Find out more about the LIONS Scholarship, and start your application, below.

What's included?

  • A delegate pass for the full week
  • Full reimbursement of economy travel to and from Cannes, France
  • Accommodation for the week
  • Transfers to and from Nice airport
  • €50 per day to cover mobile data, food, and incidental expenses.


Applicable to all applicants

  • Open to people born on or after 21 June 1993. Minimum age 18 years old. Proof of age will be required.
  • The LIONS Academies are presented in English.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of two years' work experience in a role.

Please note that the LIONS Academies are presented in English. Only apply if you’re confident you’ll be able to participate in all discussions and collaborate with other Academies participants.

Application process

You can submit your application through the LIONS Competition platform. Your application should include the following:

  • an answer (250 words max.) to the following prompt: Describe what creativity means to you
  • a video (2 minutes max.), recorded in English, telling us who you are and why you deserve a space in the Academy
  • a character reference (250 words max.) by your employer, your company's talent officer, a senior executive of your company or a previous LIONS Academy graduate.

Applications are now open and will close on 15 January 2024.

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