Nearly 170 young agency and client talent will be competing this weekend for the chance to win one of the categories in this year’s IAPI Cannes Young Lions national competition.
The competition winners will be provided with an all-expenses paid trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 20-24th to represent Ireland. This will include a Young Lions full week festival pass, flights from Dublin to Nice, accommodation, and access to all the Cannes seminars, award ceremonies, showcases and material. Shortlisted teams will be revealed in March.
The charities for this year’s competition have also been revealed. They include Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and The Open Community.
According to Charley Stoney, CEO, IAPI: “It is so exciting to bring back the Cannes Young Lions competition for young Irish talent this year. The charities chosen, carry out such important work so it’s also very rewarding to provide them with a plethora of ideas to help them raise awareness and much needed support and funds. Thank you to Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Open Community for taking part and providing such challenging and interesting briefs. Most importantly, good luck to Team Ireland and I can’t wait to see their entries!”
The sponsors and partners of this year’s competition include DMG Media, Radiocentre Ireland, PRII, PRCA, Pull the Trigger, Sky Media Ireland, Meta, Smurfit Kappa and Core.