Young Lions finalists announced

Young Lions finalists announced

News Corp Australia has named the shortlist of finalists from agencies around the country for the 2015 Australian Cannes Young Lions competition.

Seventy-two young creatives have come out on top of more than 400 entrants in print, digital, marketing and media categories, chosen by eight panels of industry judges.

Each finalist – individuals or teams of two – will receive a 24-hour brief, or 48 hours for film, following the format of the international competition in Cannes.

News Corp Australia has run the Australian branch of the competition for the past seven years. Director national sales Sharb Farjami said the industry had a huge appetite for it.

“In that time, it has only gotten stronger and the next round of the competition will be fiercely contested with 10 spots up for grabs for the most talented creative and advertising professionals to attend the most reputable creative festival in the world.”

Round two started on May 19. The winning teams will be announced at a breakfast on Friday, May 29, and will receive return flights to Nice, accommodation, and festival registration including access to all seminars, award ceremonies, showcases and the Cannes gala party.

Runner-up teams in media and print will have the chance to represent Australia at the Young Spikes Asia competition in Singapore in September.

The full list of 2015 Cannes Young Lions Australia finalists is:

Category Finalists Agency/ies
Digital Nicole Conway & Tim Batterham Lowe Profero
Ellen Fromm & Isabella Caruso GPY&R Melbourne
Emma Borland & Lucy Downs DT
Nicole Hedemann & Robert Mead Razorfish
Katie Moore & Courtney Print Host
Alex Little & Karsten Jurkschat AJF Partnership Melbourne & Ogilvy Melbourne
Michael Birchall & Mark Starmach Edelman
Emil Cholich & Matt Nankivell Meerkats
Sam Dickson & Cam Bell DT
Film Chris Hanrahan & Jordy Molloy DDB Melbourne
Jack Nunn & Charlie Gearside Special Group Sydney
Giles Clayton & Simon Hayes JWT Sydney
Tom Vizard & Jackson Harper Cummins & Partners and Clemenger BBDO
Sam Grant & Fee Millist BWM Sydney
Anna Paine & Owen Bryson DDB Sydney
Michael Birchall & Mark Starmach Edelman
Media – NSW Tim Hull MediaCom
Chris Colter UM
Jack Smyth Slingshot
Elliott Eldridge Initiative
Queenie Ling MEC
Max Broer Match Media
Media – VIC Madeline Leigh Mitchell & Partners
Alex Brezzi Carat
Jeremy Gavin OMD
Clementine West Mindshare
Annie Ryan Mindshare
Rebecca Russo MediaCom
Media – WA Louise Crawford Initiative
Alexandria Atherley Initiative
Media – QLD Ashden Walker Carat
Roisin Rafferty UM
Nelson DeMartini UM
Lauren Kenny ZenithOptimedia
Print Harry Neville & Carl Edwards BMF & InMobi
Chris Hanrahan & Jordy Molloy DDB Melbourne
Michael Birchall & Mark Starmach Edelman
Nikki Sulentic & Jack Wall McCann Sydney
James Crawley & Jane Burhop Common Vultures
Megan Riley & Wilora Keeley Marketforce & JWT Perth
Chris Andrawes & Tyson Knowles Longtail
Alex Massey & Lucy Turnbull TBWA/Media Arts Lab
Simon Gibson & Dan White Clemenger BBDO
Scott Pritchett & Dan Robinson 303Lowe
Young Marketer Jemma Wong The Australian Ballet
Joanna Lawrence Freedom Australia
Nathan Kwok Commonwealth Bank
Emma Fry Southern Cross Austereo

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