How it works
In a 24- or 48-hour time period, eligible entrants work in teams of 2 to answer a brief for a not-for-profit organization, selected by The Globe and Mail in consultation with the competition judges. The Canadian qualifying competitions are designed to prepare the teams for the global Young Lions competition in Cannes. To learn more about the global competitions, visit canneslions.com.
In 2020, Canada will send teams to compete in the following categories:
In the last 12 years of competing, Canada’s Young Lions have seen tremendous success in the global competitions with 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze wins.
The Globe and Mail has been proud to host the Young Lions Print, Cyber and Film competitions since 2007, Media since 2008, and Marketers since 2012.
An esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts will pore over an expected 400+ submissions from this year’s competitions to determine the best work from Canada’s top young talent in the media, creative and marketing industries.
Click here to see the full list of jury members for each category.
You can download the “Competition Assets” folder on the Competition page, which includes the Samara logo in .JPEG, .PNG, and .EPS format, along with a design considerations document.
We do not recommend this. The parameters are in place for a reason and the judges may not consider submissions that go against the client ask.
Free and royalty free images and sounds.
No, you must create original footage.
No. Each team is required to submit through the official Entry Submission Form. Late entries and entries submitted through other channels will not be accepted.
No. All entrants must compete in the category in which they have registered. Any submissions to the categories in which the entrant has not registered will be disqualified.
No. Each team will submit one entry to the Entry Submission Form.
Unfortunately, the registration fee is non-refundable. We cannot honour refunds after the competition has started.