Past Winners

The Globe and Mail’s 2017 Young Lions Qualifying Competitions comprised of 383 teams, vying for the chance to compete at the official Young Lions Competition at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The non-profit that was selected was Samara Canada. Samara Canada is dedicated to reconnecting citizens to politics. Established as a charity in 2009, they’ve become Canada’s most trusted, non-partisan champion of increased civic engagement and a more positive public life. Samara Canada’s research and educational programming shines new light on Canada’s democratic system and encourages greater political participation across the country to build better politics, and a better Canada, for everyone.

As Canada’s only official representative, The Globe and Mail sponsored  each winning Gold team to attend the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and represent Canada in the Young Lions Competitions, June 17- 24 2017.

Gold Digital

Jordan Gladman, Art Director, Sid Lee.
Alex Boland, Senior Designer, Sid Lee.

Silver Digital

Shane Rodak, Copywriter, J. Walter Thompson Canada

Alec Carluen, Art Director, J.Walter Thompson Canada

Gold Film

Jake Bundock, Art Director, Rethink.
Andrew Chhour, Copywriter, Rethink.

Silver Film

Layton Wu, Copywriter, DenstuBos
Tyler McKissick, Art Director, Open. A creative company.

Bronze Film

Lorne Heller, Copywriter, Juniper Park/TBWA
Justin Luu, Art Director, Juniper Park/TBWA

Gold Media

Elizabeth McPhedran, Communications Manager, Media Experts
Jessica Burnie, Visual Communications Director, Media Experts

Silver Media

Russell Cross, Senior Communications Designer, Initiative
Dylan Montcalm, Account Manager, Adobe (TubeMogul)

Bronze Media

Brent MacKinnon, Digital Marketing Strategist, Time + Space Media
BeckyAnne Brydon, Digital Strategist, Time+Space Media

Gold Marketers

Mike Alaimo, Marketing Manager, Gatorade, PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Christian Alaimo, Associate Marketing Manager, Away From Home, PepsiCo Beverages Canada

Silver Marketers

Telis Carayannakis, Brand Manager, Anheuser- Busch InBev
Michael Holmes, Senior Assistant Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble

Bronze Marketers

Kevin De Gruijter, Assistant Brand Manager, Bud Light, Labatt Breweries of Canada
Kristina McCaughey, Associate Brand Manager, Stella Artois, Labatt Breweries of Canada