Past Winners

The Globe and Mail’s 2018 Young Lions Qualifying Competitions comprised of 409 teams, competing for the chance to participate, at the official Young Lions Competitions in Cannes. The non-profit that was selected was 60 million girls. 60 million girls is a non-profit focusing on girls education in developing countries.

The competitors were tasked with helping 60 million girls to promote their new program Mobile Learning Labs. Each category was to focus on fundraising, volunteering or building awareness. There were some great pieces of work submitted, see below for the most notable and the winning teams work.

As Canada’s only official representative, The Globe and Mail sponsored  each winning Gold team to attend the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, and represent Canada in the Young Lions Competitions, June 18-22 2018.

Gold Digital

Charlie Glassman, Copywriter, Leo Burnett
James Pacitto, Art Director, Leo Burnett

Silver Digital

Alexander Boland, Copywriter, Sid Lee
Jordan Gladman, Art Director, Anomaly

Gold Film

Caroline Friesen, Art Director, John St.
Robbie Percy, Copywriter, John St.


Silver Film

Mathew Cruz, Art Director, Juniper Park/TBWA
Emily Ferraro, Copywriter, Juniper Park/TBWA

Bronze Film

Patrick Godin, Copywriter, Zulu Alpha Kilo
Michael Romaniuk, Art Director, Zulu Alpha Kilo

Gold Media

Christian Kern, Senior Strategist, Initiative Canada
Feroze Shah, Associate, Communications Design, Initiative Canada

Silver Media

Paul Linley, Associate Director, Digital Investment, Mindshare Canada
Kenon Mak, Digital Investment Manager, Mindshare Canada

Bronze Media

Victoria Marshall, Communications Designer, Initiative Canada
Samantha Wanjiru, Senior Media Planner, Initiative Canada

Gold Marketers

Christian Alaimo, Marketing Manager, PepsiCo Canada
Jacob MacDonald, Associate Marketing Manager, PepsiCo Canada

Silver Marketers

Telis Carayannakis, Brand Manager, Labatt Breweries
Michael Holmes, Senior Assistant Brand Manager, Old Spice, Procter & Gamble

Bronze Marketers

Laura Mallozzi, Associate Marketing Manager, KFC
Alison Ruffo, Digital & Social, Senior Marketing Manager, Kimberly-Clark