Past Winners

The Globe and Mail’s 2017 Young Lions and Young Marketers Qualifying Competitions comprised of 282 teams, a record high! Vying for the chance to compete at the official Young Lions and Young Marketers competitions in Cannes. The non-profit that was selected in 2017 was Samara Canada. Samara Canada dedicated to reconnected citizens to politics. Established as a charity in 2009, they have become Canada’s most trusted, non-partisan champion of increased civic engagement and a more positive public life.

The competitors were tasked with helping Samara to make politics relevant again and to encourage youth to get more involved and seeing the value of democracy. There were some great pieces that were created in 2017, see below for the most notable and the winning teams work.

As Canada’s only official representative, The Globe and Mail sponsors each winning Gold team to attend the Festival, and represent Canada in the Cannes Young Lions and Young Marketers competitions, June 17 to 24.

Everyone at The Globe and Mail would like to extend a warm round of applause to all the young creative and strategic thinkers who participated in 2017, and made the competitions a great success.

We also wish to thank last year’s judges who took time out or their busy schedules – we couldn’t have done it without their invaluable insight and contributions.

Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2017 competitions.

Gold Cyber

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

Silver Cyber

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

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

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

Silver Young Marketers

Telis Carayannakis, Brand Manager, Budweiser, Labatt Breweries of Canada
Michael Holmes, Senior Associate Brand Manager, Old Spice, Procter & Gamble

Bronze Young Marketers

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