Within 48 hours, create a 60-sec commercial


Briefing details will be made available closer to the competition date. Updates will be sent to your registered email address. Please stay tuned!


  • Is your entry formatted to the specifications and file size limits required in each category? The entry submission form will reject any files that do not meet these requirements
  • Please ensure you DO NOT write team names on your submission or you will be disqualified. You will be able to complete your names on the entry form, but any submitted work that includes identification information will be subject to removal


The Young Lions Competitions are designed to mimic the experience for entrants in the global Competitions. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Technical support will be available through during the designated times below, but this support is limited to uploading issues and any problems that may occur with the actual delivery or retrieval of files
Saturday, March 2 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Sunday, March 3 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Monday, March 4

(Film only)

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


  • General support will be available through during the designed times below, but please note that we will not be offering additional details or addressing questions as it relates to the content or subject matter of the briefs
Saturday, March 2 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, March 3 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m
Monday, March 4

(Film only)

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


  • No external help or influence is permitted. You may only work in your designated team to produce your submission.
Where can I find logo files and brand guidelines for the charity?

Logo files and brand guidelines can be found in the brief folder.

How firm are the parameters of the brief? E.g. Can I go over the text limit?

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

What type of images or sounds can I use in my submission?

Free and royalty free images and sounds.

If I make a mistake, can I re-submit my entry?

Yes, just refresh your browser and upload the new file using the same submission title. We’ll accept your most recent entry and discard the others.

I missed the deadline to submit. Can I just email it?

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.

Can I switch categories during the competition?

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.

Does each team member need to submit the entry?

No. Each team will submit one entry to the Entry Submission Form.

Something has come up and I won’t be able to complete the submission. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, the registration fee is non-refundable. We cannot honour refunds after the competition has started.

For film submissions, can I use pre-recorded footage?

No, you must create original footage.

For film submissions, what video file formats are acceptable?

We’ll accept mov/mp4 files only. We cannot view wmv or other file types.