Canada’s Young Lions jury revealed

Twenty-one judges across three categories will determine who will represent Canada as Young Lions in Cannes this year.

The Globe and Mail has revealed who will evaluate this year’s Canada’s Young Lions submissions for the Print, Film/Cyber and Media categories. The critics, who are ad industry veterans from across Canada, will be responsible for choosing eight young industry stars who will then present their work at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

On the Print jury, which will be moderated by jury president and strategy’s own executive editor Mary Maddever, are: Ian MacKellar (pictured), CD, Bensimon Byrne; Angus Tucker, co-CD, founding partner, John St.; Jenny Smith, creative group head, St. John’s-based Target; Helen Pak, EVP, co-executive CD, Saatchi & Saatchi; Dean Lee, CD, DDB Canada and Deborah Prenger, VP, creative, Dentsu Canada.

This year’s Film and Cyber jury, also moderated by Maddever, includes: Jordan Doucette, CD, Taxi Canada; Heather Chambers, CD, Leo Burnett; Martin Shewchuck, EVP/ECD, JWT; Andrew Simon, partner, CCO, Blammo Worldwide; Michèle Leduc, president, chief creative, ZIP Communications and Paul Maco, co-founder, Montreal-based Studio Apollo.

Lauren Richards, CEO, Media Experts and the Globe’s Young Lions jury president, will moderate the nine-person Media jury. Those on the panel include: Terry Horton, VP, media director, Cossette Media; Susan Courtney, VP, group media director, Starcom; Shelley Smit, EVP, managing director UM; Ann Stewart, GM managing director, Excelerator Media; Judy Goddard, senior media advisor, Denneboom; Isabel Gingras, SVP, managing director, MPG Canada; Karena Phidd, group director of strategy, OMD Canada; Zoryana Loboyko, VP, client services director, PHD; and Tracy Bellamy, managing partner, MEC, Toronto.

The registration deadline for the competition, which is free to enter for those 28-years-old and younger, is March 7.