Young Lions ups its age limit

Details for this year's competition have been announced, including raising the cut-off age for young creatives.

Canada may be in the cold grip of winter, but it’s time for young creatives and marketers to think about the sunny beaches of Cannes and the ideas that will get them there, as the Globe and Mail has opened registration for the 2016 Young Lions and Young Marketers competitions.

Every year, the competitions give young creatives and marketers the opportunity to compete against each other and potentially showcase their creativity on the world stage. This year, the age limit for the Young Lions competition has been raised to 30 years of age, bringing it in line with the age requirement for the Young Marketers competition.

Any pair of creatives under the age limit with experience working in advertising or creative media can register to compete in the Print, Cyber, Media and Film categories, with any team currently working for a client organization eligible to compete in the Marketers competition.

Registration closes on Feb. 26, and the Canadian competition will take place March 5 to 7, where participating teams will need to complete a brief in a 24-hour period (48 hours for those competing the in the Film category). Winners will be announced during the CMDC Conference on April 26 in Toronto, and Gold-winning teams will get a free trip to the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity to represent Canada at the global Young Lions and Young Marketer competitions.

More information on the competition can be found on The Globe Media Group’s website.

Image via the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Facebook page.