Judges announced for The Globe's 2010 Young Lions Competition

Registration deadline has been extended to March 19

TORONTO, March 16 /CNW/ - Canada's top advertising professionals have been selected as the panel of jurors for The Globe and Mail Young Lions Competition. The Juries have been tasked with choosing the teams that will represent Canada and compete in the 2010 Young Lions Competition at the 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Due to the volume of requests we have decided to extend the registration deadline to Friday March 19.

"Our capable and knowledgeable jurors will be evaluating Canada's best young creative and media talent," said Andrew Saunders, Vice President, Advertising Sales for The Globe and Mail, which is Canada's Official Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival Representative. "We are delighted by the unprecedented enthusiasm demonstrated for our competition this year. It speaks to a healthy, vibrant advertising and marketing industry in Canada. The Globe and Mail and our Cannes Festival Sponsors are committed to supporting teams that will win in Cannes."

The Print, Cyber and Film juries will be supervised by Jury President Mary Maddever, Executive Editor strategy Magazine.

The judges for the Print category are:

    
    Heather Chambers, Creative Director, Leo Burnett
    Patrick Doyle, Creative Director, Trigger
    Alan Gee, Partner/Chief Creative Officer, GJP
    Lance Martin, Executive Creative Director, Taxi 2
    Eva Van Den Bulcke, Co-creative Director/Partner, Sid Lee
    Mikey Richardson, Creative Director, Amoebacorp
    

The judges for the Cyber and Film categories are:

    
    Brett Channer, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi
    Karen Howe, Senior Vice President/Creative Director, Due North
    Communications
    Dre Labre, Creative Director, Tribal DDB
    Gae Wakabayashi, Vice President/Executive Creative Director, Fjord
    Vancouver
    Dave Watson, CD Design, Taxi 2
    Heather Hnatiuk, Associate Creative Director, Ogilvy
    

The media jury will be announced next week.

The Globe and Mail Young Lions Competition is open to advertising creatives, account planners, media planners/buyers and students aged 28 or under (born after June 26, 1981). Entrants can compete in one of four categories:

    
    -   Print: An art director and a copywriter will have 24 hours to create
        a print ad.
    -   Cyber: A web designer and a copywriter will have 24 hours to create a
        web ad.
    -   Media: A two-person team consisting of some combination of planners
        and buyers will have 24 hours to develop an innovative media/contact
        strategy.
    -   Film: Two creatives will have 48 hours to film and edit a 30-second
        commercial.
    

The deadline for registration has been extended to March 19, 2010. Creative briefs will be released to registered entrants on March 27 at 9 a.m. The deadlines to submit entries are: March 28 at 9 a.m. for Print, Cyber and Media entries; and March 29 at 9 a.m. for Film entries.

The winners in each category will be announced on April 26 and will win a trip to Cannes for the opportunity to compete on behalf of Canada in the international Young Lions Competition. The Cannes Festival is taking place in Cannes, France on June 20-26, 2009.

For contest information, please visit: http://www.globelink.ca/mediacentral/younglions/overview/.

The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multimedia company, which also owns CTV Inc., Canada's number-one private broadcaster.

SOURCE Globe and Mail

For further information: For further information: Gillian Edwards, BLACK, gedwards@black-co.com, (416) 979-0159

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