Eight Rising Stars to Represent Canada at Cannes

The Globe and Mail Announces Young Lions Competition Winners

TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail, Canada's official representative of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today announced today the winning teams of The Globe and Mail Young Lions competition.  The winners were chosen from 165 entries from across the country in one of four categories: Print, Film, Cyber and Media.

The competition invited advertising creatives, media planners/buyers and students under the age of 28 to enter, and those selected were provided with a brief to create an advertisement within 24 hours under the Print and Cyber categories, develop an innovative media/contact strategy for Media in 24 hours and film and edit a 30-second commercial within 48 hours for Film. The winners will compete in a similar situation at the International Young Lions Competition in Cannes, challenging teams of two to create and execute a campaign based on a client brief within similar timelines.

"We're pleased with the extraordinary calibre of bright, young minds that will be representing Canada on the international stage at Cannes," said Andrew Saunders, Vice President of Advertising Sales, The Globe and Mail.  "The world of advertising is getting more competitive every day, and these eight individuals have demonstrated they've got the creativity and resourcefulness to succeed under pressure.  The Globe and Mail is proud to support and showcase these brilliant achievements."

The winning teams include:

Print Category
Rebecca May, Jr. Copywriter & Domenique Raso, Jr. Art Director  - DDB Toronto

Film Category
Amy Jacobs, Copywriter & Liz Donnelly, Art Director - Grey Canada

Cyber Category
Patrice Pollack, Writer - Argyle Magazine & Alex Newman, Designer - BBDO Proximity

Media Category
Peter Mak, Digital Strategist & Nykolai Hrytsyk, Assistant Strategist - Starcom.

To view the winning entries from The Globe and Mail Young Lions Competition visit www.globelink.ca/younglions. The competition was judged by top advertising professionals from across Canada.

Each winning team will travel to Cannes to compete in the International Young Lions Competition at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity taking place in Cannes, France, from June 19-25, 2011.

The Globe and Mail covers travel, accommodation and registration costs for each of the winners. The International Young Lions Competition in Cannes began in 1995. The winners and other entries will be posted at Canneslions.com following the Cannes Festival.

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world's biggest celebration of creativity in communications bringing together more than 8,000 advertisers, advertising and communication professionals from 90 countries. As the most prestigious international advertising awards, more than 24,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Winners receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, presented at four award ceremonies throughout the week.

The Globe and Mail is Canada's national newspaper, delivering trusted national and international news, business, arts, sports, lifestyle and automotive content to engaged and influential Canadians through its portfolio of newspaper, magazine, online and mobile assets. The Globe and Mail is owned by Thomson Newspapers (85%) and BCE Inc. (15%).

SOURCE Globe and Mail

For further information:

Kristen Marano, at 416 969-2730 or kmarano@environicspr.com

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