News Corp Australia announces five winning teams for 2014 Cannes Young Lions competition

2014 Cannes Young Lions winners.jpgFive winning teams of two have been selected to represent Australia at the prestigious 2014 International Cannes Lions Festival.
The five winning teams are:
Digital: Laura Petruccelli and Rohan Cooke from Grey (VIC)
Print: Millicent Malcolm and Zenon Predecki from JWT Melbourne (VIC)
Film: Carl Robertson and Tristan Viney from GPYR (QLD)
Media: Jason Maggs and John Dawson from Mindshare (NSW)
Marketing: Laura Jenkins (NSW) from Foxtel and Pippa Kulmar from Retail Oasis (NSW)
The runners up in the Print and Media categories will represent Australia at the 2014 Spikes Asia Festival in Singapore in September.

They are:
Print: Cam McMillan and Adam Slater from BWM (VIC)
Media: Nelson Demartini & Hannah MacAuslane from UM (QLD)
News Corp Australia is the official Australian representative of the 2014 International Cannes Lions Festival and 2014 Spikes Asia Festival.
Says Fiorella Di Santo, News Corp Australia group director - sales: "The level of talent that is unearthed over the course of our Cannes Young Lions competition continues to impress us. The sheer determination, immense creativity and inspired innovation demonstrated by our finalists this year was remarkable. Congratulations to all the winners, but also to everyone who entered the competition - it was a very tough pool.
"The competition was exceptionally close, which is why I'm also delighted that through our expanded program, we are able to continue to foster young creative talent by giving two teams the opportunity to represent Australia at the Spikes Asia Festival."
This year, News Corp Australia again partnered with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). Finalist teams were asked to respond to a 24 hour brief (48 hours for film) that supports MCRI's campaign encouraging people to take a break from social media for 48 hours and instead refocus on things that are more important.  And at the same time, raise funds and awareness for child health research.
Winning and runners up teams were selected by a panel of senior industry executives and leaders.
Says Di Santo: "I'd like to thank our sponsors - Foxtel, AJF Partnership, UM, Qantas and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia - for their support in making this year's competition such a success."
Now in its sixth program year, the Australia Young Lions program launched by News Corp Australia was awarded the most successful in the world in last year at the official Cannes Festival Representatives meeting in London.
Winning teams receive return flights to Nice in France, accommodation and a Young Lions registration to the Cannes Festival with access to all the seminars, awards ceremonies, showcases and the Young Lions party. The Young Lions registration also allows them to participate in the Young Lions Zone, which includes 10 master classes and interactive kiosks showcasing winning work from the worldwide Young Lions competitions.
The 2014 International Cannes Lions Festival is being held on 15-21 June 2013.
Print and Media runners up teams receive return flights to Suntec in Singapore, accommodation and full Young Spikes registration which includes access to all Festival events, including the Awards Ceremony and After Party.
The 2014 Spikes Asia Festival is being held on 23-26 September 2014.
To view the winning entries, visit


Social Boy said:

Awesome stuff Carlos and Tristan. Make me proud - represent in Cannes.

LT said:

Big ups to Carlos & Trist. Good going lads. Best of luck in the South of France

Jerome said:

Well done Pip!!!

jake mcl said:

cam mcmillan and adam slater: legends

Chuck G said:

Great stuff Tristan and Carl! Smash it!

witchy said:

Hells yeahhhh Millie and Zenon!!! Told ya so!

Zimmons said:

Good one Z. Awesome stuff. Nice haircut, mate...

Ni hao said:

No surprise about Millie and Zenon! They're going to kill it!

Fritz said:

Well done Cam & Adam. You little RIPPA!

CM said:

Well done Rohan & Laura. Super smart. Make Australia proud!

Bevo said:

Carlito. Well done mate. Smashin it.

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