News Corp Australia announces the 36 finalists for the 2017 Cannes Young Lions competition

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 5.26.12 pm.pngAustralia's brightest young media, marketing and creative talent are one step closer to representing their country on the world stage after News Corp Australia named the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 Australian Cannes Young Lions competition.

A group of over 80 industry judges across Australia have determined the finalists who will now go onto the second and final round of the competition where shortlisted finalists in print, media, young marketer and cyber categories will receive a 24-hour brief, emulating the international competition format in Cannes.
News Corp Australia's Chief Marketing Officer, Tony Phillips said: "News Corp's Young Lions Competition is now in its seventh year and 2017's talent is better than ever." 

"The Young Lions Boot Camp running next week will see our finalists receive hands on training tailored to their category as well as a team building experience. I wish all finalists the very best of luck."

The final round of the competition will commence on Tuesday May 9 for all categories. Teams will attend a 3 day Young Lions Boot Camp held at News Corp Australia's head office in Surry Hills. The winning and runner up teams in each category will be announced next Thursday evening, 11 May, 2017.

The winning teams in the final round will receive return flights to Nice in France, accommodation and Cannes Lions festival registration and will represent Australia in the international Young Lions competition.

Runner-up teams in media, print and cyber categories will represent Australia at the Young Spikes Asia Competition and the young marketers category runner up will attend the Young Marketers Academy at the Spikes Asia Festival in Singapore this September.

The 2017 Cannes Young Lions competition finalists are:

Holly Burgess and Lucy Logan, The Royals, VIC
Sarah Muscat and Marina Vasilieva, Leo Burnett Sydney and VML Sydney, NSW
Ash Myburgh and Jane Le, Ogilvy Sydney, NSW
Jenna Morrissey and Rachel Harley, Grey, NSW
Rodrigo Cunha and Rodrigo Soares, M&C Saatchi, NSW

Grace Espinoza and Charlotte Berry, UM Sydney, NSW
David Toussaint and Max Broer, UM Sydney, NSW
Ashleigh Vogel and Jacqueline Osborne, UM Sydney, NSW
Jack Bellamy and Luke Wesney, UM Sydney, NSW 
Kaia Webber and Millie Di Maio, Slingshot, NSW

Alex Little and Karsten Jurkschat, Ogilvy Melbourne, VIC
Tristan Viney and Rosie Stone, Ogilvy Sydney and LOUD, NSW
Emilie Tan and Matthew Newman, BCM Partnership, QLD
Courtney Walter and Robert Mead, SapientRazorfish, NSW
Emma Borland and Omar Farwahl, Cummins&Partners, VIC

Nicola Godsafe and Amanda Margariti, Universal Pictures and Diageo, NSW
Patricia Magat and Nathan Maroon, Stockland, NSW
Jesse Arundell and Michael Stocks, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Google, NSW

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Alan Border said:

Such a large NSW representation I thought this was the team sheet for the Australian cricket team.

Old lion said:

Well done Morrissey and Harley! Superstars in the making.

Old lion said:

Well done Morrissey and Harley! Superstars in the making.

KK said:

Daaaamn. That's a strong show from UM Sydney.

The Juice said:

What are they putting in the water at UM?

Winners of my heart said:

Onya Michael and Jesse!

SS said:

Congrats Emma & Omar... Go team!

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