2011 Fairfax Media Young Lions Competition

04 Apr 2011


New Zealand's top young advertising talents are invited to enter the 2011 Fairfax Media Young Print Lions competition, where a team of two win the chance to compete on the international stage at Cannes.

The competition is for young professionals at the start of their careers and this year the category is "print". Teams comprised of an art director and copywriter respond to a brief to create a print advertisement.

Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Sandra King says "As the New Zealand representative for Cannes Young Lions for the past six years, Fairfax Media is proud to once again get behind our emerging talent within the advertising industry. We are looking for two superb creatives who shine in our own New Zealand competition, to then attend Cannes Lions Advertising Festival and compete against other Young Lions from around the world. The pressure is huge and the standards are high, but kiwis have a good reputation for putting together winning ads," says King.

"This is a unique opportunity that will not only expose the winning team to some of the greatest creative advertising minds in the world, but will also offer the agency that they are representing some fantastic global exposure," says King.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 29 April 2011.  Entry is open to young professionals working in the industry who are 28 years old or younger at the time of the festival.

The winning teams will be announced on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 at Fairfax Media's Viaduct office in Auckland.

Courtesy of Fairfax Media, the winning team of the Fairfax Media Young Print Lions competition will be flown to France in June and receive full registration to attend the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, the largest and most prestigious advertising festival in the world.

This is the sixth year Fairfax Media has run the competition, which is one of the many initiatives from Fairfax Media aimed at supporting the development of New Zealand's creative talent.

For media queries, please contact Victoria Coleman, Fairfax Media Communications and Marketing Manager, by email: victoria.coleman@fairfaxmedia.co.nz or phone: 09 970 4008 or 021 705080.

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