Entries now open for Young Lions Australia competition; deadline 5pm AEDT Mon, 14 March

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Entries now open for Young Lions Australia competition; deadline 5pm AEDT Mon, 14 March

The Young Lions Australia competition, presented by TikTok has announced that it is officially open for entries and on the look out to find best and brightest of young Aussie talent to compete at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.


If you’re under 30 the Young Lions competitions are one of the best places to celebrate your creativity. Entries are open to teams of two young advertising, media or marketing professionals.

This year’s competition will cover five Young Lions categories Digital, Film, Marketing and Media plus a brand-new category for Design professionals.

There will be two rounds to the competition:

First round will see teams of two challenged to come up with a response to a challenge or brief and responses must be uploaded online via our awards portal. Register to access “The Brief”.

Second round will see how the finalists hold up under pressure. With a fresh brief and just 24 hours to come up with a response, teams must present their creative ideas to a live panel of judges in Sydney. (Please note that those entering the Film category will have 48 hours for the second round and will not be required to live pitch their idea.)

Enter now for your chance to compete on behalf of Australia on a global stage.

You must register on the awards portal to access “The Brief” for the first round.

For more information, click here.

Important details:
Deadline for entry – 5pm AEDT, Monday 14 March 2022 (entry fee $249 +GST)
Finalists announced – Thursday 14 April 2022
Second round – 24 hour brief & live pitch – 3-4 May 2022
Film category second round – 48 hour brief – 3-5 May 2022
Cannes Lions Festival Week – 20 – 24 June 2022*

(*all entrants must be available to compete on these dates)