Winners of the 2023 TikTok Young Lions Australia Competition heading to Cannes in June

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Winners of the 2023 TikTok Young Lions Australia Competition heading to Cannes in June

The winners of the 2023 TikTok Young Lions Australia competition have been announced. The winners will be heading off to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June to compete against other young winners from around the world in the Cannes Young Lions Competition.


The Young Lions competition is a platform for young, talented creatives to demonstrate their abilities and make a mark in the advertising industry.

Australian Winners:

Lachlan Macfarlane, Junior Content Creator, Khemistry and Austin Macfarlane, Online Editor, Serve Chilled

Dean Shein, Copywriter, Wunderman Thompson and Grace Hurley, Junior Art Director, Wunderman Thompson

Casey Clarke, Copywriter, Dig and Zac Nairn, Art Director, Dig

Annie Lim, Senior Strategist, Ogilvy and Cindy Diep, Copywriter, Ogilvy

Ben Breden, Communications Designer, Initiative and Olivia Coxon, Senior Partnerships Executive, Initiative

Emma Le, Account Manager, OMD and Taylah Barrett, Client Solutions Director, News Corp Australia

Ika Jumali, Designer, CHEP and Maddy Merzvinskis, Brand Designer, CHEP

Lisa Lin, Junior Designer, Apparent and Nathan Brackenrig, senior graphic designer, Apparent

Bella Hayes, PR Executive, Howatson+Company and Millie Clout, PR Manager, Howatson+Company

Annabel Begeng, Creative, Thinkerbell and Lily Lazzarotti, Art Director, Thinkerbell

Christopher Devenish-Meares, Marketing Manager, AMP and Elyse Killingback, Marketing & Communications Manager, AMP

Keira Spencer, Associate Product Marketing Manager for SMB, Google and Laura Currie, Marketing & Social Specialist, Google (YouTube)