Calling Canada's top young creative, media and marketing talent

Are you ready to compete against the best young advertising and marketing minds? Winners go on to represent Canada at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Registration for the 2017 Young Lions and Young Marketers Competitions has now opened. They're the only competitions in Canada that qualify winners to compete head-to-head against the world's best young advertising and marketing minds at the global Young Lions Competitions in Cannes from June 17-24, 2017.

Think you have what it takes to compete on the world stage? You'll have to prove it first in Canada. As the Competition Sponsor, The Globe and Mail will be hosting the Young Lions Competitions in the categories of Print, Film, Cyber and Media, as well as the Young Lions Marketers Competition, which is open to marketers working in client companies. Taking place over a 24- to 48-hour period in March, eligible entrants complete submissions designed to prepare the teams for the live competition in Cannes. Submissions are then judged by a panel of the industry's creative, media and marketing leaders with finalists announced at the CMDC Conference in Toronto on April 25, 2017.

So who's eligible? The competitions are open to young professionals in the industry who are not older than 30 years of age prior to June 25, 2017. To check full eligibility criteria and competition guidelines, refer to the Official Competition Rules.

To register and learn more about The Globe and Mail's 2017 Young Lions and Young Marketers Competitions, visit

About the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 40,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. More than 15,000 delegates from 95 countries attend a week-long program of exhibitions, screenings and talks by worldwide thought leaders.

About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail, founded in 1844, is Canada's foremost news media company. Each day, The Globe leads the national discussion by engaging Canadians through its award-winning coverage of news, politics, business, investing and lifestyle topics, across multiple platforms. The Globe and Mail brand footprint, including Report on Business magazine, reaches 7.4 million readers every week. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

The Globe and Mail has been the official Canadian representative of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity since 2005, hosting the Canadian Young Lions competitions since 2007 and the Young Marketers competition since 2012.