Ireland Young Lions Competition Entry Page

Wednesday 8th March

Non-members Price:
Free to attend, all welcome.

Members Price:

This year†Ireland will be sending seven teams of young creatives to Cannes Lions. This is the largest number of Young Lions ever fielded by Ireland in the 62†year history of the festival.†

Teams will compete in the national heats in Ireland in February/March 2017, with the winners proceeding to the International competition in†Cannes from 17 - 24 June.†


The†Young Lions Ireland Competition 2017 encompasses†seven categories this year: Print,†Film, Media, Cyber, Design, PR and Young Marketers.

  1. Cyber (IAPI member agencies only;creative, media or digital agencies)
  2. Media (IAPI media member agencies and digital member agencies who buy media)
  3. Print (IAPI member agencies only)
  4. Film (IAPI creative and digital†member agencies only)†
  5. Design (freelance designers, anyone working in an Irish design agency & †anyone working in design in IAPI member agency) -†NO ENTRY FEE†
  6. PR (PRCA, PRII & IAPI member agencies) -†NO ENTRY FEE
  7. Young Marketers (see entry requirements below)†- NO ENTRY FEE†

To be eligible to compete in the Young Marketers competition the team must be made up of two young professional working for client companies that engage the services of advertising and communications companies. Freelancers are not eligible to compete in Young Marketers. †

A full list of IAPI MEMBER AGENCIES, can be found here.


  1. There is no entry fee for Young Marketers,†Design or PR.
  2. Every entry must be from a†team of two members. This applies to ALL categories.†
  3. Two people from different member agencies are able to enter as one team into the relevant categories.
  4. You must be under 30, born on or after 25 June 1986 and resident in Ireland. Note the competitions are not open to students (official Cannes Lions rules).

Full Terms & Conditions can be found here.

All briefs can be found here.

The full list of jury members is here.

Detailed descriptions of each category can be found here, with details on whether or not you willl have to present your submission in IAPI offices.†



  1. Pay your entry fee (if required!) of €75 (per team) at the bottom of this page.†You must include the category you are entering†alongside your name. See example below.†
  2. Submit materials to††as per the requirements†before†5pm on Wednesday 8 March for Film, Cyber, Print, Media, PR and Design. Young Marketers have until 5pm on Friday 10†March.†The subject line of your email must read: "CYL - (CATEGORY) - BOTH NAMES OF COMPETITORS"
  3. You must include full names and email addresses for both competitors.†
  4. DO NOT include company branding on any materials submitted. This does not apply to the Young Marketers competition.†You can use†your agency email address when entering.†


Full Name:†Joe Bloggs - YOUNG MARKETERS


Attendee 2 Full Name:†Jane Bloggs - YOUNG MARKETERS


We will not be accepting incomplete or uncategorised†entries.

If you have any issues with payment,†please contact†/†01 - 676 5991.†

Best of luck to all of our competitors!†

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