IAPI would like to congratulate the teams that have been shortlisted across the seven Cannes Young Lions categories. The standard across the entries was exceptionally high and shortlisting was a tough task.

IAPI CEO Charley Stoney said “Judging this competition is such a privilege. You get to see first-hand how incredibly talented and resourceful young creatives and marketers are. We are delighted both by the uptake for Cannes Young Lions this year as well as the quality of entries. And, with only 48 hours to respond! I believe the charities we picked this year and the quality of the briefs has brought out the altruism and empathetic nature of everyone concerned.”

Cannes Young Lions shortlisted teams were scheduled to present to their juries on 19, 20 and 23 March but in light of recent developments with regards to COVID 19 and yesterday’s statement from the government these presentations will be rescheduled to a future date.

The charities who have benefitted from the competition are A Lust for Life, VOICE Ireland, and CyberSafeIreland. And of course, a special acknowledgement to the sponsors without whom the competition would not be possible INM, Facebook, Sky, Pull the Trigger, Core, PRII & PRCA, Choose Radio & Smurfit Kappa.

Congratulations to all those that have made the shortlist and IAPI look forward to selecting the winning teams at a future date.


  • Katie Williamson and Kate Finnerty, Bradley Brand & Design
  • Jessica Walsh and Oisin Scott, Idea Ltd.
  • Emily Blaney and Nicole McMahon, In the Company of Huskies
  • Raphael Silva and Rafael Ferla, JWT Folk
  • Carla Soriani and Aoife Davis, Oliver


  • Georgia Stevenson and Sinead Farrelly, BBDO Dublin
  • Laura Rice and Greg Colley, In the Company of Huskies
  • Ben Razey and James Edmondson, Javelin
  • Niamh Ryan, Publicis Dublin and Dean Ryan, JWT Folk
  • Matthieu Chardon and Sean Timbs, Publicis Dublin
  • Hannah Gallagher and Adam Kelly, Rothco
  • Jack O’Brien and Colm MacMathuna, The Public House


  • Isabel Harvey and Ivona Poljak, BBDO Dublin
  • Orla Kennedy and Molly Devlin, Boys + Girls
  • Sacha Noyes and Jessie DeBoe, Boys + Girls
  • Eva Redmond, Core and Dairiona Ryan, Rothco
  • Niamh O’Shaughnessy and Amy Hore, Publicis Dublin
  • Ciara Gilmartin and Lorna Tutty, Rothco
  • Emma Magill and Kevin Rooney, Verve


  • Aisling O’Brien and Erica Bracken, Edelman
  • Linda Conway and Laura Connell, Edelman
  • Hannah Moore and Robert McDowell, Hume Brophy
  • Orna Clarke and Lughan Deane, Murray Group
  • Kate Wilkinson and Nicola Halloran, Teneo
  • Kate Stapleton and Gillian Chapman, Wilson Hartnell PR


  • Anna Lovatt and Ryan Reid, Carat
  • Meagan Malone and Patricia Byrne, Carat
  • Emily Carew and Jack Connolly, Group M
  • Zsofi Toth and Aarushi Tyagi, Havas Media Ireland
  • Grainne MacNeice and Blaithin Henehan, OMD Ireland
  • Mike Dolan and Preksha Mandhyan, UM
  • Laura Boscolo Todaro and Helen Comerford, Zenith


  • Nicki Meehan and Angela Grishin, BBDO Dublin
  • Craig Babikian and Seunghyun Kim, BBDO Dublin
  • Kevin McKay, Ogilvy Dublin and Cian Booth, Boys + Girls
  • Ben Fraser, Havas Dublin and Helen O’Higgins, JWT Folk
  • Emmet Heneghan and Steve Clifford, Rothco
  • Shane O’Hare and Barry Taylor, The Public House

Young Marketers

  • Breege Moyne and Aine Brady, AIB
  • Lisa Tobin and Lisa McEneaney, Bord Gais Energy
  • Oisin Hayes and Aoife Bolger, Failte Ireland
  • Bebhinn Maguire and Karena Twohig, Kinetic Ireland
  • Cashel McGrath and Shauna Roche, Paddy Power Betfair
  • Elisa McKenna and Claire Walsh, permanent TSB
  • Niamh Chambers and Eimear Meehan, Three Ireland