We're thrilled to announce the Cannes Young Lions teams representing Ireland for 2020/2021. 14 of Ireland’s most creative young stars who will go on to compete in June 2021 on an international stage against teams from all over the world in the Design, Digital, Film, Media, PR, Print and Young Marketers categories.

We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the competition this year. We know the circumstances of the presentations were a little bit different and we really appreciate the time and effort put in by all entrants to present to us via Zoom.

Congratulations to the seven selected teams. We can't wait for the teams to present their winning ideas to you. We will be arranging an online alternative to our #CYLIreland Winner's Showcase event and as soon as we have the details of this we will be back in touch.

The Design Bunch
The Design Bunch

Rafael Ferla, Art Director, JWT Folk

Raphael Silva, Interactive Designer, JWT Folk

"Assessing the design work produced for Cannes Young Lions alongside the accompanying presentations of the candidates was an enjoyable and engaging experience, and whilst there were a number of well thought out and impressive presentations from the shortlisted candidates the winning entry for me clearly stood out as an excellent creative solution that answered the clients brief in a unique and highly considered way. The chosen project showed how refinement of concept to the presentation of a single outstanding design solution justified its selection as the well deserved winning entry." Rossi McAuley, President, ICAD

The Digital Bunch
The Digital Bunch

Sacha Noyes, Junior Planner, Boys + Girls

Jessie DeBoe, Art Director, Boys + Girls

"This was a very strong campaign idea and there is huge potential for scalability in it. If tested in Ireland it could become a concept that goes much further globally and be used for a variety of issues. Its strength is in its optimism and that can be very galvanizing for a movement." Ciara Harrison, Facebook

The Film Bunch
The Film Bunch

Georgia Stevenson, Producer, BBDO Dublin

Sinead Farrelly, Producer, BBDO Dublin

"It was a close call between several of the entered films, with many of them really showing great insight to the issue and how to address those issues creatively. “It’s Grand” stood out as it was a very simple idea using ordinary everyday issues everyone can relate to; its inherently Irish with it’s ‘Grandness’, and gave a lot of space to allow for comedic development, while also opening up the possibility for a rallying call to the nation." Max Brady, Pull the Trigger

The Media Bunch
The Media Bunch

Jack Connolly, Account Executive, Group M

Emily Carew, Account Executive, Group M

"I loved the concept and the tagline and felt that it really fitted with the brief. You can really have fun with this one. It's a soft intro into a tough topic to get parents engaged with. They had one central concept that they executed across lots of platforms and it was a very positive campaign that will bring great awareness." Alex Cooney, CyberSafeIreland

The Print Bunch
The Print Bunch

Helen O’Higgins, Art Director, JWT Folk

Ben Fraser, Digital Strategist, Havas Dublin

"It was a really arresting and intriguing campaign - the visual was an instant metaphor for the role parents play in helping navigate their children’s digital lives. All great advertising should tell a story and as a reader it is entirely up to you what you read into this. It taps into a human insight between parents and children and really touches their heart." Charley Stoney, IAPI

The PR Bunch
The PR Bunch

Lughan Deane, Consultant, Murray

Orna Clarke, Senior Account Executive, Murray

"The team took a twin-track, intergenerational approach, addressing the concerns of parents and millennials. For the older generation, the campaign prompted them to re-think why so much unnecessary plastic was used to wrap vegetables and fruits and, for the younger generation, they tapped into existing interest in and commitment to the future of the planet. The winning campaign was research and information-led and the call to action, different for each target stakeholder group, was designed to resonate with their pre-existing concerns and capacity for behaviour change." Martina Byrne, Chief Executive, PRII/PRCA

The Young Marketers Bunch
The Young Marketers Bunch

Oisin Hayes, Marketing Communications Executive, Fáilte Ireland

Aoife Bolger, Marketing Communications Executive, Fáilte Ireland

"Strategic thinking was spot on and using tree planting as a way of reconnecting as a family and in the broader context, reconnecting with the planet, was an effective and current creative vehicle." Meadhbh Quinn, Strategic Marketing Consultant