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10 Jun

All In Summit


/ March 29th 2020
Cannes Lions UK Advertising Export Group

We are delighted to announce the winners of the UK Young Lions Competition 2020.

We received an amazing 175 entries this year and the work was of an incredibly high standard. The brief was centred around our diversity and inclusion initiative. We would like to thank all the entrants for taking part and for our wonderful panel of jurors for their valued feedback.

There are three awards in each category:  1st prize – the opportunity to compete in the Global Young Lions Competitions in Cannes in 2021 *,  2nd prize: tickets to our annual summit, LEAD and a third team in each category has been highly commended.

* Following the recent announcement that this year’s festival has been cancelled, the organisers have confirmed that our UK teams will be able to compete at Cannes Lions 2021 (21-25 June).

We will shortly be publishing the full details of the 18 winning teams with their work.


First Prize: Lilia Franca Quinaud, Senior Designer & Mario Pimenta de Oliveira Neto, Designer,  Jones Knowles Ritchie

2nd Prize: Michael Greenhalgh, Designer & Tidiane Diagana, Designer, McCann Central

Highly commended: Lauryn Raymond, Junior Designer & Benjamin Kruczyk, Middleweight Creative / Copywriter, Sudler London WPP


First Prize: Eytan Smith, Copywriter & Rachel Tweedy, Art Director, AMV BBDO

2nd Prize: Joe Watson, Digital Strategist & Simon Thorneloe, Senior Designer, Dept

Highly commended: Leah Mammoliti, Art Director & Chesney Payet, Copywriter, Digitas UK


First Prize: Augustine Cerf, Creative (Copywriter) & Lauren Peters, Creative (Art Director),  AMV BBDO

2nd Prize: Matt Nicholas, Creative & Nick Archer, Creative, Sky Creative Agency

Highly commended: Tudor Feraru, Senior Creative  & Mark Wilson, Senior Creative, 1000heads


First Prize: Lindsay Germain, Assistant Brand Manager  & Marta Bukala, Brand Manager, Bayer

2nd Prize: Henry Steel, Media and Campaign Planning Assistant & Holly Garrett, Campaign Assistant, Tesco

Highly commended: Jordan Beedles, Campaign Manager & Samuel Kelsall, In-Store Customer Communications Operations Executive, Tesco


First Prize:  Benjamin Lynch, Data & Technology Director & Samuel Karjalainen, Senior Manager, OMD EMEA

2nd Prize: Oli Flower ,Associate Strategy Director & Caitlin Pinner, Strategy Manager, UM Worldwide

Highly commended: Lucas Wesney, Strategist & Jack Bellamy, Strategist, Initiative


First Prize: Samantha Banner, Copywriter & Emma Bromley, Copywriter, ZEAL Creative

2nd Prize: Jake Smith, Junior Creative & Max Simmance, Junior Creative, Havas Lynx

Highly commended: David Ryan Jones, Copywriter & Lewis Dunlop, Art Director, McCann Manchester


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