Cannes Young Lions 2022 Open For Team Registrations


Thanks to the generous sponsorship of DMG MediaRadiocentre IrelandPRIIPRCAPull the TriggerSky Media IrelandMetaSmurfit Kappa and Core, IAPI were thrilled to once again launch the national Cannes Young Lions competition in Ireland. In 2022, IAPI will be selecting seven teams to represent Ireland across the categories of Print, Media, Public Relations, Film, Digital, Design and Young Marketers.

Vital information given at the launch included the news that the Global Young Lions competition will once again be digital in 2022. This decision has been made by Cannes Lions International for a number of reasons including making competing equitable and fair for all globally, even those in countries with lower vaccine rates plus avoiding additional costs e.g. testing, quarantine hotels for those travelling from further afield. IAPI will still bring all seven winning teams to the festival in June as their prize but the international competition will already have run over a three-week period from 16th May to 7th June prior to travel.

In addition to this, due to missing a year for the pandemic and to capture missed Young Lions - the global competition is giving an extra year's allowance in 2022. The competition is open to those aged 31 or younger - those born on or after 24 June 1990.

Quick FAQs:

  • Teams will compete in our national heats in February and March 2022, with the seven winning teams proceeding to represent Ireland in the online Global Young Lions festival between 16 May and 7 June 2022.
  • There is an entry fee of €90 per team.
  • Entrants must be resident in Ireland  and 31 years of age or younger - born on or after 24 June 1990. For further Terms and Conditions of entry, click here.
  • Please note you can only enter ONE category.

How to register your team:

  • Click on Register Online to sign up via Eventbrite
  • To register your team, please choose two tickets in the category of your choice. Please ensure you select the correct category as it will determine which charity briefing you are invited to. Selecting two tickets will add up to the entry fee of €90.
  • When prompted for ticket details, please enter each competitor's name, email, phone number, job title, agency/organisation and date of birth.

Key Dates

  • 18 February - Charity Briefings
  • 20 February - Entry Deadline
  • 21-25 March - Shortlist Presentations
  • 22 April - Winner Showcase

Briefing Schedule - 18 February

  • 9.00-10.30 - Film & Media
  • 11.00 - 12.30 - Print, Design & Young Marketers
  • 13.00 - 14.30 - PR & Digital

Invites for the relevant Zoom briefing will be issued to you the week of the competition. Please save the time in your diary and ensure you can attend.

A video of the Cannes Young Lions 2022 launch briefing is available below: — 


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