April 20, 2016 (Beirut): Executive Magazine, the country representative for the Cannes Lions Festivals, in cooperation with the IAA Lebanon chapter (International Advertising Association) and AA (Advertising Association) is pleased to announce the winners of the Young Lions Print Competition, Elie Nasr and Dina El Khouri from J. Walter Thompson Beirut.
Running for a second year, the Young Lions Print Competition challenged 28 teams of young professionals, aged 30 and under, to create a print ad based on a brief by the “Lebanese Autism Society – LAS” which urges people to donate to the charity and help enhance the lives of individuals with autism. Participants were briefed onsite at the American University of Beirut and then given 7 hours to develop their print ad. The Young Lions Print Competition jury was composed of head creative directors of advertising agencies.
The winners, Elie and Dina, will represent Lebanon and compete internationally at the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival from June 21 to June 27, having been granted an all-expenses-paid trip, including flights on Air France, accommodation and a full week delegate pass to the festival.
Among the outstanding entries in this year’s competition, Executive would also like to highlight the 2nd place winners, Joseph El Hajj Assaf and Maher Dahdouh from Blitz, as well as the 3rd place winners, Andrew Assi and Noor Akar from H&C Leo Burnett.
Our thanks go to all the participants and partners who made this year’s competition a success, including Choueiry Group, Fortune Promoseven, Grey Worldwide, Impact BBDO, Intermarkets, J. Walter Thompson, H&C Leo Burnett, Lowe Pimo, Memac Ogilvy, Publicis, Rizk Group, Spirit, Young & Rubicam, Communic8, the American University of Beirut and Air France our official carrier for supporting Young talented professionals. As a result of their support, young Lebanese creatives were given a great opportunity to demonstrate their talents and the winners will be able to fly to Cannes Lions Festival.
With the challenging times that Lebanon is facing, Executive Magazine perceives the importance of promoting – with courage, imagination and optimism – the creativity that sustains, invigorates and enriches our lives, and we will continue in our efforts to do so.