April 1st, 2015 (Beirut): As the country representative for the Cannes Lions Festivals, Executive Magazine in cooperation with the IAA Lebanon chapter (International Advertising Association) and SOA (Syndicate of Advertising) is pleased to announce the winners of the Young Lions Print Competition, Elie Nasr and Ali Faraj from J. Walter Thompson Beirut.
The judges composed of head creative directors of advertising agencies chose their entry from a field of 23 entrants. The challenge of the Young Lions Print Competition was to produce a print ad within seven hours represented by one creative team. This year’s competition theme was to create awareness, educate and inform the public about the NGO BASSMA, emphasizing on their goal of ensuring a family unit.
The winners won a fully paid trip to the Cannes Lions festival flying on Air France from June 21 till June 27, 2015. They will also represent Lebanon and compete internationally with other young advertising professionals.
Executive also congratulate the 2nd place winner Wael Baytamouni and Marianne El Khoury from INHOUSE Communication and Malek Badreddine and Rawane Khalil from Memac Ogilvy who came in the 3rd place as well as all the young creatives who entered the competition. This year’s entrants included many outstanding works.
Our thanks go to everyone who participated in this competition and to all our partners, Fortune Promoseven, Impact BBDO, J,Walter Thomson, Leo Burnett, Lowe Pimo, Memac Ogilvy, Publicis, Young and Rubicam and the kind support of Air France that reconfirmed its commitment to supporting young Lebanese talent, winners will be able to fly to the Cannes Lions.
Executive Magazine will continue its efforts to give young creative talents an opportunity to showcase their talents in the international scene.