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Fairfax to young prodigies: “You gotta be in to win”

Time is running out for young creative and media prodigies to enter the Fairfax Media Young Lions competition, which offers four fresh-faced souls a chance to attend and compete at the Cannes Lions, the largest and most prestigious advertising festival in all the world.

The Fairfax Media competition, which closes on Friday, 16 April at 5pm, is open to all young professionals at the start of their careers in the media and advertising industry (Entry is open to those who will be 28 years old or under at the time of the festival). It is divided into two categories: a Young Lions Media competition, open to teams comprising an agency media planner and agency media buyer, and a Young Lions Cyber competition, open to teams comprising a copywriter and web designer/art director.

As official representative for the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, Fairfax Media will send the four winning creative and media stars to compete in Cannes, covering the cost of airfares, transfers, accommodation and festival registration. Then they will get their schmooze on and also get the opportunity to hear presentations from the best advertising minds in the world.

But why, you ask, would the media behemoth be so kind, giving and generous. Well, I’m glad you asked, because by supporting the creative industry, Fairfax Media hopes to ensure “a future of intelligent, creative and effective media campaigns”.

Full information and entry forms are available at www.stuff.co.nz/younglions.

The winning teams will be announced on 4 May at Fairfax Media’s lair in Auckland.

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