Young Lions judges named

Yesterday, the Globe and Mail announced the judges for the Young Lions Awards which, for the first time, includes a media category.

Lauren Richards, CEO of Starcom MediaVest, will head up the judging panel for the The Globe and Mail Young Lions Competition’s first-ever media category. Joining her on the jury will be Ann Kairns, BCP Montreal; Michael Bolt, MBS; Nancy Surphlis, M2 Universal; Cindy Drown, Cossette; and Paula Carolan, OMD.

The Young Lions Awards film, cyber and print catogories jury will be moderated by strategy executive editor Mary Maddever. The jury includes Bill Durnan, EVP, Cossette; Israel Diaz, CD, Leo Burnett; Tim Piper, AD/copy writer, Ogilvy; Mike Kirkland, AD, Ogilvy; Eva Polis, CD, DDB Canada; and Christina Yu, VP/CD, Lowe Roche.

The winning young Canadian creatives are dispatched to Cannes for the opportunity to compete with their global peers in the Cannes Young Lions Competition.