Record number of Canadians named Cannes jurors

Ten Canadians, including Media Experts' Penny Stevens, will sit on juries this year.
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The Globe and Mail has announced the full list of Canadian jurors for this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, and it’s a big group.

Eight more jurors have been announced, including Penny Stevens, president at Media Experts, who will sit on the media jury. Stevens was a Young Lions juror in 2010, and also sits on the CMDC and ICA boards.

She joins the previously announced DS+P partner and ECD Denise Rossetto, who is sitting on the health jury, and Leo Burnett CEO and CCO Judy John, who was named president of the direct jury. Including John, this brings the number of Canadians sitting on a Cannes jury this year to 10, topping last year’s record of nine.

Rossetto, who previously sat on the radio jury in 2012, and John, who was on the film jury in 2013, are the only repeat Canadian judges. Design juror Monique Gamache, design director and partner at Wax, previously served as a Young Lions judge in 2009.

The complete list of Canadian jury members include:

Media: Penny Stevens, president, Media Experts

Cyber: Patrick Scissons, CCO, Grey

Film: Darren Clarke, ECD, Taxi

Promo and Activation: Rene Rouleau, CD, Proximity

Design: Monique Gamache, design director and partner, Wax

Radio: Jessica Schnurr, copywriter, John St.

Branded Content: Michael Joffe, brand activation lead, Google Canada

Mobile: Steve Savic, ECD, Critical Mass

Health: Denise Rossetto, partner and ECD, DS+P

Direct (jury president): Judy John, CEO and CCO, Leo Burnett