The Young Lions Design Competition

Calling all designers! It's time to create a logo and brand identity in just 24 hours. Show the whole creative communications industry your design skills

How does it work?

  • Contact your local Festival Rep to find out about the Competition near you
  • Compete in your local competition
  • Win your local competition!
  • Compete digitally in the Young Lions Design Competition 2022 with the option of attending the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2022

The challenge

You'll be briefed by a charity or NGO about their brand challenge.

Then there's just 24 hours for you to come up with a brand identity that includes a logo/brand, a 150-word description of how the brand identity fits the brief and a 150-word description of how the brand would evolve.

This will be judged by a selection of industry experts before the winner is crowned live at the festival.

Who is it for?

  • Graphic Designers
  • Specialist Designers
  • Art Directors
  • Photographers


  • Full-working professional aged 31 years old or younger
  • Local Competition winner

"An amazing, fulfilling and unique (maybe even once-in-a-lifetime) experience."

Elsa Rodrigues, Fuel Lisbon

Apply for the competition via your festival rep

Find your Local representative