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UK Young Lions PR Competition 2018


07 Feb 2018







A fantastic opportunity for you to take home Gold at Cannes!

The UK Young Lions PR Competition is the pre-selection competition for the Cannes Young Lions PR Competition 2018.

As well as participating in the international competition, the winning duo will spend four days at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, soaking up the atmosphere and being able to participate in all the sessions. Full delegate passes, flights and accommodation are all included!

You are now able to register your teams for the competition, and you must be logged in to do so.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 7th February, 17:00.

Once you have paid to register your team, you must email details of your team members to

Event Type: Member Event

Address: The Jam Factory Oxford Ltd, 4 Hollybush Row,, Oxford, OX1 1HU

Event Overview

How the UK Competition Works

A brief will be set by the PRCA's Charity Partner (to be revealed at a later date) who will act as the client, and participating teams will be given 24 hours to create a campaign.

The UK competition will replicate the Cannes Lions competition as much as possible.


The cost to enter is £300+vat per team. The competition is only open to PRCA consultancy members. The UK competition will take place over an identical timeframe as the Cannes PR Young Lions Competition, but during a working day: Thursday, 8th February, 2018, 10:00 - Friday, 9th February, 2018, 10:00 (24 hours). The brief is provided by a PRCA Charity In-house member. It will be circulated by email at 10:00 on Thursday, 8th February.

Completed campaigns will need to be emailed back to the PRCA by 10:00 on Friday, 9th February - in the form of a 10 page PowerPoint presentation, a 1 page summary slide and a written submission of no more than 450 words delivered as a Word document. Campaigns will then be judged by a UK Jury.

A shortlist of 6 campaigns will be invited to London on Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 to deliver a 5 minute presentation to the Jury, explaining the PR campaign.

The winning team will be notified by Thursday, 22nd February, 2018.

UK Competition Rules

Only two participants from the same consultancy are required to form a team, and consultancies are welcome to enter multiple teams. Each participant must be aged 30 years or younger (born after 23rd June, 1987), and able to travel to Cannes 18th-22nd June, 2018.

The PRCA will cover the cost of flights, 4 nights' accomodation, and delegate passes to Cannes PR Lions. All other costs will need to be covered by the competition winners.

Only PRCA consultancy members can enter the UK competition.

For more information, please call the PRCA Events team on 020 7233 6026.