The 2023 U.S. Young Lions Competition is officially closed. Please check out our Winners tab to see Team USA 2023 who will compete on the global stage at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in June.

See below for a brief description of each competition:


Presented in a 5-page deck, develop a creative insight and explain how your digital solution uses a maximum of three social media platforms in new and exciting ways to answer the brief.


Create an original idea in response to the brief, film your footage and edit it into a captivating :30 ad.


Presented in a 10-page deck, demonstrate how to create 'Consumer Engagement' and exploit the value of emerging media with consumer insights to drive effective communication strategies in response to the brief.


Presented in a 10-page deck, shape a PR strategy that demonstrates your creative process, showing how the idea would connect with the organization’s brand values, how it engages with the public and builds relations with relevant stakeholders to answer the brief.


In response to the brief, produce a stand-out, captivating and unique one-page print ad.