ABOUT

Círculo Creativo, supporting National CineMedia (NCM) with the U.S. Young Lions competitions, is the administrator of the official US Hispanic "Young Creatives Contest." Only participating teams that are working at a U.S. Hispanic agency or on a Hispanic account can participate.

The first place winning team will be partially sponsored to attend the Cannes Lions Festival in June 2018 to participate in the global Young Film Lions competition as “TEAM USA HISPANIC” competing against teams from all over the world. During the Festival week, the global Young Lions competitions offer these winning teams from around the world an opportunity to compete against each other and showcase their talent globally. Winning the competitions would be a hugely rewarding experience that could change a career forever.

The second place winning team will be partially sponsored to attend the "Silla Silencio" in May in El Sol - El Festival Iberoamericano de la Comunicación Publicitaria in Bilbao, Spain.  

About Silla Silenciosa:  The “Silla Silencio (Silent Chair)” is an initiative officially launched by El Sol for their 30th anniversary.

El Sol assembles a jury from all over Ibero-america in Bilbao: The jury is selected by creative clubs from each country, then hand-picked by El Sol and Cannes winners from the previous four years, finally,  each name is approved by the festival’s counseling committee. This complex process guarantees we have a slice of the best regional talent in advertising each year.  All winners decisions are made in a physical debate by the 20 professionals from the Grand Jury, we believe that being a part of the jury debates is a wonderful opportunity to learn; that is why we like to bring a young creative to each section’s jury (agency employees with great talent but little experience who have never been a part of a jury) . Without a doubt, the opportunity to participate in the debates and interact with the jury as a group member would be an unforgettable experience for eight young creatives (the student participating in the “silent chair” does not actively participate in the debates, only listens, and has no vote).


IMPORTANT

Participating teams that are not from a U.S. Hispanic Agency or working on a Hispanic account are not eligible to participate in this competition. For more information about the broader 2018 US Young Lions Competitions, please visit http://canneslions.ncm.com/young-lions
 
Participating teams can only participate in one or the other competition. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.


TIMELINE

REGISTRATION OPEN
March 26-April
6, 2018
(Closes at 8 pm ET)

CREATIVE BRIEF ISSUED
April 12,
2018

ENTRIES DUE
April 15
2018
(FIRM - Closes at 8 pm ET)

JUDGING
April 23-May 2,
2018

WINNERS ANNOUNCED
May 4
2018

YOUNG FILM LIONS COMPETITION
6/17-21
2018


ElIgibiliTY

  • The Competition is open to teams of two creative young professionals employed by an Hispanic advertising agency in the U.S. AND a current 2018 member of the Círculo Creativo in The United States (2018 membership is from January 1 to December 31, 2018), who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of registration and who will not be older than thirty (30) years of age as of June 17, 2018 (born after June 22, 1987).  The winners will be asked to provide proof of age for both team members. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. 
  • Participants must be legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia with valid passports or hold valid Visas authorizing travel to France or Spain before registration.
  • Participants must be in good standing as a current employee or freelancer of an Hispanic advertising company or agency in the US at time of registration and have employer's permission to travel to Cannes from June 16 to 22, 2018 or to travel to Bilbao from May 27 to June 3, 2018 before registration. (Dates are subject to change)
  • Participating teams that are not from a U.S. Hispanic Agency or working on a Hispanic account are not eligible to participate in this competition. For more information about the broader 2018 US Young Lions Competitions, please visit http://canneslions.ncm.com/young-lions.
    Participating teams can only participate in one or the other competition. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.


PrizeS


FIRST PLACE TEAM:

  • Represent "TEAM USA Hispanic" at the Young Film Lions Competition at 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France
  • One Full Week Young Lion Pass (June 17-22, 2018) per team member. (Dates are subject to change)
  • Up to $2,000 per team member to purchase round-trip coach airfare tickets (USA - Nice, France).  
  • Up to $2,000 for lodging expenses (June 16-22, 2018) using Airbnb accommodation. One apartment for the team. (Dates are subject to change)

IMPORTANT - PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDES: Each team member shall be responsible for their baggage fees, inflight entertainment fees, itinerary changes fees, insurance fees, ground transportation, lodging incidentals fees, meals, beverages, gratuities, taxes, roaming and data charges and all other expenses, not included or covered in the prize description. 

 

SECOND PLACE TEAM:

  • Delegate Pass to "Silla Silenciosa" at El Sol Festival in Bilbao, Spain (May 31 - June 2, 2018). (Dates are subject to change)
  • Hotel accommodation in Bilbao, Spain.
  • Working meals with jurors

IMPORTANT - PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDES: Each team member shall be responsible to purchase their round-trip coach airfare tickets (USA - Bilbao, Spain), baggage fees, inflight entertainment fees, itinerary changes fees, insurance fees, ground transportation, hotel incidentals fees, meals, beverages, gratuities, taxes, roaming and data charges and all other expenses, not included or covered in the prize description. 


QUESTIONS?

Contact: Paco Vargas at paco@circulocreativo.org



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