Two de Force were delighted to work with APN Outdoor on the Cannes Young Lions Competition 2018.  We love this program - it is always crazy busy, crazy exciting and most of all immensely rewarding. 
With a new format and updated categories from previous years’, it was an exciting new challenge. Managing approximately 200 entries, 400 entrants and so many amazing ideas – we were on the journey with this years’ ‘Young Lions’. 
The initial brief was followed by the all-important online judging – there were over 70 senior industry professionals participating in the judging process. The shortlisted entrants were invited to the 24hour briefing session – held at APN Outdoor HQ. From there, very little sleep was had and superb ideas were formulated.
The finalist’s responses and the awards presentations were held at the iconic Sydney Opera House - Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge make for a pretty impressive back drop! Entrants and Judges arrived throughout the day to present, be presented to and ultimately celebrate the industry and our ‘Young Lions’ brilliant minds. 
We had an impressive 4-meter screen alongside the presentation stage, where crowd favourite, Terry Savage announced the winners and runners up for this years’ competition. DJ Feline kept our guests entertained and Solotel kept our guests fed and watered, with a delicious selcetion of seafood, australian meat and other canapes.  
Amazing efforts from all the ‘Young Lions’ from this years’ competition, and best of luck to the teams competing in Cannes!