Finalists announced for the 2024 TikTok Young Lions Australia competition

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Finalists announced for the 2024 TikTok Young Lions Australia competition

The shortlist for the 2024 TikTok Young Lions competition has been announced.


This year there were hundreds of applicants setting a very high benchmark in creative ideas across design, digital, film, marketing and media.

The panel of expert judges have whittled it down to 25 entries that showcase the very best of what the industry has to offer.

The shortlisted contestants are one step closer to representing Australia in the global Young Lions competition.

TikTok Young Lions shortlist:

Design sponsored by Outdoor Media Association
Alana von Drehnen & Ruben Savariego – Apparent
Anna Forsyth & Kat Van Berkel – CHEP Network
Eden Payne & Stella Palmer – Kopi Su Studio
Louis Johanson & Amy Toma – R/GA
Sarah Sweeney & Laura Adamson – Hardhat

Digital sponsored by TikTok
Abby Clark & Laura Murphy – MBCS Australia
Cindy Diep & Kate Price – Ogilvy Australia
Daniel Borghesi & Jake Rowland – M&C Saatchi
Heidi Rabbitts & Eliza Smith – Dentsu Creative
Shaun McFarlane & Isobella Plush – Special Australia

Film sponsored by TikTok
Felix Barnett, Trinity Ross – The Bundy Agency and CHEP Network
Katy Hulton & Elly Pipiciello – Howatson + Company
Kean Szczur & Leighton Howindt – Dentsu Creative
Madelene McGuinness & Jordan Ellis – VML
Ruby Koco & Cam Casey – CHEP Network

Marketing sponsored by Nine
Alana Keegan & Zara Gross – Domino’s Pizza Enterprises & Supercheap Auto
Jessica Allan & Paulina Bolaira – JCDecaux
Keira Spencer & Laura Currie – Google
Krishma Sood & Arianne Riley – The Arnott’s Group
Meagan Bebndorf & Meagan Aquilina – Flight Centre

Media sponsored by The Trade Desk
Aimee Carron & Caitlin Watters – Kinesso & UM
Celie Stewart & Rubi Hudson – Wavemaker
Ryan Hancock & Jodie Allen – Match & Wood
Sebastian Liell-Cock & Nicholas Bagaric – PHD Media
Sophie Stone & Olivia Hawkes – This is Flow & Wavemaker

These talented entrants will now attend a live briefing session on 16 April at TikTok headquarters at Salesforce Tower in Sydney’s Circular Quay. Entrants will then present to a live judging panel the following day, with winners announced on 18 April.

The winners will be flown off to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June, where they will compete on the global stage in the world’s largest annual gathering of the creative community.

To attend the TikTok Young Lions winners reveal party on 18 April, purchase tickets HERE.