Australia has taken the top four Professional spots at the conclusion of the 2018-19 Young Glory Season.
Australia’s winning team of Meredith Besseling (right) & Anne Lau (left) from TBWA Sydney joined Sweden’s Teodor Fjäll & Viktor Einarsson (Berghs School of Communication) on stage at C2 Montréal, where they presented their winning concepts in front of the conferences global crowd.
Publicis Worldwide Brisbane creatives Kale McRedmond, Anais Read and James Southey have taken three of the top six spots in the world.
McRedmond and Southey placed second and Anais Read (with partner, Matt Newman) placed third, improving on their impressive fourth place finish last year.
With three Golds, two Silvers, and a handful of Bronzes and finalists, the young creatives have proven they’ve got what it takes on the global stage.
Says Ryan Petie, executive creative director, Publicis Worldwide: “Some young creatives are great at pure competition briefs, then struggle with the real ones – but these three are mature and professional enough to find creative opportunities in even the toughest briefs.
“I’m honoured to have such ambitious young talents in our agency, and can’t wait to see their competition success replicated in major award shows over the next couple of years.”
Dubbed ‘the Tour de France of creativity’, Young Glory tests creative teams over 8 long months, with 8 different briefs supplied and judged by 8 different creative leaders.
This season’s judges came from organisations including Google (San Francisco), Leo Burnett (Chicago), DPZ&T (Sao Paulo), Isobar (Sydney), Kult (Sydney) and TAXI (Montreal).
The next Young Glory season begins September 1, 2019.
Meredith Besseling & Anne Lau
Professional Runners Up:
Kale McRedmond & James Southey
Professional Third Place:
Anais Read & Matthew Newman
Publicis Worldwide & Y&R Brisbane