The charity that IAPI have chosen for the Media category is Epilepsy Ireland.

This competition is open to IAPI media member agencies only and those digital member agencies who buy media. 

You must be 30 years of age or younger, born on or after 22 June 1987 and resident in Ireland.

Key Dates
Key Dates

Brief available

14th Feb

Entries open

16th Feb

Deadline - 5:00 p.m.

5th Mar

Entries are shortlisted

15th Mar

Media shortlisted teams present in person to the jury - 20 March

20th Mar
The Competition
The Competition

Who can enter? 

IAPI member media agencies or digital agencies that buy media. You must be 30 years of age or younger, born on or after 22 June 1987 and resident in Ireland. Registration for the competition will be opened after the briefing event. You can register to attend the briefing here.

The Competition

The Young Lions Media Competition challenges the brightest professional minds working in media agencies to demonstrate their strategic thinking and innovative approaches to solving an important marketing challenge to drive critical business success.Each team will be required to generate the necessary insights to develop an innovative media selection as well as their creative uses. 

You must submit the following as part of your entry:

  • Presentation (PPX/PDF - max: 10 slides / 25MB
  • 450 word explanation detailing the creative idea, the strategy and the execution

Your entry will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity (50% of vote) - Is there a driving creative idea with potential for industry impact?
  • Strategy (25% of vote) - Is there a strong idea at the heart that brings the campaign together? Is there an insight that unlocks the target audience? How deep is the understanding of the brief/challenge?
  • Execution (25% of vote) - Is there rigour in the execution? Would the campaign work?

Shortlisted teams will present to the jury w/c 19 March in the IAPI office, exact date TBC.

Entry fee

There is an entry fee of €75 per team. 

Pay the entry fee and register your team here

The Deadline

5 pm on Monday 5 March

You must submit your entry to and include the CATEGORY (i.e. MEDIA) and both TEAM MEMBERS NAMES AND EMAILS.

Entries must not contain any agency branding.

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