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2017 U.S. Cannes Young Lions Competitions Registration Now Open

Centennial, CO (February 6, 2017) – National CineMedia (NCM), the official U.S. representative to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, announces that registration for the 2017 U.S. Young Lions competitions is now open. The Young Lions competitions give the next generation of industry superstars a chance to showcase their talent at a global level.

The 2017 U.S. Young Lions competitions will feature awards in the following categories: Cyber, Film, Media, Print and PR. The winning team in each category will be sent, all expenses paid, to Cannes, France to compete as Team USA in the global Young Lions competition at the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world’s leading celebration of creativity in communications, taking place from June 17 - 24, 2017. 

Young Lions competitions are open to teams of two young professionals, 30 years old or younger, working at an advertising agency, digital agency, PR agency or media company. All U.S. participants must be legal residents of the U.S. or hold a valid visa authorizing travel to France should they be named a winner. 

All registration information and competition details can be found at canneslions.ncm.com.  The registration deadline is February 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

Young Lions Team USA Sponsors include DigitasLBi (Cyber), Pereira & O’Dell (Film), National CineMedia (Print), PR Council (PR), and a new 2017 sponsor for the Media category, UM. 

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring the U.S. Young Lions Media Competition,” said Kasha Cacy, U.S. CEO, UM. “At UM, we’re committed to cultivating young talent. The future media landscape will ultimately be shaped by aspiring media mavens like those participating in the Young Lions program. Supporting promising, inspired talent from across the industry is tremendously exciting and we’re confident the Young Lions Media program is poised for its most compelling competition to date.”

 

About National CineMedia (NCM)
National CineMedia (NCM) is America's Movie Network. As the #1 Millennial weekend network in the U.S., NCM is the connector between brands and movie audiences. More than 700 million moviegoers annually attend theatres that are currently under contract to present NCM's FirstLook pre-show in over 40 leading national and regional theatre circuits including AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC). NCM's cinema advertising network offers broad reach and unparalleled audience engagement with nearly 20,500 screens in over 1,600 theaters in 187 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50). NCM Digital goes beyond the big screen, extending in-theatre campaigns into online and mobile marketing programs to reach entertainment audiences. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) owns a 43.6% interest in, and is the managing member of, National CineMedia, LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com.    

 
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MEDIA CONTACT:    
Amy Jane Finnerty
(212) 931-8117

amy.finnerty@ncm.com