Cannes Lions is but a distant memory to some by now, but for the winners of AKQA’s annual Future Lions competition, it can kickstart their creative careers.

Having spoken to the agency’s group creative director Ian Wharton last week, we reveal the five winning teams behind the student competition and their work, relating to this year’s theme, Beyond.


Ask the Candidates for CNN

Team: Yeon Sang Yoon and Jin Sug Park

School: School of Visual Arts, United States


BeHeard for Vocal ID

Team: Pablo Criado Martínez, Luis Camacho and Daniel Zilch

School: Miami Ad School Madrid


BoseNeuro 35 for Bose

Team: Stanley Hines, Jr. Limah Taeb and Xia Du

School: VCU Brandcenter, United States


Google Assistant KIDS for Google

Team: Min Young Park, Jisoo Hong and Ji Hoon Kim

School: School for Visual Arts, United States


MediBrush for Kolibee

Team: Gabriela van der Linden and Aleksandr Bobrov

School: Miami Ad School, Europe


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