Ad Age invited young creatives from all over the world for the sixth year to design the cover of our Cannes Issue that is distributed at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The team that created the winning cover is awarded a trip to the festival, and will be celebrated at Ad Age's cocktail party at the Grand Hotel lawn. (See winner's story here).
It was a tough choice, and we also want to highlight and salute the 12 finalists we selected after great deliberation. They are from Bangladesh, India, Japan, South Africa, the U.K. and the U.S. They are talented young creatives working at global networks including Publicis Worldwide, J. Walter Thompson, FCB and Ogilvy, digital agencies R/GA and RED Interactive Agency, smaller shops like Allen & Gerritsen, Pitch and WPP's Johannes Leonardo, and the world's biggest agency, Dentsu. One 2015 finalist is a student, at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
The winning design and all 12 finalists' work will be featured on billboards outside the Majestic Hotel during the Cannes Lions festival.
Please browse the slideshow and choose your favorite finalist by voting below.
Please choose your favorite finalist by voting below.
"A Beautiful Mess"
Publicis Machine, Cape Town, South Africa
"Our Connected Nervous System"
Johannes Leonardo, New York, N.Y., USA
Allen & Gerritsen, Philadelphia, PA, USA
"Write to Express"
Ogilvy Mumbai, Mumbai, India
J. Walter Thompson London, London, U.K.
FCB Chicago, Ill., USA
Publicis Ambience, Mumbai, India
"Tools Will Change"
R/GA, New York, N.Y., USA
"Humans Need Not Apply"
RED Interactive, Santa Monica, Calif., USA
"Creativity Is Risk Taking"
Student at BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
"The Hand of Creativity"
Dentsu, Tokyo, Japan
"Create With What You've Got"
Pitch, Culver City, Calif., USA