For the fifth year, Ad Age invited young creatives from around the world to design the cover of our issue that is distributed at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The designer of the winning cover wins a trip to the festival, and will be toasted at Ad Age's cocktail party at the Majestic Barriere Hotel.
This year's winner of the Young Creatives Cover Competition is Kumkum Fernando, an Australian-educated Sri Lankan who is an associate creative director at Lowe Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.
But we also want to showcase and salute our 12 runners up, chosen from almost 500 entries. Our finalists this year are from Colombia, Finland, India, Japan and the U.S. They work at global networks including DDB, Young & Rubicam, TBWA, and Publicis; independent shops like Pitch and Creativeland Asia; Japan's biggest agency, Dentsu; as well as CP&B and design shop Lippincott. For the first time, two are from U.S. Hispanic agencies, Dieste and Lopez Negrete Communications. And one is a student. All their designs will be featured on billboards at the Cannes festival.
Their brief was to illustrate "the meaning of creativity in 2014."
Choose your favorite finalist by voting below.