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Ad Age's 2015 Cover Contest Finalists: Which Is Your Favorite?

Check Out the Runner-Up Slideshow and Vote

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Cover winner 'Weapons of Mass Creation' by Ogilvy Portugal's Nino Gomes and AKQA London's Pedro Eloi.
Cover winner 'Weapons of Mass Creation' by Ogilvy Portugal's Nino Gomes and AKQA London's Pedro Eloi.

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).

This year's winners, the first from Europe, are Portuguese. Nuno Gomes is an art director at Ogilvy & Mather in Lisbon and Pedro Eloi is a senior director at AKQA in London.

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.

Cassandra Johnson
"A Beautiful Mess"
Publicis Machine, Cape Town, South Africa
Verenice Lopez, Devin McGillivary & Dana Kase
"Our Connected Nervous System"
Johannes Leonardo, New York, N.Y., USA
Shane Walsh
"Thought Full"
Allen & Gerritsen, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Farid Bawa
"Write to Express"
Ogilvy Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Joseph Kibria & Matt Watkins
J. Walter Thompson London, London, U.K.
Esteban Izquierdo
FCB Chicago, Ill., USA
Ajinkya Bane & Siddharth Joglekar
"Chemical Reaction"
Publicis Ambience, Mumbai, India
Jesseca Dollano & Chris Cyran
"Tools Will Change"
R/GA, New York, N.Y., USA
Becca Caspe
"Humans Need Not Apply"
RED Interactive, Santa Monica, Calif., USA
Navid Hasnain
"Creativity Is Risk Taking"
Student at BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Miharu Matsunaga
"The Hand of Creativity"
Dentsu, Tokyo, Japan
David Dubois & Jake Matthews
"Create With What You've Got"
Pitch, Culver City, Calif., USA

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