2011 Young Lions SL TV Winners – Gayan & Sandun
Being at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity would probably be the highlight of my career in advertising. It’s THE PLACE to be if you are an advertising professional because it’s without a doubt the “OSCARS” in advertising. Listening to the top professionals in advertising and marketing, taking part in the Young Lions competition with 80 of the best youngsters in the world and just staying at one of the most scenic places in the world was an experience of a lifetime.
Obviously this dream became a reality thanks to the efforts of the IAA Sri Lanka Chapter and the Metal Factor. I take this opportunity to thank both these parties for making this dream come true.
Gayan Perera – Senior Account Executive
I had the privilege of attending and participating at the 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity as a member of the team from Sri Lanka at the Young Lions Competition. For an advertising professional who is committed to the industry experiencing the Cannes International Festival of Creativity is an absolute dream come true. To be amongst the top creative minds in the industry not to mention the creative geniuses from a variety of other fields was mind boggling & overwhelming to say the least. It was also an honour to represent Sri Lanka at the Young Lions Film competition along with Gayan where we competed with young creative talent from over 38 countries. I must thank the Metal Factor for this amazing opportunity they gift to young professionals in the advertising fraternity in Sri Lanka to broaden their horizons and to enhance their capacities.
Sandun Kankanamge – Senior Copywriter