Thomas Geens and Simon Welsh have been selected as the British
creative team to enter the Cannes Advertising Festival’s annual Young
Geens and Welsh, who are now on placement at Draft Worldwide, were
chosen from a shortlist of four teams, drawn up from an initial 35
entries to the competition run through D&AD and Pearl and Dean. To be
eligible for entry this year, the members of each team had to be aged 27
or under, and to have been on either a D&AD creative workshop or on work
placement at an agency.
The teams were required to supply five campaigns, which were judged by
the advertising members of D&AD’s executive committee. Shortlisted teams
were then invited to D&AD to present their portfolios.
Geens and Welsh will be flown to Cannes by Pearl and Dean and given a
creative brief along with teams from around the world at the beginning
of the festival. Their efforts will be judged by the Cannes jury and the
winning team will receive an award at the official press and poster
ceremony at the festival.