The German Young Lions Jury 2022 has been determined

The German jurors for this year’s German Young Lions pre-competition have been announced. A total of 24 renowned industry experts have been appointed to the expert juries.

Jury Film, Print & Design

Burak Heplevent / e+p films

Vera Portz / tempomedia

Marjorieth Sanmartin / TBWA

Fabian Kirner / The Lakehouse


Gerrit Zinke / thjnk

Larissa Pohl / Wunderman Thompson

Peter Gocht / Serviceplan

Sascha Hanke / häppy


Katrin Oeding / Studio Oeding

Christian Doering / Dragon Rouge

Mieke Haase / loved

Diether Kerner / fischerAppelt

Thorsten Langemeier / Getty Images

Markus Stahmer / PoolOne Giant Media

Jury Digital

Nicole Holzenkamp / Kolle Rebbe

Eric Schoeffler / Havas

Dennis May / Publicis

Hannah Johnson / Snap Inc.

Jury Media

Andreas Bahr / fluent

Gero Maskow / Crossmedia

Karin Libowitzky / Accenture Interactive

Susanne Grundmann / OMD

Jury PR

Mirko Kaminski / Achtung!

Dr. Sabine Hückmann / Ketchum

Nico Kunkel / Freier Journalist

Alexandra Groß / Fink & Fuchs

And this is how it continues

After the application deadline (March 6, 2022), the high-caliber jury will evaluate the online submissions of the Young Lions competitors. Weischer will invite the top five teams from each category to Elbberg in Hamburg in April, where the preliminary decision will enter its hot phase: The teams must implement an unknown briefing within 24 hours.

Subsequently, the juries will decide who should be a part of “Team Germany” and thus represent Germany at the Cannes Lions Festival in the categories Film, Print, Design, Media, Digital, and PR. The winners have the unique opportunity to compete against up to 50 other creative teams from around the world from May 14 to June 7, 2022, as part of the festival, where they will face another challenging task and, at the same time, the grand finale: They must implement the briefing of a real client – a specified nonprofit organization – within just 24 hours and present it to the jury digitally.

The competition is once again supported by long-term partners with various measures. Getty Images, for example, provides access to its image database for participants in the Film, Print, and Design categories. GPRA e.V. provides support in the PR category with various communication measures, while the Young Lions aspirants in the category Print can look forward to a giant poster being realized by PoolOne Giant Media for the winning team. Last but not least, Audio Network provides access to its music database for participants in the Film category so they can get the right soundtrack for their project.