AKQA has announced the winners of its annual Future Lions competition at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France today. Winners of the Future Lions, which celebrates forward-thinking ideas for brands without media, technology or audience constraints, can be seen below. Stellar work.
Hosting this year’s Future Lions ceremony was by James Hilton, co-founder and CCO, and Ajaz Ahmed, AKQA’s founder and CEO.
Of the awards, Hilton said: “Future Lions, in its eighth year, has yet again showcased five incredible ideas that inspire and impress. Throughout all the entries submitted, we saw a clear desire to provide tangible benefit to the audience. By applying technology and creative thinking to a range of problems, Future Lions 2013 winners have demonstrated the power and impact brands can have when they make people’s lives better.”
AKQA Art Director Andrew Diprose, who took to the stage to present the School of the Year trophy, added, “I’ve been blown away by standard of the finalists for this year’s Future Lions. WIRED celebrates fresh ideas and disruptive thinking, and it’s so great to see this coming through with the next generation of creatives.”
This year’s entries were judged by AKQA’s Creative Council: Brendan DiBona, Duan Evans, James Hilton, Johan Vakidis, Nick Turner, and Rei Inamoto – and other guest judges.
Awaken by Amazon by Konomi Tashiro: Tokyo Institute of Technology; Tatsuki Tatara,
Kenji Shimo and Taichi Nihei: Keio University; Tomoki Hayashida: Waseda University, Japan
Editorialist by Alexander Norling and Sara Uhelski: Miami Ad School San Francisco, USA
IBM Project Accel by Jarrett Jamison and Verenice Lopez: The Creative Circus, USA
Keepit by Alejandro Ladeveze and Caroline Escobar: Miami Ad School Hamburg, Germany
The Pebble: Sense Danger by Thomas Bender and Thomas Corcoran: School of Communication Arts 2.0, UK