Young Lotus Australian winners announced

FBI Recruitment has announced The Campaign Palace’s Nic Buckingham and Arwa Mahdawi as the winners of the Australian Young Lotus competition – a series of workshops for young creatives held at AdFest.  

The announcement:

11 February 2011

As the sponsor of the Australian Young Lotus at ADFEST in 2011, FBI Recruitment ran a competition for all under 30’s working in the Australian advertising industry to win a trip over to AdFest in March 2011; to take part in the Young Lotus workshops as well as attend the main AdFest event.

Whilst FBI had an overwhelming response however, there can only be one winning team. We are pleased to announce the winners are Nic Buckingham and Arwa Mahdawi from The Campaign Palace Sydney, who upon receiving the news said:

“We’re thrilled to be chosen as Australia’s representatives at Young Lotus; it’s a great opportunity to meet and learn from great creative talent across Asia Pacific.”

FBI would like to thank all the entrants for sending in their ideas and a special mention to those who made the shortlist:

Gavin Chimes & Tommy Cehak, Mark Sydney

Mark Carbone & Eleanor Dunn, BMF Sydney

Natalie Cheng, Visual Jazz & Jonathan Yuen, Tribal DDB

Wassim Kanaan & Blake Arthur, Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney

Josh Greive & Michael Talbot, MindShare Sydney

Laura Watson, Amy Robinson & Jarryd Zankovic, Play Communication

Thomas Marcusson & Stephanie Rajalingham, Freelancing

Michael Kean, Managing Director of FBI Recruitment commented “It was great to see such a diverse range of ideas from more than 30 young Aussie teams. Overall, we were thrilled to see the calibre of world-class strategic thinking that our young teams here possess, so congratulations to all that took part; in particular to the teams that made the shortlist and of course the winners Nic and Arwa.”

Nic and Arwa will be flying to Phuket on the 13th March where they will attend the Young Lotus workshop from 14th to 16th giving them the opportunity to become finalists for the Young Lotus Award. The festival concludes on the 19th March.

Source:  FBI Recruitment press release


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