2019 Dinidu Seneviratne University of Moratuwa
2018 Dilushi Prasanna AOD
2017 Samangi Wadinambi Arachchi University of Moratuwa
2016 Malika Jinadasa AOD
2015 Tasneem Dawoodbhoy Leo Burnett
2014 Natasha Fernando Academy of Design
2013 Induwarani Munasinghe Strategy college of business and marketing
2012 Lakmini Wahalathanthri Grant McCann
2011 Dihan de Silva AOD
2010 Malaka Premasiri Grant McCann Erickson
2009 Surani Perera Knowledge Factory
2008 Ralston Joseph Open University

The Roger Hatchuel Academy is the only place in the world where a selected group of international students can meet, see the best work in Marketing Communications from across the globe, and learn from inspirational industry leaders to help them become great Marketing Communications professionals of the future.

The Academy continues to go from strength to strength. Over the past few years, the world’s next generation of talent gather in Cannes to hear from the likes of Bob Greenberg, Bob Isherwood, David Droga, Michael Conrad and many others.

Students follow an intensive schedule of activities during this week, under the guidance of Dean Rick Boyko, Director and Professor of Brandcenter, and Course Tutor Clive Challis, Head of the Marketing Communications Course at Central Saint Martins, London. Alongside these exclusive sessions, Academy students have full access to the Festival. The programme is designed to be inspiring and educational, it includes:

  • An opening session headed by the Dean and Tutor
  • Daily training sessions with the Tutor, to guide the students through the discovery process
  • Seminars and showcases presented by key industry figures
  • Screening of the world’s best commercials
  • Exhibitions of the most successful work in all forms of Marketing Communications
  • Dedicated master classes for young professionals
  • Exclusive access to the jury rooms
  • The programme concludes with a graduation ceremony at the end of the week.

  • Roger Hatchuel Experiences

    I did all of this with minimum sleep

    The Roger Hatchuel Academy – The BEST way to experience the Cannes Lions Festival Living, learning & partying with 34 strangers from around the world sounded unnerving at first. To do this at the hallowed Cannes Lions Festival, ‘The’ biggest advertising festival in the world sounded unbelievable!

    The place where creative strangers become a family

    Ever since I remember I have loved advertising and being able to attend the Cannes Lions Festival by winning the Roger Hatchuel Academic placement was like a dream come true. Attending a series of master class seminars and lectures was a true learning experience. During this week I learnt so much and met industry experts from all over the world, experts that you would never think you would meet in your life. The Roger Hatchuel Academy is an experience that I will never forget because it’s also a place where Creative Strangers from different parts of the world became a family.

    Roger Hatchuel is an opportunity to be amongst the world’s next generation of industry leaders

    Roger Hatchuel is an opportunity to be amongst the world’s next generation of industry leaders. Cannes Lions is the world’s largest festival of creativity, but we must realize it’s not the final word on great advertising.

    I got the best of it all

    From the day I started my career in advertising, I knew this is where I belong. Since then I’ve developed a great passion for the industry and my biggest goal has been to learn and grow in this industry.