Nurturing Tomorrow’s

The Young Spikes Competitions provide Asia Pacific’s next generation of creative talent the opportunity to showcase their skills.

The teams are chosen through a pre-selection process in each country after which the national winners participate in the Young Spikes Competitions held during the Spikes Asia Festival.

Competitors should be aged 28 years or under and must be employed in advertising/communications businesses in a skill/discipline relevant to their chosen competition.

The winning teams will be presented with gold medals at the Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony. They will also receive full delegate passes to the Spikes Asia Festival in the following year. Winning the competitions is highly rewarding because it provides opportunities for individuals to gain recognition within the industry and to make their mark across Asia Pacific.

2009 Triad Pvt Ltd Mr. Arrvinda Salwatura Integrated Silver
Mr. Charith de Silva Silver
Triad Pvt Ltd Mr. Lanil Peiris Integrated Silver
Ms. Madhumalee Hewakapuge Silver
2011 Grant McCann Mr. Shehan Rodrigo Integrated
Grant McCann Mr. Reshan Mohideen
Leo Burnett Mr. Wasim Akram Media
Leo Burnett Mr. Rinesh Jayarathna
2013 Leo Burnett Ms. Chani Perera Integrated Gold
Leo Burnett Ms. Induwarani Munasinghe Gold
JWT Ralston Joseph Print
JWT Mudith Jayasekera
Phoenix O&M Mr. Iqbal Infaz Media Silver
Phoenix O&M Mr. Shadrach Dexter Silver
2014 Mindshare Mr. Seninda Bandara Media Bronze
Mindshare Mr. Supun Hettiarachchi Bronze
2015 Grant McCann Ms. Kumarini Rajakaruna Media Silver
Grant McCann Mr. Achala Ramanayake Silver
2016 Neo Ogilvy Randula de Silva Integrated
Neo Ogilvy Natasha Fernando
Mullen Lowe Sagar Hiranand Digital
Mullen Lowe Chevin Mandawala
Media Factory Bratheepa Emmanuel Media
Media Factory Himaya Peiris
2017 Geometry Global Chanaka Herath Integrated
Nonim Yasith Dayarathne
Neo Ogilvy Shashi Kapugamage Digital
Neo Ogilvy Johanns Rogers
Ogilvy Media Sachintha Gunawardena Media
Ogilvy Media Jenith Liyanagoda
Leo Burnett Sarah Hassannally Media Bronze
Leo Burnett Dilendri Wettewe Bronze
2018 JWT Nethmi Weerawarna Integrated
JWT Chalukya Weerakoon
Mullen Lowe Leyanvi Mirando Digital
Mullen Lowe Malithi Jayasinghe
Nextage Arshaq Ali Media
Nextage Nireka de Silva
Bates Strategic Alliance Chanchala Gunewardena PR
Bates Strategic Alliance Maheshi Dunuwilage
2019 NGage Strategic Alliance Harindra Attanayaka Integrated
Kalana Wimalasena
Dentsu Grant Group Indika Jayathilake Digital
Ishara Fernando
Phoenix Ogilvy Hansaka Wickramasinghe Media Gold
Dinali Rajapakse Gold
NGage Strategic Alliance Shahan Fernando PR Bronze
Maheshi Dunuwilage Bronze


Young Spikes Experiences

A gold winning experience

First and foremost it was an honor for us to have won the Young Spikes 2013 competition in Sri Lanka, to represent our country at Spikes Asia 2013 held in Singapore. The support and encouragement we got not only from our peers at Leo Burnett, but also from many individuals from the fraternity motivated and prepared us for the big hurdle, Spikes Asia 2013.

We learnt a lot about advertising in the 21st Century

Young Spikes Asia was a great experience for both of us as we learnt a lot about advertising in the 21st century. We also had the opportunity to see many brilliant campaigns from the region. The Young Spikes competition itself was an amazing experience where we got to meet many young talented people from Asia.

We participated with a determination to win!

Dexter and I partnered for the 1st time back in 2012 for the local competition of the Young Spikes 2012, we became runners up competing against 14 teams that took part. The next year in August 2013 we paired up again for the second time to participate in the local competition, unlike last year this time we didn’t take it lightly; we participated with determination to WIN and to represent Sri Lanka at the Spikes Asia competition in Singapore. And yes we manage to put up a great idea which took us all the way to be the winners of the 2013 local competition! As a result we were given the opportunity to represent Sri Lanka for the Young Spikes Media competition in Singapore at the Spikes Asia festival of creativity from 15 to 17th September 2013.