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|
|Leo Burnett||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|
|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|
|Mullen Lowe||Leyanvi Mirando||Digital|
|Mullen Lowe||Malithi Jayasinghe|
|Nextage||Nireka de Silva|
|Bates Strategic Alliance||Chanchala Gunewardena||PR|
|Bates Strategic Alliance||Maheshi Dunuwilage|
|2019||NGage Strategic Alliance||Harindra Attanayaka||Integrated|
|Dentsu Grant Group||Indika Jayathilake||Digital|
|Phoenix Ogilvy||Hansaka Wickramasinghe||Media|
|NGage Strategic Alliance||Shahan Fernando||PR|
THE YOUNG SPIKES WINNERS IN SINGAPORE
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.
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.
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.