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Sir Roger Moore revealed as Young Lions Health Award judge

Entry deadline extended to 2 April

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore

LONDON/NEW YORK, 25 March 2015 – Lions Health has announced that UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and 007 Actor, Sir Roger Moore, will be joining the dedicated jury of respected industry leaders judging the Young Lions Health Award, an exciting new competition for young creatives and marketers that aims to improve challenges facing health systems in low-income countries.

Launched together with UNICEF and Unilever, the Young Lions Health Award calls on the young creative industry to develop a compelling campaign that would help address this challenge. UNICEF will utilise the winning campaign as the basis for engaging the general public to advocate and mobilise support for better, child-focused health systems.

Sir Roger is a steadfast advocate for children, visiting UNICEF-supported programmes around the world. Commenting on his appointment as juror, he says, “I am thrilled to join the jury for the Young Lions Health competition which is a unique opportunity to help change the lives of the most vulnerable children.”  

The deadline for entry submission has been extended until 2 April in to give further opportunity for more creative young talent to apply.

Taking place from 19-20 June, Lions Health is a festival and awards ceremony for creative excellence in the global healthcare industry. The winners of the Young Lions Health Award will be presented at Lions Health giving them the opportunity to join the global healthcare community, as well as see their entry in the spotlight when they are presented to at the official awards ceremony.

Further information on how to enter, along with key dates and the creative brief can be found online at http://www.canneslions.com/lions_health/awards/young_lions_health_award/


Notes to Editors:

Lions Health, 19 & 20 June 2015, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Lions Health is a global annual awards for creative excellence in pharma and healthcare & wellness communications, judged by international industry professionals. The awards form part of a two-day Festival of content, learning and debate that will explore the essential and unique issues relating to the world of healthcare communications, present exhibitions and screenings of the work being judged, and offer unrivalled networking opportunities.

Lions Health is organised by Lions festivals. www.canneslions.com/lions_health 

Lions Festivals
Lions Festivals is the organiser of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Eurobest, as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, and the Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Awards. www.lionsfestivals.com
Lions Festivals is powered by Top Right Group.

Competition dates
Entries: open
Entries close: 2 April
Judging: 13 April 2015 – 30 April 2015 
Award presentation - Lions Health Awards Ceremony, 19 June 2015

Key Dates
Delegate registration: open
Entries: open
Entries Deadline: 27 March 2015
Lions Health: 19 & 20 June 2015, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

For further information, please contact: 
Camilla Lambert, PR & Press Manager
Lions Festivals, 33 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6UF United Kingdom
Tel: +44-(0)20-3033 4000; E-mail: camillal@canneslions.com 


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About Unilever
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers on any given day. It has 174,000 employees and generated annual sales of €48.4 billion in 2014. Over half of the company’s footprint is in the faster growing developing and emerging markets (57% in 2014). Its portfolio includes Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s ice cream, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) aims to double the size of the business whilst reducing environmental footprint and increasing positive social impact. It says the USLP is its strategic response to the challenges businesses face operating in an
uncertain and volatile world. Its three goals are:

•Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being
•Decoupling their growth from their environmental impact
•And enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020

Supporting these goals, the company has defined nine commitments, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. For more information about the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan please visit www.unilever.com/sustainable-living

Unilever was ranked number one in its sector in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In the FTSE4Good Index Series, it attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. In 2014 it led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey - for the fourth year running. In 2014 Unilever was named in LinkedIn’s Top 3 most sought-after employers across all sectors and is also LinkedIn’s No. 1 most sought-after FMCG employer worldwide. For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com.





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