Miami Ad School was named the Future Lions School

Miami Ad School was named the Future Lions School of the Year at the iconic Cannes International Festival of Creativity held in June 2022.

Miami Ad School – currently the world’s most awarded creative school – has been named School of the Year for racking up the most shortlisted submissions.

M.AD’s 16th global campus was launched in Sri Lanka and the Maldives by the Academics Group in October 2020. The Colombo campus is located at Dickman’s Road, Colombo 4.

Miami Ad School Co-Founder and Global CEO Pippa Seichrist said:  “Thank you Future Lions. On behalf of our students, instructors, faculty all over the world from the United States, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, India, Spain, Canada, Germany – thank you so much for this award. We are so excited.”     

Miami Ad School – Sri Lanka and Maldives Founder and CEO Kandeban Balendran said:  “We’re proud to have this honour for a record sixth time. For nearly two decades, Fu-ture Lions has been an opportunity for young creatives to be a part of the biggest show on earth. 

“There were so many fantastic ideas submitted from over 400 schools around the world from over 70 countries. Thank you to each and every one of our legendary faculty members, industry partners, friends and especially our brilliant students for all your hard work, your ingenuity, and your talent. We promise to always do everything and anything possible to empower you.”

International Festival of Creativity has been championing creative excellence since 1954 with the goal of providing a global destination and definitive benchmark for creativity that drives progress. Put simply, it’s the Oscars of the creative world.

The Future Lions competition was founded by AKQA in partnership with Cannes Lions to un-earth the next generation of creative talent. Now in its 16th year, the program shines a spotlight on the world’s top emerging creatives, diversifying and improving access to the industry for young people.

It’s the most contested award at Cannes Lions and the only young competition to offer the chance to develop a real product. 2022’s competition, together with partners Gymshark and TikTok encourages young people aged 18 to 25 to go further together. Over 444 schools from over 70 countries participated from around the world.

AKQA CEO Ahmed said: “Future Lions provides young people with a platform of discovery to design influential solutions to many of the most pressing issues. The quality and inspiration evident in this year’s exhilarating entries set the stage for themes and perspectives that matter most to a new generation. Thank you, Gymshark, TikTok and all the schools world-wide for encouraging more people into our profession and helping transform ideas into ac-tion.”

Miami Ad School’s inclusive call-to-action of ‘You Belong Here’ is in perfect harmony with its vision for the world – to recognise, hone, celebrate and allow creative minds to find their rightful places among our most innovative, exciting, and urgent industries and endeavours.

M.AD has an illustrious story of over four decades in the making and throughout its time, has been recognised for its unparalleled contribution to nurturing creative talent and build-ing structured, innovative disciplines and programs around some of the world’s most excit-ing and future-proof professions