Terms & Conditions

  • Comms Council Courses
  • Young Lions Competition
Comms Council Courses
Terms & Conditions – Professional Development Courses/Seminars/Workshops


1. Terms of Payment

This page includes the relevant information surrounding terms of participation for any service-based product offered by The Comms Council. Please read these terms of use carefully before you decide to purchase training with The Comms Council.



Attendance to any training event conducted by The Comms Council is subject to all outstanding funds being cleared prior to the course delivery date.

To confirm your booking, you will need complete the registration form on The Comms Council website. You then receive a confirmation email from The Comms Council along with any other relevant course information.

The Comms Council will make every effort to ensure that your allocated course will take place on the relevant date and time originally specified within your booking confirmation, but where this is not possible, The Comms Council reserves the right to alter the date, time and location, provided that The Comms Council gives the delegate considerable notice of any such change(s) as soon as is reasonably possible.

Once a registration has been received by The Comms Council, you will receive an invoice for the course within 5 working days. Confirmation of your place on such course shall be deemed by way of payment.

Should The Comms Council be required to cancel a course for whatever reason, you shall be refunded the course fees in full. No other associated costs incurred by the participant shall be passed onto The Comms Council and shall remain the liability of the participant


2. Services and Pricing Information

The Comms Council offers several courses which vary in price. Details can be found here: https://commscouncil.nz/courses


3. Refund/Cancellation Policy

In the event that you wish to cancel any training session that you have booked through The Comms Council, the following applies:

  • If you are unable to attend a booked course, a substitute attendee may be sent as a replacement (subject to approval).

  • If you wish to cancel more than 14 working days before the start of the course, we will refund the cost of the ticket or fee minus 50%.

  • If you wish to cancel less than 14 working days before the start of the course, no ticket fee will be refunded.

  • If you wish to cancel after the course has started, no ticket fees will be refunded. All cancellations or postponements must be notified in writing to the Comms Council Training & Development Manager.


4. Non-attendance

Non-attendance of any event due to illness, or for personal or professional reasons does not provide the right to refunds or a transfer to another event


5. Privacy Policy

The Comms Council is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The Comms Council may collect information surrounding information of a personal nature (Name, Company, Title etc) for The Comms Council’s database for industry communications only. The Comms Council is an independent entity that does not deal with any third parties, all information collected is stored at The Comms Council for internal purposes only and will endeavour to remove you from our record should we receive a written request. The Comms Council is a not-for-profit association registered at the New Zealand Companies Office (Registration Number: 216595).

Young Lions Competition
Terms and Conditions New Zealand Entrants - Cannes Young Lions Competition 2024


1. Organiser

The Aotearoa Young Lions Competition 2024 (the “Competition”) is organised by the Commercial Communications Council


2. Eligibility

The Competition is open to young advertising professionals in New Zealand.


3. Entrants must

  • Be New Zealand residents or have a valid New Zealand work permit.
  • Be employed in the advertising industry at a member agency of the Commercial Communications Council.
  • Be aged between 18 and 30 on 21 June 2024.

4. Entry Requirements

By entering the Competition and/or submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Only teams of eligible entrants who have pre-registered via our system will be eligible to receive the Competition brief and subsequently submit an entry.


5. Categories and Eligibility

Teams of Eligible Entrants must meet the criteria specified at the start of each competition brief and summarised below:

Digital: Two young professionals aged between 18 and 30 on 21 June 2024, working in creative communications/advertising/digital agencies.

Media: Two young professionals aged between 18 and 30 on 21 June 2024, working for media agencies or specific in-house media departments in agencies.


7. Submission Guidelines

Adhere to size and/or length restrictions detailed in the competition brief.

Entries must be submitted (via the relevant entry form) no later than 4:00pm NZT on Sunday 10 March 2024 for all categories.


8. Intellectual Property

You own the copyright to your Competition entry as its author.

Your entry must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials without permission, and must not be obscene, defamatory, or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations.


9. Usage Rights

By submitting an entry, you grant the Commercial Communications Council:

a. A non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, display, and publish your Competition entry for purposes connected with the Competition and the Initiative’s marketing.

b. The right to use your name, photograph, and town or city of residence to identify you as the author of your entry and/or as a finalist or winner.


10. Competition Execution

Entrants confirm availability to participate in the Young Lions Competition at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, between 17 and 21 June 2024.


11. Picking the Winners

A panel of judges will review entries between Tuesday 12 – Thursday 21 March 2024, with winners announced Thursday 11 April 2024.


12. Prizes

The prize is the chance to represent New Zealand in the Young Lions Competition at the Festival.

Each winner will receive a Young Lions full week registration to the Festival.


13. Travel Details

As part of our Comms Council Initiative, travel details will be communicated closer to the time.

Winners must obtain required visas, vaccinations, travel insurance, permissions, and comply with travel conditions.


14. Accommodation

Competitors will be provided with shared accommodation.


15. Notification and Briefing

Winners will be announced Thursday 11 April 2024 at AXIS Speaks.

A Cannes briefing session will be provided ahead of the festival - date TBC.


16. General

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and not redeemable for cash or any other prize.

The Organiser retains the right to substitute the prize with another of similar value.