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The Future Creative Leaders Academy is a youth programme of the Pitcher Festival of Creativity designed for students in universities and other tertiary institutions. It provides a platform for intensive learning, discovering talents, as well as  inspiring and immersing hopeful professionals into the world of advertising and marketing communications.


The Future Creative Leaders Academy  is now in its 16th year and every year the Academy welcomes students to

participate in the specially curated youth events held during the Pitcher Festival of Creativity .  The programme includes competitions, seminars and workshops. The programme also provides a platform for selecting participants for the Roger Hatchuel Student Academy  of the Cannes Lions Festival. 


  • 3 top performing students at the competitions will be recognized with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as  opportunity to participate in Cannes Lions.  

  • Best Lecturer of the Year Award goes to supervisor of top performing student 

  • The institution or department with the highest cumulative score for their participating students win the School of the Year Award

2022 Event Highlights

Roger Hatchuel Students Academy Competition Winner

Oyinkansola Epidi, Communication & Media Studies Department, Ajayi Crowther University

FCLA Gold Medal Winner

Ireayooluwanitemi Olota, Information Science and Media Studies Department, Pan Atlantic University.

FCLA Silver Medal Winner

Tolulope Ayomide Oyeshile, studying Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan

FCLA Bronze Medal Winners

Aduragbemi Victoria Ifekoya, Mass Communication Department, University of Ilorin   

Nneka Lorretta Nwankwo, Communication Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

FCLA Lecturer of the Year

Dr. Chike Mgbeadichie, a lecturer at the Pan Atlantic University

FCLA Best School of the Year

University of Ibadan