The Lions are the heart and soul of Cannes Lions; the cornerstone of the Festival since the first ones were presented in 1954.
As the branded communications landscape changes, the Lion remains an enduring symbol of excellence.
Winning means work has been entered into the industry’s biggest competition, judged by the industry’s brightest talent and pronounced one of the industry’s best ideas. Winning is confirmation of consensus about creativity – a discipline that’s difficult to define but absolutely essential for business, for change and for good. And winning is also a moment in time, crystallising an achievement that will be remembered as a career highlight.
GET TO KNOW THE LIONS
Cannes Lions began as a single entry section. But as the industry diversifies, the awards change in response, ensuring we continue to accurately reflect the way work is produced and experienced as well as helping to point the way forward. There are now 24 Lions, each dedicated to an area of expertise in branded communications.
GET TO KNOW THE JUDGES
Over 350 of the industry’s most senior, awarded and respected practitioners judge the Lions. We select those who’ve distinguished themselves over the course of a career in creativity – people recognised for their achievements, valued for their vision, admired for their passion and trusted for their integrity.
Entering the Lions takes time and will involve input from many sources.
First time entrants and seasoned campaigners alike are advised to review the resources we’ve put together to help. Key dates and fees, terms and conditions and material requirements, plus FAQs can be found here.