COVID-19/Coronavirus

Cannes Lions award-winning ideas should be celebrated, and we don’t think it’s an appropriate time for that right now.

We’re grateful to all of your teams who have already spent a great deal of time on this year’s awards and the event. Their efforts won’t go wasted.

Work from the 2020 festival will be judged at the 2021 festival. The Cannes Lions Awards will be held in Cannes between June 21-25, 2021. The work eligible for each year’s festival will be judged separately. Separate Lions will be awarded accordingly.

We look forward to celebrating and honouring the work – and bringing the community together again when the world will hopefully be a more stable and optimistic place.

If you have any further queries related to Awards please get in touch at awards@canneslions.com.

Pharma Lions

The Pharma Lions celebrate creative communications from pharmaceutical clients and services surrounding this highly-regulated industry. 

Work that brings science and innovation to life, facilitating diagnosis, prescription, disease mitigation or illness management for practitioners, patients and targeted consumers.

Pharma Lions champion the need for medicine and therapeutic care. Communications in this arena bear the responsibility of introducing new innovations, establishing standards of care and advocating for the industry within a context that is often emotionally charged and sometimes full of controversy. These communications must navigate debates about patient rights, policies and politics, society and humanity. Often delivered in healthcare settings, they require a significant level of appropriateness and respect for the people who treat or suffer from medical conditions. Some communications are delivered through a healthcare professional. Many are subject to regulatory review. All are created specifically for medical and therapeutic clients and services.

All work entered into Pharma Lions has been created specifically to shape understanding of medical conditions, drive their treatment and/or advocate for the development or provision of those treatments.

Industry institutions include pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, bioinnovations, medical devices, diagnostics, life sciences research, clinics, hospitals, healthcare systems, governments and advocacy organizations for human and veterinary health.

There is no overall limit to how many times the same piece of work can be entered into Pharma as long as the categories and mediums chosen are relevant.

For the purpose of Lions Health the following definitions apply:

Regulated - Work that is regulated regardless of mention of a specific branded product, service, therapy or company. For products or services which must adhere to strict regulatory compliance and compulsory fair balance copy. All entrants must provide regulatory requirements for your region in relation to your submission.

Non-regulated - Work that is not regulated regardless of mention of a specific branded product, service, therapy or company. For communications about disease or products and services that may not require regulatory review but are used to treat diagnosed medical conditions and/or support patient’s needs. May include supplementary or additional treatment options from industry institutions other than pharmaceuticals; such as devices, implants, instruments, apparatus and diagnostic tools.

Pharma Lions Jury President

Anne-de-Schweinitz

Anne de Schweinitz President

Global Managing Director, Healthcare, FleishmanHillard, Global

For four years in a row, Anne has been honoured as one of the most influential people in healthcare communications on Medical Marketing & Media and PR Week’s “Health Influencer 50.”  In 2016, she served on the Pharma Lions Jury and as Healthcare Jury President for the eurobest Awards.  Anne de Schweinitz leads an award-winning team of more than 300 healthcare communications specialists around the world at FleishmanHillard’s healthcare arm.
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