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Dates and Fees

If you are concerned that you won't meet the final deadline on 16 April 2020, get in touch.

Entries open – 16 January 2020

First late fee applies – After 12 March 2020

Second late fee applies – After 26 March 2020

Third late fee applies – After 9 April 2020

Entries deadline – 16 April 2020

Eligibility Dates

Is your work eligible for the Festival?

To ensure that work judged at Cannes Lions is fresh and reflective of the work that drives the industry forward it is important we structure the festival with eligibility dates. Eligibility dates are dependent on the Lion that is being entered.

If you're not sure whether your work is eligible get in touch. We strongly recommend checking eligibility before you start to create your entry submissions (see info on refunds and withdrawals).

For the following awards the eligibility dates are 1 March 2019 - 30 April 2020. A minimum of two thirds of the campaign implementation must have run within these dates:

  • Brand Experience & Activation
  • Creative Data
  • Creative eCommerce
  • Design
  • Digital Craft
  • Direct
  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment Lions for Music
  • Entertainment Lions for Sport
  • Glass: The Lion for Change
  • Health & Wellness
  • Innovation
  • Media
  • Mobile
  • Pharma
  • PR
  • Social & Influencer
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Titanium

For the following awards the eligibility dates are 1 March 2019 - 30 April 2020. All element(s) / executions being entered / judged must have been implemented for the first time within these dates:

  • Film
  • Film Craft
  • Industry Craft
  • Outdoor
  • Print & Publishing
  • Radio & Audio

For Creative Business Transformation Lions the eligibility dates are 1 March 2017 - 30 April 2020 where the customer facing launch and/or the transition of internal systems / operations must have taken place between the eligibility dates.

For Creative Strategy Lions the eligibility dates are 1 March 2017 - 30 April 2020 where the strategy being judged were first implemented within the eligibility period.

For Creative Effectiveness Lions your work must have won or been shortlisted at the Festival in 2017, 2018 or 2019 to be eligible.

Can I re-enter my work if I entered it in 2019?

The same piece of work cannot be submitted into the same Lion in consecutive years, however, providing the eligibility dates are met, you may enter the work into an alternative Lion.

We understand that some work spans several years, in these cases you will need to demonstrate a significant evolution in order to be considered.

The Festival has the right to decide if the entry has evolved sufficiently and can be deemed as a new, eligible entry.

If you're not sure whether your work is eligible get in touch. We strongly recommend checking eligibility before you start to create your entry submissions (see info on refunds and withdrawals).

Fees

Entry Fees

Lion Fee until 12 March 2020 Fee after 12 March 2020 Fee after 26 March 2020 Fee after 9 April 2020
Communication
Design Lions € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Film Lions € 885 € 1,075 € 1,175 € 1,275
Mobile Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Outdoor Lions € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Print & Publishing Lions € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Radio & Audio Lions € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Titanium Lions € 1,995 € 2,185 € 2,285 € 2,385
Craft
Industry Craft Lions € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Digital Craft Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Film Craft Lions € 885 € 1,075 € 1,175 € 1,275
Entertainment
Entertainment Lions € 885 € 1,075 € 1,175 € 1,275
Entertainment Lions for Music € 885 € 1,075 € 1,175 € 1,275
Entertainment Lions for Sport € 885 € 1,075 € 1,175 € 1,275
Experience
Creative Business Transformation LionsNEW € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Brand Experience & Activation Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Creative eCommerce Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Good
Glass: The Lion For Change € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Sustainable Development Goals Lions € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Health
Health & Wellness Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Pharma Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Impact
Creative Effectiveness Lions € 1,565 € 1,755 € 1,855 € 1,955
Innovation
Innovation Lions € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Reach
Creative Data Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Creative Strategy Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Direct Lions € 575 € 765 € 865 € 965
Media Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
PR Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035
Social & Influencer Lions € 645 € 835 € 935 € 1,035

Please note, a late entry fee of €190 is applied to all entries submitted after 12 March 2020. The late fee increases by a further €100 to €290 applied to all entries submitted after 26 March 2020. The final fee increase of an additional €100 is applied to all entries submitted after 9 April 2020.

Refunds / cancellations

This helpful summary is only a guide to the key points about refunds/cancellations. It is not a substitute for reading the full rules of entering, terms & conditions, refunds/cancellations and our policies on ineligible and "scam" entries, which can all be downloaded soon.

  • Entrant withdraws on or before 12 March 2020 – receiving a refund or credit
    An entrant may withdraw their entries on or before 12 March 2020 for any reason and be eligible for a refund of the entry fee paid less a processing fee of €220 or credit for entries or delegate passes in 2020 or 2021.
  • Entrant withdraws after 12 March 2020 – not receiving a refund or credit
    An entrant may withdraw their entries after 12 March 2020 but will not be eligible for a refund or credit.

Release of results

Lion Shortlist Announced Winners Announced
Communication
Design Lions 21 June 22 June
Film Lions 24 June 26 June
Mobile Lions 24 June 25 June
Outdoor Lions 21 June 22 June
Print & Publishing Lions 21 June 22 June
Radio & Audio Lions 24 June 25 June
Titanium Lions Early June 26 June
Craft
Industry Craft Lions 23 June 24 June
Digital Craft Lions 23 June 24 June
Film Craft Lions 23 June 24 June
Entertainment
Entertainment Lions 23 June 24 June
Entertainment Lions for Music 23 June 24 June
Entertainment Lions for Sport 23 June 24 June
Experience
Creative Business Transformation Lions NEW 24 June 25 June
Brand Experience & Activation Lions 24 June 25 June
Creative eCommerce Lions 24 June 25 June
Good
Glass: The Lion For Change Early June 26 June
Sustainable Development Goals Lions 25 June 26 June
Health
Health & Wellness Lions 21 June 22 June
Pharma Lions 21 June 22 June
Impact
Creative Effectiveness Lions 24 June 25 June
Innovation
Innovation Lions Early June 25 June
Reach
Creative Data Lions 22 June 23 June
Creative Strategy Lions 22 June 23 June
Direct Lions 22 June 23 June
Media Lions 22 June 23 June
PR Lions 22 June 23 June
Social & Influencer Lions 22 June 23 June

Notification of winners

  • Judging takes place in Cannes over a two week period, before and during the Festival week.
  • Shortlisted work will be announced on Cannes Lions and appear in Lions Daily, a daily print publication which is available at the Festival.
  • Winners are announced at the relevant Festival award shows and will appear online and in Lions Daily the next day.
  • The Entrant Company will be named alongside the winning work, at the awards show and will receive trophies and certificates, where appropriate.
  • Duplicate trophies can be purchased by other companies or individuals credited on the work, after the Festival.