Dates & Fees

Important dates for entering

If you are concerned that you won’t meet the final deadline on 20 April 2018, contact us.

Entries open
18 January 2018

Late fee applies
After 22 March 2018

Increased late fee applies
After 12 April 2018

Final deadline
20 April 2018

 

Eligibility Dates

Is your work eligible for the Festival?

To ensure that work judged at the Festival is fresh and reflective of the good ideas that drive the industry forward it is important we structure the competition with eligibility dates.

To be eligible your entry must have aired, launched or been released to the public for the first time between 1 March 2017 and 30 April 2018 (the “eligibility period”) or

  • if a campaign began before the eligibility period (before 1 March 2017), a minimum of two thirds of the campaign implementation must fall within the eligibility period;
  • if you are entering a campaign that has run over two or more years, you will need to provide proof of the campaign’s evolution from year to year (we have the right to decide if the entry has evolved sufficiently and can be deemed as a new, eligible entry);
  • if you are entering a ‘Campaign of Executions’ (e.g. for Print & Publishing, Outdoor, Film, Film Craft, Industry Craft, and Radio & Audio entries), the whole campaign must fall within the eligibility period; and
  • if you are showcasing a continuation of a campaign that aired before the eligibility period then you must clearly show how the campaign has progressed (we have the right to decide if the entry has progressed sufficiently and can be deemed as a new, eligible entry).

Eligibility for Creative Effectiveness

To be eligible your work must have won or been shortlisted at the Festival in 2015, 2016 or 2017.

Note: 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.

 

Fees

Track Lion Fee before 22 March 2018 Fee after 22 March 2018 Fee after 12 April 2018
Reach Creative Data €525 €685 €765
Reach Direct €525 €685 €765
Reach Media €525 €685 €765
Reach PR €525 €685 €765
Reach Social & Influencer €525 €685 €765
Communication Design €525 €685 €765
Communication Film €735 €895 €975
Communication Mobile €525 €685 €765
Communication Outdoor €525 €685 €765
Communication Print & Publishing €525 €685 €765
Communication Radio & Audio €525 €685 €765
Communication Titanium €1445 €1605 €1685
Craft Industry Craft €525 €685 €765
Craft Digital Craft €525 €685 €765
Craft Film Craft €735 €895 €975
Experience Brand Experience & Activation €525 €685 €765
Experience Creative eCommerce €525 €685 €765
Innovation Innovation €525 €685 €765
Innovation Product Design €525 €685 €765
Impact Creative Effectiveness €1445 €1605 €1685
Good Sustainable Development Goals €525 €685 €765
Good Glass: The Lion for Change €525 €685 €765
Entertainment Entertainment €855 €1015 €1095
Entertainment Entertainment Lions for Music €525 €685 €765
Health Pharma €525 €685 €765
Health Health & Wellness €525 €685 €765

Please note, a late entry fee of €160 is applied to all entries submitted after 22 March 2018. The late fee increases by a further €80 to €240 applied to all entries submitted after 12 April 2018.

 

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 here.

  • Entrant withdraws on or before 22 March 2018 – receiving a refund or credit
    An entrant may withdraw their entries on or before 22 March 2018 for any reason and be eligible for a refund of the entry fee paid less a processing fee of €175 or credit for entries or delegate passes in 2018 or 2019.
  • Entrant withdraws after 22 March 2018 – not receiving a refund or credit
    An entrant may withdraw their entries after 22 March 2018 but will not be eligible for a refund or credit.

 

Release of Results

Track Lion Shortlists Online Awards Ceremony Winners Online
Reach Creative Data 20 June 21 June 22 June
Reach Direct 20 June 21 June 22 June
Reach Media 20 June 21 June 22 June
Reach PR 20 June 21 June 22 June
Reach Social & Influencer 20 June 21 June 22 June
Communication Design 18 June 19 June 20 June
Communication Film 20 June 22 June 23 June
Communication Mobile 18 June 19 June 20 June
Communication Outdoor 18 June 19 June 20 June
Communication Print & Publishing 18 June 19 June 20 June
Communication Radio & Audio 18 June 19 June 20 June
Communication Titanium Early June 22 June 23 June
Craft Industry Craft 19 June 20 June 21 June
Craft Digital Craft 19 June 20 June 21 June
Craft Film Craft 19 June 20 June 21 June
Experience Brand Experience & Activation 19 June 20 June 21 June
Experience Creative eCommerce 19 June 20 June 21 June
Innovation Innovation Early June 21 June 22 June
Innovation Product Design 20 June 21 June 22 June
Impact Creative Effectiveness 21 June 22 June 23 June
Good Sustainable Development Goals 21 June 22 June 23 June
Good Glass: The Lion for Change Early June 22 June 23 June
Entertainment Entertainment 19 June 20 June 21 June
Entertainment Entertainment Lions for Music 19 June 20 June 21 June
Health Pharma 18 June 18 June 19 June
Health Health & Wellness 18 June 18 June 19 June

 

Notification of Winners

  • All judging takes place in Cannes over a two week period, before and during the Festival week.
  • Shortlisted work will be announced on www.canneslions.com 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.