Special Awards

What are the special awards and how do company credits affect them?

These are the awards that are won through the calculation of points from winning and shortlisted entries at Cannes Lions 2018 rather than awarded by a jury.

The Special Awards are:

Holding Company of the Year (HCOTY)

The winner will be the Holding Company whose member companies obtain the most points for shortlisted and awarded entries.

Companies credited in the Idea Creation role, Media Placement role and PR role will get points towards HCOTY depending on which Lion has been entered. 

Network of the Year (NOTY)

The winner will be the Network whose member companies obtain the most points for winning and shortlisted entries.

Companies credited in the Idea Creation role will get points towards NOTY.

Agency of the Year (AOTY)

The winner will be the Agency that obtains the most points for winning and shortlisted entries.

Companies credited in the Idea Creation role will get points towards AOTY.

Independent Agency of the Year (IAOTY)

The winner will be the Independent Agency that obtains the most points for winning and shortlisted entries.

Companies credited in the Idea Creation role will get points towards IAOTY.

Media Network of the Year (MNOTY)

The winner will be the Media Network whose member companies obtain the most points for winning and shortlisted entries.

Companies credited in the Media Placement role in Media Lion get points towards MNOTY.

The Palme d’Or

The winner will be the Production Company that obtains the most points for winning and shortlisted entries in the following Lions: Film, Film Craft, Entertainment (Section A), Social & Influencer, Mobile, Digital Craft and the following Lions Health mediums: Film, Film Craft, Branded Content & Entertainment, Digital, Digital Craft and Mobile. 

Companies credited in the Production role in the Lions and Mediums listed above get points towards The Palme d’Or. 

Healthcare Network of the Year (HNOTY)

The winner will be the Healthcare Network that obtains the most points for winning and shortlisted entries in the Health Categories in Lions Health Festival. 

Healthcare Companies and Agencies credited in the Idea Creation role within Health & Wellness Lions and Pharma Lions will get points towards HNOTY.

Healthcare Agency of the Year (HAOTY)

The winner will be the Healthcare Agency that obtains the most points for winning and shortlisted entries in the Health Categories in Lions Health Festival.

Healthcare Companies and Agencies credited in the Idea Creation role within Health & Wellness Lions and Pharma Lions will get points towards HAOTY.