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.

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Sustainable Development Goals Lions

The Sustainable Development Goals Lions celebrate creative problem solving, solutions or other initiatives that harness creativity and seek to positively impact the world.

Entries will need to demonstrate how they contributed to or advanced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development across people, planet and prosperity.

A number of criteria will be considered during judging and weighted as follows: 20% idea; 20% strategy; 20% execution; 40% impact and results.

The same piece of work can be entered up to four times in Sustainable Development Goals. All entry fees for Sustainable Development Goals are donated to related-charities which will be announced nearer to the festival dates.

Sustainable Development Goals Lions Jury President


Eduardo Maruri President

VP Global Creative Board & President/CEO Europe, Grey Worldwide, Global

In 2012, Maruri Grey won the first Lion for Ecuador. That Lion, a Gold, sits at the Presidential Palace Museum. In the last 8 years, different offices under his direct creative leadership have accumulated 109 Lions, including 21 Gold, 2 Grands Prix and two Regional Network of the Year recognitions. Maruri is the Founder and CCO of Maruri Grey in Ecuador, as well as President & CEO of Grey Latin America, President & CEO of Grey Europe and VP of the Grey Global Creative Board. Eduardo is a former politician, elected congressman, and member of the Constituent Assembly.
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