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.

PR Lions

The PR Lions celebrate the craft of strategic and creative communication. 

Entries will need to demonstrate how original thinking, transformative insight and a strategy rooted in earned has influenced opinion and driven business, societal, and/or cultural change. That is, work with storytelling at its core, which established, protected and enhanced reputation and business of an organisation or brand.

A number of criteria will be considered during judging and weighted as follows: 20% idea; 30% strategy; 20% execution; 30% impact and results.

The same piece of work can be entered up to four times in PR. However, the same piece of work may only be entered once in ‘A. PR: Sectors’.

PR Lions Jury President

Gail Heimann President

President & CEO, Weber Shandwick, Global

Under Heimann’s leadership, Weber Shandwick has won nearly 100 Lions at the Festival, in partnership with leading brands around the world. Gail has served on three juries at Cannes Lions: President of the PR Jury in 2012; a member of the inaugural jury for Glass: The Lion for Change in 2014, and a member of the Titanium Lions Jury in 2018. Gail is chairwoman of the PR Council and she sits on the board of The LAGRANT Foundation. She was named PRWeek’s Global Agency Professional of the Year in 2019. Earlier in her career, she was named an Ad Age “Woman to Watch.”
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