The Awards

Cannes Lions celebrates the very best in brand communications

Our 27 Lion Awards set the global benchmark for creative excellence. Winners achieve recognition on a global scale, but also new business opportunities. Being recognised at Cannes Lions sets your business apart as brave, innovative and ahead of the competition.

Entertainment Lions for Sport NEW

The Entertainment Lions for Sport celebrate creativity that taps into fan culture and leverages the power of sports and eSports in connecting people to brands. The jury will reward excellence in breakthrough creativity within the sports marketing ecosystem. This includes use of effective strategic planning, sponsorship, brand management, media, entertainment and/or talent.

The Creative Strategy Lions NEW

The Creative Strategy Lions will celebrate the idea behind the idea. They'll showcase how strategic planning can redefine a brand, reinvent its business and influence consumers or wider culture. The jury will reward exceptional interpretation of the business/brand challenge, breakthrough thinking and transformational problem-solving that led to compelling creative strategy.

Your creative work recognised across 27 specialist Awards

Our nine Tracks reflect the breadth of disciplines across the global branded communications industry. They provide a structure to navigate Cannes Lions Awards, talks, learning experiences and expanding digital platform.

With 27 different specialist Lions, it's easy to find the right home for your creative campaigns and ensure they are honoured at Cannes Lions 2019.

  • Communication

    The big creative idea – where campaigns are brought to life through brilliant partnerships, people and storytelling.

    • Film Lions
    • Radio & Audio Lions
    • Print & Publishing Lions
    • Outdoor Lions
    • Design Lions
    • Mobile Lions
    • Titanium Lions
  • Craft

    Focusing on the artistry, skill, talent and flair required to deliver beautifully executed ideas with the power to cut through and bring the creative idea to life.

    • Industry Craft Lions
    • Digital Craft Lions
    • Film Craft Lions
  • Entertainment

    Celebrating creativity that goes beyond branded communications to create authentic entertainment that engages consumers and impacts culture.

    • Entertainment Lions
    • Entertainment Lions for Music
    • Entertainment Lions for Sport NEW
  • Experience

    Focusing on the powerful brand currency of intelligent customers journeys and immersive experiences - captivating audiences at every touch point.

    • Brand Experience & Activation Lions
    • Creative eCommerce Lions
  • Good

    Going beyond brand purpose to use creative communications to shift culture, create change and positively impact the world.

    • Sustainable Development Goals Lions
    • Glass: The Lion for Change
  • Health

    Celebrating creativity in branded communications in this highly innovative but fiercely regulated sector with the unique power to truly change lives.

    • Pharma Lions
    • Health & Wellness Lions
  • Impact

    Celebrating commercial creative effectiveness and the techniques used to measure and impact branded communications.

    • Creative Effectiveness Lions
  • Innovation

    Showcasing the conception and application of product development, business transformation and the new data-driven, tech-enabled creativity re-shaping the conversation between brand and consumer.

    • Innovation Lions
  • Reach

    The insight, strategy and planning enabling brands to effectively engage consumers, at scale, and be heard amid the ongoing battle for attention.

    • Creative Data Lions
    • Social & Influencer Lions
    • PR Lions
    • Direct Lions
    • Media Lions
    • Creative Strategy Lions NEW

Key Dates

1 Nov 2018

New Lions Confirmed

3 Dec 2018

Categories and rules for entering published

17 Jan 2019

Awards entries open

17 - 21 Jun 2019

Winners revealed at Cannes Lions 2019