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Entries now open for Cannes Lions 2020


We’re experiencing unprecedented times and we understand the challenges people are facing. Many of you have expressed that it simply hasn’t been possible to complete or get sign off for work. In response to these challenges, we have adjusted the eligibility period and deadline.

You can find full details on our Dates & Fees page.

We stand by our commitment to award Lions in 2020. It is our responsibility to continue to celebrate the work, the people behind it and the world-class creativity that drives progress. 

The Lions in 2020

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 28 different specialist Lions, it's easy to find the right home for your creative work and ensure they are honoured at Cannes Lions 2020.

Get the inside story on Lion winners

There's an amazing story behind every piece of work that wins a Lion. Our case studies explore these stories, revealing what goes into the world's best creative communications. And what happens after you win a Lion.

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Cannes Lions 2020 Key Dates

  • 16 January 

    Entries open
  • After 12 March

    First late fee applies
  • After 7 May

    Second late fee applies
  • After 28 May

    Third late fee applies
  • 30 June

    Entries deadline