1. Definitions

The following words have the following meanings: 

LIONS: Ascential Events (Europe) Limited, c/o Ascential Group Limited, The Prow, 1 Wilder Walk, London W1B 5AP, United Kingdom, trading as LIONS; 

Competition: the competition run digitally by LIONS prior to the Festival, more particularly described in the Entry Form; 

Competition Partners: the charities or not for profit organisations working with LIONS on the Competition; 

Entry: the entry you submit to the Competition; 

Festival: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2022

Prize: a Cannes Lions Gold Medal; a pass for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2023 in Cannes and 6 days accommodation provided by LIONS. 

Entry Form: the entry form relating to the Competition detailing timings, equipment, deliverables, technical specifications and announcement of winner’s details; and 

Terms: these terms and conditions of entry to the Competition. 

2. How to enter 

2.1 This Competition is open only to winners of local territory competitions run on behalf of LIONS. The right to enter the Competition is not transferable. In the event of any dispute concerning the eligibility of any entrant to participate in the Competition, LIONS’ decision shall be final. 

2.2 To enter this Competition, entrants must, at the relevant date of the Festival: (a) comply with the terms of the Entry Form; (b) have not been convicted of any criminal offence; and (c) be working on a paid basis with a creative, marketing, promotional, public relations, media and/or advertising agency. 

2.3 LIONS reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants at any time during the Competition. Failure to comply with any verification procedures will result in disqualification from the Competition. 

2.4 Only one Entry per person and per group.

3. Entry 

3.1 Any Entry not submitted in accordance with these Terms or the terms of the Entry Form will not be accepted. 

3.2 Any images, music and/or film in the Entry must either be: (a) created by the entrant; or (b) must not contain any third party content without permission of the owner of the rights in the content for the Competition Purposes (as detailed in paragraph 3.4 below).  Third party content includes images, music and/or film and any image, film or reference to an identifiable individual.  At our request, you shall provide to us a list with full details of the third party content used in the Entry, the rights holder of the third party content and details of the usage rights.

3.3 Entries must not contain any content that does, or may, infringe the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any party, or that is unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy, that may cause annoyance or inconvenience or that constitutes or encourages conduct which may be considered a criminal offence or give rise to any civil liability. 

3.4 Entrants hereby grant to LIONS and the Competition Partners the perpetual, transferable, right and licence to copy, store, archive, amend, edit, reproduce, broadcast, publish and distribute their Entry for any purpose including purposes related to the Competition and/or to LIONS (the “Competition Purposes”). . 

4. Prize 

4.1 The winner of the Competition will be the Entry that the judges decide is the best, most original Entry in response to the specification on the Entry Form or otherwise provided. 

4.2 LIONS shall notify the winner in accordance with the terms of the Entry Form, and the judges’ decision is final. 

4.3 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, or in its absolute discretion, if it wishes to do so, LIONS reserves the right to substitute the Prize for an alternative of equal or greater value or to amend, alter or cancel the Competition. No cash alternative will be offered. In the event of cancellation/amendment of the Competition or substitution of the Prize, the parties expressly agree that, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable laws, the entrant will not be entitled to any compensation. No correspondence will be entered into.  

4.4 If the winner of the Competition is disqualified, LIONS reserves the right to appoint a substitute winner selected in accordance with these Terms. For the avoidance of doubt, (a) an entrant can withdraw from participating in the Competition and/or the Prize at any stage; (b) LIONS reserves the right to disqualify an entrant at any stage in accordance with these Terms; and (c) any entrant who withdraws or is disqualified shall not be entitled to any compensation in relation to such withdrawal or disqualification.  

4.5 Any entrant, including the winner, may be contacted by the Competition Partners to discuss possible business opportunities; however, there is no obligation on the Competition Partners to do so or to enter into any further agreement for the provision of services with any entrant. 

4.6 The Prize does not include travel to or from Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2023, travel insurance, the cost of transfers to and from airports or stations, food and drink, spending money, tax or personal expenses. Any other costs incurred are incidental to the fulfilment of the Prize and are the responsibility of the winner. The winner will be responsible for ensuring that they are available to travel and hold a valid passport, in addition to any necessary visas and/or travel documents required for travel to the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2023 on the relevant dates.

4.7 If you are shortlisted, or win a Young Lions medal as a result of your Entry, you shall be responsible for the costs of any customs duties, clearance charges, taxes (or similar fees as applicable to your jurisdiction) which are payable in connection with the importation and delivery of such medals.

5. Liability 

5.1 LIONS does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any Entrant.

5.2 Other than for death or personal injury arising from its negligence or for fraud, LIONS excludes to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability for any losses,  damages, costs and expenses, whether direct or indirect, howsoever caused in connection with the Competition, including any liability of any kind in connection with the exploitation, advertising and/or promotion of your Entry, as permitted by these Rules. 

6. Data Protection 

6.1 Any personal information related to an entrant, that is collected or processed by LIONS at the beginning and during the course of the Competition will be held and used by LIONS, to administer the Competition, in accordance with LIONS’ privacy policy available on its website ( Such personal information shall also be shared with the Competition Partners, to the extent necessary for the administration of the Competition. 

6.2 LIONS must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation, LIONS will announce the name, job title, company name and country represented by the winners and, if applicable, their winning entries, on or before, 15 June 2022 on its website ( and during the Festival. LIONS may also, but will not be obliged to, publish details of the winners and their winning entries on its social media channels.

6.3 If you object to any or all of your personal details being announced or made available, please contact LIONS via In such circumstances, LIONS may still be required to provide the information and winning entry to any relevant regulatory bodies upon request.

7. Governing Law & Jurisdiction 

7.1 These Terms shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have the non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising from running the Competition or the Prize.