The spotlight is waiting for you
The 2024 Cannes Lions Festival Call for Content opens on 13 November. But by registering your interest today, you'll be one of the first to hear when we open. Plus, you'll receive our full guide to submitting a stand-out content proposal.
Cannes Lions is where the entire creative communications industry comes together. The Festival is your chance to celebrate creativity in all its forms – helping prove its effectiveness and shape its future, by connecting with emerging industry leaders.
Speaking at the Festival is a seminal career moment. Your on-stage opportunity to reach thousands of decision makers and thought leaders from the world’s most powerful agencies, brands and media owners.
Whether it’s best-in-class creativity or marketing effectiveness that can change the world – this is your moment to share your story with the industry.
It can take between 6-8 weeks from when the LIONS Content team starts their review, to you receiving a status update. For Cannes Lions Festival submissions, we will begin reviewing completed submissions from January. A member of the Content Team may contact you to ask you more questions about your proposal or, offer you an initial slot, subject to speakers being confirmed and session content agreed. If you have not heard from a member of the team by the end of February please assume that your submission has not been successful on this occasion.
We strive to give feedback on as many ideas as possible, but due to the volume of proposals we receive, this is not always possible. Ahead of the submission deadline, our feedback will be light as our full consideration on what will make the programme is given after we receive all submissions and begin review.
Thankfully, there's an easy answer; just work your way through the LIONS Content Guide. All our research and delegate feedback comes together in this document – outlining our plans for the content programme in 2024, what we’re looking for and how to put together a strong submission.
Unfortunately no content spot is guaranteed – so time, thought and consideration should be put into your submission. This is where you'll make the difference, as we can tell when the form's been filled out in a rush! Be clear in your title and synopsis about what the session is. Use the Guiding Principles in the LIONS Content Guide to help you craft your idea. Your submission will be judged with these principles in mind.