What is Cannes Lions
Since its first outing in 1954, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has been bringing the creative communications industry together every year at its one-of-a-kind event in Cannes to learn, network and celebrate.
The Festival in June marks the culmination and start of the creative year, a time for the Cannes Lions global community – made up of the world’s most inventive, talented and creative people – to set the agenda for the year ahead.
Cannes Lions believes that creativity is a powerful force for business, for change and for good in the world. Through our year-round programme of Festivals, awards, small-scale events, training courses and digital tools – and though our global network of official Representatives - we aim to inspire, challenge and move the industry forward.
The Lion is recognised globally as the touchstone for creative excellence in communications. It is the award to win. From Digital Craft to Promo & Activation, the Lions honour the best creative work of the year across the whole spectrum of branded communications.
If winning a Lion is the ultimate career goal, then an invitation to join the Cannes Lions jury – made up of previous Lion-winners - is career-defining. The integrity of the Awards depends on the quality of the juries – which is why we hand-pick only the best people, with proven creative credentials and influence. The rigour of the judging process is second-to-none in our industry.
For those working in branded communications, there’s no better training ground than the Cannes Lions School. Whichever side of the client/agency coin you’re on, and whether you’re just starting out or already a senior manager, there’s a course for you - to flex your creative muscles and help you take the all-important next step in your career.