Cannes Lions Scholarships

A powerful and balanced creative future for all.

We’ve spent 70 years helping to shape careers, foster connections, and platform the power of creativity on a global scale. As we look forward to the next 70 years, our focus is on making space in the industry, making opportunities more accessible, and nurturing the next generation of creative leaders.

Our Cannes Lions scholarships and initiatives offer the opportunity to enjoy the Festival at little to no cost to yourself in order to connect and work with some of the biggest names in the industry. Get a head-start with the insights, events and connections you need for a powerful and balanced creative future.

Please keep checking back to this page as more initiatives are added over the next few months.

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See It Be It

This scholarship is funded by LIONS. Every participant will receive an all-access Festival pass, travel to and from the city of Cannes, and accommodation. The programme includes exclusive series of events, workshops and mentoring with some of the most respected leaders in the industry today.

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Roger Hatchuel Student Academy

A unique learning experience designed to help students interested in pursuing a creative path in advertising launch their careers.

The search is on for the 30 students who will win their place in this year’s classroom. Selected candidates will learn first-hand from the world’s greatest brands, creative minds and industry leaders. All students will have the cost of their flights, accommodation and Festival pass covered.

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Perifa Lions

The Perifa education programme runs throughout the year, culminating in a brief-led competition where four winners will receive complimentary passes to Cannes Lions.

In partnership with Cannes Lions, Perifa Lions, founded by Leticia Rodrigues (See It Be It Alumni), Irina Didier and Flavio Salcedo, is on a mission to bring young people from working-class backgrounds to Cannes Lions - all paid for. The programme runs throughout the year, promoting several activities to highlight and connect diverse talents with big names and opportunities with leading agencies.

Run an initiative you’d like to see on this page or interested in helping people access Cannes Lions 2023? Contact us, we’d love to explore how we can provide further support.