Enter your work from
18 January 2018

If you are interested in entering, have a question, or would like someone from the team to walk you through the entry process, contact us at awards@canneslions.com. More information about the categories and rules will be available in December 2017 and the official Cannes Lions entry kit will be available to download in January 2018.

Awarding the finest creative work in the world

The Lions are the most established and coveted awards for the creative and marketing communications industry. Winning at the Festival puts you among the world’s elite. Our trophies are recognised globally as the ultimate achievement in creativity and we know that winning work from the festival "gives 54% higher ROI than non-creatively awarded work".

A new architecture for the Lions in 2018

Cannes Lions has always reflected the creative communications industry.
Since the Lions began in 1954, our awards have evolved to remain relevant and useful.
In 2018, we take the next step on the journey with a new awards architecture.

Explore the 2018 Lions

"The awards inspire ever braver work"

Chloe Gottlieb

Chief Creative Officer US, R/GA

"They are the only way we have to keep score in the creative department"

Jeff Goodby

Co-Chairman, Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners 

"Lions encourage people to raise their creative bar"

Nils Leonard

Founder, Uncommon

Reflecting the industry

Each year we listen to key influencers and industry experts to evaluate and develop our Lions and their categories. We work together to ensure our awards are current, engaging and constantly reflect advances and trends in the industry.

Judging and Jury

Juries made up of the industry’s brightest minds carefully scrutinise the entries. The high calibre of our juries is matched by the high standards that we hold them to and the rigorous processes they undertake. They pore over the work submitted, whittling them down to a shortlist and ultimately awarding the most impressive work.

A level playing field

We invite everybody to enter our awards: independents, specialist companies and those associated with networks and holding companies. Our judging ensures all work is kept anonymous and neutral, creating a level playing field for all.

Enter your work from 18 January 2018

The new criteria and categories for the 2018 Lions will be announced soon. In the meantime, check out the 2017 winners, including all of the special award winners, in the Cannes Lions Archive

See the winners

The case for creativity

The evidence is clear. Work that performs well at Cannes Lions is more effective than work that doesn't. Study after study has demonstrated the value of creativity to a brand's bottom line.

“Creatively-awarded campaigns are six times more efficient than non-awarded ones at driving market share growth.”

'Selling Creativity Short'

“Of the companies whose Award Creativity Score scores were in the top quartile, 67 per cent had above-average organic revenue growth.”

'Creativity’s Bottom Line'