You can now submit your best work into the new-look 2018 Cannes Lions awards. Find out if your work is among the industry's most creative and effective to join a community that has celebrated excellence since 1954.


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".


This year, we've made a tool to help you navigate the Lions. Simply tell us about your work and the Category Picker will generate a list of options based on the information you provide. You will then have the option to refine, save, and share your list with others.

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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 Lions   Get the entry kit


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.

NEW FOR 2018

Six Lion Limit

Each of your campaigns can be entered in up to six Lions. Entry limits within each Lion are different. Read the Entry Kit to find out more.

Charity work judged separately

All charity and non-profit work will be judged separately from brand-led work during the festival.

Live judging for Glass: The Lion For Change and the Titanium Lions

In addition to Innovation Lions, shortlisted entrants for Glass: The Lion for Change and Titanium Lions will now present their work live to the jury in Cannes.

Time to enter your work

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. The entry kit is now available along with information about the rules, dates and costs of entering.

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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.


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.

"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


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'

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