Awards FAQ

Is my work eligible for Cannes Lions?

The entry must have been created within the context of a normal paying contract and genuine brief from a brand OR, if it’s a case of self-promotion or a non-profit organisation, the brand has approved all the media / production / implementation. More information here.

Eligibility dates are dependent on the Lion that is being entered. Please check the eligibility criteria for each Lion on our Dates & Fees page.

If you're not sure whether your work is eligible get in touch.

 

How do I choose where to enter and find out more about the entry process?

Awards Experts are available all year to talk you through the process and give you further advice about any specific queries, including help with category selection. Contact us here.

 

Where can I find the material guidelines or media specifications?

The Supporting Material Guidelines can be found in Entry Kit 1. Download the Entry Kit here.

 

I'm worried I won't be ready to submit my work before the deadline. Can I ask for more time?

Contact our Awards Experts to discuss how we can help you with your entry process. .

 

Can I pay first and upload material later?

All media included in your entry must be the final version at the point that you complete and pay for them. No replacement or additional media can be accepted after an entry has been finalised and received by the Festival without exception.

 

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept Credit Card and Bank Transfer Payments.

If you wish to change your payment method after you have submitted your entries, please get in touch with our Awards Experts for more information.

 

Does the entry fee cover all my entries?

The entry fee is charged per individual entry, i.e. one piece of work entered in a single category.

The fees per Lions category differ, you can check the fees here.

 

I have submitted my entries, what happens next?

After submission, each entry is reviewed by our Awards Experts before it is presented to the Jury.

Please make sure that the Entry Contact is ready to be contacted by our team if we have any need for clarification about your entry.

Find out more about the judging process here.

 

Can I withdraw my entry?

To request a withdrawal, please email withdrawals@canneslions.com with your entry number and title.

 

When do I find out if I’ve won?

Shortlists will be announced on The Work and appear in Lions Daily, a daily printed publication which is available at the Festival. Winners are announced at the relevant Festival award shows and will appear online and in Lions Daily the next day.