Awards FAQs

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

Yes, our 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 an Awards expert here.

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.

When is the deadline?

Entries open on the 16 January 2020
The first late fee applies after the 12 March 2020
Second late fee applies after the 7 May 2020
Third late fee applies after the 28 May 2020
Entries close on 30 June 2020

All information for Dates & Fees can be found 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.

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.

When should I send the physical material?

Cannes Lions currently have provisions in place to receive packages, but as the situation in London develops, we ask that all entrants delay sending any physical materials relating to their entries until further notice.

The Cannes Lions materials team will be in contact in the coming months to confirm the process.

For material guidelines and delivery information, download Entry Kit 1.

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 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 account holder is ready to be contacted by our team if we have any need for clarification about your entry. After this process, your entry will be ready for judging
Find out more about the judging process.

How can I add or edit my Creative Team Credits?

The Creative Team Credits page in your Awards Dashboard will remain open for you to add or amend names until 6 November 2020. Simply log into your account and click into the Creative Team Credits page for each entry to make changes.

When do I found out if I’ve won?

Shortlisted work will be announced on Cannes Lions 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.