Awards support, help & FAQs

Cannes Lions Awards 2023 - Submit your work

Essential info

Entry kit

Judging and Special Awards

Quick answers

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.

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.

Can I pay first and upload material later?

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

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.

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 at

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 below.

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

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Our dedicated Awards Experts are on hand to offer guidance on eligibility dates, which categories you can enter your work into, material requirements or any Lion-specific queries you may have.

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