Cannes Lions open submissions

The Cannes Lions Awards are now open for submissions of entries and works. Given the current global situation, submissions for the 2021 awards ceremony have been opened earlier than usual to provide participants with additional time they may need to prepare their work and craft their submissions.

The Lions set the standard for the global industry by honoring diverse and cutting-edge creative work from around the world; inspiring work that drives progress and advances the industry through creativity. We look forward to recognizing outstanding works deserving of this acknowledgment. In June, the Lions juries will be evaluating works from the years 2020 and 2021 in Cannes and award Lions for both years separately.

NeW LION IN 2021

The Creative Business Transformation Lion is a newly introduced award. As companies invest in new ways of working to future-proof their business, this Lion celebrates the creativity that propels businesses forward and the creative thinking that changes how companies organize themselves, how people work internally, and how customers engage. Detailed information about the Creative Business Transformation Lions is available here.

Update for “Creative Effectiveness” & “PR” Awards

In close collaboration with the industry, the Creative Effectiveness Lions for 2021 has been updated to ensure that the award accurately reflects the new language of effectiveness, the diversity of measurable results, and the breadth of work that drives business impact and commercial success. The principles of Cannes Lions and WARC have been adopted to establish a common language for measuring creative effectiveness in new categories and a new online process for written submissions. Further information about the Creative Effectiveness Lions can be found here.

Cannes Lions has also updated the PR Lions to ensure that the award represents the current PR industry precisely. The Cannes Lions Awards have worked globally with PR specialists to better understand their unique challenges and perspectives and ensure that the PR Lions focus on the areas of creative work for which the industry wants to be recognized today. The Cannes Lions Awards have a team of experts who know the “Lions” inside and out. They are available to all participants for advice, answering specific questions, or seeking expert guidance.