Submissions to enter Cannes Lions 2019 have begun

Awards for the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will be judged under nine tracks - Communication, Craft, Entertainment, Experience, Good, Health, Impact, Innovation, Reach

Cannes Lions 2019

One of the biggest annual award shows for advertising and creative professionals, the prestigious Cannes Lions is back. Each year, the event attracts thousands of entries from across the world vying to be crowned the coveted Lions award.

This year, the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will be held from June 17 to June 21, and the entries to the competition have begun. Awards will be judged under nine tracks - Communication, Craft, Entertainment, Experience, Good, Health, Impact, Innovation, Reach. The final deadline for submissions is April 18, 2019.

New Lions have been added this year. The ‘Creative Strategy Lions’ celebrates the idea behind the idea; how strategic planning can redefine a brand, reinvent its business and influence consumers or wider culture. The ‘Entertainment Lions for Sport’ will award creativity that taps into fan culture and leverages the power of sports and eSports in connecting people to brands. 

Some new categories have been added too. Such as a Culture & Context section, which appears across ten Lions – celebrating work with a specific focus on local campaigns and cultural insights, as well as challenger brands and break-throughs on a budget. New categories that celebrate Business Transformation across three Lions. Additions also include Native Advertising in Radio & Audio, Voice-activation across multiple Lions and Promotional Content for Publishers & Networks – celebrating work made for and by media owners.

Some changes have been made, which means you can now enter product design and innovation entries into new categories in Innovation Lions and Design Lions. Product Design has now been retired.

Shortlisted entrants for the Creative Strategy Lions, Innovation Lions, Titanium Lions and Glass: The Lion for Change will be invited to present their work live to the Jury and delegates at Cannes Lions.

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

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