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At LIONS we have over 65 years of evidence that creative excellence moves people, business and society forward.

Cannes Lions: The International Festival of Creativity - has been championing creative excellence since 1954 with the goal of providing a global destination and the definitive benchmark for creativity that drives progress.

LIONS | The Home of Creativity is the destination for anyone who believes in the power of creative possibility and wants to aim higher and push forward.

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Get unlimited access to year-round creative masterclasses, skill bootcamps, and future forecasts that develop and strengthen your creativity – not to mention the connections and advice of our wider community, helping you advance your career, 365 days a year.

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We stand with Ukraine

We stand together with our friends in Ukraine and we encourage the global community to commission and support Ukraine creative talent.

2022 Cannes Lions Awards open for entries

2022 sees the launch of the new Creative B2B Lions to recognise creative excellence in this sector, there's also the evolution of the Creative Commerce Lions from the Creative eCommerce Lions, the Media Lions refreshed to celebrate true media ideas, and more. The final entry deadline is 14 April 2022.

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2022

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will return as a hybrid festival, in Cannes, France, from 20-24 June 2022.

Things are set to be a little different, though. Get ready for a reunion like no other – whether you join us in Cannes or online.

New guide aimed at smashing gender stereotypes in children’s advertising released

LIONS and The Fawcett Society release new Guide aimed at smashing gender stereotypes in children’s advertising.

The Smashing Stereotypes in Advertising Guide provides the industry with a blueprint to create powerful creative work that challenges outdated stigmas.

Global community hub for women in the creative communications industry

The See It Be It Resource Hub is a global community bulletin board providing a digital gathering place for resource sharing, event announcements and development recommendations.

Appointment of The Unmistakables as LIONS' strategic inclusion consultancy

Earlier this year we committed to engaging a DEI specialist consultancy to help us better understand what happened in relation to our appointment of the Roger Hatchuel Academy Dean, as well as to examine our practices across all areas of LIONS, and to advise on changes to the way we work so that we can ensure that everything we do as a business and brand is considered through the lens of equality.

Following a robust tender process involving a number of potential specialists, we can now confirm the appointment of The Unmistakables. They will be conducting a full and independent review of our processes and practices.

We anticipate the high-level findings of this review to be available mid-2022.

Cannes Lions Awards

The Cannes Lions Awards have been the undisputed global benchmark for creative excellence since 1954, celebrating ideas that grow businesses, build iconic brands and shift culture. Winning a Lion is a career milestone, future proofs your business’s growth and gives you world-wide exposure. Only a small percentage of all work that is entered every year goes on to win a Lion. Winners really are part of a global community of game changers.

The Work - the world’s greatest intelligence platform

The Work gets to the core of how to create exceptional work that impacts culture and drives measurable growth with experts’ insights allowing you to benchmark true creative excellence. Via an easily searchable intelligence platform, The Work offers year-round access to data, opinions, analysis and the talents behind winning work entered into Cannes Lions since 2001, handing you the keys to your biggest creative challenges.

Creative connections

Hear stories, musings and insights from some of the world's leading creatives.

Sharing a Gigil.

Interview with the multi-faceted Filipino team behind jaw-dropping creative pieces of work.

An incredible story.

Lessons in leadership from FCB's Susan Credle and Fred Levron.

Progress through inspiration.

Icaro Doria shares his journey of youthful ambition realised.

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