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Here’s what’s new for Cannes Lions 2024

Updates from The Globe and Mail, the Official Festival Representative in Canada. Click here for Program Page.

Awards submissions are now open!

Give Canada something to boast about. The 2024 Cannes Lions Awards are now open. Last year Canada won 54 Lions and broke into the top 5 – our strongest performance ever. Help Canada earn greatness again this year. 

Get started on your submission today. Explore the industry titans awarding your work as Jury Presidents, discover every new update to the Awards and download the Entry Kits to begin your journey.  

Head to canneslions.com/awards to find out more. Good luck! 

Key Dates 

  • Second late fee applies after: March 21, 2024
  • Third late fee applies
after: April 4, 2024
  • Awards entry deadline: April 11, 2024

If you are concerned that you won’t meet the final deadline on 11 April 2024, please get in touch with the Awards Team.

Register now for this exclusive webinar on how to craft your Cannes Lions 2024 entry!

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Do you have what it takes to win at Cannes Lions? Join Marian Brannelly, Global Director of Awards at LIONS, on April 3rd at 12:00pm ET for expert tips on crafting a winning entry. Gain insights from past jurors, learn category selection strategies, and get answers to your burning questions. Let’s top Canada’s record-breaking 54 Lions and secure our spot in the top 5 again this year! Don’t miss out – submissions close April 11.Register HERE!

What’s new for 2024  

Discover the latest updates to the Cannes Lions Awards for 2024! From the introduction of the Luxury & Lifestyle Lion to expanded categories in Innovation and Social & Influencer, these changes reflect the evolving landscape of creative communications. Explore updates like the rebranding of the Audio & Radio Lions and the introduction of a new Humour category. Additionally, learn about broader changes including mandatory cultural context questions and disclosure of AI usage. Stay informed and start crafting your submissions with this helpful video below, outlining all the new additions for this years’ festival. For a full recap, visit, canneslions.com/awards/awards-support/whats-new.

How to craft your award entry

Learn how to craft your Cannes Lions Awards entry with our three-step process. First, plan and prepare by ensuring your work meets eligibility requirements and selecting the right category. Next, research and refine using Cannes Lions intelligence platform, The Work, to gain insights from past winners. Finally, craft your submission by providing detailed written explanations tailored to each entry, linking objectives to outcomes, and providing cultural context. Don’t forget to include supporting materials like presentation images and case films. Once satisfied, ‘Check Out’ your submission, but remember, no further changes can be made. Need assistance? Take a peak at the full entry guide 

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