“Get a process going. With the best will in the world you won’t achieve big success.”

Rothco | Accenture Interactive

Achieving success at Cannes Lions isn’t likely without a plan!

  • Get familiar with both the eligibility criteria, our Lions & categories and our important entry dates.
  • Agree a list of the pieces of work you would like to enter.
  • Decide which Lions and categories to submit into.
  • Create the required media and schedule the resources well in advance of entering.

Successful entrants often feedback that creating a year-round awards strategy motivates their team to get on board when it comes to gathering required entry materials and ultimately serves as a reminder to strive for creative excellence.


Our Awards Experts are here to help you throughout your Cannes Lions entry journey.

They are available to discuss everything from the value of an entry strategy, how to implement one, category selection, tips for your case film, and any specific questions you may have.

You can contact the team on and we will aim to get back to you within two working days. Alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0) 20 3033 4000, we are open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday GMT.