You've submitted your work. What happens next?
After you check out your entry, each piece of work is reviewed multiple times by our Awards Team before it gets to the Jury. If there are any issues a member of the team will be in touch. If you don’t hear from us, it means you’re all set and your work has progressed through to the Judging Platform. The first stage involves looking through each piece of work to establish a shortlist. Jury members review and score each entry on a scale of one to nine based on whether they consider it a shortlist candidate. The Jury will then review and finalise this proposed shortlist. For the Lions with the highest number of entries, Shortlisting Juries help to decide the shortlist. These Jurors work virtually with the Awarding Jury to create a shortlist for review in the discussion stage. See the full Shortlisting Jury lineup.
On-site judging is guided by the Jury President. Jurors review and debate the shortlist before voting on which entries should be awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold Lion. It takes a two-thirds majority vote to claim a Lion.
After voting, results are read out and the Jurors confirm the decisions. Candidates for Grands Prix, selected from among Gold or equivalent winners, are then identified and discussed further before a final vote takes place. Entries for non-profit organisations and charities aren’t eligible for the Grand Prix in their Lion but will be considered for the Grand Prix for Good or Lions Health and United Nations Foundation Grand Prix for Good. Our team will use the Entry Contact you have provided if the Jury has any need for clarification about your entry. Find out more about How Judging Works and the details of Entering, Eligibility & Judging.