What happens if you win?
If your work has been selected for a Gold Lion or a Grand Prix, our team will get in touch with you via phone or email. This usually happens at least 24 hours before the Awards Show. We’ll send you details about where to go and when. Please remember that we are sharing this information under embargo so that you can make sure the right people are at the Palais to accept the Award. This means that the news cannot be shared externally until we announce it onstage. If you are a Silver or Bronze Lion winner, you will not be notified before the Awards Show. Your win will be celebrated but only Gold and Grand Prix winners will be called onstage due to time constraints. After the Festival, Silver and Bronze Lion winners will receive an email asking them to confirm their delivery address so their Awards can be mailed to them.
Who is called on stage to accept Award?
The Grand Prix and Gold Lion-winning companies will be called to collect the Award on stage. If you’re not able to find anyone to collect your Award, please notify us and someone will do this on your behalf. It may be your local Festival Representative or someone from your Network if you're part of a group. Please note, due to the running time, if the same piece of work wins more than one Gold or Grand Prix Cannes Lions Award, you will only be invited on stage once during the Awards Show. So don’t panic if you’ve won a Gold Lion but haven’t heard your company being called onstage. You’ll be called up in a different section. We know that you value diversity and representation as much as we do here at LIONS, so please carefully consider who will represent your organisation onstage.
Can you get a duplicate of the trophy?
Winning at Cannes Lions is a huge achievement. It puts you among the global creative elite and deserves to be celebrated. Ordering duplicate trophies and certificates to reward the team behind your winning work is a meaningful way to do this. All Lion-winners, both companies and individuals, can purchase additional hand-crafted Lion trophies, as well as certificates. Visit the Cannes Lions Store to place your order. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your work was awarded. Do you need to book a seat at the Awards Show?
You don’t need to book a seat at the Awards Show.
If you are a Gold Lion or Grand Prix winner, you will receive an email from the Awards Team prior to the Show detailing the next steps and asking for a list of the people who will be attending (up to six guests, including idea creation and brand contacts). These guests will enter via the Winner's Door. If your guests don't have a delegate pass, you must ensure that you provide their names so that they are on the guest list. We will, of course, do our best to accommodate guests that aren’t on the guest list, but to ensure a smooth process please provide the names in advance. Unless you receive an email from us before the Awards Show, you will need to join the queue on the red carpet to enter. For any queries about attending please contact email@example.com.
What happens if you win but did not attend the Festival?
If you’re not in Cannes to collect your Award onstage, please notify the Awards Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you identify someone to accept on your behalf. It may be your local Festival Representative or someone from your Network.
How can you make the most of your win?
Celebrate on social media! We have prepared some assets that you can use to share across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Our LIONS Editorial Team regularly speak with winners to find out more about how the work got made. They may be in touch while on-site at the Festival or later that month. These interviews will be used in editorial content such as the LIONS Creativity Report or The Official Cannes Lions Wrap-Up.
If you’ve got a story to share, please reach out to the team at email@example.com.
Winners will be updated on The Work from 10pm CET after the Awards Show each night.