“The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2020 will no longer be taking place 26-30 October 2020 as previously planned. The next edition of the Festival will run 21-25 June, 2021.

We realise that the creative community has other challenges to face, and simply isn’t in a position to put forward the work that will set the benchmark. You can read today’s announcement in full here on our website:

Your ticket will be transferred directly to our next edition in 2021 – no further action is required from you at this time. We look forward to seeing you there next year as we bring our industry together once again to recognise the world’s best creative work.”



NCM, America's largest cinema advertising network, is honored to be named the official U.S. Representative to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. As a leader in today's evolving video media landscape, we are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the U.S. creative community to help bring their work to the global stage of the Lions Festivals. The Cannes Lions awards are internationally recognized as the most prestigious in advertising and communications; celebrating creativity across all areas of these businesses.

The Awards Architecture of Nine Tracks is Still in Place:

  • New creative framework that is relevant, accessible & simple
  • Categories changed to reflect modern communications landscape within nine "Tracks": Communication, Craft, Entertainment, Experience, Good, Health, Impact, Innovation, Reach
  • Reduction of 120 subcategories from entire family of Lion competitions
  • Entry cap of six Lion categories for each piece of work, but Titanium will not be counted as one of these six in 2020
  • Revised points system to give more recognition to creativity over volume of entries
  • New judging format for charity & NGO work to separate them from brand-led communications

For any Cannes Lions Festival inquiries, please contact Alex Townley, Head of Marketing.