The 2021 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will take place in June 2021 either virtually or in person. Organizers will make a final decision this spring. Entries are now open for the 2021 festival, and will encompass both 2020 & 2021 work. Please visit or email for more information.

Please continue to check for updates about the Festival and the awards.

The first 2021 Lions Live event will take place March 1 – March 5, 2021. Please check for schedule updates.

For any inquiries, please contact Susan Lilley or Meghan Soman.


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.