This is your chance to show the creative world what you’ve got. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is back – held in person from June 19-23, 2023, with digital access available for Members throughout the week. The initial stages of judging will take place remotely, but jurors will be in Cannes to complete the final stages and to award Lions to the winners in person.

So, prepare to put out your best for your community. For your company. For yourself. Get ready to represent.

2023 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Timeline:

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 – Delegate pass registration open
  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 – Awards entry submissions open
    • o First late fee – Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • o 2nd late fee – Thursday, March 23, 2023
    • o 3rd late fee – Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Thursday, April 13, 2023 – Awards entry submission deadline
  • Monday, June 19, 2023 – Friday, June 23, 2023 – Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

What’s New for Cannes Lions 2023

Introducing the Entertainment Lions for Gaming

The Entertainment Lions for Gaming celebrate creative work that connects people to brands through gameplay.

Entries will need to demonstrate how brands successfully tapped into complex gaming communities and seamlessly added real value to the overall gaming experience while driving commercial success.

New Delegate Pass: Creative Marketer Pass

Designed specifically for creative brand teams, this pass will include dedicated creative sessions for marketers and more. More information will be available when registration for delegate passes opens on January 12, 2023.

CLICK HERE For More Important Updates to the 2023 Festival


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

For any inquiries, please contact Susan Lilley or Meghan Soman