Cannes 2022: First shortlists announced


Cannes Lions has today revealed the shortlists for the 2022 Glass: The Lion for Change, Innovation Lions and Titanium Lions. The shortlisted entrants will present their work directly to jury members virtually ahead of the Festival.

The Innovation Lions shortlist, whose jury is led by Cleve Gibbon, CTO, Wunderman Thompson, USA, comprises 14 entries from 9 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Korea and USA. The winners will be announced onstage on Wednesday 22 June.

The shortlist for Glass: The Lion for Change, which is presided over by Colleen DeCourcy, former president, Wieden+Kennedy, includes 16 entries from 13 countries, including: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Honduras, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, United Kingdom and USA. This year’s Glass: The Lion for Change winners will be honoured onstage on Friday 24 June.

The Titanium Lions jury, led by Jury President Rob Reilly, global chief creative officer, WPP, selected 24 pieces of work to be presented virtually. The entries span 10 countries, including: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom and USA, with winners announced and awarded onstage on Friday 24 June.

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The judging format for these three Cannes Lions provides an interactive forum within the awards review process. The shortlisted entrants will present their work to the jury, the jury will then ask questions to better understand finer details of the entry  before entering discussion stage to decide which pieces of work will go on to win a prestigious Lion. 

Simon Cook, CEO, LIONS, comments: “We’re delighted to announce the first shortlists for 2022 that represent the best in creativity in these three highly coveted Lions Awards. We’re pleased that so many entrants from all over the world will have the opportunity to present directly to the jury as they deliberate and make decisions that will set the benchmark for creativity in these very progressive areas of the industry.”

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity takes place from 20th-24th June 2022. Further information on the Lions Awards, the Festival and LIONS Membership can be found here.

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