Cannes Lions confirmed today that the Festival of Creativity will return live to Cannes next June 20-24 with a hybrid online component as well.
For the last two years the event has largely been online given the pandemic. The 2020 awards were cancelled, and this year’s competition covered two years of work.
“For 2022 and beyond, Cannes Lions will provide an annual forum for the global industry to address the most pressing issues the industry and the world are facing today,” the organization stated.
“Right now, sustainability is top of mind for us – as it is for the industry – and we’ve committed to putting a sustainability agenda in place. You can expect us to deliver our most sustainable festival in history.”
With COVID in mind, new health and safety standards will be in place for next year’s event.
The initial stages of judging will take place remotely, the group said. “However, jurors can expect to come together in Cannes to complete the final stages, and award the Lions, as they have done since 1954.”
Competition submissions and attendee registration start in January.