The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced the 27 Jury Presidents that will lead and guide specialist juries at the 66th edition of the Festival.
The Jury Presidents span the Cannes Lions Awards architecture, introduced last year, which includes nine Awards Tracks. These Tracks provide an organising structure to enable entrants to navigate the Lions and also reflect the diversity and specialism of the work from the creative communications industry. The juries will have the responsibility of curating a body of work that will represent 2018 and set the tone for the creative year ahead.
Philip Thomas, Chairman of Cannes Lions, said: “To win a Cannes Lion demonstrates creative excellence. It’s inspiring work that stands out for its innovation, impact and effectiveness. In awarding a Lion, the juries are recognising the best creative output from the year gone by but also signalling the future of creativity. Our Jury Presidents are pivotal in this process, themselves having demonstrated their creative credentials in guiding teams, organisations and brands to set exemplary standards. We’re extremely proud to have their talent and experience to lead this year’s juries in setting the benchmark for creativity going forward.”
The 2019 jury line-up includes two new Lions; the Entertainment Lion for Sport and the Creative Strategy Lions while the Product Design Lion has been retired. This shift in disciplines of Lions represents the changing industry landscape and how the future of creativity is evolving.
The 2019 Cannes Lions Jury Presidents
The Communication Track looks at the big creative idea, where campaigns are brought to life through brilliant partnerships, people and storytelling.
– Radio & Audio Lions – Jose Miguel Sokoloff, Global President, MullenLowe Group Creative Council & Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Group UK, Global. As one of the pre-eminent advertising creative and peace proponents in the world Jose has been a driving force behind work to aid demobilization in his native Colombia, while also producing work for brands including Burger King, Unilever and Magnum, winning 32 Lions for MullenLowe in 2018.
The Jury Presidents will join their full juries at Cannes Lions where the winning work will be awarded each evening from 17th-21st June.
Entries to the Awards open on 17 January 2019. Further information on how to enter and details on how to attend the Festival can be found here.
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