Cannes Lions has recently announced the list of experts who will be responsible for judging and awarding during its International Festival of Creativity in June. 

The lineup includes 290 experts from 46 markets, representing the industry’s leading talent from different fields. Ten new brands have also been included in the Awarding Juries. They include Experian, Globacom, HSBC, Hulu, Kimberly-Clark, Mojang Studios, Nedbank, Safaricom, Suntory Brands, and Vodacom.

For the first time, the Jury panel will include representatives from Bolivia, Egypt, Honduras, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and Zambia. Bringing a diverse mix of voices and perspectives to the decision-making process. The Jury members have a big responsibility in setting the benchmark for creative excellence as part of the festival’s 70th edition.

Simon Cook, CEO of LIONS, expressed his excitement about the Jury’s representation from seven new markets.

“Our Jurors have a huge responsibility. Giving up their time, energy and expertise to set the benchmark for creative excellence as part of the 70th edition of the Lions. We are excited to see the body of Lion winning work that will set the industry standard for the next 70 years.

Cannes Lions 2023 Jury
Simon Cook

“This year, we have representation from seven new markets. Our highest-ever representation from Africa and the Middle East, and a strong showing from a diverse mix of brands. We’re delighted to be able to bring a breadth of voices and perspectives to the Jury rooms and we thank them all in advance for their dedication and care,” he said.

See full list of the jury here

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will run from June 19-23, 2023. The festival celebrates exceptional creativity and provides a platform for learning, networking, and inspiration for the creative communications industry.

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