Lions handed out for the Cannes Press, Radio, Design and Cyber categories

Benetton.jpgThe winners of the Press, Radio, Design and Cyber Lions categories were announced and awarded last night at the third Awards Ceremony of the Cannes Lions Festival week.

This year the Design Lions attracted 2182 entries, the Cyber Lions received 2458 submissions, Radio saw 1784 and entries totalled 6056 in the Press Lions.

The Press Lions Jury, chaired by Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, shortlisted 501 entries before awarding 14 gold, 35 silver and 44 bronze Lions. Fabrica Treviso Italy took home the Grand Prix for the United Colours of Benetton campaign 'Unhate (Palestine and Israel)', 'Unhate (USA and Venezuela)' and 'Unhate (Germany and France)'.
After shortlisting 169 entries, the Design Grand Prix was awarded to Serviceplan Munich for its entry for Austria Solar - Verein Zur Foerderung Der Thermischen Solarenergie titled 'The Solar Annual Report 2011'. 19 gold, 13 silver and 38 bronze Lions were also awarded. Presiding over the Jury was Bruce Duckworth, Creative Director of Turner Duckworth.

Tham Khai Meng_Philip Thomas.jpgWith Jury President Ian Tait, Executive Creative Director at Google Creative Lab heading up the Cyber Lions judging, the jury shortlisted 172 entries and awarded a total of 9 Gold, 31 Silver and 45 Bronze Lions. Two Cyber Lion Grands Prix were presented; the first to R/GA New York for its Nike+ entry 'Nike+ Fuelband' in the Other Interactive Digital Solutions category; the second to Volontaire Stockholm for 'Curators of Sweden', awarded for its entry for Swedish Institute/Visit Sweden in the Viral Advertising category.

Talent São Paulo took home the Radio Grand Prix for their ad 'Repellent Radio', for Go Outside Magazine. With Rob McLennan, Executive Creative Director of Net#workBBDO as president, the jury shortlisted 185 entries and went onto award 9 gold, 19 silver and 26 bronze Lions.

During the ceremony, the prestigious Media Person of the Year award was presented to Jack Dorsey, the Creator, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Twitter, Inc.

Also honoured were the winners of the Young Lions Print, Cyber and Design Competitions. The team from Singapore took the gold print medal, with Poland taking gold for their cyber entry and Colombia accepting the gold design medal.

The winning work from these categories is now available to view online together with their credits at

Highlights of today's seminar programme included MOFILM, The Guardian with architect Zaha Hadid, Innocean and R/GA. The Forum, a new stream of content for the 2012 Festival offering delegates a new way to get in-depth insight into the key industry issues, has been taking place throughout the week. So far 18 Forums have taken place including sessions from PMK*BNC, Kraft Foods, MMA,, Mashable and Flipboard. Once again the Festival offers workshops throughout the week as part of the content programme and have so far included Cirkus, More Mobile, Eardrum and LBi to name a few.

VIEW THE PRESS WINNERS:  Press Winners - CL2012.xls
VIEW THE CYBER WINNERS:  Cyber Winners - CL2012.pdf
VIEW THE DESIGN WINNERS:  Design Winners - CL2012.pdf
VIEW THE RADIO WINNERS:  Radio Winners - CL2012.xls


A bad year for Cannes. said:

A totally unremarkable grand prix winner for press. And a totally unremarkable out door grand prix with coke. Rubbish!

Lok Lok said:

Mr. Preso, whom do we consult for press verification now that the show is over? Is it you or Terry? What magazine did your coloured-pencil Bronze Lion run in again? Or was it Straights Times? I can't remember seeing it. We've been looking everywhere and we can't find it. Liao.

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