Cannes Lions 2019: Australia ranked fifth globally

Paige Murphy
By Paige Murphy | 24 June 2019

Australia has ranked fifth globally at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, scoring 36 Lions overall.

Despite ranking higher than last year, Australia won fewer awards than in previous years. The final count was one Grand Prix, two Gold Lions, 13 Silver Lions and 20 Bronze Lions.

In 2018 the nation placed sixth with 56 Lions, including four Grand Prix, compared to 2017 when Australia won 113 Lions.

The US ranked first again this year with 313 Lions, more than three times the UK which came in second with 90 Lions.

Brazil ranked third with 85 Lions, followed by France wwith 60 Lions.

This year Australia had 944 entries in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, compared to 1,047 in 2018 and 1,447 entries in 2017. Australian work was shortlisted 115 times.

The Lion's Share by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Finch scored the only Grand Prix this year, as well as a Silver Lion.

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne also won a Bronze Lion for its work Naughty or Nice Bauble for Myer. The Sydney agency won a Silver Lion for its work Extra Reminder for Wrigley's Extra.

TBWA Melbourne took home one Gold Lion and two Silver Lions for its ANZ Signs of Love.

TBWA ANZ signs of love

DDB Sydney won a Gold Lion for its Grave of Thrones work for Foxtel. it also scored a Bronze Lion for its Polo Unfail work for Volkswagen.


Special Group won six awards, two Silver and four Bronze, for its Uber Eats Australian Open Ambush.

CHEP Proximity scored four awards, two Silver and two Bronze for its work Safety Hub for NRMA.

Naked Communications also scored awards, one Silver and three Bronze for its work Sans Forgetica for RMIT University.

The Brand Agency Perth won three awards, one Silver and two Bronze for its work Hungry Puffs for Foodbank WA.

WhiteGREY Sydney won one Silver and one Bronze for its work the Living Seawall for Volvo.

Mindshare scooped a Silver Lion for its work Monty's Cricket Warnings for Foxtel.

Mindshare Monty

Houston Group also scored a Silver Lion for its Lendlease Mums for Safety work.

VMLY&R Melbourne won two Bronze Lions for its work The Half Biscuit for Legacy and RSA.

The Monkeys, part of Accenture Interactive, won two Bronze Lions. One for its work Stop Your Boobs Playing Their Own Game for Berlei and one for its work New Australia Land for Meat and Livestock Australia.

Ogilvy Melbourne took home a Bronze Lion for its work Warning Spots for AAMI.

Leo Burnett Sydney won a Bronze Lion for its work Powershare for Samsung.






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