Cannes Lions receive record number of entries for 2012

The Cannes Lions Festival of International Creativity has received a record number of entries this year, with a 19% increase from across 87 countries.

The 34,301 entries have been submitted for the 15 different award categories that will be announced between 17 – 23 June during the 59th International Festival of Creativity.

"The industry is moving at a lightning rate, as evidenced by the huge volume of entries into the new Mobile and Branded Content & Entertainment Lions," said Philip Thomas, chief executive of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. "But it is also interesting to see the robust health of other, more traditional media like Radio, Film and Press. I am sure that once again the winners at Cannes Lions will inspire and excite the industry, showing what is possible in creative brand communications."

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