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About The Cannes Challenge

The Cannes Challenge, is a program that exists to invest in new and existing female talent within the creative industry. The Cannes Challenge winners will be given the chance to explore the Cannes Lions Festival; the world’s biggest celebration of creativity and connect with experienced creatives and agency leaders in a meaningful way to help them as they develop their careers/aspirations. Throughout the Cannes Lions week, the winners will be accompanied by The Women’s Association and mentored throughout the week by McCann London and Digitas.


As part of the Challenge the winners will be presented with a brief and they will get to work alongside McCann and Digitas’ creatives to create a response to the brief. At the end of the festival week, they will present their response to  McCann London and Digitas’ leadership team as well as other industry leaders. This gives the winners further exposure to leaders within the industry and they also get a chance to showcase their skills and abilities.


Don't miss this chance to accelerate your career in the creative industry at one of the most prestigious events in the world of advertising and creativity. 


Applications are now open for all women aged 18-30, until 10th May at 11.59pm. 

"Sacrificing an hour for my application was the difference between me not going and having one of (if not) THE MOST career-affirming experiences of my life to date."


"Going to Cannes felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, but it was the Cannes Challenge itself that truly left a lasting and invigorating impact on me and my career.

Being selected for this challenge will always be a highlight of my career."

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