India has sent 982 entries for the 2009 Cannes Lions awards. The total number of entries received by the festival this year is 22652, from all over the world.
India has sent 50 entries in the Film category, 93 in Design, 262 in Press, 284 in Outdoor, 52 in Radio, 25 in Cyber, 69 in Direct, 77 in Media, 47 in Promo, 11 in Titanium and 12 in the PR category. The countries which have more entries than India include UK, Brazil, Germany and USA. USA has sent the maximum number of entries at 2726, followed by Germany at 2131. Brazil has sent 1519 entries and UK has sent 1316 entries.
Commenting on the entries received this year, Philip Thomas, festival CEO said, "Although there are naturally fewer entries across the categories, the Lions remain the ultimate global awards to win with more than 22,600 entries from 86 countries competing. We are particularly happy about the launch of the PR Lions, which have been well supported by our colleagues in the PR industry. With 431 entries from 239 companies in 48 countries participating, it's a great welcome to Cannes for this new category.”