Lions Health and United Nations Foundation Introduce Grand Prix for Good

March 8, 2014


Megan Rabbitt


Lions Health, the new two-day festival for creativity in healthcare communications, is introducing the ‘Lions Health United Nations Foundation Grand Prix for Good’ award to honour the best entry for a charity, public service or NGO.

A select jury of seven members will review all the Gold Lion winning work chosen by both the Health & Wellness and Pharma juries and award one outstanding entry for a not-for-profit client to be presented with the accolade.

The Grand Prix for Good jury will include Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation; Health & Wellness jury president Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness; Pharma jury president Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer of McCann Health; and four other members selected from the two Lions Health juries.

The winner of this prestigious honour will be revealed during the Lions Health awards in Cannes, France, on Saturday 14 June 2014 and presented with the trophy by the UN Foundation’s Calvin.

Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals, says, “The United Nations Foundation supports the UN and connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. As such, we could not wish for a better partner for this award as the Foundation’s values truly reflect the principles of this accolade – brave, innovative and life-changing.”

“By celebrating creativity that improves health and wellness around the world, Lions Health is drawing attention to the best work being done to help create stronger, healthier families and communities,” said Kathy Calvin. “Recognising the best of the best with this new award will help us all as we strive for innovative approaches to global challenges.”

“The global health community is looking for innovation, creativity, and impact to achieve audacious goals to improve the health of the world. Advertising may sell and make consumers aware, but our industry has so much more influence and power to make a significant life-saving difference, this award celebrates that simple gesture. McCann Health is proud to have worked very closely with Lions Health and the United Nations Foundation to create the Grand Prix for Good award,” said Jeremy Perrott, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Health and President of the Inaugural Lions Health Pharma Jury.

The winner of the Lions Health United Nations Foundation Grand Prix for Good will earn ten points which will contribute towards the calculation of the Lions Health Network of the Year and Agency of the Year awards.

The Lions Health Awards honour the world’s most creative and impactful healthcare communication ideas that have overcome the unique challenges faced by healthcare brands. The Lions Health Festival offers an unmissable learning opportunity with an unparalleled world-class thought-leadership programme and is a global meeting place where healthcare and communications professionals come together to raise the bar of creative excellence in the industry.

Please visit for information on how to submit work or register to attend Lions Health.

Notes to Editors:

Lions Health, 13 & 14 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Launching in 2014, Lions Health is a global annual awards for creative excellence in pharma and healthcare & wellness communications, judged by international industry professionals. The awards form part of a two-day Festival of content, learning and debate that will explore the essential and unique issues relating to the world of healthcare communications, present exhibitions and screenings of the work being judged, and offer unrivalled networking opportunities.

Lions Health is organized by Lions festivals.

About The United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit

Lions Festivals

Lions Festivals is the organiser of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival. Lions Festivals is powered by Top Right Group.

Key Dates

Lions Health Delegate Registration opens: Open

Extended Entries deadline: 11 April 2014

Festival Dates: 13 & 14 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Contact: Amanda Benfell, Head of Press & PR

Lions Festivals, 33 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UF, United Kingdom

Tel: +44-(0)20-3033-4000


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