Yes, everything is possible at Cannes, even getting there for free. If you enjoy contests, the good news is that Cannes is often used as a prize. Villas with pools, red carpet premieres, exclusive receptions, beach-side parties; I don’t want to rub it in, but people do actually give all these things away for free. This year again, a number of companies will be throwing trips away.
One of the most fun ones is definitely Stella Artois, sponsors of the Cannes Film festival. They are running a campaign to find the heir to Jacques d’Azur, who had a weekend booked but is AWOL. The campaign is great fun. Start on Stella Artois.
Featured on our Twitter account recently was ad company OgilvyOne’s drive to find the world’s best salesman or woman. Check the video and details on OgilvyOne.
Chivas Regal is organising a contest. Unfortunately, I can’t find the direct link. See if you have better luck here.
UPDATE: Cannes Lions is organising a competition for young creatives called the Future Lions. They want yo to advertise a product in way that could not have been possible 5 years ago. Sounds like a cool challenge. Get the details at Future Lions.
I’ll post more competitions as I come across them on the Twitter account and here. The best idea is probably to follow the Twitter account. If you come across any, let us know.