The Paris-based Epica Awards – the global creative awards judged by the world’s advertising trade press – has announced its entry call and launched its 2015 season with new categories.
The official deadline is next Wednesday 30September 30.
Sadly, the organisers appear to have decided that no NZ ad media are up to the job – but are hoping that the inclusion of our old mates at Campaign Brief Australia will be enough sop to Kiwi agencies.
This year there are seven new categories: Epica becomes the first global creative awards to introduce a Virtual Reality category, recognising the work that agencies are doing with the Oculus Rift, and similar devices.
Other new categories this year include Personal Electronics & Devices; Restaurants, Bars & Cafés; and Product Design.
There is also a new Humour category. The large Public Interest category has been divided into Health & Safety, Social and Environment.
The jury will meet in Berlin from November 16-18, followed by the Creative Circle conference and prize-giving ceremony on November 19.
Enter here: www.epica-awards.com
Founded in 1987, Epica is the only creative prize awarded by journalists working for marketing and communications magazines around the world – including Campaign Brief, representing Australia and New Zealand. It offers an independent jury and global press coverage. Launched as the first European advertising competition, today it is an international celebration of creativity, attracting thousands of entries from more than 70 countries.
Every agency that enters the Epica Awards automatically receives a free copy of The Epica Book. In fact, the book is one of the reasons many agencies enter year after year, without fail. It showcases all the Gold, Silver and Bronze entries, as well as other high-scoring finalists.
Weighing in at more than 390 pages, The Epica Book is packed with images, statistics and synopses, alongside agency credits and a detailed index. It also features in-depth articles about the Grand Prix winners, with interviews and behind-the-scenes revelations.
The book is compiled by Epica and published by Bloomsbury. As well as being sent out to entrants, it is circulated to journalists and VIPs and sold at selected art and design bookstores around the world.
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