Journos issue Epica 2017 entry call

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The Epica Awards 2017 are now officially open for entries, with two new categories and an expanded jury. Covering advertising, design, PR and digital, Paris-based Epica has staked a unique place in the landscape as the only creative awards show judged by journalists.

It attracts thousands of entries from more than 70 countries, and offers an independent jury and global press coverage.

“Every agency that enters Epica has effectively already won, because their work is seen by the very group of people who can spread the word about their talent,” according to the smartly worded PR release from Epica’s global press manager, Lucía Ongay.

“This year,” Ongay continues, “alongside well-known industry journals such as Adweek, Campaign, Creative Review and Shots, we’ve added niche titles for individual categories.


“Judged by journalists, Epica attracts thousands of entries from more than 70 countries, offering an independent jury and global press coverage.”


“For example, in the craft field we’re joined by German magazine Digital Production, while in the UK, PR specialist The Holmes Report will cast its vote on relevant entries. For the Virtual Reality category, we’re joined by specialist magazines VRODO and ARVR.

“And from an entirely different world, the fashion editor of Marie Claire France will weigh in on fashion campaigns.”

The 2017 jury president will be Spencer Baim, chief strategic officer at Vice Media, New York

New categories
This year’s awards also features two new categories: Music Video and Online & Mobile Services (which covers advertising for digital brands such as Airbnb and Uber).

The prizegiving ceremony will take place at the Meistersaal in Berlin on the evening of Thursday 16 November.

As always, every agency that enters gets a free copy of the annual Epica Book – “400 pages of creative inspiration”.

  • See the full jury member list here 
  • The call for entries is accessible here 
  • Download the ad campaign and other visuals here

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