The Epica Awards 2017 are now officially open for entries, with two new categories and an expanded jury. Covering advertising, design, PR and digital, Epica has staked a unique place in the landscape as the only creative awards show judged by journalists. 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.
This year, alongside well-known industry journals such as Adweek, Campaign, Creative Review and Shots, we’ve added niche titles for individual categories. 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.
This year’s awards also feature two new categories: Music Video and Online & Mobile Services (which covers advertising for digital brands such as Airbnb and Uber). The prize-giving ceremony will take place at the Meistersaal in Berlin on the evening of November 16.
As always, every agency that enters will get a free copy of our annual Epica Book – 400 pages of creative inspiration.
The call for entries is accessible here.