Epica news

  • A BIT MORE IRRESPONSIBILITY WILL ENHANCE CREATIVITY

    A BIT MORE IRRESPONSIBILITY WILL ENHANCE CREATIVITY

    09 November 2018

    Some brands should adopt political incorrectness (again) as their tone of voice, says opinion maker Frank Pynenburg.

  • PEOPLE WANT PRODUCTS TO REPRESENT WHAT THEY STAND FOR

    PEOPLE WANT PRODUCTS TO REPRESENT WHAT THEY STAND FOR

    05 November 2018

    Consumer psychologist Dr. Cathrine Jansson-Boyd will be one of the speakers during Creative Circles at the Epica Awards in Amsterdam.

  • MARK TUTSSEL RECEIVES CREATIVE LEADERS TRIBUTE

    MARK TUTSSEL RECEIVES CREATIVE LEADERS TRIBUTE

    22 October 2018

    A new award honouring outstanding contribution to creativity goes to the Executive Chairman of Leo Burnett Worldwide.

  • Nathalie Lam (Philips): ‘I hope the diversity discussion will be irrelevant in ten years’

    Nathalie Lam (Philips): ‘I hope the diversity discussion will be irrelevant in ten years’

    19 October 2018

    The EpicaAwards, the international prize for creative campaigns, will be returning to the Netherlands, as an interactive conference, this November. The theme is ‘Will responsibility (eventually) kill creativity?’ concerning the purpose campaigns that are becoming increasingly more common. Frank.news spoke to organizer Kyra Roest (Embassy of Dutch Creativity, Adbusiness.Amsterdam) and Nathalie Lam (Philips) about the event and the theme.

  • CREATIVE CITIES: PARIS

    CREATIVE CITIES: PARIS

    11 October 2018

    Take a tour of Paris, one of the world's favourite destinations, with our creative guide Severine Viguier-Goenaga, creative director and managing director of Inouï, the consumer branding sister company of design agency Curius.

  • PRODUCTION COMPANIES: THIS IS YOUR PRIZE

    PRODUCTION COMPANIES: THIS IS YOUR PRIZE

    04 October 2018

    Good news for the production community! Our dedicated award is back, along with a 100 euro discount for all production companies who enter.

  • TOTALLY UNEXPECTED DEADLINE EXTENSION: OCTOBER 15

    TOTALLY UNEXPECTED DEADLINE EXTENSION: OCTOBER 15

    01 October 2018

    We get it. Lots of awards, lots of work, and lots on your plate. Nevertheless, we’d still love to show the fruits of your creativity to our unique jury of journalists, which will meet in Amsterdam in a few weeks’ time.

  • CREATIVE CITIES: BUENOS AIRES

    CREATIVE CITIES: BUENOS AIRES

    27 September 2018

    Our Creative City guides are penned by the journalists on our jury and friends of the Epica family. For this edition Matías Stetson, founder and editor-in-chief of Insider Latam, takes us on a quick stroll around Buenos Aires.

  • Fact or Fiction: Nike is a ‘good’ brand

    Fact or Fiction: Nike is a ‘good’ brand

    26 September 2018

    The international Epica Awards are back in the Netherlands. The goal of the interactive conference, with participants and partners such as Philips, PwC and Euronews, is to answer the question: Will responsibility (eventually) kill creativity?

  • EPICA CREATES NEW TOPICAL AND REAL TIME ADVERTISING CATEGORY

    EPICA CREATES NEW TOPICAL AND REAL TIME ADVERTISING CATEGORY

    13 September 2018

    Celebrating work that reflects the news as it happens.

  • EPICA AWARDS WORLD CUP CATEGORY KICKS OFF AGAIN

    EPICA AWARDS WORLD CUP CATEGORY KICKS OFF AGAIN

    10 September 2018

    The hugely popular soccer tournament also attracts the cream of creativity.

  • EPICA CREATES A NEW GRAND PRIX TO CELEBRATE PRINT

    EPICA CREATES A NEW GRAND PRIX TO CELEBRATE PRINT

    23 August 2018

    The Epica Awards has merged its Press and Poster prizes into a single Print Grand Prix.

  • JENNIFER LARKIN JOINS EPICA AS NORTH AMERICAN AWARDS DIRECTOR

    JENNIFER LARKIN JOINS EPICA AS NORTH AMERICAN AWARDS DIRECTOR

    21 August 2018

    She brings her experience from the ADC Annual Awards as well as solid production credentials.

  • EPICA CREATES ALTERNATIVE MEDIA GRAND PRIX

    EPICA CREATES ALTERNATIVE MEDIA GRAND PRIX

    21 August 2018

    This year’s Epica Awards on November 15 will include a Grand Prix for non-traditional work.

  • EPICA DOUBLES DOWN ON AMSTERDAM WITH TWO EVENTS

    EPICA DOUBLES DOWN ON AMSTERDAM WITH TWO EVENTS

    17 August 2018

    On November 14-15 the city will host the Epica Creative Circle – under the theme “Will responsibility kill creativity?” – and the Epica Awards ceremony.

  • THE EARLIER THE EPICA

    THE EARLIER THE EPICA

    01 August 2018

    The Epica Awards are open for entries and until August 31 there’s an Early Bird discount of 100 euros.

  • Epica cuts through with Wieden + Kennedy

    Epica cuts through with Wieden + Kennedy

    03 July 2018

    The Epica Awards 2018 "call for entries" campaign, designed by Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, uses striking graphic images to get to the heart of what makes Epica's press jury different.

  • EPICA AWARDS ANNOUNCES RESPONSIBILITY GRAND PRIX

    EPICA AWARDS ANNOUNCES RESPONSIBILITY GRAND PRIX

    16 January 2018

    The creative prize judged by journalists extends partnership with ACT Responsible to launch a specific Grand Prix for good causes.

  • GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS 2017

    GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS 2017

    15 January 2018

    Holding company of the Year: OMNICOM
    Brand of the Year: Nike
    Production company of the Year: Great Guns
    Network of the Year: McCann Worldgroup with 42 awards including a Grand Prix and 11 Golds.
    Agency of the Year: BBDO New York with 27 awards including a Grand Prix and 6 Golds.

  • OPENING FOR EARLY BIRD ENTRIES

    OPENING FOR EARLY BIRD ENTRIES

    01 August 2017

    The only global creative awards judged by journalists who are specialists in their field, the Epica Awards allow agencies to show their work to a unique group of people who can spread the word about their creative talent. The awards cover advertising, design, PR and digital.

  • DID YOU GET AN EPICA JURY REJECTION MAIL?

    DID YOU GET AN EPICA JURY REJECTION MAIL?

    10 April 2017

    How we created engagement with a fake email reply and a rapid follow-up.

  • OUR 2016 PARTNERS

    OUR 2016 PARTNERS

    03 November 2016

    Epica is proud to present its partners and sponsors for this year's awards season. Click to find out more about them - and how they're supporting us.

  • NGAd Club to award special prize at Epica

    NGAd Club to award special prize at Epica

    03 October 2016

    In partnership with ACT Responsible, Epica has invited NGAd Club members to vote for the best charity work entered in the awards this year. The NGAd Club brings together more than 40 communications directors of major NGOs, with the objective of creating a closer bond between agencies and the non-profit world.

  • Time Inc.'s Norman Pearlstine named President of the 2016 Epica Awards jury

    Time Inc.'s Norman Pearlstine named President of the 2016 Epica Awards jury

    21 September 2016

    Highly respected Vice-Chairman of US media giant to weigh in on the year’s best creative work

    Epica is delighted to announce that Norman Pearlstine, Vice-Chairman of Time Inc., will be President of the jury this year.

  • The Second Lürzer’s Archive/Epica Advertising Photography Award

    The Second Lürzer’s Archive/Epica Advertising Photography Award

    17 September 2016

    The Epica Awards have once again joined forces with Lürzer’s Archive, the creative resource for advertising professionals, for our joint photography prize: The Lürzer’s Archive/Epica Advertising Photography Award.

  • EPICA LAUNCHES DESIGN GRAND PRIX

    EPICA LAUNCHES DESIGN GRAND PRIX

    06 September 2016

    Inspired by conversations with design and traditional agencies, Epica has created a Design Grand Prix. The new prize comes as The Epica Awards celebrate their 30th birthday.

    The winner will be chosen from one of Epica’s four existing design categories.

  • EPICA’S OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

    EPICA’S OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

    01 September 2016

     

    As the long sprint to the prize-giving ceremony begins, the Epica Awards have launched an Olympic Games category, open to all work inspired by the 2016 Games in Rio. Film, outdoor, press, digital, case films – all are welcome.

     

  • HUNGRY FOR FAME?
    ENTER THE 30TH EPICA AWARDS TODAY

    HUNGRY FOR FAME?
    ENTER THE 30TH EPICA AWARDS TODAY

    30 August 2016

    The 2016 Epica Awards are now open for entries until September 30.

    Here’s a chance to grab yet more glory before the end of the year.

  • Out now: Epica Book 29

    Out now: Epica Book 29

    24 August 2016

    The 29th edition of the Epica Book is now available.

    From prestigious London publisher Bloomsbury, the Epica Book represents 400 pages of creative inspiration. All the winners and selected high scoring entries are featured, plus exclusive interviews with the grand prix winners – taking you behind the scenes of the creative process.

     

  • Open for entries: be Epic in advance

    Open for entries: be Epic in advance

    06 July 2016

    Want to get ahead of the crowd? The 30th edition of the Epica Awards is now open for entries – with an Early Bird Discount of €100 until August 24.

  • Emily Isovitsch joins Epica Awards

    Emily Isovitsch joins Epica Awards

    06 July 2016

    A true awards expert has joined Epica in the role of North American Sales Director. Emily Isovitsch was previously executive director of the CLIO Awards and spent nine years as managing director of The One Club.

  • EPICA UNVEILS PROVOCATIVE AD CAMPAIGN

    EPICA UNVEILS PROVOCATIVE AD CAMPAIGN

    28 June 2016

    The Epica Awards has launched a cheeky new advertising campaign created by Paris-based agency Altmann+Pacreau.

    The press and banner campaign stresses the fact that Epica is judged by journalists and is therefore the most objective competition in the awards landscape. 

     

  • EPICA 30th BIRTHDAY

    EPICA 30th BIRTHDAY

    23 June 2016

    The Epica Awards officially kicked off its 30th anniversary celebrations this week with news of an ever-growing international jury, social and traditional media campaigns and additional categories.

  • EPICA ON TOUR 2016: THE FULL REPORT

    EPICA ON TOUR 2016: THE FULL REPORT

    01 June 2016

    Epica travelled the world this spring, screening its Film Winners’ Showcase in nine cities, starting in Milan and ending in Kiev. Each Epica on Tour showcase was attended by a selection of agency creatives and clients, as well as many of the journalists on our jury.

    See the full report.

  • EPICA ON TOUR 2016

    EPICA ON TOUR 2016

    24 February 2016

    Epica On Tour, our worldwide showcase of creativity, is set to travel to cities across the globe between March and May 2016.

    And the even better news is that you're invited!  Click here to find out how you can attend one of our screening and networking events.

     

  • EURONEWS' REPORT ABOUT THE 2015 EPICA CEREMONY IN BERLIN

    EURONEWS' REPORT ABOUT THE 2015 EPICA CEREMONY IN BERLIN

    20 November 2015

    If you didn't have the chance to join us in Berlin for the 2015 Epica Awards ceremony, you may enjoy watching this!

  • HORNBACH RECEIVES EPICA 2015 BRAND TRIBUTE AWARD

    HORNBACH RECEIVES EPICA 2015 BRAND TRIBUTE AWARD

    18 November 2015

    Epica has awarded its annual Brand Tribute to leading German home improvements brand Hornbach. The award was created to recognize brands that are committed to supporting innovative work and have inspired outstanding creativity over the years.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER ALISON JACKSON JOINS EPICA CREATIVE CIRCLE

    PHOTOGRAPHER ALISON JACKSON JOINS EPICA CREATIVE CIRCLE

    13 October 2015

    Leading British photographer Alison Jackson has joined the line-up of speakers at the Epica Creative Circle conference in Berlin on November 19.

    Alison is famous for her uncannily accurate "lookalike" photos of Royals and celebrities. Whether shocking or satirical, they are designed to provoke a debate about the power of image and society's obsession with celebrity.

  • THE EPICA CREATIVE CIRCLE

    THE EPICA CREATIVE CIRCLE

    22 September 2015

    Epica's ceremony in Berlin on November 19th will be preceded by our Creative Circle conference.

    Held at the Platoon Kunsthalle, its theme is The New Scope of Creativity. Key subjects will be virtual reality, photography, graphic design and the impact of urban living on creativity.

    Click here for more details of speakers.

     

     

  • OLIVIER DE MONTCHENU OF EURONEWS NAMED EPICA 2015 JURY PRESIDENT

    OLIVIER DE MONTCHENU OF EURONEWS NAMED EPICA 2015 JURY PRESIDENT

    15 September 2015

    The Epica Awards is delighted to announce that Olivier de Montchenu, Managing Director of Euronews Sales, will be President of the jury this year. Olivier brings to the role his years of experience in dealing with the channel’s creative partners. 

     

  • MARK LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA JOINS EPICA JURY

    MARK LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA JOINS EPICA JURY

    07 September 2015

    Epica is proud to welcome its new jury partner for South Africa, the advertising, design and media site MarkLives.com. Founded by Herman Manson, it provides industry news, opinion, analysis, case studies, profiles and marketing innovations.

  • INTRODUCING THE LÜRZER'S ARCHIVE / EPICA PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

    INTRODUCING THE LÜRZER'S ARCHIVE / EPICA PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

    07 August 2015

    The Epica Awards has joined forces with iconic creative resource Lürzer's Archive to celebrate the art of photography. Epica's Advertising Photography category is now the Lürzer's Archive/Epica Photography Award.

  • ADWEEK'S DAVID GRINER JOINS EPICA JURY

    ADWEEK'S DAVID GRINER JOINS EPICA JURY

    23 July 2015

    Epica is delighted to welcome David Griner, Adweek's Digital Managing Editor, to the Epica jury. David will join us in Berlin later this year for the jury meeting and awards show (16-19 November). David oversees the New York-based publication's online news team and the popular Adweek Blog Network. 

  • OUT NOW: EPICA BOOK 28

    OUT NOW: EPICA BOOK 28

    22 July 2015

    The 28th edition of The Epica Book launched in August. Published by Bloomsbury in London, it features more than 1000 colour images and over 400 sumptuous pages of award winning work and high-scoring entries. Plus behind-the-scenes interviews with leading names from Leo Burnett, Adam & Eve DDB, BBDO New York, Publicis, 72andSunny and Google, among others. The introduction is by Tor Myhren, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Grey and President of Grey New York. Click here to find out more.

  • NEW JURY MEMBERS IN LATIN AMERICA, ASIA

    NEW JURY MEMBERS IN LATIN AMERICA, ASIA

    29 June 2015

    Epica has announced four new jury partners in Latin America and one in Asia. Neo Magazine (Mexico), Publicidad & Mercadeo (Colombia), Bulb (Chile) and Codigo (Peru) all join the team. Marketing Magazine (Indonesia) has also come on board.

  • NEW JURY MEMBERS IN EUROPE

    NEW JURY MEMBERS IN EUROPE

    26 June 2015

    Two new European members have joined Epica's global jury of creative industry trade magazines. Ironically, they have similar names. Welcome aboard Media & Marketing (Bosnia) and MM: Media & Marketing (Belgium)!

     

  • EPICA 2015 Calendar

    EPICA 2015 Calendar

    13 February 2015

    Call for entries will open in July 2015

    Entry deadline: 30 September 2015

    Awards ceremony: 19 November 2015

  • Photo finish in Amsterdam

    Photo finish in Amsterdam

    24 November 2014

    A 17th century former church in the middle of Amsterdam – the Koepelkerk – became a temple of creativity for one night during the Epica Awards ceremony. Many competition entrants, along with Epica’s jury of journalists and the local creative community, showed up to watch the winners collect their prizes.

  • MONTBLANC SPONSORS EPICA AWARDS COPYWRITING & STORYTELLING CATEGORY

    MONTBLANC SPONSORS EPICA AWARDS COPYWRITING & STORYTELLING CATEGORY

    13 October 2014

    PARIS – October 13. The luxury maison Montblanc has once again underlined its support for the art of writing by sponsoring Epica’s new Copywriting & Storytelling category.

  • Epica rebranding

    Epica rebranding

    11 August 2014

    This summer the Epica Awards introduced a new logo and website design as part of an extensive rebranding of the competition, which was founded in 1987. It follows the acquisition of Epica by Maydream – owner of the AdForum archive – two years ago.