The Editors & Publishers International Creative Awards
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21 January 2019
We were saddened last week to learn of the death of our jury member Christian W. Larsen, long time editor-in-chief of Markedsføring magazine in Denmark. Here we pay homage to an Epica stalwart and an esteemed journalist.
06 December 2018
Epica's two headline events will remain in the Dutch capital next year - and possibly beyond. Our article explains why.
20 November 2018
Following the 2018 Epica Awards ceremony in Amsterdam on November 15, we are delighted to share the results for the most rewarded countries.
16 November 2018
The 2018 Epica Awards saw Grand Prix winners from the United States, Italy, Ireland, Germany and Japan.
09 November 2018
Some brands should adopt political incorrectness (again) as their tone of voice, says opinion maker Frank Pynenburg.
05 November 2018
Consumer psychologist Dr. Cathrine Jansson-Boyd will be one of the speakers during Creative Circles at the Epica Awards in Amsterdam.
22 October 2018
A new award honouring outstanding contribution to creativity goes to the Executive Chairman of Leo Burnett Worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
13 September 2018
Celebrating work that reflects the news as it happens.
10 September 2018
The hugely popular soccer tournament also attracts the cream of creativity.
23 August 2018
The Epica Awards has merged its Press and Poster prizes into a single Print Grand Prix.
21 August 2018
She brings her experience from the ADC Annual Awards as well as solid production credentials.
This year’s Epica Awards on November 15 will include a Grand Prix for non-traditional work.
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.
01 August 2018
The Epica Awards are open for entries and until August 31 there’s an Early Bird discount of 100 euros.
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.
16 January 2018
The creative prize judged by journalists extends partnership with ACT Responsible to launch a specific Grand Prix for good causes.
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.
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.
10 April 2017
How we created engagement with a fake email reply and a rapid follow-up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
13 February 2015
Call for entries will open in July 2015
Entry deadline: 30 September 2015
Awards ceremony: 19 November 2015
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.
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.
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.