Epica Awards 2018 International Creative Awards are about to open for entries seeking for work in all main communication disciplines by creators worldwide.
The Epica Awards were created in 1987 by former ad man Andrew Rawlins. Today, Epica is open to agencies worldwide and judged by more than 60 journalists from magazines and websites across the globe.
Epica is unique in the crowded awards sector as it is the only global creative prize judged by journalists from the marketing and communications press. It’s aim is to reward outstanding creativity and help agencies, production companies, media consultancies, advertisers, photographers and design studios to develop their reputations beyond their national borders. Entering Epica allows your work to be judged by an independent jury whose members combine objectivity with expertise.
• INDUSTRY SPECIFIC - FOOD & DRINK, HEALTH, BEAUTY & FASHION, LUXURY & PREMIUM BRANDS, HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS, AUTOMOTIVE, CONSUMER SERVICES, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT, PUBLIC INTEREST, B-TO-B & CORPORATE
• TECHNICAL CATEGORIES - DIRECT MARKETING, MEDIA USAGE, BRANDED CONTENT & ENTERTAINMENT, PR & PROMOTIONS
• CRAFT & IMAGERY
• DIGITAL CATEGORIES
• SPECIAL CATEGORIES
Because of the diversity of categories and the different media they cover, upload requirements are gathered into several media types.
A film under 90 seconds that has aired on television and/or movie theaters. Several TV/Cinema entries can be gathered under the same campaign to be judged and win together. TV/Cinema entries are all eligible for the Film Grand Prix. Upload requirements: 1 video file (.mov or .mp4) of the actual execution. PRINT (PRT)
Any print ad, whether published in the press or on billboard. Several Press entries can be gathered under the same campaign to be judged and win together. Print entries are all eligible for the Print Grand Prix. Upload requirements: 1 image file(RGB,.jpeg, 300dpi/>24cm for the longest side) of the actual execution. Note: No case study allowed for Print categories.
Use this media type for work that necessitate a case study to be explained such as Ambient, experiential, PR operations or design work. Alternative entries are eligible for the Alternative Media Grand Prix except for design entries, eligible for the Design Grand Prix. Upload requirements: A case study video (.mov or .mp4, under 3mn) and/or a presentation board (RGB, .jpeg, landscape orientation, 300dpi) are required to explain the work. Additional images can be uploaded optionally.
ONLINE VIDEO (OFL)
A film under 3mn published on the internet. If the work is over 3mn long, a URL to the full-length version must be entered and only a cut-down version or trailer should be uploaded (category 33, Music Videos, accepts video files longer than 3mn). Several Online Video entries can be gathered under the same campaign to be judged and win together. Online Video entries are eligible for the Film Grand Prix. Upload requirements:1 video file (.mov or .mp4) of the actual execution.
Media type available for online categories. It allows to upload different file types and enter a URL. Digital entries are all eligible for the Digital Grand Prix. Upload requirements: A case study video (.mov or .mp4, under 3mn) and/or a presentation board (RGB, .jpeg, landscape orientation, 300dpi//>24cm wide) are required to explain the work. Optionally, additional images can be uploaded and a URL to the actual project or a landing page can be entered.
Any commercial under 3mn long that aired on the radio. Several Radio entries can be gathered under the same campaign to be judged and win together. A transcript in English of the dialogues must be pasted on page 2 of the online registration. Upload requirements: One audio file (.mp3) of the actual execution or video (.mov or .mp4) compiling both sound and subtitles in English.
Media type only available for the Integrated category. The different parts of an integrated campaign must be clearly described in the details on page 2 of the online registration. Upload requirements: Any number of videos (under 3mn long each) and images. File names must point to the detailed parts.
Only work that has been approved by clients and used, published or broadcast since July 1st, 2017 is eligible to enter. Work that does not meet these conditions will be disqualified in order to preserve the integrity of the competition and to ensure that all genuine entries have a fair chance of success.
Epica Awards entries are judged on the basis of 2 criteria only: the originality of the creative idea and the quality of its execution (except in the Craft & Imagery categories where only executional quality is taken into consideration). The Epica Awards results are determined by category. The highest scoring entry in each category wins gold, on condition that the work surpasses a minimum score that qualifies it as a category winner. Other entries in each category that achieve this score win silver or bronze. When no entry meets the standard, there are no winners in the category. 5 grand prix will be awarded to the best overall film, print, alternative, digital and design entries. These will be selected from all the category winners. An additional Responsibility Grand Prix will be awarded among the highest scoring public interest entries.
More than 100 specialist journalists from trade as well as mainstream titles and websites from 50 countries will be represented on the jury this year, which guarantees widespread coverage of the results. The best work will be featured in the annual Epica Book, published by Bloomsbury and sent free of charge to all entrants. It is also available to the public via design and visual arts bookstores around the world.
Complete results of the 2018 awards will be announced in the press and confirmed on the Epica website during the last week of November. The 2018 ceremony and Creative Circle conference will take place in Amsterdam on November 15, 2018.
The registration fee stars at 100 Euro and varies depending on the participant type and communication discipline.
It's free to enter!
Epica Awards 2018 International Creative Awards is open to all communication agencies, film production companies, advertisers, media consultancies, web agencies, PR specialists, photographers and design studios worldwide. All main communications disciplines are encompassed: TV, Print, Digital, Mobile, VR, Social, Radio, Promotions, Direct & Experiential Marketing, Media, Business-to-Business, Corporate Image, Public Relations, Film Craft, Print Craft, Branded Entertainment, Design, Packaging, Photography and Integrated Campaigns.
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