Epica Awards opens for entries
The Epica Awards is open for entries, enabling agencies to enter the first-ever global creative awards with a Virtual Reality category, added to recognise the work agencies are doing with the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard and similar devices.
“Expecting a busy season”
“With expanding presence in the US and Latin America and a return to South Africa, we’re expecting a busy season,” says Epica editorial director, Mark Tungate. “We’re also very excited about our partnership with Lürzer’s Archive, as well as the fact that we’re reflecting the evolution of the industry through categories like Virtual Reality and Product Design.”
Epica has joined forces with iconic creative resource, Lürzer’s Archive, to strengthen its Advertising Photography category — which will now be called the Lürzer’s Archive/Epica Photography Award.
Also new this year are categories Personal Electronics & Devices; Restaurants, Bars & Cafés; and Product Design, as well as Humour. The large Public Interest category has been divided into Health & Safety, Social and Environment.
Judged by journalists
Epica is the only global creative prize judged by an independent jury of journalists working for marketing and communications titles. Its latest jury partners are Adweek (US), Digiday (US) and MarkLives.com (South Africa), now making it 53 journals and websites from 44 countries on the jury. Members who joined earlier in the year are Neo Magazine (Mexico), P&M: Publicidad & Mercadeo (Colombia), Bulb! (Chile), Codigo (Peru), Marketing Magazine (Indonesia) and Media Marketing (Bosnia). MM: Media Marketing (Belgium) joined Epica alongside its long-term Belgian partner PUB, which is currently relaunching.
The Epica ceremony will be held in Berlin on 19 November 2015. Before the ceremony, the press and the creative community will be invited to a conference about the future of creativity – the Epica Creative Circle.
Deadline for entries is 30 September 2015 — find the entry details here.
To make use of your discount, use the code MarkEpica (not case-sensitive).
The discount is for €100 per agency and is limited to South Africa and the 2015 Epica season.
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