The Epica Awards: objective and unbiased since 1987.
Epica is the only global creative prize awarded by journalists working for marketing and communications magazines around the world. It offers an independent jury and global press coverage. Launched more than 30 years ago, today it is an international celebration of creativity, attracting thousands of entries from more than 70 countries.
Category winners (gold) will receive Epica crystal pyramids, silver and bronze winners will also receive special crystal awards. Gold, silver and bronze winners will also receive certificates. All the winners and a selection of other high-scoring entries will be published in the annual Epica Book
Epica 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 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. Six Grand Prix will be awarded. These will be selected from all the category winners.
Every agency that enters the Epica Awards automatically receives a free copy of The Epica Book. In fact, the book is one of the reasons many agencies enter year after year, without fail. It showcases all the Gold, Silver and Bronze entries, as well as other high-scoring finalists.
Weighing in at 400 pages, The Epica Book is packed with images, statistics and synopses, alongside agency credits and a detailed index. It also features in-depth articles about the Grand Prix winners, with interviews and behind-the-scenes revelations.
The book is compiled by our in-house editorial team and published by Bloomsbury. As well as being sent out to entrants, it is circulated to journalists and VIPs and sold at selected art and design bookstores around the world.
The Epica awards are open to all communication agencies, film production companies, media consultancies, web agencies, PR specialists, photographers and design studios worldwide. Only work that has been approved by clients and used, published or broadcast 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.