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Epica Awards

Established in 1987, Epica Awards is unique as it is the only creative prize judged by the press. Today the jury brings together more than 200 chief editors and senior reporters from trade, specialist and mainstream titles in over 60 countries. The awards are open to agencies, design studios, production houses, advertisers, digital marketers – in fact, talents from every corner of the communications business.

Over the years, work that has won its first award at Epica has gone on to reap prizes at other creative awards throughout the season, confirming that the Epica Awards is a barometer of industry trends. At the Epica Awards, our mission is to act as the intersection between the worlds of creativity and journalism. We believe that this combination is the key to creating meaningful, impactful work that resonates with audiences around the world.

Not only will entering the Epica Awards give you access to our network of journalists and a chance to gain extensive PR coverage, but your work will also be judged by an independent and unbiased jury, whose members combine the objectivity of the public with the critical gaze of experts.

General Rules/Eligibility:

The competition is open to all local and multinational advertising agencies, PR agencies, film production companies, media consultancies, design studios, photographers and advertisers worldwide. Only advertising and other forms of communication that have been approved by the client and have been or will be used, published or broadcast anywhere during the prescribed eligibility period are eligible as entries. Work that does not meet these eligibility conditions will be disqualified.


Food, Confectionery & Snacks,

Alcoholic Drinks,

Non-alcoholic Drinks,

Health & Beauty,

Prescription and OTC Products,

Fashion, Footwear & Personal Accessories,

Luxury & Premium Brands,

Household Maintenance,

Homes, Furnishings & Appliances,

Personal Electronics & Devices,

Automotive, Communication & Public Services,

Transport & Tourism,

Restaurants, bars & Cafes,

Retail Services,

Financial Services,

Online & Mobile Services,

Media, Recreation & Leisure,

Public Interest - Health & Safety,

Public Interest - Social,

Public Interest - Gender Equality,

Public Interest - Environment,

Professional Products & Services,

Corporate Image,


Schedule for 2023:

Early bird entry period (no company registration fee): July 1st to August 31st

Normal entry period: September 1st to October 6th

Shortlist publication: November 22nd

Ceremony: December 7th

Final results: December 8th

As per 2023 released instructions:

  • Each company taking part in the awards is first charged a flat company registration fee of €200 (except during the early bird period).

  • The fee for each entry applies to each execution whether it is judged individually or as part of a campaign. Print entries are charged €290, Film and Radio entries are charged €335. Alternative and Digital entries are charged €369. Integrated Campaigns are charged €599.

  • Professional photographers may enter at a discount in the Advertising Photography category. Their fee for each entry in this category is €100 and the company fee is waived. Photographers must contact Epica directly before taking advantage of these conditions.

  • Companies based in France will be charged French TVA (VAT) at the prevailing rate. Entries from all other countries are exempt from French TVA in application of articles 259 A-C of the CGI (French tax code).


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*Please note that the list provided is not comprehensive and may not include all relevant details about the event. For complete and up-to-date information, we encourage you to visit the official website*


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