Epica, the awards that are judged by journalists has launched its 31st competition. Advertising, PR, design and digital agencies and production companies can start entering their work now to receive a €100 early bird discount. Entires close on September 31.
This year, there are a new jury president, location and categories.
The 2017 jury president is Spencer Baim, chief strategic officer at VICE Media.
The awards ceremony will be held this year on November 16 at the Meistersaal in Berlin, a historic concert hall built in 1910.
Before this year’s awards ceremony, the annual conference will be an exploration of The Creative Singularity: How Technology Drives Creativity. Confirmed speakers so far are Richard Wilson, co-founder of Stop Funding Hate; Preethi Mariappan, vice president & executive creative director of Emerging Experiences EMEA Sapient Razorfish; Sascha Martini, managing director of R/GA Berlin; and Patrick Lara, managing director of Publicis Conseil.
Epica editorial director, Mark Tungate, commented, “We’re delighted to return to Berlin, which is one of the world’s most exciting and creative cities. As it’s a hub of startup talent we thought it would be appropriate to explore the merging worlds of technology and creativity in our conference, hence the theme The Creative Singularity.”
New jury members have been added to Epica’s 60+ line-up of editors and senior journalists. They include The Economic Times, India (via its specialist marketing reporter), Marketing Directo Spain and AdIndex Russia. More new additions are expected during the summer.
To participate in the jury, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the full jury list here.
There are two new categories this year:
- Music Video
- Online and Mobile Services (which covers advertising for digital brands such as Airbnb and Uber).