Epica Awards has chosen its 2020 shortlist. The next round of voting in underway (December 2 to 8). Gold and Grand Prix winners will be announced at an online show on December 17. Silver and Bronze winners will be published on the Epica Awards website the next day, December 18.
Australia and New Zealand have two finalist entries each:
- FINCH with MACHINE for Audi Australia in Branded Content – Film/series
- Showpony Advertising with More than pain for ReturnToWork South Australia in Public Interest – Health & Safety
- Motion Sickness with Keep It Real Online for New Zealand Government & Department of Internal Affairs in Public Interest – Social
- Motion Sickness with Keep It Real Online for New Zealand Government & Department of Internal Affairs in Humour
The Russian Federation has the most finalists, 50. Canada has 44 and Germany, 42. France, with 34 finalists is scoring higher than both the US (29 finalists) and UK (23).
This year, Epica received 1980 entries from 59 countries; This was lower than previous years, but higher than expected given the circumstances. The highest number of entries came from Russia, followed by Germany. In terms of networks, Wunderman Thompson and BBDO were particularly well represented.
The eventual winners and a selection of high-scoring entries will be featured in our annual Epica Book, which will be released in September 2021.
The Epica jury is composed of editors and senior reporters from the world’s leading titles covering creativity and communications. They are supported by journalists from specialist fields such as post-production, VR, design, luxury and fashion. The Stable editor, Candide McDonald, is a judge again this year.
A full list of jury members can be seen here.