Asia Secures 41 Spots on Epica Awards Shortlist Led by Japan and India

    By Harold Henry - Nov 12, 2018
    Asia Secures 41 Spots on Epica Awards Shortlist Led by Japan and India

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    Epica has announced the shortlisted entries for the 2018 competition with finalists set to go through to the grand jury, which meets in Amsterdam from 12-14 November. Gold and Grand Prix winners will be awarded during a ceremony at the KIT Royal Tropical Institute on the evening of November 15.

    Silver and Bronze winners will be published on the Epica Awards website the following day, November 16.

    The Asia region had a total of 41 shortlisted entries on the list with India and Japan leading with 11 each, followed by Korea with 7, Thailand and China each both with four, Hong Kong with three and the Philppines with one shortlist finalist.

    The Epica jury is composed of editors and senior reporters from the world’s leading magazines covering creativity and communications. They are supported by an online jury of 300 journalists from specialist titles in fields such as post-production, VR, design, luxury and fashion. See www.epica-awards.com for a full list of jury members.

    This year Epica received 4020 entries from 69 countries, a 20% increase on the previous year despite difficult market conditions. This was driven by the return of the Publicis Groupe networks, plus an enthusiastic response from Germany and Latin America. Indeed, the highest number of entries came from Germany, followed by the United States and France. New countries this year included Iran and Morocco. In terms of networks, BBDO and McCann Worldgroup were particularly well represented.

    Congratulations to all the shortlisted entrants. Agencies who entered work that did not make it onto the shortlist should bear in mind that selected noteworthy entries are also featured in our annual Epica Book, giving each piece of work an additional chance to shine. The book will be released in September 2019.

    You can view the entire shortlist here.

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