Rothco | Accenture Interactive and BBDO Dublin have been shortlisted for this year’s Epica Awards which will be announced in Amsterdam next week.
Rothco made the shortlist twice for its highly awarded campaign JFK Unsilenced for News UK & Ireland in the Best Use of Sound and Media categories. For its part, BBDO Dublin was shortlisted in the Corporate Image category for its work with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin and the “X-Ray Story” with the Walt Disney Company.
These finalists will 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 next day, November 16.
The Epica jury is composed of editors and senior reporters from the world’s leading magazines covering creativity and communications, including IMJ/Adworld.ie. 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.