Epica Awards announces its 2022 shortlisted entries
Posted on 2022 Nov,24  | By ArabAd's staff

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The Epica Awards announces the preselected entries for the 2022 competition. 

Over the past few days, a unique jury of editors and senior reporters has watched and analyzed over 3000 pieces of work. Every entry has been carefully appraised by the jurors, delivering valuable media exposure to all the entrants.

Since 1987, the Epica Awards jury has been exclusively 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, finance and luxury. A full list of jury members can be seen at www.epica-awards.com

This year the Epica Awards received 3099 entries, a slight drop on last year explained by the absence of Russian agencies, which were banned from entering. 

The highest number of entries came from North America (400) followed by Ukraine (396), Germany (276), and France (158). There was an increase in entries from Asia, notably Thailand, China and India. 

In terms of networks, McCann, Publicis and Accenture were particularly well represented, but independent entrants are ever more in the majority, making up over 55% of total entries this season.

From the Middle East, the following agencies and campaigns were shortlisted:



Advantage Marketing & Advertising with "“The Bubble Buster”" for Mountain View Egypt in Luxury & Premium Brands



Impact BBDO with "The Elections Edition" for An Nahar Newspaper in Media 

Impact BBDO with "The Elections Edition" for An Nahar Newspaper in Direct Marketing 

Keko Dubai with "Drive2Extremes" for Porsche Middle East & Africa in Post Production & Visual Effects 

FP7McCann with "The Out Of This World Match" for Mastercard in Public Relations 

FP7McCann  with "The Out Of This World Match" for Mastercard in Sports-related Advertising


All the finalists will go through to the grand jury, which votes online from November 23 to December 2. Gold and Grand Prix winners will be screened during a special online ceremony on December 8.

Silver and Bronze winners will be published on the Epica Awards website the next day, December 9.

In order to reach a maximum number of viewers – and all the winners – the Epica Awards ceremony will once again be shown live online this year. It will take place on December 8 at 6PM CET and will be streamed on Linkedin and Youtube.

Epica Awards editorial director Mark Tungate commented: “In recent years we’ve found that a live streamed event is an efficient and democratic way of reaching a large audience, allowing everybody who watches to celebrate the winning work with us. So on the big day please feel free to pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable – and soak up the inspiration.”

The jury President this year is David Griner, the former international editor of Adweek and co-founder of the non-profit Creative Ladder, which aims to bring more diversity to the advertising industry.

Since 1987 The Epica Awards have been judged exclusively by journalists who are specialists in their field, providing valuable PR exposure while ensuring objectivity.