EPICA Awards Announces 2020 Shortlist
Posted on 2020 Dec,02

Epica has announced its shortlisted entries for the 2020 competition. Among them, only three shortlisted from the Middle East, namely The Film House from Qatar with "The Landing" for QAFCO in Direction & Cinematography; MullenLowe MENA with "The World's Tallest Donation Box" for The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives in Covid-19 Communications; and Home Centre (The Landmark Group) with "A Dad's Job" for Home Centre in Retail Services.

The jury of journalists has seen and scrutinized every entry via an online voting platform.

These finalists will go through to the next round of voting, which takes place online from December 2 to 8. Gold and Grand Prix winners will be screened during a special online ceremony on December 17. Silver and Bronze winners will be published on the Epica Awards website the next day, December 18.

This year Epica received 1980 entries from 59 countries. This was said to be 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 the 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.