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Epica Awards unveils 2022 shortlist, notes independent entrants as this year’s majority

PARIS, FRANCE — The Epica Awards are delighted to announce the preselected entries for the 2022 competition. Reaching the shortlist is a fantastic achievement, and Epica organizers extend its congratulations to everyone who was able to make the cut.

Over the past few days, a unique jury of editors and senior reporters has watched and analyzed over 3,000 pieces of work. “We would like to thank all the agencies, production companies and clients who took part. Every entry has been carefully appraised by the jurors, delivering valuable media exposure to all the entrants,” organizers shared in a statement. 

These finalists will go through to the grand jury, which is set to vote online from November 23 to December 02. Gold and Grand Prix winners will be screened during a special online ceremony on December 08.


Silver and Bronze winners will be published on the Epica Awards website the next day, December 09.

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

This year the Epica Awards received 3,099 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.

The full list can be found here.

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