Last night, the winners of the 30th Epica Awards were revealed.

Taking place in Amsterdam, this year 3,800 entries were submitted from 66 countries were submitted. Leo Burnett scooped up Network of the Year and took home 49 awards including 12 Golds. Other awarded agencies included BBDO New York, which won Agency of the Year and secured 19 awards as well as Norway’s TRY which won Independent Agency of the Year, following its work on Ford’s The Family piece of branded content.

Five Grand Prix prizes were awarded to five different categories.

DDB Brussels received the inaugural design Grand Prix for its Simplified Stories for Alzheimerliga; JWT Amsterdam secured the digital Grand Prix for digital with its The Next Rembrandt for ING; and Kenzo Parfums’ Kenzo World – directed by Spike Jonze (below) – scooped up the film Grand Prix accolade.



The press Grand Prix prize was awarded to TRY for its Brad is Single campaign for Norwegian Airlines and Publicis London took home the Outdoor accolade for its Doors of Thrones for Tourism Ireland.

What makes the Epica Awards stand out from other award ceremonies is the fact that the jury is totally comprised of industry journalists.

“Journalists are known to be more critical than anyone else – that’s what makes winning an Epica so special,” says DDB Brussels’ CCO Peter Ampe.

To find out more about who won what, click here.