The Epica awards are unique in that they are judged each year by influential editors and journalists in advertising and media trade magazines representing 34 countries. These are the guys and girls who are probably more aware than most of trends, and see a wider variety of good work throughout the year than any other group of people connected to the industry. The editors spent time in Paris recently judging the awards and the finalists were announced a week or two back.

The 26th Epica awards ceremony will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 25th January. The host will be the Slovenian monthly Marketing magazin (MM) which also organised the last annual Epica Awards.

The Epica awards have been held in 19 different cities so far, mainly in Europe. New titles were involved this year from Canada, India, Singapore (AdAsia’s Allein Moore was a judge), China, Australia and the Philippines.

Click here to see the winners.