17.7 C
London
Monday, February 26, 2024
secret satire society
HomeBusinessEpica Award Results In - Sneak Peek

Epica Award Results In – Sneak Peek

PARIS - France - The almighty Epica Awards ceremony winners for 2020 will be announced on Thursday, live-streamed on social networks.

buy squib book

The grand announcement of the Epica Awards winners will surface on Thursday 6h30PM CET and can be watched via YouTube or Facebook.

As one of the jurors for the Epica Awards, the Daily Squib observed a strict objectivity and analysed each entrant with a meticulous analytical fervour, yet holding a loose creative slant to the proceedings.

The majority of the entrants within the various categories were of a high standard this year, as in previous years, and the overall theme as is the case in the industry is one of Woke awareness to societal issues and ‘responsible’ messages brought forward. In that light, these days are not filled with ‘dangerous’ creative outbursts pushing the boundaries of societal norms or creativity, but of ‘safe’ normality, imagine a horizontal line that fades into infinity without any bumps.

Nevertheless, judging the Humour Section was edifying, simply because in these hard times we need humour now more than ever, but this year was rather lacking unfortunately. Our favourite Norwegian agency somehow missed the mark a little with their seasonal effort, and need to try a little better next year. The Gold winner for humour was every boy’s nightmare, exuding an almost Orwellian governmental message and totalitarian lecturing tone, although delivered in a slight humorous fashion, there was certainly a Big Brother privacy-infringing feel to the overall message. Should this entrant have been put in the ‘scary’ category or the ‘humour’, you decide on Thursday night?

When it comes to post-production, effects, animation and conceptual implementation, the levels of technique are certainly world-class in the upper echelons of the award winners, but again there is this nagging thought at the back of one’s mind, what ever happened to experimentation, pushing the boundaries in every facet, exuding the spirit of the Atelier Populaire and really engaging the audience, so they cannot turn away, remembering, imprinting in their memory the message of the brief? The key here is power, creative biomorphic power to engage with something that has never been done before, to infiltrate the mind of the viewer with such fantastic immersion that they are actually transported to another place.

The advertising industry must break free from conformist shackles that hold it back, for true innovation can only come from breaking rules, not being aligned along that long horizontal line that was mentioned before. Always question, break free, experiment, create.

As the Joker in the pack, the Daily Squib was truly honoured to participate in the judging this year, as it has in previous years. It is our creative duty. We sincerely hope that world events improve in the future, so we can all get back to normal life.

Do not forget : Thursday, 6h30PM CET, EPICA AWARDS CEREMONY watch via YouTube or Facebook

  Daily Squib Book

  DAILY SQUIB BOOK The Perfect Gift or can also be used as a doorstop. Grab a piece of internet political satire history encapsulating 15 years of satirical works. The Daily Squib Anthology REVIEWS: "The author sweats satire from every pore" | "Overall, I was surprised at the wit and inventedness of the Daily Squib Compendium. It's funny, laugh out loud funny" | "Would definitely recommend 10/10" | "This anthology serves up the choicest cuts from a 15-year reign at the top table of Internet lampoonery" | "Every time I pick it up I see something different which is a rarity in any book"
- Advertisment -
curtis-press
curtis-press
curtis-press
curtis-press

NEWS ON THE HOUR

curtis-press
curtis-press
curtis-press
curtis-press

MORE NEWS

THE DAILY SQUIB ANTHOLOGY

The definitive book of Juvenalian satire and uncanny prophesies that somehow came true. This is an anthology encompassing 15 years of Squib satire on the internet compiled and compressed into one tiddly book. Buy the Book Now!

Translate »