Their aim is to encourage the highest standard of creativity in European advertising and to help agencies, production houses and photographers to develop their reputations across the continent.
The Epica Awards are judged by the European advertising trade press. 31 magazines from 23 countries will be represented on the jury this year.
Epica winners receive widespread media coverage throughout Europe and a selection of the best entries is published each year in the Epica Book, a unique record of Europe's most outstanding creative work.
All material entered in the competitionwill be donated to the the permanent collection of the new Musée de la Publicité in the Palais du Louvre when no longer required