Leo Burnett Toronto leads at the top of the 2023 Epica shortlist for Canada.

Canadian agencies populated the 2023 Epica Awards shortlist more than any other country, with 98 nominations.

Voted on by journalists working in the global advertising and marketing trade press, the Epica Awards are the only marketing creative prize judged by the press. Its jury includes more than 200 chief editors and senior reporters from more than 60 countries. Agencies, design studios, production houses, advertisers and digital marketers all compete for the honors.

Overall, 17 Canadian agencies saw their campaigns shortlisted in this year’s Epica Awards. Of those 17 agencies, Leo Burnett Toronto led the way with 23 nominations for its work with Kellogg’s, Proctor and Gamble, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto Star, Yum! Brands, Lenczner Slaght, Melanin Gamers, Bell and Canadian Tire.

Shortlisted entries will next be evaluated by the awards’ jury, with voting running from Nov. 22 to Dec. 1. An in-person Grand Prix jury session will be held in Brussels. A special online ceremony on December 7 will screen the Gold and Grand Prix winners, with Silver and Bronze winners unveiled on the Epica Awards’ website the following day, on Dec. 8.

The Canadian shortlisted campaigns can be found below, with the full list available on the Epica website.


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