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Eurobest Garners Over 4,700 Entries


Germany, France and UK top the entrants for next week's awards

Eurobest Garners Over 4,700 Entries

Eurobest, the premier European Festival and Awards celebrating creativity in communications, has received a total of 4,715 entries from 32 countries that will be judged next week in Lisbon, Portugal, host city of the 26th awards.

Entries have been submitted into 15 different awards categories: Branded Content & Entertainment (147), Design (235), Direct (332), Film (438), Film Craft (336), Integrated (68), Interactive (405), Media (419), Mobile (131), Outdoor (577), PR (206), Print (580), Print & Poster Craft (339), Promo & Activation (371), and Radio (131).

Countries that have submitted the most entries are Germany (875) followed by France (692), United Kingdom (632), Sweden (500), Belgium (245), Switzerland (237), and The Netherlands (213).

The 95 industry professionals from Europe and beyond that make up the ten juries will soon arrive in Lisbon to vote, discuss and award the coveted Eurobest awards. Chairing the juries are a group of highly awarded and very talented leaders:

Belinda Rowe, Global Managing Partner, ZenithOptimedia, UK/Global - Media Jury
Colin Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick, UK - PR Jury
David Lubars, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, USA - Film and Print Jury plus Integrated Jury 
Emma de la Fosse, Executive Creative Director, OgilvyOne, UK - Direct and Promo & Activation
Gesina Roters, Creative Partner, Day Design Business Partners, The Netherlands - Design Jury
James Cunningham, Head of Content, Academy Films / A+, UK - Craft Jury
Matias Palm-Jensen, Chief Innovation Officer, McCann Europe - Interactive and Mobile
PJ Pereira, Chief Creative Officer, Peireira & O'Dell, USA - Branded Content and Entertainment Jury
Stéphane Xiberras, President and Chief Creative Officer, BETC, France - Outdoor and Radio Jury

“The results of the Eurobest awards as judged by the amazing group of very talented experts, coupled with the ‘Creative Bravery’ content theme under discussion on stage, will put European creativity under the spotlight. The winning work selected and showcased will inspire and propel the industry in Europe forward,” says Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals. 

The winners will be announced during the Eurobest awards on Friday evening, 6 December, at the Cinema São Jorge. Other accolades that will be revealed are: Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Network of the Year, Interactive Agency of the Year and the Golden Palm Award, presented to the most awarded production company. Canal+ will be honoured with the Advertiser of the Year 2013 award. The event will conclude with celebrations at the After Party held at Lux, Lisbon’s top nightclub.

Eurobest will take place 4-6 December in Lisbon, Portugal, offering three days of motivational content and inspirational discussions, exclusive networking events each evening and a celebration of creative excellence. For information on Eurobest or to register to attend, please visit

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