Balticbest 2018

Call for entries
Jun 06, 2018
Submission deadline
Aug 22, 2018
Shortlist published
Aug 28, 2018
Awards announced
Sep 01, 2018

Submission of entries is closed

The 5th Balticbest Festival of Creativity will take place in Tallinn, Estonia on August 31, 2018.

Balticbest is a one-day boutique festival of creativity, consisting of a conference, networking breaks and award ceremony:

2018 marks Balticbest’s expansion beyond Baltic borders by inviting participants from all small European countries with population under 5 million.

Small countries share similar challenges: small budgets, small agency teams, promotion-oriented marketing campaigns. We believe it is fair to compete against agencies from similar markets, bearing in mind, small countries can produce really BIG IDEAS.

All Balticbest 2018 Gold and Grand Prix winning entries will be submitted to EPICA and Eurobest festivals free of charge. Meaning winners will be granted with an entry to three festivals for the price of one.

All Grand Prix and category winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze) will receive winners’ diplomas at Balticbest 2018 Award Gala on August 31, 2018 in the Estonian Film Museum in Tallinn. Get your ticket to the event here: Balticbest 2018 tickets.

The purpose of the Balticbest award competition is to reward outstanding creativity. Entries will be judged by international jury on the originality of the creative ideas and on the quality of their execution.

Balticbest 2018 is open for entries from small European countries (population less than 5 million), such as:

• Albania
• Andorra
• Armenia
• Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Estonia
• Georgia
• Iceland
• Kosovo
• Latvia
• Liechtenstein
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Macedonia
• Malta
• Moldova
• Monaco
• Montenegro
• San Marino
• Slovenia
• Ireland

The competition is open to advertising and marketing agencies, their clients, film production companies, media consultancies, photographers, design studios and private persons.

Only advertising and other forms of communication that have been approved by the advertiser and used, published or broadcasted between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2018 are eligible as entries. Work that does not meet these eligibility conditions will be disqualified.

Balticbest 2018 jury:

• PIA AF HÄLLSTRÖM, Creative Director, Partner at Wörks (Finland)
• DAMIR CIGLAR, Founder at Imago Ogilvy (Croatia)
• PETRA KRULC, Executive Creative Director, Grey Ljubljana, (Slovenia)
• JESPER BANGE, Founding Partner at Bond (Finland)
• MANTAS VELYKIS, Creative Director at McCann Vilnius (Lithuania)
• GIORGI AVALIANI, Creative Director, Leavingstone (Georgia)
• HELENE VETIK, Co-founder / Creative Partner at Hmmm Creative Studio (Estonia)
• ASTA MARGEVICIENE, Head of Sales and Marketing Support Division of Baltic Banking Private Customers Competence Centre at Swedbank (Lithuania)
• ROLANDS PUHOVS, Managing Director at Not Perfect | Y&R (Latvia)


Silja Oja
Managing Director of Best Marketing Estonia
Phone: +372 53 079 151
Best Marketing / Äripäev AS / Bonnier Business Press