Balticbest 2020

Call for entries
Jun 01, 2020
Submission deadline
Aug 17, 2020
Shortlist published
Aug 21, 2020
Awards announced
Aug 26, 2020

Submission of entries is closed

At the end of the summer of 2020 the advertising industry will be born again after one of the deepest recessions of modern times.

Balticbest will enter the “new normal” with all-new ONLINE festival format. INTEGRATED: Balticbest 2020 will look like LIVE talent show on TV:

  • The judging session will be broadcasted LIVE online from Topauto car showroom in Tallinn;
  • All shortlisted works will be reviewed LIVE by the jury;
  • Unlike in most creative festivals, the entrants will get feedback from the jury;
  • Jury will vote LIVE;
  • The winners will be announced at the end of each session;
  • Balticbest LIVE will be on air on 26 August 2020;

The 7th edition of Balticbest:

Balticbest is a marketing & advertising competition for small countries. In 2020, it will be online only.

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 that small countries can produce really BIG IDEAS.

All Balticbest 2020 Gold and Grand Prix winning entries will be submitted to EPICA festival free of charge - the winners will be granted with an entry to two festivals for the price of one.

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

Balticbest 2020 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 2019 and 31st July 2020 are eligible as entries. Work that does not meet these eligibility conditions will be disqualified.

The entry fee in all categories is 125 €. VAT will be added where applicable.

BALTICBEST jury 2020 (3 different juries, 5 members in each.

Paulius Senuta, Not Perfect, Lithuania
Joel Volkov, Tank, Estonia
Arturs Mednis, New Black, Latvia
Asja Dupanovic, Media & Marketing, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bjorn Jonsson, Pipar TBWA, Iceland
Hrvoje Maljak, Croatian Radio & TV, Croatia
Anoorupa Bose, Optimist, Estonia
Mark Tungate, EPICA Awards, France
Elise Bikova, Head of Marketing at Delfi Latvia
Aivaras Sickus, Co-Founder and Manager at Atomic Garden, Lithuania
Simona Kruhar Gaberšček, Editor-in-Chief of Marketing Magazin, Slovenia
Rezo Shelia, Creative Director at Redberry, Georgia
Liis Tippel, Chief Executive Officer at Estonian Marketing Association, Estonia
Antonio Bechtle,Creative Director and partner at Bechtle & Milzarajs, Lithuania
Tatjana Baranovska, Strategist & Partner at White Label, Latvia


Kertu Karner
Project manager
Äripäev AS