The European media and digital publishing scene has never been more creative, pertinent or innovative than it is today. Publishers are taking a more human-centric and micro approach to storytelling, embracing a slow news cycle. Impact-centred business models are held at the core. The rise of new digital formats and mediums has completely transformed how we tell stories. We have new modes and cultures of sharing narratives on the Internet, to niche and mainstream audiences alike. From the rise of one-person-run Substack newsletters to the increased diversity in voice—traditional publishing has been turned on its head.
To mark this pivotal moment, we’re excited to introduce a brand new Special Achievement honour: the European Publisher of the Year, recognising digital editorial and commercial work with the most shortlists and wins across categories. As the largest Pan-European award honouring Internet excellence in the fields of culture, technology & business, we can’t wait to discover and celebrate the very best in digital storytelling.
Learn more about this honour below. To align your projects and ideas with Lovie-recognised publications and leading editorial innovators, enter the 13th Annual Lovie Awards before the Early Entry Deadline on Friday, 26 of May!
What is the Award & How’s it Calculated?
The Lovie Awards is thrilled to recognise digital publishing excellence. The Lovie European Publisher of the Year is a dedicated Special Achievement honour for publications behind great editorial and commercial content on the Internet.
Companies will be identified as publishers based on the information provided in the “Parent Company” field at the time of entry. The publisher will be determined by a point system established by our Judges in the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Publishers who receive the most honours and bronze, silver, and gold wins will be named the Lovie European Publisher of the Year.
Companies contending for the award will be alerted at the time of our Nominee Announcement. The inaugural winner will be announced along with all Winners of the 13th Annual Lovie Awards.
Relevant Categories for Publishers
As the scope of digital editorial work is wide, so are the categories considered for this recognition. Media types or formats aren’t restricted. Whether it’s a website, video, or podcast, it’ll be eligible as long as it meets our judging criteria. We offer a breadth of categories for publishers, including:
– Best Multimedia Storytelling
– Best Writing
– Best Use of Photography or Video
– Best Overall Social Presence
– Best Social Content Series
– Best Social Video Series
– Best Editing and Best Art Direction
– Best Series and Best Editing
– Email Newsletter
– Branded Content and Branded Entertainment
Dive into more categories here and explore our new honours here!
We are honoured to have an innovative group of publishers in our community. These Lovie winners are behind some of the most ingenious and outstanding editorial projects on the Internet. Entering The Lovie Awards will align your work with leading publishers in the industry, including:
– Condé Nast
– Le Monde
– WIRED UK
– The Economist
– The Financial Times
– The Guardian
– Al Jazeera Media Network
– Channel 4 Television
– The Guardian
– The Drum
– It’s Nice That
Explore more Lovie-recognised publishers here.
Publishers in our Orbit
We’re also honoured to have a vast community of publishers among our Judges and Partners. Jurors hold deep editorial knowledge and have established themselves as the creatives to watch. Each Partner represents Europe’s best in publishing through their innovative storytelling. Some of our culture-shaping experts include:
– Jon Ronson, Author, Podcaster & Journalist
– Kemi Fatoba, Founder of DADDY Berlin
– Holly Fraser, EiC & Senior Dir. of Content at WePresent
– Emma Clark, Dir. of Multimedia at The Business of Fashion
– Les Glorieuses
To win this inaugural recognition, enter the 13th Annual Lovie Awards by the Early Entry Deadline on Friday, 26 May!
The Lovie Awards recognises work across Apps, Platforms & Software, Film & Video, Podcasts, Social, Marketing, Advertising & PR, Websites & Mobile Sites, Web3 & XR—and new this year, Beyond categories.