• Judges Select Finalists for the Premiere Award that Celebrates Europe’s Internet Community, Honouring Media Companies, Brands, Independent Creators, Ad Agencies and Tech Companies

  • Public Voting in the People’s Lovie Awards starts today through 29 October at

  • Lovie Agency of the Year contenders include Dept, Demodern, MediaMonks, Scholz & Friends Berlin, Hjaltelin Stahl, Work & Co., and Cheil Germany

21 October 2020: The Lovie Awards, presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), today announced the finalists for the 10th Annual awards. Sister of the international Webby Awards, The Lovie Awards is the premiere honour celebrating the best of the European Internet community. Finalists include Cinétévé Experience, Merge Gardens, Carousel Radio, Nivea, Bikespector, as well as some of Europe’s biggest online publishers including The Economist, Conde Nast International, Al Jazeera, BuzzFeed UK and Dagbladet.

Following the judging selection process, voting is now open for the People’s Lovie Awards through 29 October at Based on a popular vote of category finalists, the People’s Lovie Awards gives the public an opportunity to select its favourite projects to win a Lovie Award alongside those winners chosen by the Academy.

Lovie Award Finalists are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Members include musician Imogen Heap, actor and writer Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Vice President and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook Yann LeCun, Vice President, LEGO Anna Rafferty, Actor & Producer Ashley Walters, Host of The Happy Place Podcast Fearne Cotton, Creator, Have You Heard George’s Podcast? George The Poet (George Mpanga), Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy London Iain Tait, Strategy Director, AKQA Miriam Plon Sauer, and Co-Founder, TomTom and Codam College Corinne Vigreux, among others.

“Since launching the Lovie Awards ten years ago we’ve been exposed to so many imaginative and accomplished projects from across Europe,” said Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards. Continuing; “We’re honoured to celebrate so many positive, forward-thinking and innovative businesses, initiatives, campaigns and crafts on the internet that help improve the world we live in, especially in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.”

This year, The Lovie Awards introduced a brand new suite for Podcast honours, and the finalists show powerful mastery of this growing medium, such as Spotify’s Äkta hela vägen (translation: Genuine All The Way), an audiobook-as-podcast experience about footballer Martin Mutumba, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge, Babbage from Economist Radio, Al Jazeera Investigates, and The Guardian’s Today in Focus, hosted by Anushka Asthana.

Key cultural and societal issues are prominently reflected across this year’s finalists, particularly in new, dedicated honours for Diversity & Inclusion. “Seasonedbf” by Buzzfeed UK, for example, highlights resources and information in the fight against racism, “WeTransfer x Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye” (WeTransfer) is a film exploring issues around the immigrant identity, and Domino’s Diversity Hunger (Good Rebels), which celebrates LGBTQ+ equality.

This year’s Finalists also demonstrate the power of the Internet to keep people connected during the Covid-19 pandemic. From Public Service & Activism works spreading awareness about the virus’ impact such as “NHS Everyday Heroes” (Evening Standard), to projects reinventing the virtual experience of arts and culture like “Rijksmuseum Masterpieces Up Close” (Q42), and “One World: Together at Home” (Global Citizen), to new technologies around mental health such as “Enso – Slack’s first mindfulness buddy” (denkwerk), and “The Sound of Colleagues” (Familjen STHLM), among others.

In its fifth consecutive year, The Lovie Agency of the Year Award will be bestowed upon the European agency that performs best across all award categories. Leading the group of contenders is Dept (Amsterdam), followed by Demodern GmbH (Cologne), Media Monks (HIlversum), Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbH, Hjaltelin Stahl (Copenhagen), Work & Co. (Brooklyn, NY USA), and Cheil Germany GmbH (Schwalbach am Taunus).

The 10th Annual Lovie Awards saw nearly 1,000 entries from over 30 countries submitted in seven native languages. Winners will be announced 19 November 2020 in a special virtual celebration.


Full list at


Best Host and Best Series

  • About Race With Reni Eddo-Lodge (Broccoli Content)
  • Äkta hela vägen (Spotify)

Best Interview/Talk Show

  • Bakom Micken (Spotify)
  • The IMO Podcast (IMO and the Children’s Commissioner’s Office)

News & Politics

  • Today in Focus (The Guardian)
  • The Economist’s The Intelligence (The Economist)
  • Al Jazeera Investigates – Diplomats For Sale Part 4 (Al Jazeera Media Network)

Arts & Entertainment

  • Äkta hela vägen (Spotify)
  • Carousel Radio June 2019 (Carousel)
  • Folk on Foot (Potholder Productions Ltd.)

Scripted (Fiction)

  • The Whisperer in Darkness (Sweet Talk Productions)
  • The Deca Tapes (Lex Noteboom)


Best Use of Data Visualisation – New

  • Touched (Hjaltelin Stahl)
  • A Looking Plague (CNN)

Services & Applications – New

  • smart 3D Car Configurator (Demodern GmbH)
  • (Familjen STHLM)

Best Writing – Editorial

  • Dagbladet
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management

Best Design – Aesthetic

  • Moooi – A Life Extraordinary (Build in Amsterdam)
  • The Danube: Life of a River (Brand42)
  • Powerhouse Company (Build in Amsterdam)

Best Design – Functional

  • Glamora (ThinkingAbout)
  • Schweiz Tourismus (Hinderling Volkart part of DEPT)

Best Practices

  • edding Wall of Fame (Demodern GmbH)
  • Bikespector (denkwerk GmbH)


Diversity & Inclusion – New

  • Give Them The Best (WeSoundCompany)
  • Love is Love (Hopster)


  • Field Trip (ronjafilm)
  • Al Jazeera Investigations – How to Sell a Massacre Part 2 (Al Jazeera Media Network)
  • Favela Lockdown: Brazil’s Gangs Fighting COVID-19 (redfish GmbH)

News & Politics (Video Series)

  • Start Here (Al Jazeera Digital)
  • Up Close and Socially Distant (Yahoo UK / Verizon Media)

Events & Live Broadcasts

  • Concerto Budapest & Kremerata Baltica Concert Film for MEZZO (Concerto Akadémia Nonprofit Kft.)
  • Together at Home Concert Series (Global Citizen)

Virtual Reality (Branded)

  • Ocean Wind VR (Molamil aps.)
  • Still Here (Al Jazeera Digital)

Live Experiences (Branded Entertainment)

  • Courage Series One Episode 7 – Denise Chaila (Tiny Ark)
  • Sotheby’s – Auction of the Future (Chrome Productions)

Diversity & Inclusion (Branded Entertainment ) – New

  • VOGUE – The Broken Hearts Club (Condé Nast Spain)
  • WeTransfer x Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye (WeTransfer)


Best User Experience (Voice)

  • Efteling Magic Mirror (Q42)
  • The Domino’s Pizza digital strategy (Future Platforms)

Best User Interface

  • Night Sky (iCandi Apps Ltd.)
  • IKEA App (Work & Co.)

Best Use of Augmented Reality

  • Three 5G | Adwoa Adoah becomes an AR model at London Fashion Week (DImension)
  • IKEA Place (Shape A/S)

Education & Reference

  • Yousician (Yousician)
  • Rembrandt Reality AR App (Capitola Digital BV)

Integrated Mobile Experience

  • MTV Presents Madonna Live & Exclusive: Medellin Video World Premiere (MTV International)
  • Ta(l)king Down the Invisible Wall (Cheil Germany GmbH)


Best Influencer Endorsement – (Social Excellence) – New

  • IWC – “A Smart Watch. And A Half” (Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbH)
  • #BeatsDaisyChallenge (AnalogFolk)

Best Use of Stories (Social Excellence)

  • Un-Dutch Stories on Stories: The Flamingo Family (Lemon Scented Tea)
  • Al Jazeera Investigations – Facebook Pages of Hate (Al Jazeera Media Network)

Best Overall Social Presence (Social Excellence)

  • MTV EMA (MTV International)
  • Louis Tomlinson ‘Walls’ Album Campaign (WMA)

News & Politics – (Social Video) – New

  • Al Jazeera Investigations – Facebook Pages of Hate (Al Jazeera Media Network)
  • redfish GmbH (redfish GmbH)

Events & Live Streaming (Social Video)

  • Honig – Live EET (Dept)
  • MTV EMA (MTV International)

Culture & Entertainment (Social Content Series & Campaigns)

  • Bauhaus100 AR Facefilter (Demodern GmbH)
  • A digital museum experience (IN10)

Public Service & Activism (Social Content Series & Campaigns)

  • #THANKYOUCAM (The Sun Project)
  • The Last Statement T-shirt (Molamil Aps)


Best Creative Use of Data

  • Beefeater London Town (Elespacio)
  • Unemme (Our Dream) – Ikea creates art from Finnish dreams  (20/20 Helsinki)

Best Cause Marketing Campaign

  • Hack Your Future – Behind The Source (72andSunny Amsterdam)
  • The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination (Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbH)

Best Video Campaign

  • The Dark Side of Money (n=5)
  • The End of the F***ing World (4Creative)

Products & Services (Branded Content)

  • Spotify for Pets (Spotify)
  • Reinventing JBL’s campaign to appeal to Millennials (Dept)

About The Lovie Awards

The mission of The Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European Internet community—from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers, to cultural and political organisations and individual creators. Now in its tenth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,000 entries from over 30 countries across Europe, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and Italian is judged by native speakers in six main category types: Websites, Video, Advertising, Apps, Mobile & Voice, Podcasts and Social.



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