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THE 11th ANNUAL LOVIE AWARDS FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED

THE 11th ANNUAL LOVIE AWARDS NAMES

RUSSELL BRAND, STORMZY, BBC EARTH, GLOBAL CITIZEN, THE EUROVISION VILLAGE, WETRANSFER, VODAFONE, NIKE, AUDIBLE, LEWIS HAMILTON, IKEA, ASOS, JUST EAT, AL JAZEERA MEDIA NETWORK

AND MORE AS FINALISTS

  • 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 21 October at vote.lovieawards.com
  • Lovie Agency of the Year contenders include Media.Monks B.V., Dept Agency, denwerk GmbH, Plan.Net Gruppe fur digitale Kommunikation GmbH & Co. KG, Demodern GmbH, Hjaltelin Stahl, Alkemy spa and Build in Amsterdam

13 October 2021: The Lovie Awards, presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), today announced the finalists for the 11th 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 Netflix’s DARK, Night Sky, Unilever, Luminary, Samsung, British singer dodie, Coca-Cola, BT, Van Gogh Museum, GANNI, Reporters Without Borders, Yousician, and Open Loop, as well as some of Europe’s biggest online publishers such as Financial Times, The Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Deutsche Welle, The Telegraph, and BuzzFeed UK.

Following the judging selection process, voting is now open for the People’s Lovie Awards through 21 October at vote.lovieawards.com. 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, 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), Broccoli Content CEO Renay Richardson, Founder of WITCiH Bishi Bhattacharya, Strategy Director, AKQA Miriam Plon Sauer, and Co-Founder, TomTom and Codam College Corinne Vigreux, among others.

“Since launching the Lovie Awards eleven 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 Covid-19 pandemic.”

This year, The Lovie Awards introduced a brand new suite for Virtual & Remote honours, and the finalists show powerful mastery of these exploding technologies, such as Global Citizen’s Global Goal: Unite for our Future, Exploratorium 2021 by Prodigioso Volcan, Havas Spain’s Alonzo Virtual Music Tour on GTA, made for PUMA, and Virtual Festival Space – Kollektiv Turmstrasse by Demodern GmbH.

Key cultural and societal issues are prominently reflected across this year’s finalists, particularly in dedicated honours for Diversity & Inclusion. Seasoned Sessions by Buzzfeed UK, for example, highlights resources and information in the fight against racism, It’s a Sin (4creative), an innovative campaign for the show’s launch focusing on the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, Stormzy’s ‘Superheroes’ (The Orchard), an animated music video made for the Rangers Charity Foundation to inspire young students, and Love Jihad (TRT World), which draws attention to the targeting of interfaith marriages in parts of India.

This year’s Finalists also represent the growing medium of Podcasts across the region. They include Luminary’s Under the Skin with Russell Brand as well as his Above the Noise podcast, examining politics, spirituality, and meditation, Bad People from BBC Sounds, FT News Briefing, Some Families by StoryHunter, and Bed of Lies from The Telegraph, among others. 

For the sixth 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 Media.Monks B.V. (Hilversum), Dept Agency (Amsterdam), followed by denwerk GmbH (Cologne), Plan.Net Gruppe fur digitale Kommunikation GmbH & Co. KG (Munich), Demodern GmbH (Cologne), Hjaltelin Stahl (Copenhagen), Alkemy spa (Milan), and Build in Amsterdam (Amsterdam).

The 11th Annual Lovie Awards saw nearly 1,000 entries from over 30 countries submitted in seven native languages. Winners will be announced on 17th November 2021 with a special virtual celebration. Details to be announced. 

11th ANNUAL LOVIE AWARD FINALISTS – HIGHLIGHTS

Full list at https://vote.lovieawards.com

PODCASTS

Best Host

  • Under the Skin with Russell Brand (Luminary)
  • SexTok with Zibby and Tracey (Moms Don’t Have Time To)

Best Interview/Talk Show

  • Dead Honest (Dead Honest)
  • SexTok with Zibby and Tracey (Moms Don’t Have Time To)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – New

  • Seasoned Sessions (Buzzfeed UK)
  • Brixton 81 (Independent Film Trust)
  • Content is Queen (Content is Queen)

Crime & Justice – New

  • Where is George Gibney? (BBC Sounds)
  • Bed of Lies (The Telegraph)
  • I’m Not a Monster (BBC Panorama & Frontline PBS)

Arts & Entertainment

  • Best Pick (The Spontaneity Shop)
  • Inside the Tour (Auddy)

Best Limited Series – New

  • Peter 2.0 (Unedited (trading name of Ideas Genius, Ltd.)
  • On The Green Fence: Breaking down the meat machine (DW)

WEBSITES

Services – New

  • EDF Energy Hub (Karmarama)
  • Twill: Digitale transformatie van een logistiek platform (Soda Studio)
  • Copypaste.me (The Social Code)

Best Writing – Editorial

  • Outrunning a crisis: Sustainability and market outperformance (Fidelity International)
  • Rethinking Human Development (International Science Council)

Best Design – Aesthetic

  • Moooi – Beauty Blooms (Build in Amsterdam) 
  • Why are you (not) Creative? (denkwerk GmbH)
  • Marseille (La Phase 5)
  • Zendesk | The Museum of Annoying Experiences (Phantom)
  • The Biggest Challenge (Yellow Umwelt)

Best Design – Functional

  • Secrets, Death and Instagram (Danish Broadcasting Corporation)
  • About Trust (Meuhlhausmoers Corporate Communications)
  • VanMoof online launch event (Resn)

Best Practices 

  • Van Gogh Museum’s virtual experience (Dept Agency)
  • Your Climate Future (NRK)

VIDEO

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Stormzy Superheroes (Compulsory) 
  • Love Jihad (TRT World)

Documentary

  • La Reina (34 Pepys Road)
  • Indonesia’s 1965 Genocide: Germany’s Unknown War Against Communism (Redfish GmbH)

News & Politics

  • Al Jazeera Investigates: All the Prime Minister’s Men (Al Jazeera Media Network)
  • Don’t Let Brexit Get in Your Way (Media.Monks B.V.)

Events & Live Broadcasts

  • Global Goal: Unite for our Future (Global Citizen)
  • Eurovision 2021: Broadcast Branding (Media.Monks B.V.)

Virtual & Remote – Technical Achievement – New 

  • Teleport to Any Reality – Introducing Varjo Reality Cloud (20/20 Helsinki)
  • The Microsoft Q-Wall (Manyone)

Public Service & Activism (Branded Entertainment )

  • Social Priorities (Plastic Pictures Ltd.)
  • #StayAtHome (4creative)

APPS, MOBILE & VOICE

Best User Experience 

  • Rediscover Germany (Ogilvy GmbH)
  • Nike Train & Play (WONDERLAND)

Best User Interface

  • Fraenk – the mobile plan app (denwkerk GmbH)
  • IKEA App (Work & Co.)

Best Use of Augmented Reality

  • Night Sky (iCandi Apps)
  • Jonathan Yeo Studio (Intergold Design Ltd.)

Games

  • Ordesa – the interactive movie (Cineteve Experience)
  • Digital Dash (Wunderman Thompson UK)

Best Voice Application

  • WordSmint (DotControl/RockBoost)
  • Sherlock Holmes – The Great Game (Hi Mum! Said Dad)

Community & Social

  • SNIPES App: Social Commerce (Demodern GmbH)
  • Vodafone X-Mas Web App (Fluur GmbH)

SOCIAL

Best Influencer Endorsement – (Social Excellence) 

  • Bram vs. Stefan (Yune)
  • Roadtrip #WithGalaxy (Cheil Germany)

Best Use of Stories (Social Excellence) 

  • The 5700 Euro phone. Germany’s most unfair offer. (Plan.Net Gruppe fur digitale Kommunikation Gmbh &Co. KG)
  • Vergiss.mich.nie (Forget Me Not) (Zurich University of the Arts)

Best Overall Social Presence (Social Excellence)

  • The Calvert Journal (Calvert 22 Foundation)
  • Tom Grennan ‘Evering Road’ Album Campaign (WMA)

News & Politics – (Social Video)

  • All Hail The Lockdown (Al Jazeera English)
  • Don’t Let Brexit Get in Your Way (Media.Monks B.V.)

Events & Live Streaming (Social Video)

  • Springwatch 2020 (BBC Studios Natural History Unit)
  • Salomon #KILIANPHANTASM24H (1000heads)

Entertainment (Social Content Series & Campaigns)

  • Line of Duty – Series 6 (BBC)
  • TikTok dw_berlinfresh (Deutsche Welle/ Life & Style)

Public Service & Activism (Social Content Series & Campaigns)

  • Intensivao da PPK (AnalogFolk)
  • The Power of a Verb! (The Amazing Society)

ADVERTISING

Best Creative Use of Data

  • Meltdown Flags (Plan.Net Gruppe)
  • Ahnikko – Crys  (A Million Ads)

Best Cause Marketing Campaign

  • Buy Back Friday (Daniel J. Edelman Ltd.)
  • The Illegal Blood Bank (LADBible Group)

Best Video Campaign

  • Incredible Journeys (Gravity Global) 
  • Fraenk- the mobile plan app/BAEM is my code (denkwerk)

Branded Content

  • The big danish bacon pre-roll (Hjaltelin Stahl)
  • Lullabies – making bedtime a dream (Jung)

Products & Services (Branded Content)

  • Domestic Science for Millenials (Jung)
  • Profit Hunter: A Force with Nature (Gravity Global)

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 eleventh 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. 


-ENDS-

 

PR Contact:

Emily Warren

emily@lovieawards.com

Images available upon request.

 

Links:

The People’s Lovie Awards Voting Site: https://vote.lovieawards.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/thelovieawards

Twitter: @lovieawards

Instagram: http://instagram.com/thelovieawards

YouTube: http://youtube.com/lovieawards

 

 

 

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