THE 12th ANNUAL LOVIE AWARDS FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED
Voting for People’s Lovie Awards Kicks Off Today at http://vote.lovieawards.com
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London, 20 September, 2022 – The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) today announced the Finalists for the 12th Annual Lovie Awards, which include BBC Studios, IKEA, Amazon Prime Video, Posten (The Norwegian Postal Service), Gucci, Oatly, Deepmind, Moncler, 4Creative, Bartlett School of Architecture, WeTransfer, HSBC UK, Adidas, Fáilte Ireland, Yugo, and Sneaker Heads. Presented by The Webby Awards, The Lovie Awards is the premiere honour celebrating the best of the European Internet community.
All Finalists are eligible to win the European Internet industry’s most prestigious awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze Lovie Awards selected by the Academy, and the People’s Lovie Award, voted on by the online community at http://vote.lovieawards.com. Voting for The People’s Lovie Awards is open now until Thursday, 6 October at 11:59 pm CET.
“We are thrilled to announce the finalists of the 12th Annual Lovie Awards. This year, we have received a huge breadth of high-calibre, future-shaping work from across the continent,” said Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards. “We’re honoured to recognise finalists in our newly launched ‘Web3, NFT and Metaverse’ category, created to celebrate the individuals and teams shaping a bold, new vision for the future of the internet.”
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, Founder & Managing Partner Demodern Alexander El-Meligi, Creator, Have You Heard George’s Podcast? George The Poet (George Mpanga), Founder & Managing Director Blockworks James Delaney, Co-Founder and CEO Charisma Guy Gadney, Founder and CEO Dope Black Dads Marvyn Harrison, New Business Gaming and Collectibles Director Gucci Micael Barilaro, CEO and Creative Director Jung Ebba Grenninger, Co-Founder and CEO Palm NFT Studio Daniel Heyman, Founder & Managing Partner LUKSO Marjorie Hernandez, Global Chief Creative & Design Officer WONGDOODY Grace Francis, among others.
This year, The Lovie Awards introduced a brand new category for Web3, NFT & Metaverse honours, and the finalists have set the benchmark for boundary-pushing, perspective-changing work, such as H&M – A unique Web3 experience for H&M beyond by DEPT®, Montreux Jazz Festival NFT Artwork Collection by Montreux Media Ventures, Bayerischer Rundfunk’s Munich72 and The Unstoppable Women of Web 3 by L+R and Plantiverse – Building an Interspecies Metaverse by Futurity Systems, Meta Festival by DEPT®, Yuga Labs by Antinomy Studio and Xiaomi – Metaverse Showroom Experience by Demodern GmbH.
Key cultural and societal issues are prominently reflected across this year’s finalists, particularly in dedicated honours for Diversity & Inclusion. Woo’s Life In Love documentary series, for example, shares poignant storytelling and love stories from British queer communities, while HALAL’s We Will Become Better challenges anti-LGBTQIA+ attitudes, raising awareness of the work of the Russian LGBTQ Network. Thick Skin – The Story of 6 Pakistani Siblings with Albinism, created by TRT World, explores marginalization and social exclusion faced by individuals with this condition. Made for Everybody and Every Body (DEPT®), is a social content series and campaign made for Philips, shining a light on the male body positivity movement.
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 DEPT® (Amsterdam), SERVICEPLAN / PLAN.NET GERMANY (Munich), Media.Monks B.V. (Hilversum), followed by Demodern GmbH (Cologne), We Are Social (London), Build in Amsterdam (Amsterdam) and denkwerk GmbH (Cologne).
The 12th Annual Lovie Awards saw 1,000 entries from over 30 countries submitted in seven native languages. Winners will be announced on 2nd November 2022, on the same day as a special virtual celebration. The organisations earning the highest number of nominations this year include DEPT® (22), SERVICEPLAN / PLAN.NET GERMANY (20), Al Jazeera Digital (10), Media.Monks B.V. (9), 4creative (9), Demodern (8), Al Jazeera Media Network (7), CNN (6) and Fresh Air Production (5).
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The Lovie Awards is the largest pan-European Award to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European Internet—from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers, to cultural and political organisations and individual creators. With 1000 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 seven main category types: Websites, Advertising, Video, Apps, Mobile & Voice, Podcasts, Web3, NFTs & Metaverse, and Social. Lovie Award Sponsors and Partners include; Pinterest, Tech Circus, Hundo, NFT Evening and more.
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12th ANNUAL LOVIE AWARD FINALISTS – HIGHLIGHTS
Full list at https://vote.lovieawards.com
Entertainment, Gaming & Sport, Metaverse Individual (Web3, NFTs & Metaverse)
- Polar at the Solar Sounds Festival, TheSoul Publishing
- Validé in GTA, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Canal+
Best Installation or Experience, Online Advertising Craft (Advertising)
- Adidas x Gucci collection: Interactive Retail Experience, AQuest srl
- Anne Frank House: The Bookcase for Tolerance, Media.Monks B.V.
Best Overall Social Presence, Social Excellence (Social)
- Bluey, BBC Studios
- The Points Guy UK YouTube, The Points Guy UK
Television and Film, Website Single (Websites)
- Netflix: The Witcher – Welcome to the Continent, Media.Monks B.V., Netflix
- Murder Island – 4creative
Sustainability & Environment, General Series (Podcasts)
- An Idiot’s Guide to Saving the World, Auddy
- Call Of The Wild, Fresh Air Production, WWF UK