BBC, Lucy Worsley, Financial Times, CNN, WeTransfer, The Points Guy UK, Channel 4 Television, Al Jazeera, Yuga Labs, Meta Festival 2022, Natural History of Denmark, Havas, BBDO, TRT World, TheSoul Publishing, Zibby Owens and Tracey Cox, We Are Social, denkwerk, Finding Q, Doctor Who: Flux, Tomorrowland, Night Sky, H&M, Wonderlab+, Anne Frank House, Raphael Gomes and more win European Internet’s highest honour

Khaby Lame, Edward Enninful, Alice Oseman, Michelle Kennedy of Peanut, Pernille Harder, and Founder of Bluetooth Jaap Haartsen To Be Recognized as Lovie Special Achievement Honorees

Sophie Hagen to host the 12th Annual Lovie Awards virtual ceremony at 2pm GMT, Wednesday, 2nd November, 2022.


London 2 November, 2022: The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) today announced the Winners for the 12th Annual Lovie Awards. Winners include Married at First Sight UK, Meta Festival 2022, SexTok with Zibby and Tracey, and Yousician, as well as some of Europe’s biggest online publishers including The Financial Times, Al Jazeera, CNN, BBC, and Middle East Eye. The Lovie Awards is the most prestigious pan-European honour for Internet excellence.

For the full list of winners visit:

Fans can watch and experience the virtual show including hallmark 7-Word Speeches from all winners hosted by acclaimed comedian, podcaster and activist Sofie Hagen at 14:00 GMT on Wednesday, 2nd November at

Lovie Award Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Members include founder of Bellingcat Eliot Higgins, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, VP & Chief AI Scientist at Meta Yann LeCun, Actor & Producer Ashley Walters, Co-Founder & Ceo of Palm NFT Studio Dan Heyman, CEO of Broccoli Content Renay Richardson, Host of “The Guilty Feminist” podcast Deborah Frances-White, VP Digital Consumer Engagement of The LEGO Group Anna Rafferty, Founder & CEO of NNESAGA Stephanie Ijoma, CEO of TeenTech Maggie Philbin OBE, Host of The Happy Place Podcast Fearne Cotton, Creator, Have You Heard George’s Podcast? George The Poet (George Mpanga), musician Imogen Heap among others. The People’s Lovie Award winners are determined by online voting the public. 

The Lovie Awards will once again honour a group of individuals for their outstanding work on the Internet this year with Special Achievement Awards. This year’s Special Achievement Winners are:

  • Lovie Social Media Person of the Year–Khaby Lame in recognition of his hilarious authentic, creative signature style which has grown his TikTok presence to the largest in the world at 148.9 million followers. His award will be presented by Yara Shahidi.
  • Lovie Person of the Year–Edward Enninful for use of the internet to raise awareness and spur action across myriad social issues and for shaping a new vision for fashion media. 
  • Lovie Lifetime Achievement–Jaap Haartsen, for inventing Bluetooth technology, a game-changing contribution to how we all communicate with each other. 
  • Lovie Video Person of the Year–Alice Oseman for her breakthrough media success with Heartstopper, and for consistently creating original, ground-breaking work that is intrinsically tied to the Internet and digital culture. 
  • Lovie Special Achievement–Michelle Kennedy (CEO of Peanut), in recognition of her pioneering work to create a new form of community for women experiencing life moments like motherhood and menopause. Her award will be presented by 2018 Lovie Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Dr. Sue Black.
  • Lovie Special Achievement–Pernille Harder, for her outspoken advocacy on gender equity, LGBTQ+ women, and dismantling stereotypes in sport.
  • Lovie Agency of the Year Award–DEPT®, the agency that performed the best across all award categories. With no less than 7 Gold, 9 Silver, 6 Bronze, and a Lovie Record 21 People’s Lovie Awards and 11 works Shortlisted, including “Meta Festival 2022,” “Tomorrowland,” plus work for H&M and Amazon Prime Video.

“The winners of this year’s Lovie Awards embody exactly what we here at the Lovies wish to see on the European Internet stage,” said Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards. “The incredible projects recognized today reflect the resilience, originality and adaptability of the people making great work on the European Internet.”

Fans can watch and experience the virtual show from all winners hosted by acclaimed comedian, podcaster and activist Sofie Hagen at 14:00 GMT on Wednesday, 2nd November at A full list of winners is available at:


Highlights from Entertainment, Media & Video winners in the 12th Annual Lovie Awards include:


Chayn: Less Than 2 Percent – Best Co-Hosts (Gold, People’s Lovie Winner) – UK
STORYHUNTER: Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley – Best Individual Episode (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – UK
Story Studio One AB: SAKNAD: Följarna – Scripted (Fiction) (Silver, People’s Lovie Winner) – Sweden
Purposeful Podcasts: Health to Wealth – Health & Wellness (Gold) – UK
Nature: Coronapod: the inequality at the heart of the pandemic – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Bronze) – UK


L+R: Unstoppable Women of Web3 Decentraland Headquarters – Best Community (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – USA
Futurity Systems: Plantiverse – Building an Interspecies Metaverse – Weird & Experimental (Gold, People’s Lovie Winner) – Spain
Havas Sports & Entertainment: Validé in GTA – Entertainment, Gaming & Sport (Bronze) – France
LD Communications: Montreux Jazz Festival NFT Artwork Collection – Art, Culture, Music & Film (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – Switzerland


Royal Unibrew A/S: Worlds Largest Virtual Beer Tasting – Events & Live Broadcasts (Bronze) – Denmark
Raphael Gomes – Food & Drink (Silver, People’s Lovie Winner) – USA
Channel 4 Television: Football’s Coming Out – Individual Video (Silver) – UK
Middle East Eye: A 10-year-old Palestinian girl breaks down while talking to MEE – Viral Video (Bronze) – UK
DEPT®: Amazon Without Remorse – Virtual Experience (Gold, People’s Lovie Winner) – Netherlands


All Human: Discover Ireland – Travel & Tourism (Gold, People’s Lovie Winner) – Ireland
Rōnin Amsterdam: The Manolo Blahnik Archives – Best Individual Editorial Experience (Gold) – Netherlands
Omnisend – Software & Applications (Gold) – Lithuania
WeTransfer: Ideas Report 2021 – Best Use of Data Visualisation (Silver) – Netherlands
Science Museum Group: Wonderlab+ – Science & Education (Silver) – UK


4creative: Married at First Sight UK – Comedy (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – UK
Jellyfish France: Survifood – Public Service & Activism (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – France
POL Oslo: When Harry met Santa – Longform (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – Norway
Media.Monks B.V.: Studio Roosegaarde: SPARK – Live Experiences (Bronze) – Netherlands

Highlights from Advertising winners in the 12th Annual Lovie Awards include:

M&C Saatchi: War Graves Week – Best Integrated Campaign (Silver) – UK
SERVICEPLAN / PLAN.NET GERMANY: The Every Home in Minecraft – Best In-Game Experience (Silver, People’s Lovie Winner) – Germany
Plej sp. z o.o.: Stranger Things zone at Orange Warsaw Festival 2022 – Best Event Activation Campaign (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – Poland
Accenture Song DK: Earth Definition – Best Use of Animation & Motion Graphics (Silver) – Denmark
AQuest srl: Adidas x Gucci collection: Interactive Retail Experience – Best Installation or Experience (Silver, People’s Lovie Winner) – Italy

Highlights from Social and Apps, Mobile & Voice winners in the 12th Annual Lovie Awards include:


VICE Media GmbH: IchBinSophieScholl – Community & Social (Silver) – Germany
Shape ApS: Atos MyLife – Making Life with Neck Stoma Easier – Best Practices (Silver, People’s Lovie Winner) – Denmark
Demodern GmbH: Migros – 3D Detectives Adventure App – Family & Kids (Gold, People’s Lovie Award) – Germany
Hi Mum! Said Dad: Snoop – Financial Services & Banking (Silver, People’s Lovie Winner) – UK
IN10: Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photography – Utilities & Services (Gold) – Netherlands


The Points Guy UK: The Points Guy UK YouTube – Best Overall Social Presence (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – UK|
MTV International: 2021 MTV EMA – Events & Livestreams (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – USA
We Are Social: Run For The Oceans 2022 – Best Influencer Endorsement (Bronze, People’s Lovie Winner) – UK
la red GmbH: Jägermeister FNFZHN – Best Use of Stories (Silver, People’s Lovie Winner) – Germany
VCCP: Cadbury Wispa Gold – ‘A New Type of Gold’ – Social Content Series & Campaigns (Bronze) – UK


About The Lovie Awards

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; Tech Circus, Hundo, NFT Evening, Radiodays Europe, DAZED, MOCA, Palm NFT Studio and more.


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