Europe’s ‘Internet Oscars’: Guardian, Vice and Eurosport among winners

14/10/2015

The Guardian, Eurosport, VICE, Laundrapp, and Mario Testino are among the winners of Europe’s top Internet Honour at this year’s Lovie Awards.

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The prestigious pan-European Lovie Awards - sister awards to the global Webbys – recognises online excellence.

VICE Media, Uzik, IKEA, Audi, R/GA London and Stink Digital as well as services Laundrapp, Channel 4, Zopa, Vinson.tv and Toca Boca are among the Winners who will be celebrated at the 5th Annual Lovie Awards on Thursday, 12 November 2015 at The British Film Institute Southbank in London.

This year's Winners will be recognised alongside Special Achievement honorees including Tom Fletcher, Louis Pouzin, Lily Cole, The European Space Agency and David Sandberg.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) selected the winners of this year's Lovie Awards, the European sister-awards to the global Webby Awards. The esteemed members, who include Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Chester Chipperfield (Special Projects, Apple), Dan Howell (danisnotonfire), Eric Wahlforss (Founder, Soundcloud), Lauren Laverne, Robin Chase (Founder, Buzzcar), Jonathan Benassaya (Co-Founder, Deezer and StreamNation) and Elke Klinkhammer (CCO, McCann Germany) amongst others, named the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, while thousands of online fans chose their favourites in The People’s Lovie Awards.

This year’s Lovie Special Achievement Award honourees will join previous winners Stephen Fry, Sigur Ròs, Sophie Wilson, JR, Vic Hayes (the Dutch 'Father of WiFi'), Jamie Oliver, Björk and Dan Howell (danisnotonfire). They are:

Lovie Special Achievement:

Tom Fletcher - During his time as British Ambassador to Lebanon, Fletcher was astonishingly active on social media, posting almost 10,000 Tweets, with a clear, refreshing and unabashed voice. His commitment to digital diplomacy and core belief of the power of the Internet to foster democracy and important civic conversation has paved the way for future diplomats and citizens, notably in his viral farewell blog post.

Lovie Lifetime Achievement:

Louis Pouzin - As the creator of the computer network known as CYCLADES, which greatly influenced the future development of TCP/IP protocol, Pouzin has defined one of the key cornerstones of the Internet’s design and it is one that still holds today.

Lovie Be Greater with Data Award:

The European Space Agency - With it’s unprecedented and utterly historic Rosetta Mission, the European Space Agency have not only demonstrated the highest level of using data for the greater good, but they have now laid a foundation -- with the tools, technology, and intergalactic communications innovations -- that will power future, and brand-new, data to be collected about our world’s most vast, and most-unknown frontier: outer space.

The Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur Award:

Lily Cole (Impossible.com) – With her brilliant use and focused understanding of social media, and by harnessing the power that an active online presence can have for fans from around the world, Lily’s work creating, launching, and growing impossible.com demonstrates her vision and commitment to using the Internet for the greater good.

The Lovie Internet Video Person of the Year:

David Sandberg (Kung Fury) - Sandberg embraced the very DNA of the web itself by crowdsourcing the funding for his film "Kung Fury" via Kickstarter (surpassing his goal), and then premiering the project on YouTube, where it became a viral sensation almost immediately. His epic 80s-style kung-fu movie demonstrates that creating original content—however wild the subject matter—defines a cornerstone of the democratic web: openness. Sandberg proves that anyone with passion and drive can realise their work for an engaged audience world wide.

Entertainment and Media highlights from the 5th Annual Lovie Award Winners include:

• Vice News: News in Websites (Gold) - UK
• Channels 4’s All 4: Television in Websites (Gold) - UK
• Vogue Archive: Best User Experience in Websites (Silver) - Italy
• Tate Etc. Magazine: Magazine for Tablet in Mobile & Apps (Gold) - UK
• Inside Abbey Road: Best HTML5 in Websites (Gold) - UK
• Kendall Jenner's 'Burn Book': Viral Video (Silver) - UK
• MTV Play: Media Streaming Service in Mobile Apps (Bronze) - Germany
• Elton John AIDS Foundation: Charitable Organisations/ Non-Profit in Websites (Bronze) - UK
• Vanity Fair Spain: Best Writing - Editorial in Websites (Bronze) - Spain

Other highlights from The 5th Annual Lovie Awards Winners include:

• Krumb: Community & Social in Mobile & Apps (Silver) - Belgium
• Google Street Art: Art in Websites (Silver) - UK
• Michael Schumacher: Sports in Websites (Silver) - Germany
• VSauce: Best Personality / Host in Internet Video (Gold) - UK
• Art Beekn: Experiment & Innovation in Mobile & Apps (Silver) - Germany
• L’Oreal MakeUp Genius: Best User Experience (Bronze) - France
• Doctors Without Borders: Charitable Organisations / Non-Profit (Silver) - The Netherlands
• Spontex’s The Cleanest Twitter Ever: Experimental & Innovation in Social (Silver) - France
• Glamour Italia: Fashion & Beauty in Websites (Silver) - Italy
• Ikea - Where Good Days Start: Best Editing in Internet Video (Gold) - Sweden
• #Comedymaand: Comedy in Internet Video (Gold) - The Netherlands
• Edwin Europe: Retail / Shopping in Websites (Gold) - France

Highlights from the 5th Annual Lovie Award Winners in Online Advertising include:

• MRM-McCann’s “Emoji Turns Real”: Mobile Advertising (Silver) - Sweden
• We Are Social’s “YouTube #DontPanicButton”: Social Media Campaigns (Silver) - UK
• th2ng’s “Skype ‘Translator’”: Branded Content (Gold) - UK
• 4Creative’s “Humans - Persona Synthetics”: Integrated Campaigns (Gold) - UK
• Publicis Pixelpark’s “St. Pauli Peeback”: Viral Advertising (Gold) - Germany
• fischerAppelt AG’s “My Way”: Social Media Marketing (Bronze) - Germany
• OgilvyOne Barcelona’s “Don’t Open This Email”: Rich Media (Silver) - Spain

Sponsor and partners of The 5th Annual Lovie Awards include Google, and MediaMonks and Ace Hotel.

www.lovieawards.eu

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