We have a winner! But not just one. Many winners. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) has selected the winners of this year’s Lovie Awards, the European sister awards to the global Webby Awards. Any guesses who won?
The Lovie Awards – the most prestigious pan-European honour for online excellence – yesterday announced it’s winners for the 7th year. The winners will be celebrated in November, at a ceremony in London hosted by acclaimed Irish comedian Aisling Bea. Many of this year’s winners addressed complex social issues, including the global refugee crisis, homelessness, women’s rights, domestic abuse, child abuse and climate change, through powerful campaigns and projects.
The Winners this year include Condé Nast Spain, BETC France, Quartz News App, LADbible Group, M&C Saatchi Milano and Sony Music UK, as well as services Deezer and ProtonMail, and will be recognised alongside the Special Achievement Honourees that we’re announcing below:
The “Lovie Lifetime Achievement” Award goes to… Dr. Quentin Stafford-Fraser!
Dr. Quentin Stafford-Fraser invented the first-ever livestream all the way back in 1991! He created the XCoffee client program that paved the way for live video chat on mobile devices that we are used to today. The XCoffee client live streamed a coffee pot in 3 frames per minute online. Far from the high definition streaming we have today.
The “Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur” Award goes to… Livia Firth!
Livia Firth leads the fight for sustainable fashion, as the founder and creative director of Eco-Age. The company is a brand/marketing consultancy that helps businesses grow by creating, implementing and communicating sustainability solutions.
Eco-Age is also the birthplace of the Green Carpet Challenge, a project that uses the Internet to educate the public about ethical and sustainable fashion consumption. Firth’s work on social media has also helped put pressure on brands to do more to meet sustainable business practices.
The “Lovie Be Greater with Data” Award goes to… Bernard Revaz and Attila Szantner!
Revaz and Szantner launched EVE Online’s Project Discovery, a gamified process of searching for new planets that’s been opened to the entire Internet. The project applies the concept of crowdsourced knowledge on a scale that is totally unmatched, and breaks the barrier between the public, and scientific research – two things that have been completely separate. The project harnesses collective brainpower to get results.
Highlights from the Winners in the Entertainment, Media & Video category:
VICE UK: Noisey: Music in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
& Co./Noa: TV2 All That We Share: Best Use of Video in Social (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – Denmark
Condé Nast Spain: The Conversation: Best Branded Editorial Experience (Bronze) – Spain
HEIMAT: You’re Alive – Do You Remember? Comedy in Branded Entertainment (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
One Shoe: My DHL Parcel: The New Standard for Shipping: Web Services & Applications (Bronze) – The Netherlands
SCOOP & SPOON GmbH: MercedesCup Tennis App: Events & Live Broadcasts – Internet Video (Silver) – Austria
AKQA: Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life: Education & Reference in Mobile (Gold) – UK
HANDS: Comedie Francaise: Cultural Institutions in Websites (Gold) – France
SERVICEPLAN: Opposing Flavours: Food & Drink in Internet Video (Bronze) – Spain
Denkwerk GmbH: Synesthesia VR – the world through different eyes: Virtual Reality in Internet Video (Silver) – Germany
Scrn: Eurovision Song Contest: Television in Websites (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
The Guardian: Best Writing – Editorial in Websites (Gold) – UK
a friend of mine: Piet Mondrian: Art in Websites (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
Condé Nast Britain: British Vogue: Fashion & Beauty in Websites (Bronze) – UK
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: News & Politics in Websites (Silver) – Czechoslovakia
Deezer: Entertainment & Media Streaming in Websites (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – UK
Make Me Pulse: Ubisoft for Honor – Scars: Games in Websites (Silver) – France
N=5: Evert_45: Social Video in Online Advertising (Silver) – The Netherlands
M&C Saatchi Milano: Sky Serie TV: Television in Websites (Bronze) – Italy
BBC Worldwide: Sherlock Series 4 Campaign: Social Media Campaign (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
4creative/Channel 4: Humans 2.0 Facebook Bot: Best Use of Messaging in Mobile (Bronze) – UK
This was the first year The Lovie Awards are honouring Podcasts.
Highlights from Winners in the inaugural, “Podcasts” category:
The Economist Radio – What Are the Economics of Art? Best Individual Episode (Gold) – UK
WIRED UK Podcast: Entertainment (Silver) – UK
De Correspondent: De Rudi & Freddie Show: Best Host in Podcasts (Silver) – The Netherlands
The It’s Nice That Podcast: Interview/Talk Show (Gold) – UK
Medium Maze: My Dad Wrote a Porno: Entertainment (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – UK
Acast: The Kaj Linna Case – The Story of a Legal Miscarriage: Best Individual Episode (Bronze) – Sweden
The Spontaneity Shop: The Guilty Feminist: Best Host (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
BBC: The Inquiry – What’s the Story of Aleppo: Best Individual Episode (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – UK
Go to http://winners.lovieawards.eu to see all the winners of this year’s awards.