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About Lovie Special Achievement Awards

Lovie Special Achievement Awards were presented by the Academy at The 3rd Annual Lovie Awards Winners’ Party on 13th November 2013 at St Luke’s Church in Old Street London.

Lifetime Achievement - Vic Hayes

The Lovie Awards was thrilled that Founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales honoured Vic Hayes, known to many inside and outside the tech community as the "Father of Wi-Fi," with a Lovie Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions and guidance while chairman of the IEEE committee that created the 802.11 standard radio frequency for broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal.

His work helped to usher in the age of the ubiquitous Internet, providing users with Ethernet-free connections and a brand new sense of connected mobility. That freedom led to countless innovations in hardware and software that have set the standard for the modern Internet age. We are proud to honour Vic Hayes as this year’s Lovie Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Artist of the Year - JR

The Lovie Awards was thrilled to honour artist and photographer JR with the Artist of the Year Award for using the Internet as a tool to create participation, education and awareness of art as a means for global change.

The Inside Out project utilised the true intent of the Internet as a tool for communication and action to give people the ability to upload, print, post and share photos as part of a global installation. His use of Instagram and his jr-art.net website has shown a savvy understanding of the web as creative tool and communications network, one set up to educate and inspire.

Breakout of the Year - Candy Crush Saga

The Lovie Awards honoured Candy Crush Saga with a Break out of the Year Award in recognition of the app's enormous success amongst gamers and consumers worldwide. With an average of 46 million users each month and counting, the exponential growth of this game is unprecedented, breaking records in daily revenue.

This success, lead by creators King, signifies a deep understanding of the very DNA of the Web itself and a precise talent in bringing the mobile gaming experience to a new level for users everywhere.

The 2nd Annual Lovie Special Achievement Awards were presented by the Academy at the 2nd Annual Lovie Awards Winners’ Party on 14th November 2012 at St Luke’s Church in Old Street London.

Lifetime Achievement - Professor Heinz Gerhäuser

The Lovie Awards are thrilled to honour Professor Heinz Gerhäuser, the leader of the team who created the MP3 file, in recognition of this significant contribution to digital entertainment. The MP3 has changed the way we consume and buy music, forever. For this we honour and salute Professor Gerhäuser’s leadership and innovation of one of the greatest file formats we know.

Lovie Person of the Year - Stephen Fry

The Lovie Awards are thrilled to honour Stephen Fry as The Lovie Person of the Year in recognition of his innovative, engaged approach to Twitter and via his personal website, both of which deliver unparalleled experiences for his fans worldwide. With Stephenfry.com alongside his Twitter feed @stephenfry, Fry demonstrates a true understanding and appreciation of the very DNA of the Web itself by harnessing the power of the Internet to bring real-time and personal content to his rabid fan base, on a daily basis.

Special Recognition

As Special Recognition for the best of the European web, the highest scoring entries in the individual languages were honoured at The 2nd Annual Lovie Awards Winners’ Party.

English
‘Sweden's Safest Hands’
Akestam Holst

French
‘Nespresso’
Soleil Noir

Spanish
Fintonic

Italian
Brickster

German
Stuffle

The Lovie Special Achievement Awards were presented by the Academy at the 1st Annual Lovie Awards Celebration on 11 November, 2011 at St Lukes Church in Old Street London.

Lifetime Achievement - Björk

The Lovie Awards honours Björk as a Lifetime Achievement recipient not only for a career pushing creative and technological boundaries, but specifically for embracing and utilising the internet in a number of historic ways - specifically her enterprising approach and innovative spirit in creating a unique synergy between music and the web, forever altering the way fans and internet users experience music.

bjork.com

Breakout of the Year - TweetDeck

The Lovie Awards honours TweetDeck as Breakout of the Year for stealing a march in the aggregation space, evolving a great product at lightening speed to reach the very top. Joining Twitter this year gave a final and credible endorsement to the service and European team behind it.

tweetdeck.com

Special Recognition

As Special Recognition for the best of the European web, the highest scoring entries in the individual languages were honoured at The 1st Annual Lovie Awards Celebration.

English
‘Who Killed Deon’
AMV

French
‘Nespresso – Pixie’
Soleil Noir

Spanish
‘Ohla Hotel’
eMascaro

Italian
Nuok

German
SoundCloud

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