Here are 10 great reasons you should enter your Websites, Advertising, Video, Apps, Mobile & Voice, Podcasts and Social in The Lovie Awards.
1. Your Work Is Judged by the Best
When you enter The Lovies, your work is reviewed by European members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
Judges include: Stephen Fry (Actor & Writer), Fearne Cotton (TV & Radio Presenter), Imogen Heap (Musician), Yann LeCun (Chief AI Scientist, Facebook), Lauren Laverne (Broadcaster), Vic Hayes (“Father of WiFi”), Evanna Lynch (Actress & Founder of Kinder Beauty), Nina Bibby (CMO, O2), Dr. Sue Black OBE (Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist), Deborah Frances-White (Host, “The Guilty Feminist” podcast), Eben Upton (Creator, RaspberryPi), George The Poet (Creator, “Have You Heard George’s Podcast?”), Hans Jørgen Wiberg (Founder, Be My Eyes), Rory Cellan-Jones (BBC Technology Correspondent), Anna Rafferty (VP, The LEGO Group), Iain Tait (Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy London), Miriam Plon Sauer (Strategy Director, AKQA), among others.
Don’t miss your chance to have your work seen by this expert community of artists, innovators and creators spanning all facets of digital culture.
2. Celebrate Your Team
Just by participating in The Lovies, you honour your team’s dedication and communicate that their work is worthy of competing with the best of the European Internet. That goes a long way for morale.
And winning a Lovie shows the region that yours is the team to work with—so you can attract the best talent and keep creating award-winning work. (See here how Winners continue to use their Lovie Awards year-round to earn new business.)
3. Be in the Room
From artists like JR, Annie Lennox and Big Shaq, to early Internet pioneers like Vic Hayes (“Father of Wi-Fi”) and Sophie Wilson (inventor of the ARM processor), to innovative companies like WeTransfer, Fairphone, BBC, Google and beyond, Europe’s best and brightest gather each year to attend The Lovie Awards. Enter for your chance to be among them.
4. Deliver Your 7 Words of Lovie
All Lovie Winners in attendance have the opportunity to deliver a signature 7 Words of Lovie acceptance speech (and some Winners will make theirs on stage). This is a fantastic chance to use your 7 words to make a bold, memorable or memorably hilarious statement.
5. Gain Exposure
Winning a Lovie sets you and your work apart and lets you shine in front of your clients, colleagues and peers. With over 275 million media impressions from outlets like The Guardian, Emerce, W&V, Adformatie, De Telegraaf, RTVE, Expressen, Dagens Media, Metro UK, Horizont, The Economist, WIRED UK and El Pais, the publicity and recognition The Lovie Awards generates for its winners spreads awareness of your great work throughout the world.
6. Compete for The People’s Lovie
In addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze Lovie in each category as determined by the Academy, all Lovie Finalists also compete for public votes to win the fan-favourite People’s Lovie Award in their category. The People’s Lovie competition is a great opportunity to get creative to drive votes, build community and expose your work to a huge number of voters worldwide.
7. Define the European Internet
The Lovie Awards is the standard of excellence for the European Internet. By participating, you and your team help define that standard, raise the bar for the industry as a whole and foster the healthy spirit of competition that has led Europe to be at the forefront of the Internet’s greatest moments.
8. Your Work Celebrated Throughout the Year
From the Lovie for Good showcase created with WP Engine, to our Lovie Letters site in partnership with Google, to Lovie Winner Stories and well beyond, Lovie Winners are continually celebrated throughout the year and in ongoing showcases and series. Winning a Lovie is a great way to stand out for your work and spread the word of your team’s excellence far and wide.
9. Expand Your Network & Join a Community of European Innovators
Simply by entering the Lovies, you’ll be invited to community events across Europe as well as Internet trends presentations throughout the season. It’s a great way to expand your network and raise your profile with peers and judges across the region.
10. You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter
Most importantly, your great work can’t be celebrated if our Academy doesn’t even see it. Don’t wait. Enter now!