Press Releases



Honouring the Best of the European Internet

New award categories will recognise excellence in Internet Video and Mobile and Applications

London, 1 March 2016 — The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — the presenting body of the international Webby Awards and it’s sister award The Lovie Awards — announced today the official opening of The 6th Annual Lovie Awards Call for Entries.

The Lovie Awards is the only pan-European award to honour the full breadth of the internet including Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile and Apps and Social. The Early Entry Deadline is 15 April 2016 at Finalists are announced in September 2016, and Winners in October 2016 with a celebration in November 2016 in London.

Entrants compete not only to win a Lovie Award and The People’s Lovie Award (fan favourite), but to deliver their Declaration of Lovie Acceptance Speech and follow in the footsteps of previous years’ winners including 2015 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Lily Cole, Special Achievement Winner Tom Fletcher (Former British Ambassador to Lebanon), Internet Video Person of the Year David Sandberg for Kung Fury, Lifetime Achievement Winner Louis Pouzin (inventor of the CYCLADES network), and Be Greater with Data Winner The European Space Agency for their Rosetta Mission, among others.

The 6th Annual Call for Entries features a select group of new Lovie Award categories, including a new Branded Entertainment suite, Virtual Reality (in General Video & Branded Entertainment), Health & Fitness (in Mobile & Applications), Humour (in Social) and Brand Strategy (in Online Advertising Campaigns), and more.

All work is judged by Academy members representing Europe’s best and brightest in digital including actor Stephen Fry, musician Imogen Heap, Dan Howell (danisnotonfire), Chester Chipperfield (Special Projects, Apple), Jane Gorley (Creative Director,, Mel Exon (Managing Director, BBH London), and Corinne Vigreux (Co-Founder, TomTom).

The Lovie Awards was created in 2011 to specifically honour the outstanding online work made for the European audience, taking into account local market differences. To do so, work is accepted and judged in seven native languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Visit for a full list of categories and judges for The 6th Annual Lovie Awards, and enter by the Early Entry Deadline of 15 April 2016 for preferred pricing.

About The Lovie Awards

The mission of The Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community – from Europeʼs top digital and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and individual creators. Now in its sixth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,500 entries from over 30 countries across the EU, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch can be entered in five main category types: Websites, Mobile & Apps, Internet Video, Online Advertising, and Social. More information at Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google, MediaMonks, Adformatie, Creativepool, Digiday, The Drum, FITC, It’s Nice That, Mobile Marketing Association, Ninja Marketing, NUMA, Springwise, and Tubefilter.

To Join the Conversation:


Follow: @lovieawards

G+: +TheLovieAwards



Instagram: @thelovieawards

  • Share This Article
  • All
  • Features
Type to search what you're looking for


Sort by

  • Date
  • Alphabetical