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Honouring the Best of the European Internet

New and expanded award categories to honour excellence in Voice, Social Content Series & Campaigns, Video, Advertising and more

London, 19 March 2019 — The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—the presenting body of the international Webby Awards and its’ sister award The Lovie Awards—announced today the official opening of The 9th Annual Lovie Awards Call for Entries. The Lovie Awards is the only pan-European awards organisation to honour the full breadth of the European Internet including Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Apps, Mobile, Podcasts & Voice and Social. Entries are open now at Finalists are announced in September 2019 and Winners in October 2019 followed by a celebration in November 2019 in London.

Entrants compete not only to win a Lovie Award and The People’s Lovie Award (fan favourite), but to deliver their 7 Words of Lovie Acceptance Speech and follow in the footsteps of last year’s winners including Lifetime Achievement honouree Dr. Sue Black OBE, Emerging Entrepreneur Hans Jorgen Wiberg, Lovie Creator for Change Alex Bertie, Lovie Outstanding Comedic Performer Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq) and Agency of the Year Jung von Matt—among others.

The 9th Annual Call for Entries features a host of new categories, including an inaugural suite of honours for Voice, Social Content Series & Campaigns and Video Series. Visit for the full list of categories.

All work is judged by 500+ Academy members who represent Europe’s best and brightest in digital including musician Imogen Heap, actor and writer Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Yann LeCun (Chief AI Scientist, Facebook), Anna Rafferty (Vice President of Digital Consumer Engagement, LEGO), Iain Tait (Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy London), Miriam Plon Sauer (Strategy Director, AKQA), Corinne Vigreux (Co-Founder, TomTom) and Lauren Laverne (Broadcaster), among others.

The deadline to enter is 19 July 2019. Entrants may submit work before 17 May 2019 to avoid late fees. A full schedule of dates and fees is available at

Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google, WP Engine and The London EDITION.






About The Lovie Awards

The mission of the Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European Internet community—from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers, to cultural and political organisations and individual creators. Now in its ninth 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 Europe, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the Internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and Italian is judged by native speakers in five main category types: Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Apps, Mobile, Podcasts & Voice and Social.

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