Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) announces new European members to
judge The Lovie Awards
11 July, 2011, London:
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) – the
international organisation responsible for presenting the world-renowned Webby
Awards, Internet Week New York and Internet Week Europe - is today calling for
the best of the European web to enter the sister awards of the Webbys: The
The Lovie Awards is the first-ever European awards to honour
content from all genres of the internet and it is open to entries in English,
French, Spanish, Italian and German.
Hailed as “one of the most prestigious awards in the world” by the
BBC and as the “Internet’s highest honour” by the New York Times, The Webby
Awards is today widely regarded as the global index of success on the internet,
receiving nearly 10,000 entries in English from over 60 countries worldwide.
The Lovie Awards has been created to specifically honour
achievement and the huge amount of outstanding work in Europe while taking into
account local market differences. Hence, it is open to entries in five
different European languages, as a recognition of the unique and resonant
nature of the European internet community.
In order to reflect the European focus, and to enable excellence
to be recognised in native language (English, French, Spanish, Italian and
German), new European members have been added to The International Academy of
Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) to judge The Lovie Awards.
Imogen Heap, musician
Jesus Encinar, founder,
Iain Dodsworth, founder
and CEO, Tweetdeck
Stefan Glaenzer, founder,
director, Ninja Marketing
Tom Uglow, creative lead, Google
Elke Klinkhammer, executive creative director, Neue
Digitale / Razorfish
David Rowan, editor, WIRED
Niklas Zennström, co-founder, Skype
full list of the judges, please visit http://www.lovieawards.eu/judges/
The winners of The Lovie Awards will be announced at an awards’
event, doubling up as the grand finale of Internet Week Europe, 7-11 November
2011, the top annual gathering for tech and internet leaders in Europe
celebrating the work, talent and creativity that exists this side of the
Work can be entered in 4 main category types:
film & video
advertising & Media
Within the four groups, there are a number of sub-categories, over
70 in total, ranging from experimental websites and viral video through to mobile
innovation, apps and integrated campaigns.
Entries can be
submitted online through The Lovie Awards entry platform:
The early entry deadline is 29 July.
The Lovie Awards is proud to have as inaugural sponsors and
partners from across Europe, Yahoo!, Aquent, Behance, BIMA,
TVN and Ninja Marketing.
Nicolas Roope, The Lovie
Awards Chair, and co-chair of Internet Week Europe as well as creative director
of Poke, says: “Rather than spawn a ridiculous and patronising ‘best foreign
web’ category of The Webby Awards, we decided to launch The Lovie Awards as a
Europe-wide sister. Global awards,
despite their name, do struggle to judge with an even hand across languages so
more often than not amazing ideas get missed. We’re trying to put an end to
that in Europe at least."
Imogen Heap, one of the
new judges and members of IADAS, comments: “I am really excited to see what The Lovie
Awards introduces me to. Expecting to be inspired, interact with, question and
play. It’ll be great to get to grips with all the online goodness a bit closer
Fellow judge Iain Dodsworth, founder
and CEO of Tweetdeck, agrees: "It’s great to be a part of The Lovie Awards
because we need more opportunities to showcase and celebrate the best of
European talent, bringing this recognition closer to home can only be a good
thing and is a great addition to Internet Week Europe. Exciting times."
Elke Klinkhammer, executive creative
director of Neue Digital/Razorfish, says: “Let’s
celebrate diversity! In our digital age the perception in our industry is
either national or global. A pan-European award will set another interesting
focus on socio-cultural and contextual aspects but also in terms of creativity.”
David Rowan, editor of Wired Magazine,
comments: "There’s a really thriving internet scene across Europe, from
innovative startups to mature content sites, and we’re not always good at
celebrating our success stories. So I’m delighted to support the Lovie Awards
as an opportunity to showcase the talent and the vision - and emphasise that
Silicon Valley isn’t the only show in town."
The Lovie Awards is named in honour of Ada Lovelace
who, as the “first computer programmer,” represents European innovation and
creative ingenuity. The heart of The Lovie Awards logo represents the passion
evoked by excellence and cutting-edge thought-leadership on the internet.