The deadline for the only pan-European awards to uniquely embrace the breadth of Internet content created across Europe has been extended. Connoisseurs of all things digital across the continent now have until the 21stSeptember to put forward their work and be in with a chance of winning a sought-after Lovie Award.
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) – the organisation responsible for presenting the world-renowned Webby Awards, Internet Week New York and Internet Week Europe – developed The Lovie Awards to celebrate and honour the best of Europe's broad and vibrant internet community.
2012 will mark the second year of the awards. Winners last year included game-changing app Tweetdeck (Breakout of the Year), Who Killed Deon and SoundCloud, as well as icon Bjork, who was honoured by the Academy with a Lifetime achievement award.
With the 11 new categories added to the mix for 2012, ranging from more technically minded awards like Best Home/Welcome Page to creative accolades like Best Copywriting to the Experimental and Innovation awards for mobile platforms, the content amassed this year is set to be the most diverse and highest standard yet. Social Media will play a larger part in this year’s awards, with categories added including Social Media Campaign, Social Games and Social Media for Good Campaign.
The judging panel will include Musician and ArtistImogen Heap, Co-Founder of Poke Nicolas Roope, Google Creative Director Tom Uglow, Co-Founder of Deezer Jonathan Benassaya, Founder and Director of It’s Nice That Will Hudson, Co-founder of TechHubMike Butcher, Co-Founder of The Next Web Patrick De Laive, Fashion Designer Henry Holland, General European Manager of Spotify Jonathan Forster, Digital Director of Penguin Anna Rafferty, Head of Marketing EMEA for Google+ Cristian Cussen, Executive Creative Director of Crispin Porter and Bogusky Europe Gustav Martner, Design director and founder of OpenIDEO and IDEO Tom Hulme, Founder and CEO of SoundCloud Alexander Ljung, WIRED Editor at Large Ben Hammersley, Founder and CEO of Moo Richard Moross, and BBC exec. producer Will Saunders.
Entry deadlines for The Lovie Awards:
Friday, September 21st, 2012: Final Entry Deadline
Tuesday, October 16, 2012: Winners Announced
The awards are open to entries in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
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