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Livia Firth, EVE Online's Project Discovery and Dr. Quentin Stafford-Fraser Get Special Awards at Lovies 2017

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Lovie Awards 2017 announced, with multiple awards to BBC, Grabarz & Partners, The Guardian and Vice UK

Livia Firth, EVE Online's Project Discovery and Dr. Quentin Stafford-Fraser Get Special Awards at Lovies 2017

The Lovie Awards, the most prestigious pan-European honour for online excellence, announced today that Condé Nast Spain, BETC France, Quartz News App, LADbible Group, M&C Saatchi Milano and Sony Music UK, as well as services Deezer and ProtonMail are among the Winners who will be celebrated at the 7th Annual Lovie Awards—hosted by acclaimed Irish comedian Aisling Bea—on Thursday, 16th November 2017 at Picturehouse Central in London. This year’s Winners will be recognised alongside Special Achievement Honourees in attendance including Livia Firth, Dr. Quentin Stafford-Fraser and Bernard Revaz and Attila Szantner.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) selected the winners of this year’s Lovie Awards, the European sister awards to the global Webby Awards. European members of IADAS, who include musician Imogen Heap, actor and writer Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Marie-Louise Sadakane (Head of Consumer Marketing Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spotify), Efe Cakarel (Founder, MUBI.com), Mel Exon (CEO, The Sunshine Company), Yann LeCun (Director, Facebook AI Research), Corinne Vigreux (Co-Founder, TomTom) and Lauren Laverne (DJ & Presenter) amongst others, named Gold, Silver and Bronze Lovie winners, while tens of thousands of online fans chose their favourites in The People’s Lovie Awards.

This year’s Lovie Special Achievement Award honourees will join past winners Jamie Oliver, Björk, Stephen Fry, Annie Lennox, Yann LeCun, Sigur Ròs, Sophie Wilson, JR, Louis Pouzin, The European Space Agency, Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Lily Cole. They are:

Lovie Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Quentin Stafford-Fraser for inventing the first-ever livestream with the XCoffee client program, thereby paving the way for the present-day proliferation of live video chat online and on handheld devices. Through his invention of the XCoffee client program in 1991—utilising a video feed that showed a coffee pot captured in just three frames per minute—Stafford-Fraser took the first step toward making the connection between live video and the web, laying the groundwork for how we now share video online.

Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur: Livia Firth for leading the fight for sustainable fashion as the founder and creative director of Eco-Age, a brand/marketing consultancy that helps businesses to grow by creating, implementing and communicating sustainability solutions. With online efforts like the Green Carpet Challenge, Ms. Firth skillfully uses the Internet to both educate the public about ethical and sustainable fashion consumption—and to put pressure on brands to do more to meet sustainable business practices. Through her deft understanding of the power of connectivity and use of social media for social good, she also pairs the power of celebrity with this important cause. Firth continues to make great strides with Eco-Age and is leading the charge both as an activist and a talented entrepreneur.

Lovie Be Greater with Data: Bernard Revaz and Attila Szantner for launching EVE Online’s Project Discovery. By gamifying the process of searching for new planets and opening it up to the entire Internet, Project Discovery applies the concept of crowdsourced knowledge on a completely unmatched scale, breaking the barrier between scientific research and the public at large, and harnessing collective brainpower around the globe to achieve impressive ends. The results are a clear testament to the power of this approach: Players submitted over 40 million classifications in the first two months of the project alone. Project Discovery represents the very best of the Internet’s democratic power and is an excellent example of using technology to improve the world around us.

Entertainment, Media & Video highlights from the 7th Annual Lovie Award Winners include:
    •    VICE UK: Noisey: Music in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    & Co./Noa: TV2 All That We Share: Best Use of Video in Social (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – Denmark
    •    Condé Nast Spain: The Conversation: Best Branded Editorial Experience (Bronze) – Spain
    •    HEIMAT: You're Alive - Do You Remember? Comedy in Branded Entertainment (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    One Shoe: My DHL Parcel: The New Standard for Shipping: Web Services & Applications (Bronze) – The Netherlands
    •    SCOOP & SPOON GmbH: MercedesCup Tennis App: Events & Live Broadcasts - Internet Video (Silver) – Austria
    •    AKQA: Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life: Education & Reference in Mobile (Gold) – UK
    •    HANDS: Comedie Francaise: Cultural Institutions in Websites (Gold) – France
    •    SERVICEPLAN: Opposing Flavours: Food & Drink in Internet Video (Bronze) – Spain
    •    Denkwerk GmbH: Synesthesia VR - the world through different eyes: Virtual Reality in Internet Video (Silver) – Germany
    •    Scrn: Eurovision Song Contest: Television in Websites (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
    •    The Guardian: Best Writing - Editorial in Websites (Gold) – UK
    •    a friend of mine: Piet Mondrian: Art in Websites (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
    •    Condé Nast Britain: British Vogue: Fashion & Beauty in Websites (Bronze) – UK
    •    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: News & Politics in Websites (Silver) – Czechoslovakia
    •    Deezer: Entertainment & Media Streaming in Websites (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    Make Me Pulse: Ubisoft for Honor - Scars: Games in Websites (Silver) – France
    •    N=5: Evert_45: Social Video in Online Advertising (Silver) – The Netherlands
    •    M&C Saatchi Milano: Sky Serie TV: Television in Websites (Bronze) – Italy
    •    BBC Worldwide: Sherlock Series 4 Campaign: Social Media Campaign (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    4creative/Channel 4: Humans 2.0 Facebook Bot: Best Use of Messaging in Mobile (Bronze) – UK
This was The Lovie Awards first year honouring Podcasts. Highlights from this inaugural group of winners include:
    •    The Economist Radio - What Are the Economics of Art? Best Individual Episode (Gold) – UK
    •    WIRED UK Podcast: Entertainment (Silver) – UK
    •    De Correspondent: De Rudi & Freddie Show: Best Host in Podcasts (Silver) – The Netherlands
    •    The It’s Nice That Podcast: Interview/Talk Show (Gold) – UK
    •    Medium Maze: My Dad Wrote a Porno: Entertainment (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    Acast: The Kaj Linna Case - The Story of a Legal Miscarriage: Best Individual Episode (Bronze) – Sweden
    •    The Spontaneity Shop: The Guilty Feminist: Best Host (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    BBC: The Inquiry - What’s the Story of Aleppo: Best Individual Episode (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – UK
This year’s winners addressed complex social issues, including the global refugee crisis, homelessness, women’s rights, domestic abuse, child abuse and climate change, through powerful campaigns and projects. Highlights include:
    •    Google Brand Studio: Searching for Syria: Best Design - Aesthetic & Charitable Organisation/Non-Profit in Websites (2x Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    Boomerang Agency: Week Against Child Abuse: Virtual Reality in Internet Video (Gold) – The Netherlands
    •    Havas Milan: Forgetting Auschwitz, Remembering Auschwitz: Charitable Organisation/Non-Profit in Websites (Silver) – Italy
    •    RNDBT Content: Batman - Warchild: Public Service & Activism in Internet Video (Bronze) – The Netherlands
    •    Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbH: Shout Down Arms: Best Cause Marketing Campaign in Advertising (Gold) – Germany
    •    VICE UK: VICE & UN Neighbours: Best Cause Marketing Campaign in Advertising (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    Havas Worldwide Prague: Prison Exit: Charitable/Non-Profit in Websites (Bronze) – Prague
    •    Autobahn Productions: Stephanie’s Story - The Age of Consent: Corporate Social Responsibility - Branded (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK

Other highlights from the 7th Annual Lovie Awards Winners include:
    •    LADbible Group: UOKM8: Best Social Video Series (Gold) – UK
    •    BBC Earth & BBC One: Planet Earth II: Best Overall Social Presence (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    SERVICEPLAN/PLAN.NET: WhatsGerman: Utilities & Services in Mobile (Silver) – Germany
    •    Vangogh srl: pq by Ron Arad: Best Design - Functional in Websites (Bronze) – Italy
    •    Human Factor: The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words: Viral Video in Internet Video (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
    •    thjnk ag: 360 Degrees of Adrenalin: Social Video in Advertising (Bronze) – Germany
    •    Wetransfer: FKA Twigs & Wetransfer Studios present: The Baltimore City Dance Project: Best Art Direction in Advertising (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
    •    Edelman Deportivo: Give a Beep: Best Connected Products & Wearables in Mobile + Public Service & Activism in Social (2x Silver and 2x The People’s Lovie); Experimental & Innovation in Social (Gold) – Sweden
    •    Serious Business: Reykjavik Fashion Festival 2017: Fashion & Beauty in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Germany
    •    Kolle Rebbe GmbH: What’sMeBot: Education & Discovery in Social (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – Germany
    •    Jonathan Da Costa: Big Mamma: Best Home/Welcome Page in Websites (Gold) – France
    •    DISKO: Moving Gesture: Best Social Video Series (Silver) – France
    •    VICE/VIRTUE Scandinavia: Only the Brave: Best Editing in Internet Video (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – Denmark
    •    Cheil Worldwide Spain: Samsung Blind Cap: Health & Fitness in Mobile (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Spain
    •    Weber Shandwick: Brutal Cut: Public Service & Activism in Internet Video and Social (2x Bronze) – UK
    •    Nordkapp: Beddit - Solving Sleep: Health & Fitness, Best User Experience, Experimental & Innovation in Mobile (3x Gold) – Finland
    •    Manifesto Digital: Unicef.org.uk: Best Home/Welcome Page in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
    •    BETC: Like my addiction: Public Service & Activism and Experimental & Innovation in Social (2x Gold) – France

Winners of Multiple Lovie Awards this year include:
    •    The BBC (14) Best Individual Episode (Mobile Sites, Apps & Podcasts); Events (Social); News & Politics (Internet Video); News & Entertainment (Mobile Sites, Apps & Podcasts); Best Writing - Editorial (Websites); Experimental & Innovation (Social); Best Overall Social Presence (Social); Sciences & Education (Internet Video); Social Media Campaign (Online Advertising) – UK
    •    N=5 (12) Brand Strategy & Planning (Online Advertising); Brand Microsite (Online Advertising); Best Design - Functional (Websites); Best User Experience (Websites); Mobile & Experiential Marketing (Online Advertising); Social Video (Online Advertising); Best PR Campaign (Online Advertising); Best Use of Animation/Motion Graphics (Websites) – The Netherlands
    •    VICE UK (12) Longform or Series - Branded (Internet Video); Lifestyle (Internet Video); News & Politics (Websites); Best Cause Marketing Campaign (Online Advertising); Music & Entertainment (Internet Video); Documentary - Branded (Internet Video); Music (Websites) – UK
    •    The Guardian (9) - Best Overall Social Presence (Social); News & Entertainment (Mobile Sites, Apps & Podcasts); Best Writing - Editorial (Websites); News & Politics (Websites); Documentary (Internet Video); Virtual Reality (Internet Video); News & Politics (Internet Video) – UK
    •    Grabarz & Partner (8) - Video Advertising (Online Advertising); Best Editing (Internet Video); Digital Campaign (Online Advertising); Integrated Campaigns (Online Advertising); Animation - Branded (Internet Video); Social Media Campaign (Online Advertising); Banner Ads & Rich Media (Online Advertising) – Germany
    •    Uncle Grey (8) - Best Practices (Websites); Best Practices (Mobile Sites, Apps & Podcasts); Banner Ads & Rich Media (Online Advertising); Best User Experience (Websites); Integrated Campaigns - Branded (Internet Video) – Denmark
    •    Demodern Digital Agency (8) - Retail/Shopping (Websites); Social & Community (Websites); Virtual Reality - Branded (Internet Video); Best User Experience (Websites); Retail/Shopping (Websites); Best User Interface (Mobile) – Denmark
The Lovie Awards is supported by Google for the fourth year running as premiere sponsor, joining the Lovie commitment to shining a spotlight on the European Internet’s best and brightest alongside supporting sponsors Buzzfeed, WP Engine and The London EDITION.