Eligibility & Guidelines
The Lovie Award Competition is open to all organisations and individuals involved in designing, building, managing, maintaining, marketing or promoting Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, and Mobile & App content for European business, consumer or general audiences.
All work entered into The Lovie Awards must be created by a company or individual on behalf of a European-based client or individual, for use by European web audiences.
Entries must have been in general use for at least part of the current calendar year. Entries do not, however, need to have been created this year. There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted by any entrant, nor is there a limit to the number of categories you may enter. A completed online entry form and fee must accompany each entry.
Unacceptable material Entries that contain pornographic material, propagate "hate" messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.
Fake / spec work Entries, specifically those entered into the Online Advertising category, that are fake or produced as spec work (not commissioned or paid for by a client or media entity) will not be eligible for judging.
Disqualification Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification.
Acknowledgement of entries Entrants will receive an email acknowledgment when an entry has been received.
Terms of Conditions of entry / usage The Lovie Awards assumes all entries are original and the entrant either owns the work or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the work, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. The Lovie Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.
Entries must be live and available on the internet from the date of entry through to December 2013, and accessible via http and standard web browsers.
Work that is online within a limited timeframe, such as competitions or campaigns, can submit case study sites or videos of the work. It must be available online through to December 2013.
Submission of any entry (including Internet Video entries) acknowledges the right of The Lovie Awards to use it for exhibition, promotion and publication purposes in any medium.
Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements and payment of the entry fee as stated herein ensures that an entrant's work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by The Lovie Awards concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.
If an entry receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of The Lovie Awards. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicised in the same manner and some might be presented in a ceremony and others might not.
Foreign language entries
Websites / Mobile & Apps / Online Advertising: work must be accessible to our English, French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking judges. In categories that may not depend on language, other language sites are eligible if they are highly visual or otherwise not dependent on language.
Internet Video: all Internet Video entries in any language other than English, French, Spanish, Italian and German MUST be dubbed or subtitled.
Entering the media advertising categories
The media additions to the Online Advertising group of categories -- Best Online Media Strategy and Best Social Media Strategy-- were created to reflect the innovative uses of media in an online advertising strategy. Please provide a URL to a splash page, or short mini movie explaining the work and its effectiveness, innovation and integration. You may also link directly to the work itself. Please keep in mind that it is to your advantage to provide as much information as you can for the judging process.
Entry fees and deadline
Websites / Mobile & Apps / Internet Video/ Social Online Advertising Websites / Mobile & Apps / Internet Video / Social Discounted Website / Internet Video * Advertising Singles Advertising Campaigns 215 EUR 100 EUR 215 EUR 325 / 375 EUR See all 3rd Annual Lovie + People's Lovie Winners in the NEW Winners Gallery.
Accepted formats / entry type info
All entries must be live and available from the date of entry through December 2013.
Websites All entries into the Website categories are to be provided as URLs entered into the online entry system. Entries must have been in general use for at least part of the current calendar year.
Online Advertising Single advertising entries are to be provided as URLs entered in the online entry system.
Campaign entries can be entered as a single URL with all the elements on one web page, or as multiple URLs with each individual element on separate web pages. We will not accept DVDs with branded content, viral marketing or rich media entries on them.
All flash, video and other rich media elements must be posted online and available for review at a specified URL or Web page.
Internet Video We will not accept DVDs with internet entries on them. Work is to be judged as it appeared online and must be posted online and available for review at a specified URL or web page.
If you are entering work created on behalf of a product or promotion or that brings entertainment value to brands, or that integrates brands into entertainment, then it should be entered into the Online Advertising "Branded Content" category.
Mobile & Apps Mobile Website entries must be accessible via a mobile phone, PDA or other mobile device. They will be judged on a mobile device.
Social All entries into the Social categories are to be provided as URLs entered into the online entry system. Entries must have been in general use for at least part of the current calendar year.
Detailed entry instructions
Entries must be entered online using the online entry form. An entry is considered processed after a completed entry form is received by The Lovie Awards and payment for the entry fee is received. The Lovie Awards reserves the right to re-categorise entries and to create new categories if appropriate.
By clicking on the 'enter now' link located in the navigation bar of the main site, you will gain access to a four-page entry form in which to officially enter information.
- Initial entry page: Choose an 'entry type' -- Website, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile & Applications or Social
- After initial selection: include entry information (title of entry, URL where the entry is located, site password (if needed), and category selection)
- Entrant details page: include name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of entrant
- Review entry details / payment options page: allows for editing and verification of correct information and the selecting of appropriate payment method
- Payment and confirmation pages: includes directions on payment completion, provides a confirmation number for the entry transaction
For questions or comments related to The Lovie Awards Call for Entries, please contact Sophia Taglialavore firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +44 (0)2077495354
Mailing address for entry fees
The Lovie Awards
Fourth Floor - Biscuit Building
10 Redchurch Street