2018 Lovie Award Winners

After an incredible season, we are thrilled to announce the Winners of the 2018 Lovie Awards!
This year's Lovie Winners represent the best of the European Internet, from games like Fortnite to media giants like The Guardian and Condé Nast Spain to brands like BMW and Lacoste, services like Night Sky and WeTransfer, Spotify’s Dissect podcast and more.
The Lovies is also thrilled to honour select Special Achievement Winners who are shaping the European Internet, including Stormzy (Lovie Person of the Year), Dr. Sue Black (Lovie Lifetime Achievement), Michael Dapaah, a.k.a. Big Shaq (Lovie Outstanding Comedic Performance), Hans Jørgen Wiberg (Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur), Alex Bertie (Lovie Creator for Change) and The Bureau Local (Lovie Be Greater with Data).
All winners will be honoured at the star-studded 8th Annual Lovie Awards, hosted by acclaimed comedian Mark Watson, on 15 November at the British Film Institute Southbank in London.

Stormzy is the 2018 Lovie Person of the Year for embracing the power of the Internet to create positive change: from promoting his new scholarship fund for black students at Cambridge, to his wildly successful #MerkyAirways campaign with Spotify Premium to launch #Merky, the imprint he created with Penguin Random House to publish up-and-coming writers.
Dr. Sue Black is this year’s Lovie Lifetime Achievementaward recipient for her dedication to computing and the Internet. From her successful work to save Bletchley Park and a crucial piece of codebreaking history, to her founding of #TechMums, Dr. Black’s work is tied to the growth of the Internet and the role of women in its past, present and future.
Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq) will accept the Lovie Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance. From developing an enormous following with his #SWIL web series to redefining the meaning of viral with “Man’s Not Hot,” watched nearly 300 million times and counting, Big Shaq has demonstrated an innate connection with Internet culture that few creators share.
This year’s Lovie Creator for Change is Alex Bertie. Through his YouTube channel, in which he shares his experience transitioning from female to male, Bertie demonstrates an innate understanding of the power of video to make the world a better place. His channel serves as a welcoming community and a space where important stories are heard.
As the founder of Be My Eyes, Hans Jørgen Wiberg is being named this year’s Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur. With nearly 1.5 million sighted volunteers connecting with over 95,000 blind-and low-vision individuals, Be My Eyes has created a truly global community and an invaluable service to blind and low-vision people everywhere.  
Megan Lucero will accept this year’s Lovie Be Greater with Data award for The Bureau Local for using data and the Internet to enable journalistic collaboration by connecting member journalists from all corners of the UK community via their open resources protocol on Google Drive, Slack and GitHub.

Team Credits

Andrew Holland

Emily Warren

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The Lovie Awards
Honouring the Best of the European Internet
Andrew Holland
Copywriter, Writer & Content Creator
Emily Warren
Managing Director