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From:            London International Awards

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(London, 8 November 2010) The 25th LIA judging was held at the Wynn/Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, convening over a ten-day period. The juries, led by their respective Jury Presidents, viewed and scored every entry within their medium ensuring that all the work was judged equally. They concluded with final discussions to determine Grand LIAs, Statue Winners and Finalists.

Ogilvy Johannesburg win a Grand LIA for Television/Cinema/Online Film and two Gold Statues at the 2010 London International Awards.

The Grand LIA was awarded for their Television/Cinema/Online Film spot “Selinah” for Topsy Foundation. Only two Grand LIAs were awarded across 13 media. “Selinah” also won two Gold Statues.

• Gold - Television/Cinema/Online Film - Public Service/Social Welfare
• Gold - Television/Cinema/Online Film - Music Original

“Winning a Grand LIA in this year’s Show is huge,” remarked Barbara Levy, President of LIA. “Especially when you consider that only two were awarded out of a potential thirteen. Their work has been acclaimed worldwide for many years. We are really proud to honour their work in our 25th year. Congratulations to Ogilvy Johannesburg.”

This year for the first time, LIA is honouring the Network of the Year, Agency of the Year and Production Company of the Year. These winners were decided based on the outstanding work chosen by the Juries across all media. The following is the Point System used to determine each honour:

Grand LIA = 5 points
Gold LIA = 4 points
Silver LIA = 3 points
Bronze LIA = 2 points
Finalist = 1 point

 Network of the Year is Y&R
Agency of the Year is RCKR/Y&R, London
Production Company of the Year is MJZ
Of the 13,562 submissions, from 79 countries, only four percent (4%) attained Shortlist status. Of those elite selections, only 0.6% won Gold Statues; 0.87% Silver Statues; 1.12% Bronze Statues and 1.33% Finalist. The vast number of submissions reflects the prestige and explosive growth of the London International Awards since its inception in 1986 when 2,600 submissions were considered.

All Winning Work, Creative Credits, Press Releases and LIA Statue images can be accessed on the London International Awards Press site. High-resolution images of Winners and Finalists can be downloaded from this site.

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About London International Awards:

All Winners were honoured at The London International Awards
25th Annual Gala Celebration held at the Troxy in London.

This year marks LIA's 25th anniversary, a milestone in the life of any organisation, and a tribute to the many who have contributed to its success. As an awards show, LIA has established itself throughout its 25-year history as a revolutionary global leader honouring creativity and new ideas in Advertising, Design and Digital media.


LIA Awards 2010©

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