London International Awards: Australia ranks #3 in the world; Host/Havas Sydney crowned Regional Agency OTY; Havas named Regional Network; Rumble Studios Sydney named Global + Regional Music & Sound Company OTY; FINCH named Regional Production Company OTY

PR-Palau-Hero-ISLAND_1920x1080-thumb-400x224-273306.jpgLIA, one of the most prestigious Global award shows in Advertising, Digital, Technology driven work, Health & Pharma and Branded Entertainment, has today announced the winners. The 33rd Annual London International Awards judging convened over a 10-day period. The juries, drawn from the world's most recognized talent and presided over by industry leaders, viewed and scored every entry within their medium, ensuring that all the work was judged equally.

This year Australia brought home 53 of the coveted LIA statues - two Grand LIAs, 17 Gold, 14 Silver, 20 Bronze and attained 23 Finalists.

Highlights for Australia include: Host/Havas, Sydney has taken out the Regional Agency of the Year title for Australia / New Zealand and also snapped two Grand LIAs for Palau Legacy Project 'Palau Pledge'; Havas has been named Regional Network of the Year for Australia / New Zealand; Rumble Studios, Sydney has been named Global Music & Sound Company of the Year and Regional Music & Sound Company for Australia / New Zealand; and FINCH has been named Regional Production Company of the Year for Australia / New Zealand.
RumbleLogo.jpgIn total 704 LIA statues, in addition to finalists, were awarded from 40 countries with Australia ranking #3. The top countries were United States (209), Germany (111), Australia (53), United Kingdom (50), and Canada (41).

Says Barbara Levy, President of LIA: "Australia has always shone at LIA. Year after year, we see so many great pieces of work coming out from there.  This is an exceptional year for Australia. Host Havas, Sydney led the charge by winning two Grand LIAs for Design and Ambient and the Regional Agency of the Year. On top of that Rumble Studios, Sydney was awarded as the Global Music & Sound Company of the Year and FINCH as the Regional Production Company of the Year.   I want to congratulate all the winners for continuing to raise the standards for the industry."

Host/Havas, Sydney was named Regional Agency of the Year for Australia / New Zealand, they were also awarded the two Grand LIAs for the same piece of work for the Palau Legacy Project. The Design jury led by Isabelle Dahlborg Lidstrom, head of experience / creative director at GROW Stockholm awarded Palau Pledge the Design Grand LIA, whilst the Ambient, Print, Poster and Billboard jury led by Jeremy Craigen, Global CCO at Innocean awarded it the Ambient Grand LIA. Six different juries awarded Statues to this same piece of work: Ambient, Design, Integration, Non-Traditional, The NEW and Verbal Identity.

Host/Havas, Sydney was also awarded six Gold, two Silver and one Bronze LIA. They also attained one Finalist.
GRAND LIA - Design - Brand Identity for Palau Pledge 
GRAND LIA - Ambient - Public Service/Social Awareness for Palau Pledge
Gold - Ambient - Public Service/Social Awareness for Palau Pledge 
Gold - Design - Brand Identity for Palau Pledge 
Gold - Design - Direct Marketing - Consumer Campaign for Palau Pledge 
Gold - Integration - Public Service/Social Awareness for Palau Pledge 
Gold - Non-Traditional - Direct Marketing for Palau Pledge 
Gold - The NEW - Media Innovation for Palau Pledge 
Silver - Design - Art Direction Campaign for Palau Pledge 
Silver - Verbal Identity - Use of Copywriting for Palau Pledge 
Bronze - Design - Use of Photography Campaign for Fund for Peace Bottom 100
Finalist - Design - Direct Marketing - Consumer for Palau Pledge 

These wins attributed to Havas being named Regional Network of the Year for Australia / New Zealand.

Adds Dahlborg Lidstrom: "We, the jury, felt that Palau was deserving of the Grand LIA in Design.  It was to promote sustainability, an important issue for the world today.  Not only was the idea big, the craftsmanship of the passport and stamp was also faultless."

Rumble Studios, Sydney was awarded the Global Music & Sound Company of the Year having the highest point score of all Music & Sound companies across the globe. Rumble Studios, Sydney was also named Regional Music & Sound Company of the Year for the Australia / New Zealand region being credited for work that won four companies a total of 9 statues and 2 Finalists.

LIA's Of The Year Awards are calculated based on a point system of winning work chosen by the Juries across all media. LIA uses the creative credits that are input at time of entry to award those points. The Network, Agency, Production Company, Post-Production Company, Music & Sound Company, Radio & Audio Company and Health and Medical Companies that attain the highest scores based on entries that win Statues or attain Finalists status will be honored with Of The Year Award. 

The Regional Production Company of the Year for Australia / New Zealand was awarded to FINCH, Sydney. In addition to its statue wins they were credited for winning work entered by three agencies. The agencies, BWM, Host/Havas and Colenso BBDO brought home a combined 17 statues and 3 Finalists that FINCH worked on.

FINCH was also awarded two Silver and two Bronze LIAs and attained two Finalists:
 
Screen Shot 2017-08-30 at 10.11.42 am.jpg•    Silver - Production & Post-Production - Direction for Spark titled "Father's Day"
•    Silver - Production & Post-Production - Performance/Casting for Spark titled "Father's Day"
•    Bronze - Production & Post-Production - Cinematography for Westpac titled "Bereavement Frank"
•    Bronze - Production & Post-Production - Direction for Australian Football League titled "Don't Believe in Never"
•    Finalist - Production & Post-Production - Direction for Westpac titled "Bereavement Frank"
•    Finalist - Production & Post-Production - Performance/Casting for Westpac titled "Bereavement Frank"

Screen Shot 2018-11-06 at 6.47.40 am.jpgIn the Gorilla Doctors creative competition Y&R Melbourne's Janice Ko (left) and Jack Harrison (right) were awarded Gold.

Says Ko and Harrison: "We're pretty thrilled with the result and the recognition, especially considering the tough competition. This brief success should silence our imposter syndromes for about two days."

Additional Winners from Australia include (in alphabetical order):

Bachelors and Bachelorettes.jpgAIRBAG, Melbourne
•    Bronze - Music & Sound - Use of Licensed Music for The Equality Campaign titled "For Every Bachelor & Bachelorette" with Leo Burnett, Melbourne
•    Finalist - Digital - Virtual Reality for Melbourne International Film Festival titled "Digital Puppetry" with McCann Melbourne
•    Finalist - Integration - Public Service/Social Awareness for The Equality Campaign titled "For Every Bachelor & Bachelorette" with Leo Burnett Melbourne

panda_snow-thumb-400x225-268528.jpgAlt.vfx, Brisbane
•    Silver - Production & Post-Production - CGI Animation for Tile titled "Lost Panda"
•    Silver - Production & Post-Production - Visual Effects for Tile titled "Lost Panda"

ARC EDIT, Melbourne
•    Finalist - Production & Post-Production - Editing for Holden Colorado titled "Not to be Outdone"

ALDI Christmas_The More the Merrier-thumb-400x150-270816.jpgARC EDIT, Sydney
•    Bronze - Production & Post-Production - Editing for Go Gentle Australia titled "Stop the Horror"
•    Silver - Production & Post-Production - Editing for ALDI Australia titled "The More the Merrier"

BMF, Sydney
•    Bronze - Production & Post-Production - Direction for ALDI Australia titled "The More the Merrier - Dig in Doug"

Dissapearing Persons.jpgBWM Dentsu, Melbourne
•    Bronze - Digital - Public Service/Social Awareness for Queensland Police titled "Disappearing Person Alerts"

BWM Dentsu, Sydney
•    Gold - Digital - Innovative Use of Digital for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Gold - Medical - Innovation for The ProjectRevoice.jpgALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Gold - Digital - Public Service/Social Awareness for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Gold - Health & Wellness - Innovation for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Gold - Radio & Audio - Innovative Use of Radio & Audio for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Gold - Radio & Audio - Public Service/Social Awareness for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Gold - The NEW - Creative Use of Data for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Silver - Branded Entertainment - Social Awareness for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Silver - Non-Traditional - Direct Marketing for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Bronze - Health & Wellness - Craft - Music & Sound Design for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
•    Finalist - Health & Wellness - Devices and Diagnostics for The ALS Association titled "Project Revoice"
 
Making the List.jpgCHE Proximity
•    Silver - Digital - Banners for LEGO Australia titled "Making the List"
•    Bronze - Ambient - Banking/Financial/Insurance for Swann Insurance titled "Inconvenience Stores"
•    Bronze - Digital - Ecommerce for LEGO Australia titled "Making the List"
•    Bronze - Digital - Retail for carsales.com.au titled "AutoAds"
•    Bronze - Integration - Business-to-Consumer for carsales.com.au titled "AutoAds"
•    Bronze - The NEW - Creative Use of Data for LEGO Australia titled "Making the List"
•    Finalist - Digital - Microsites for Cochlear titled "Hearprint"
•    Finalist - Digital - Music/Sound Design for Cochlear titled "Hearprint"
•    Finalist - The NEW - Creative Use of Data for carsales.com.au titled "AutoAds"
 
Cummins&Partners, Melbourne
•    Finalist - TV/Cinema/Online Film - Innovative Use of TV/Cinema/Online Film for Specsavers Optometrists titled "The Error Ridden Ad"

 Leo Burnett Melbourne, Melbourne
•    Bronze - Music & Sound - Use of Licensed Music for The Equality Campaign titled "For Every Bachelor & Bachelorette" with AIRBAG

Marketforce, West Perth
•    Bronze - Radio & Audio - Campaign for Oz Lotto titled "Boss", "Car", "Neighbours"
•    Finalist - Radio & Audio - Direction for Oz Lotto titled "Boss"
•    Finalist - Radio & Audio - Entertainment for Oz Lotto titled "Boss"
•    Finalist - Radio & Audio - Entertainment for Oz Lotto titled "Neighbours"

McCann Health, Sydney
•    Finalist - Health & Wellness - Craft - Copywriting for Metamucil titled "Gutsy"

NOVA Entertainment, Perth
•    Silver - Radio & Audio - Conceived & Produced by Station for Elite Choice Real Estate titled "Hands Dirty"

Ogilvy Australia, Sydney
•    Silver - Design - Installations/Displays for Museum of Contemporary Art Australia titled "The museum that changed its name to make a name for itself."
•    Bronze - Design - Experiential Design for Museum of Contemporary Art Australia titled "The museum that changed its name to make a name for itself."

StopTheHorror.jpgRevolver/Will O'Rourke, Sydney
•    Gold - Production & Post-Production - Direction for Assisted Dying titled "Stop The Horror"
•    Gold - Production & Post-Production - Direction for Old Spice titled "Red Sweater"
•    Silver - Production & Post-Production - Performance/Casting for Assisted Dying titled "Stop The Horror"
•    Bronze - Production & Post-Production - Performance/Casting for Tourism Australia titled "Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home"
•    Bronze - TV/Cinema/Online Film - Public Service/Social Awareness for Assisted Dying titled "Stop The Horror"
•    Bronze - TV/Cinema/Online Film - Travel for Tourism Australia titled "Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home"
•    Finalist - Production & Post-Production - Direction for Tourism Australia titled "Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home"
•    Finalist - TV/Cinema/Online Film - Innovative Use of TV/Cinema/Online Film for Assisted Dying titled "Stop The Horror"

Riley Blakeway, Sydney (AIRBAG)
•    Finalist - Music Video - Direction for City Calm Down titled "Joan, I'm Disappearing"

SDWM, Melbourne
•    Bronze - Package Design - Beers for the Noble Boy Package Design

The Brand Agency, Perth
•    Finalist - Radio & Audio - Sound Design for Road Safety Commission titled "Bottle Siren"

The Studio at SCA, Perth
•    Gold - Radio & Audio - Conceived & Produced by Station for Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts titled "Copyright Infringement"
•    Finalist - Radio & Audio - Direction for Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts titled "Copyright Infringement"

ALEXA.jpgVML, Sydney
•    Silver - Radio & Audio - Innovative Use of Radio & Audio for Alexa Lifeline
•    Finalist - Digital - Health Care Services for Alexa Lifeline

whiteGREY, Melbourne
•    Finalist - Digital - Innovative Use of Digital for Missing Persons Advocacy Network titled "Invisible Friends"
•    Finalist - Digital - Public Service/Social Awareness for Missing Persons Advocacy Network titled "Invisible Friends"

Sip Safe.jpgY&R Melbourne, Melbourne
•    Gold - Health & Wellness - Education and Services for Monash University titled "Sip Safe"

To view all the Winners and Finalists with media and full creative credits, visit https://www.liaentries.com/winners.

This year, twelve GRAND LIAs for the best of categories were awarded - see all of them here.

ANORAK Film, Berlin was awarded the Production & Post-Production Grand LIA for BMW Group MINI Brand Management titled "The Faith of a Few"
Area 23, An FCB Health Network Company, New York was awarded the Print Grand LIA for Change the Ref titled "Posts Into Letters"
Barking Owl, Los Angeles was awarded the Branded Entertainment Grand LIA for Montefiore Medical Center titled "Corazón"
Barking Owl, Los Angeles was awarded the Health & Wellness - Craft Grand LIA for Montefiore Medical Center titled "Corazón"
BBDO New York, New York was awarded the Integration Grand LIA for P&G / My Black is Beautiful campaign titled "The Talk"
DDB Chicago, Chicago was awarded the Non-Traditional Grand LIA for Skittles titled "Exclusive the Rainbow"
Host/Havas, Sydney was awarded the Design Grand LIA for Palau Pledge  
Host/Havas, Sydney was awarded the Ambient Grand LIA for Palau Pledge 
McCann London, London was awarded the Digital Grand LIA for Microsoft titled "Xbox Design Lab Originals: The Fanchise Model"
McCann New York, New York was awarded the Social Influencers Grand LIA for MGM Resorts International titled "Universal Love Songs"
Riff Raff Films, London was awarded the TV/Cinema/Online Film Grand LIA for Nike titled "Nothing Beats A Londoner"
Serviceplan Germany, Munich was awarded the Package Design Grand LIA for Beck's titled "Le Beck's: The Legendary Beer Can"

The following companies were honored with the 2018 Global Of The Year Awards:
Global Network of the Year:  McCann Worldgroup
Global Agency of the Year:  BBDO New York
Global Independent Agency of the Year:  Jung von Matt, Hamburg
Global Health & Wellness and Medical Network of the Year: FCB Health
Global Production Company of the Year:  MJZ
Global Post-Production Company of the Year:  The Mill
Global Music & Sound Company of the Year:  Rumble Studios, Sydney
Global Client of the Year: Mars

The following companies were honored with the 2018 Regional Of The Year Awards for Australia & New Zealand:
Regional Network of the Year: Havas 
Regional Agency of the Year: Host/Havas, Sydney
Regional Production Company of the Year: FINCH
Regional Music & Sound Company of the Year: Rumble Studios, Sydney

VIEW ALL THE WINNERS HERE - 2018LIA_WinnersList_rev.xls

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