While there can be many ways of analysing any competition, this year the Loeries has introduced official winners rankings which aim to be a transparent mechanism for reporting the outcome of the awards. With the release of the printed Loeries annual, additional rankings will be published, including top 10 tables for all the individual credits, eg ECD, illustrator, writer and director, as well as post production/VFX, etc.
Four Grands Prix were handed out this past weekend at the 32nd annual The Loerie Awards, held for the second time at Good Hope Centre in Cape Town: King James once again in TV & Cinema Commercials for Allan Gray's 'Legend'; the VWV Group in Experiential: Live Events for the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony; Boogerman+ Partners Architects in Architecture & Interior Design for Soccer City aka FNB Stadium aka National Stadium; and Grid Worldwide Branding and Tonic Design in Design Mixed-Media Campaign for the Comair/British Airways SLOW Lounge.
HANGZHOU, CHINA: The 2nd Asia-Pacific Digital Magazine Conference, hosted by FIPP and CPA (China Periodicals Association) will take place on 14-15 October 2010 at the InterContinental Conference Centre, Hangzhou, China and the early bird registration discount has been extended to 1 September 2010.
DUBAI, UAE/JOHANNESBURG: Emirates, the award-winning airline of the United Arab Emirates, is helping a team of Australian youths get off to a flying start at the Football for Hope Festival 2010 in Johannesburg.
Nigerian insurance company IEI is to sponsor CNN International's latest programming initiative Going Green: Green Light for Business
Bank PHB Nigeria is to be the exclusive sponsor of CNN International's new weekly half-hour interview programme "African Voices", launching in March. The advertising campaign will also be aimed at online users via CNN.com.
Nigerian telecommunications company, Globacom, has signed an agreement with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as its national team's telecommunications sponsor.
The World Bank has approved three credits totalling $145 million to support Ghana's budget under the multi-donor budget support (MDBS) framework.
Africa Investor has announced its Nigeria Projects Summit has attracted record levels of support from leading Nigerian financial institutions at a press conference held in Abuja. Sponsoring institutions include Zenith Bank, Vetiva Capital Management, Oceanic bank and Stanbic Ibtc Bank.
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) presents the ACP-EU Support Programme for the ACP Cinema and Audiovisual Sector. The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and the European Union have designed a new support programme for the ACP audiovisual sector, ACP Films (ie. cinema and television). ACP Films is managed by the ACP Secretariat and financed by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF).
CNN International has announced Zenith Bank as the exclusive sponsor of its popular weekly feature programme, Inside Africa.
PUMA and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have announced a multi-year extension of their successful partnership through the 2014 FIFA World Cup. PUMA CEO Jochen Zeitz and GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi made the announcement during a special reception in Ghana's capital of Accra.
Sierra Leonean musicians have hailed Celtel-Sierra Leone for 'coming to the rescue' of the industry with its sponsorship of a musical conference which took place in the capital Freetown last week. The conference attracted hundreds of musical artists all over the country.
The World Bank has approved credit funding to Benin for a second Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Project (PMLS-2), valued at $35 million (approx R250 million).
Over 200 Liberian students will benefit from a school recently refurbished by United Nations blue helmets, officials from the world body's peacekeeping mission said this week.