Annual Loeries Awards announces its finalists for 2021

By our News Team | 2021

Loeries Creative Week is where the best creative minds in Africa and the Middle East gather to acknowledge their peers.

The Loeries finalists have been announced for 2021. The Loeries Creative Week demonstrates continued strong creativity, innovation and fresh thinking, according to Loeries CEO Preetesh Sewraj.

The Week aims to create an opportunity for the brand communication industry to unite around a common goal. This is through supporting the industry across Africa and the Middle East to create greater positive societal impact.

All of the events held are centred around a creative hub for the industry to network, access learning and business opportunities. All participants will immerse into the culture of the host city to help stimulate creative thinking.

Loeries Awards

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The awards are the focal point

Loeries Creative Week is the culmination of the annual Loerie Awards, where the best creative minds gather to see which entries have advanced through the judging process. They are claimed to be the highest accolade in the advertising and brand communication industry in the region, promoting and supporting creativity by helping brands, agencies and consumers appreciate the value of ideas and creative excellence.

Loeries Creative Week will be held in the South African city of Cape Town this year – from Wednesday, 20 October to Saturday, 23 October – and will be a fusion of physical events and a cinematic experience at theatres around South Africa. 

The week offers a programme of masterclasses, including presentations by renowned authors and media personalities. There is also the Loeries Cinematic Experience, which is a celebration in theatres with a digitally mastered show.

 For many, the networking opportunity will be the highlight throughout the event period. 

“The brand communications industry across Africa and the Middle East faced strong headwinds over the past year. But the finalists are testament to the power of creativity to prevail against the strongest challenges,” says Sewraj.

The Loeries recognises work in the following main categories: Effective Creativity, Shared Value, Service Design, Integrated Campaign, Young Creatives, Digital Communication, Design, Live Communications, Media Innovation, Out of Home, Print Communications, Radio and Audio, Live Communication, PR & Media Communication and Media Innovation, Film and Student Awards.

View all the finalists here.


Source: Bizcommunity and Loeries Creative Week

Dr Kin Kariisa

Group CEO - Next Media

Dr. Kin Kariisa is an extraordinary force at the helm of Next Media Services, a conglomerate encompassing NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next Radio, Salam TV, Next Communication, Next Productions, and an array of other influential enterprises. His dynamic role as Chief Executive Officer exemplifies his unwavering commitment to shaping media, business, and community landscapes.
With an esteemed academic journey, Dr. Kariisa’s accolades include an Honorary PhD in exemplary community service from the United Graduate College inTexas, an MBA from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Huazong University in China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Makerere University.
Dr. Kariisa pursued PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. As a dynamic educator, he has shared his expertise as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at both Makerere University and Radboud University.

Dr Kin did his PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radbond University in Nigmegen, Netherlands. He previously served as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Radbond University in Netherlands.

Dr Kin did his postgraduate courses in Strategic Business Management, Strategic Leadership Communication and Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives at Harvard University, Boston USA.

  • Other current and previous roles played by Dr Kin Kariisa:
  • Lecturer of e-Government and Information Security to graduate students at Makerere University, Kampala and Radbond University in the Netherlands
  • Director of Eco Bank Uganda Limited, one of the largest banks in Africa
  • Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, an umbrella industry association for all Television, Radio and online broadcasters in Uganda.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Nile Hotel International, that owns the leading hotel in Uganda, Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Soliton Telmec Uganda, the leading telecom company in Optic fibre business managing over 80% of optic fibre in Uganda.