Dare takes double Lotus Best of Show, Rethink wins most hardware

Other big winners at the Vancouver awards include Spring, DDB Canada and One Twenty Three West.
Lotus Awards

The West Coast crowd of agencies and advertisers gathered earlier this week at the Lotus Awards show to celebrate the best of the best in B.C. creative.

The five-person panel of national and international judges were split between two creative pieces for the Best of Show, but in the end, decided to give both the Dare-created “Hospital Ward” and “Operating Room” TV spots top nods. The ads (which also won multiple Bessies last night and a Gold at ADCC last week) were created for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and showed how little space doctors and nurses have to care for their youth patients.

Not only did the agency receive the double Best of Shows, its client the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation was also given the Advertiser of the Year title for its “Out of Space” campaign.

Below are the 40 Lotus Awards (excluding the Merit Awards) that were received by ten agencies at the Vancouver event this week.

Rethink: (11 Lotus Awards)

Best Digital Innovation: “Spoiler Alert” for Molson Canadian
Best Newspaper Single: “Roach” for Orkin
Best Newspaper Single: “Woman” for Splashdown Watermark
Best Newspaper Single: “Snake” for Playland
Best Newspaper Campaign: “Termite, Roach, Centipede” for Orkin
Best Newspaper Campaign: “Fear Made Fun (Dentist, Snake, Torture)” for Playland
Best Magazine Campaign: “Termite, Roach, Centipede” for Orkin
Best TV/Cinema Under 30K: “Octopus Airlines” for BCAA
Best Transit Campaign: “Fear Made Fun (Dentist, Snake, Torture)” for Playland
Best Non-Traditional/Guerilla/Stunt: “The Beer Fridge” for Molson Canadian
Best Media Collaboration: “The Beer Fridge” for Molson Canadian

Spring: (eight Lotus Awards)

Best Logomark/Wordmark: “Question Mark” for BC Coalition for People with Disabilities
Best Use of Social: “Keep BC Beautiful” for Tar Sands Solutions Network
Best Newspaper Single: three Lotus awards for “Abbey Road,” “Nevermind,” “Thriller” for Vinyl Records
Best Newspaper Campaign: “Vinyl Records” for Vinyl Records
Best Transit Campaign: “Vinyl Records” for Vinyl Records
Best Non-Traditional/Guerilla/Stunt: “Question Mark” for BCCPD

DDB Canada: (six Lotus Awards)

Best Visual Design for Website/Microsite: “Good Morning BC” for BC Egg Marketing Board
Best Online Film Single or Campaign: “Milk Every Moment – Fun/Curiosity/Heart” for Strategic Milk Alliance
Best TV/Cinema Single: Three awards for “Milk Every Moment – Anthem, Fun, Curiosity” for Strategic Milk Alliance
Best TV/Cinema Campaign: “Milk Every Moment – Anthem, Fun, Curiosity” for Strategic Milk Alliance

Dare: (four Lotus Awards)

Best Public Service – Broadcast, Single or Campaign: Two Lotus Awards for “Hospital Ward” and “Operating Room” for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Best Public Service – Other: “Out of Space” for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Best Integrated Campaign: “Destination British Columbia Spring/Summer campaign” for Destination British Columbia

One Twenty Three West: (four Lotus Awards)

Best Logomark/Wordmark: “123w Wordmark” for One Twenty Three West
Best Stationary: “123w Business Cards” for One Twenty Three West
Best Self-Promo: “One Twenty Three West website” for One Twenty Three West
Best Complete Identity Program: “NoodleBox complete identity” for Noodlebox

Giant Ant: (three Lotus Awards)

Best Online Film Single or Campaign:  “Loud Voices Together and Heard” for Natural Resources Defense Council
Best Online Film Single or Campaign: “To This Day” for Shane Koyczan
Best Original Music: “Loud Voices Together and Heard” for Natural Resources Defense Council

St. Bernadine: (two Lotus Awards)

Best Stationary: “Men’s Stylist Business Card” for Your Every Day Stylist
Best Annual Report/Brochure/Catalogue or Book: “Signs of Vancouver Book” for Wayward Arts

Hired Guns Creative: (one Lotus Award)

Best Packaging: “Stoutnik” for Longwood Brewery

Burnkit/Calder Bateman: (one Lotus Award)

Best Use of Social: “No Homophobes” for the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies