For Immediate Release


Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann Wins Two Gold Statues,
Jung von Matt/Donau Wins One Gold Statue

(London, November 10, 2008) – Two agencies in Austria were recognised for their superior entries to the 2008 London International Awards held at the Hippodrome this evening. Now in its 23rd year, London International Awards continues to honour excellence in advertising, design and digital media.

Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann won a Gold Statue with their entry 'Recycling' for Utilities, Radio and a Gold Statue for 'Kitchen', 'Bedroom' and 'Bathroom' in Low Budget Television/Cinema.

Jung von Matt/Donau won a Gold with their Wine entry 'Gut Oggau' for Package Design.

"It's good to see Austria winning the Gold hat-trick. In fact, Jung von Matt/Donau won the only Gold in Package Design. To impress the Design Jury was quite an incredible feat," commented Barbara Levy, President of London International Awards.

Of the 17,969 total submissions from 81 countries, only five percent (5%) reached Finalist status. From that elite group, 1.4% attained Silver status and only 0.7% were awarded Gold Statues. 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.

A complete list of finalists and winners can be viewed at the London International Awards' website,

About London International Awards:
London International Awards honours preeminent work in advertising, design and digital media. Now in its 23rd year, the organisation's coveted statue has become an international icon of creative excellence. London International Awards is respected in an industry already saturated with awards because of its renowned jury panels and stringent judging process. In 2007, LIA has implemented a system that enables the Jury to award Silver Statues, supplementing the Finalist and Gold honours recognised to date. For more information, please visit

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