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Malaria No More UK Wins Grand Prix at the World Media Awards

 Malaria No More UK Wipes Out the Competitionat the 2021 World Media Awards 

‘Drawing the Line Against Malaria to Help End it for Good' Wins Grand Prix

London, Friday 10th September 2021 -The World Media Group is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021World Media Awards.Brands including Lombard Odier,The North Face, PlayStation, Samsung Galaxy, Shell, Can-Am On-Road, REWE Markt GmbHandTourism Australiawere amongst those receiving accolades for their impressive entries this year. Hosted by theWorld Media Group*, the World Media Awards, now in their sixth year, are the only global awards to recognise brands, agencies and media partners who, together, create the most effective cross platform, cross border, content-driven advertising campaigns.

The Grand Prix went to Malaria No More (MNM) UK for its Draw the Line campaign, which also won the award for Social Good, a new category introduced this year. The innovative campaign sought to galvanise the influential global youth audience to create a sense of a movement, encouraging world leaders to move malaria up the political agenda.

Partnering with Nigerian artist, activist and lawyer, Láolú Sebanjo, known worldwide for using his patterns to start conversations and shed light on important issues, MNM took inspiration from Africa's oldest art form, traditional line painting, creating a ‘Muundo' modular system that allowed people from all over the world to add their own line to a crowdsourced piece of art, a collective call to end malaria. This was accompanied by a video from acclaimed Nigerian music video director Meji Alabi, featuring the talent emanating from the African continent.

"Malaria No More UK wiped out the competition with its brilliant Draw the Line campaignwhich tapsinto the cultural zeitgeist around social activism and the new generation claiming their futures back from this deadly disease," said Shula Sinclair, Global Head of Strategy, Spark Foundry and Co-Chair WMA Judges "MNM created a campaign that was authentic, allowed consumers to get involved, and delivered impressive results reaching over 540 million people. Ithasset an incredibly high standard as the first winner of our Social Good category and is well-deserving of this year's Grand Prix award

Damian Douglas, President of the World Media Group and Managing Director EMEA, TIME, said, "In my first year as president, I've been impressed bythe quality of the shortlisted campaigns - the standard was incredibly high, and the judges had a tough job on their hands. It'sinspiring to see the many ways brands have used storytelling to stay connected with their audiences during a challenging year.I'm delighted we've been able to come together to celebrate their successes at the World Media Awards."

A panel of 32 senior jurors from leading international advertisers, agencies and publishers co-chaired byFabio Mancone, Chief Branding Officer and Partner at Lombard Odier Group and Shula Sinclair, Global Head of Strategy, Spark Foundry,were tasked with selecting the eightcategory winners and the Grand Prix winner from the many global submissions. The full list of judges can be seenhere.

For more information on the World Media Awards and to see the winning entries in full clickhere

The winners of the World Media Awards 2021 are as follows:


Winner - Can-Am On-Road: Ladies, rule the road

Entered by: Touché!

Credited: Anomaly, Praytell



Winner - REWE Markt GmbH: A(I)ttack of the killer tomatoes

Entered by: OMD Germany GmbH

Credited: Ad Alliance, R/GA, Wieden & Kennedy, TikTok


Highly Commended - Bad audio is bad business

Entered by: The Trust: The Wall Street Journal | Barron's Group

Credited: Verizon Media


Winner - Shell: Pitch the future

Entered by: MediaCom

Credited: Vayner Media, UEG



Winner - Lombard Odier:Transitioning to a CLIC economy

Entered by: Lombard Odier

Credited: Wavemaker, VMLY&R



Winner -The North Face:Power further, together - Launching a trail running shoe during a pandemic

Entered by: PHD Global Business

Credited: Bigger., Mongoose, 1000heads, Runner's World, 4running, Trails, Aktiv Laufen!, TrailRun, Like the Wind, Strava



Winner - PlayStation: PS5: 2020's biggest entertainment launch

Entered by: MediaCom

Credited: Adam&Eve, GroupM



Winner - Malaria No More UK: Drawing the line against malaria to help end it for good

Entered by: Dentsu



Winner - Samsung Galaxy A Series phone: Samsung #danceAwesome

Entered by: Starcom (US & UK)

Credited: R/GA, Wieden & Kennedy, TikTok


Highly Commended - Leading in enterprise cybersecurity with Kaspersky

Entered by: Gyro

Credited: Wall Street Journal, The Economist, FT, Wired, IDG, Tech Target, NME Europe, C'T, iX, Infosecurity



Winner - Tourism Australia: LIVE from Aus

Entered by: UM Sydney

Credited: M&C Saatchi Sydney, Digitas Australia, Channel 10 Australia, Facebook, YouTube


Winner - Malaria No More UK:Drawing the line against malaria to help end it for good

Entered by: Dentsu



This award is for the individual recognised by peers for their talent in creating exemplary content-driven campaigns with brand bravery, creativity and innovation.

Winner -Kaat Vanderheyde, Managing Director for Brand & Customer Experience Design, FedEx Express Europe



*About the World Media Group:

The World Media Group is a strategic alliance of leading international media organisations that connects brands with highly engaged, influential audiences in the context of trusted and renowned journalism. Its members includeThe Atlantic, BBC Global News, Bloomberg Media Group, Business Insider, The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, National Geographic, Politico Europe, Reuters, The New York Times Company, TIME, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, andassociate member: The Smithsonian and partner: Permutive. further information.