LIA (London International Awards) has canceled its 2020 awards and Creative LIAisons program due to the coronavirus.

“Our industry is in a world of pain right now, and whilst COVID-19 is the driving issue, the economic impact to our many friends and partners in the industry is going to be severe and we think it inappropriate to pretend the world is in a normal place and it is business as usual,” said Barbara Levy, President of LIA, in a statement.

LIA had not yet opened ip entries for the 2020 awards. The awards will resume in 2021 and will follow its normal timetable. The LIA recognizes creativity and new ideas in advertising, production, digital, design, health & pharma, music & sound, technology and branded entertainment.