Canadian New Media Awards Announces 2007 Finalists
The Canadian New Media Awards announced the finalists for the 7th annual Canadian New Media Awards. Celebrity host, Debra DiGiovanni from the Much Music show Video on Trial and The Last Comic Standing will be joined by industry supporters on May 28th, 2007 to celebrate and present 14 Pixel Awards at The Carlu in Toronto.
"The CNMA recognizes great Canadian talent and work in the digital interactive industry." said Adam Froman, Founder and Executive Producer of CNMA and President and CEO of Delvinia. "This year 42 finalists from across 14 award categories demonstrate the innovation and creativity driving the success of the Canadian interactive and new media industries."
Representing almost every province in Canada, the 2007 finalists will be recognized for significant accomplishments in the digital interactive media space and include individuals, students and companies that have contributed to the design, development or implementation of new media projects. Finalists represent a wide range of government, private and public organizations from every facet of the new media industry including programmers, designers, educators and advocates.
The 42 finalists hail from across Canada with 24 finalists from Ontario, 9 from BC, 5 from Quebec, 1 from Alberta, 1 from Saskatchewan, 1 from Manitoba and 1 from Nova Scotia. Among the candidates are:
The Nature of Quebec, Communications TerDor Inc., Saint-Lambert, QC, for Excellence in Learning
Hothead Games, Vancouver, BC, for Most Promising New Company of the Year
cafesonique.com, Winnipeg, MB, for Excellence in the Use of Social Media
Wmode Inc., Calgary, AB, for Company of the Year
More information about the 2007 finalists can be found on:
Every year the CNMA receive hundreds of nominations from new media professionals. Finalists are selected by a panel of industry experts in an online collaboration process. This year’s cross-country Selection Committee consisted of 140 judges, representing private, public and non-profit sectors and included several finalists and winners from previous years. Over 500 professionals and aspiring industry members are expected to attend this year’s event. [April 18, 2007]
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