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Honouring the Best in Canadian New Media

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2008-11-20

Version 8 of the Canadian New Media Awards has recognized and celebrated the many accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian new media industry.

The prestigious product and company awards, handed out during the Awards Gala held at the Carlu in Toronto, both promote the new media sector and provide inspiration for those preparing to enter the industry.

Toronto-based new media company marblemedia was recognized yesterday with two trophies at the CNMAs, winning the Company of the Year Award as well as the Producer of the Year award for company partner and executive producer Mark Bishop.

 

“We are very honoured to receive these awards because the continually evolving new media field is our passion and at the heart of all our work,” Bishop said.  “My business partner Matt Hornburg and I thank our amazing team at marblemedia. Without them all this would just be a dream.”

 

Recognizing the importance of new communications technologies to social action, the CNMAs recognized achievement in two related categories, Social Media websites and applications.

 

Homeless Nation, a Montreal-based not-for-profit organization, took home a CNMA, matching one it had also received from the U.S.-based Society for New Communications Research (SNCR).

 

The homelessnation.org website uses new media technologies to help Canadians living on the street, and to providing those with lived experience the necessary life skills and media tools to empower themselves to make their voice heard in society, describes National Coordinator Chris Aung-Thwin.

As well as the individual and company awards, the Special Recognition Award recognizes an individual from Canada who has made a significant contribution to the new media industry, but would not necessarily qualify for a CNMA.

The industry gathered in mid-November for the Awards celebration and related events, including the nextMEDIA Industry conference, such as Pre-awards Finalist Showcase & Cocktail Reception, Evening Awards Ceremony and After Party.

 

Canadian New Media Awards

2008 Finalists and WINNERS Listed Category

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Big Blue Bubble
London, ON

WINNER - marblemedia
Toronto, ON

Moment Factory
Montreal, Quebec

Vision Critical
Vancouver, BC

 

MOST PROMISING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

b5 Media
Toronto, ON

Filemobile
Toronto, ON

WINNER - Viigo
Toronto, ON

 

EXCELLENCE IN GAMING

WINNER - Mario Strikers Charged
Next Level Games Inc.
Vancouver, BC

The Urban Vermin Adventure
Decode Entertainment
Toronto, ON

MysteryAtMansfieldManor.com
SR Entertainment Inc.
Toronto, ON

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN'S

WINNER - Flip Boom
Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Montreal, QC

TVOKids.com
TVO
Toronto, ON


Spiderman: Friend or Foe
Next Level Games Inc.
Vancouver, BC

 

EXCELLENCE IN CROSS PLATFORM

Postcards from Crystal
Lifecapture Interactive
Toronto, ON

Mobile Stories
iThentic
Toronto, ON

WINNER - www.OddJobJack.com
Smiley Guy Studios
Toronto, ON

 

EXCELLENCE IN NEWS/INFORMATION

sedna.tv
Turbulent Média
Montreal, QC

WINNER - Diamond Road Online
Kensington Communications Inc.
Toronto, ON

CBCNews.ca
CBCNews.ca
Toronto, ON

 

EXCELLENCE IN CULTURE, LIFESTYLE ARTS

WINNER - 1973: Sorry Out of Gas
Bluesponge
Montreal, QC

EMDialog
Dept of Computer Science, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Website - The National Ballet of Canada
Momentum
Toronto, ON

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING

www.arewethereyet.tv
Sinking Ship Entertainment
Toronto, ON

CBC/Radio-Canada Digital Archives Website
CBC / Radio-Canada
Toronto, ON

WINNER - LE TAPIS ROUGE
Ellicom inc.
Québec, QC

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES

protagonize
Taunt Media
Burnaby, BC

WINNER - www.homelessnation.org
Homeless Street Archive
Montreal, QC

Pixton
Pixton Comics Inc
Vancouver, BC

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATIONS

These Are My Kids
Kinzin
Vancouver, BC

WINNER - Traveler IQ Challenge
TravelPod
Ottawa, ON

Real Champions
CloudRaker
Montreal, QC

 

 

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Gerri Sinclair
Great Northern Way Campus
Vancouver, BC

WINNER - Dan Zen
Sheridan Institute
Oakville, ON

Daniel Ouellette
Loyalist College
Belleville, ON

 

 

PROGRAMMER OF THE YEAR

Corwin Derkatch
Regina, SK

WINNER - Evert Pot
Toronto, ON

Ryan Andal
Toronto, ON

 

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Michael Fergusson
Vancouver, BC

WINNER - Mark Bishop

Toronto, ON

Diana Arruda
Toronto, ON

 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Vincent Morisset
Montreal, QC

WINNER - Daniel Riley
Toronto, ON

Myron Campbell
Winnipeg, MB

 

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

WINNER: Sheridan Scott

Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau Canada

 

 


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