Canadian New Media Award winners revealed in Toronto

Posted by Liam Britten

Yesterday saw the revealing of this year’s recipients of the Canadian New Media Awards. The Awards aim to honour the most innovative and creative Canadian companies, talents and projects.

The CNMAs, part of nextMEDIA, were handed out at The Design Exchange in Toronto yesterday, in ceremony emceed by Canadian Idol and E! Talk Canada host Ben Mulroney.

This year saw the addition of six new categories: Digital Media Division of the Year; Digital Media Technology of the Year; Best Online Program, Series or Film; Community Campaign of the Year; Interactive Designer of the Year; and Digital Media Woman of the Year. The complete list of winners from each category is as follows:

  • Company of the Year: Syncapse Corp, Toronto ON
  • Promising New Company of the Year: Polar Mobile, Toronto ON
  • Digital Media Technology of the Year: HootSuite – HootSuite Media Inc., Vancouver BC
  • Best in Canadian Culture – Interactive: Redress Remix – Stitch Media, Toronto ON & Halifax NS
  • Best Cross-Platform Project: The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games from Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium
  • Best Online Portal: Urbania.ca – TOXA, Montreal QC
  • Best Kids Interactive: The M.I. High Game: The Grand Mistress Mystery –  Xenophile Media, Toronto ON
  • Best Online Program, Series or Film: GDP – Measuring the human side of the Canadian economic crisis – National Film Board of Canada, Toronto ON
  • Best Mobile Application: 2010 Guide – Official Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Mobile Spectator Guide – XOMO Digital Inc. Vancouver BC
  • Best Web-Based Game: One Ocean Interactive – Tactica Interactive, Merit Motion Pictures, and Complex Games¸ Winnipeg MB
  • Best Use of Social Media: Doritos Viralocity – Proximity Canada/BBDO, Toronto ON
  • Best Online Advertising: Tourism Montreal, Montreal buzz – Sid Lee, Montreal QC
  • Best Branded Entertainment: The Weak Shop – DDB Canada/Tribal Vancouver
  • Community Campaign of the Year: The NFB Test Tube with David Suzuki – National Film Board of Canada
  • Executive of the Year: Alon Marcovici, CTV Inc. & Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium
  • Online Artist of the Year: Down With Webster, Toronto ON
  • Producer of the Year: Philippe Lamarre, TOXA, Montreal QC
  • Digital Media Woman of the Year: Nadia G (aka Nadia Giosia), Bitchin’ Kitchen, Montreal QC
  • Developer of the Year: Kris McLaughlin, The Vacuum Design Inc., Nelson BC
  • Interactive Designer of the Year: Myron Campbell, Switch United, Vancouver BC
  • Outstanding Achievement: Adam Froman, President & CEO, Delvinia

Congratulations to all the winners, and here’s to your continued success in 2011!

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Liam Britten

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Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more



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