Close to 500 .CA websites battle for $5,000 and you can too

by Rob Lewis

The .CA Impact Awards are designed to recognize youth, educators, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, technology developers and web designers for their innovation, the quality of their work, and the impact of their .CA websites and applications.

Entries for the .CA Impact Awards are approaching the 500 mark and the Canadian Internet Registry Authority is encouraging other impactful websites to enter and compete for the chance of winning $5,000 and national recognition.

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There is only two weeks remaining to enter your website and have a chance at winning $5,000 and the recognition of being the top .CA website in your category.

There are four broad categories for entries:

  • Small Business - celebrating a company whose website or application has helped a business contribute to its community, foster sales or create jobs.
  • eLearning - recognizing youth and educators who use their .CA website to share knowledge and promote education.
  • Not-for-Profit - distinguishing an NGO or association whose website or application is making a difference in the lives of members, donors, or the public.
  • Web Technology and Design - recognizing individuals and organizations for innovation and impact in enhancing the speed, reliability, practicality and/or security of the Internet for all users.

Entries for the awards will be received until March 25th. Judging takes place in April 2011 and the inaugural awards will be presented at the mesh Conference in Toronto on May 24th.

For more information about the CIRA .CA Impact Awards, eligibility, judges, prizing or to submit an entry, visit

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a not for profit Canadian corporation that is responsible for operating the dot-ca Internet country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) as a key public resource for all Canadians in an innovative, open, and efficient manner. CIRA may carry out other Internet related activities for the Canadian community in a similar manner. more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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