Voting open for PopVox Awards

Posted by Rob Lewis

Public voting for New Media BC’s second annual PopVox new media Awards are underway. Digital content fans can visit the PopVox site and see what makes them click by voting for their favourite submissions for the PopVox Awards.

Winners will be announced at the Popvox Awards ceremony held at the VIDFEST gala on May 23, 2008. “More than 1,100 people cast their votes for the best digital content of the year in 2007, and we’re excited to build on that success again this year,” says Kenton Low, President at New Media BC. “It’s going to be a tight race, especially for the Best Do-Gooder site award. From addressing climate change to protecting the world’s drinking supply, how will the public decide who wins?”

Launched in 2007, PopVox (from vox populi –  voice of the people) is a made-in-Vancouver people’s choice awards event for the digital media industry driven by a democratic online voting process. Content creators from across the digital media sectors nominate their own work online, and then it’s up to the public to decide who wins.

All digital content submissions are grouped in the following 2008 award categories:

  • Best Digital Animated Short
  • Best Digital VFX
  • Best Game (Console/PC)
  • Best Game (Casual)
  • Best Mobile (Game)
  • Best Mobile (Application)
  • Best Digital Campaign
  • Best User Generated/Crowd-sourced Content Site
  • Best Digital Score
  • Best Do-Gooder site (Social Change Initiative)
  • Homegrown Award (Best BC-based Venture)

Last year’s award winners were: Sxipper by Sxip Identity (Best Web 2.0 Application), Elven Chronicles by Big Blue Bubble (Best Mobile Game), Duelity by Macos Cerabolo and Ryan Uhrick (Best Digital Animation Short), Sanctuary by Stage 3 Media (Best Digital SFX), Sherwood Dungeon MMORPG (Best Game, Best Homegrown), Mario Strikers Charged by Next Level Games (Best Music Score).

This year's contenders include plenty of companies and projects we've covered on this blog including FitBrainsChangeEverything.ca, Memelabs, NowPublic, Strutta, Protagonize, CellMap, and ClickToy. Public voting runs until 12th - so vote online today!

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  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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