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9th May 2013

Digital Alberta’s Prestigious Awards Return For Third Year

digital albertaThe Digital Alberta Awards, now in its third year, is a ceremony designed to recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital sector in Alberta. Award submissions are now open until May 15th. This year’s categories include companies, individual entrepreneurs, student and education leaders, organizations in both the government and not for profit sector, and those whose industry sectors may not traditionally be considered in the realm of ‘digital media’, but are pioneering and raising the bar as they converge with technology.

The purpose of the awards program is to celebrate leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital media sector in Alberta who are leading the way nationally and globally. The program includes 16 categories ranging from philanthropy, film, software, community and education, television and gaming, mobile and start-ups, design and creative, to marketing and social media. This event is an excellent opportunity for digital leaders to network, learn and promote new connections between industries.

“Now in our third year, we are able to expand our reach of categories,” said Digital Alberta President Michelle Sklar. “Over the past years we have significantly advanced the knowledge of the digital industry both nationally and globally. We are also excited about the returning People’s Choice Award. The board and judges look forward to showcasing another class of amazing companies and individuals.”

Returning this year is the People’s Choice Award for the most inspirational digital leader. In 2012, the honour was awarded to Kurtis Lesick, director at Creative Environment for Emerging Electronic Culture and faculty at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Each year this prize is awarded to an individual who is an advocate, visionary, creative, teacher, technologist and entrepreneur whose efforts in Alberta’s digital space deserve to be honoured. This inspirational technology tycoon will be nominated and selected by his or her peers in the digital community through an online vote. The winner will be announced live at the event at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton on Sunday June 2 at 6 pm.

Awards Categories

  • Community and Education
    • Best in Student Interactive Digital Media and Creative Design
    • Best in E-learning
    • Best Digital Media Leader – Community Leader, Educator, Program Leader, or Department Head
  • Philanthropy
    • Best Digital Philanthropy Innovation
  • Film, Television and Gaming
    • Best in Cross-platform Content
    • Best Use of Film, Animation or Special FX
    • Best in Gaming
  • Software, Mobile and StartUps
    • Combined Hardware & Software Experience
    • Mobile Entertainment
    • Mobile Applications
    • Best In E-Commerce Solutions
    • Best Digital Startup
  • Design and Creative
    • Best Digital Design
  • Marketing and Social Media
    • Best In Social Media
    • B2C Innovation
    • Best Digital Advertising/Marketing Campaign
This entry was posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 7:58 am and is filed under Associations, Awards, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    12:59 am on May 9th, 2013

    3rd Annual @DigitalAlberta Awards Open For Submissions http://t.co/ELO8iRXim0

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