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15th October 2011

Webnames.ca And Small Business BC Win A Website Or Video Contest

Webnames.caWebnames.ca has partnered with Small Business BC to offer a great opportunity to win a free FastTrack WordPress Website or Professional Video during October’s Small Business Month. The contest will be running for the entire month of October 2011, takes only minutes to apply and is open to residsmall business bcents of Canada (except Quebec). For full contest details and for your chance to win, visit the webnames contest page. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2011

Merging Media Announces Eight Pitch 360 Finalists

merging media conferenceCongratulations to the 8 finalists for this year’s Pitch 360, which will take place during Merging Media 2011 on October 28th at SFU Woodwards in Vancouver. The organizers received 3 times more entries than they did last year for the Merging Media 2011Pitch 360 and Masterclass when the deadline rolled in last week.

Cross-media development in our community has grown substantially across multiple media platforms, and they are pleased to present the eight projects chosen to battle it out for the Pitch 360 BC Film + Media $10,000 Award:

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11th October 2011

TVOKids Launches Online Halloween Fun and Learning

tvo kidsWith all the little princesses and goblins preparing for a creepy Halloween night full of tricks, join TVOKids as they help fill their bags up full of fun and educational Halloween treats. Beginning October 11th and all the way through until the big day, TVOKids and tvokids online present Halloween-themed episodes of kid-favourite shows, festive games and a new Monster Mash-Up contest. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th October 2011

4th Annual 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge

Mindshare LearningThe MindShare Learning Report eMagazine and supporting sponsors have officially launched the 4th Annual MindShare Learning Report™ 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge. The contest challenges Canadian K-12 teachers (from publicly funded schools) to create and upload a 3-5 minute video showcasing their best practices teaching with technology to engage students and enhance learning outcomes.  Submissions will be accepted until midnight EST on Friday, December 16, 2011.

The official announcement of the 2011/12 three “Grand Prize Winners” will be on February 1, 2012. Each winner will receive a classroom technology prize package valued at over $15,000 for their school.

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11th October 2011

indiePub Announces Second Annual Independent Propeller Awards Competition

indiePubAttention Canadian developers: US-based Zoo Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary indiePub has announced its 2012 Independent Propeller Awards video game development competition to be presented during the 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) ScreenBurn Arcade in Austin, Texas.

indiePub will award $50,000 in total cash prizes including $25,000 to a Grand Prize winner and $5,000 to the winner of each individual category: Best Art, Best Audio, Best Design, Technical Excellence and Mobile Game. The winning games will also be demonstrated March 9 through 11, 2012, in indiePub’s SXSW Interactive ScreenBurn Arcade booth located in the Austin Convention Center. The ScreenBurn Arcade is free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2011

Over 400 Students Code in Second 48-Hour Great Canadian Appathon

Great Canadian Appathon 2Mobile game developer XMG Studio and the National Post tested Canada’s students at the Great Canadian Appathon2 (GCA2)  mobile video game coding marathon, on their design creativity and development prowess. Over the weekend of September 30th, more than 125 competing teams gathered in 21 hubs for a sleep-deprived, energy drink-induced and pizza-fueled weekend of creating the next hit sports game app. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2011

Canadian Speedcubers Ready For World Championship

World Cube AssociationCanadian speedcubers are ready to show their speed at the biannual Rubik’s World Championship, which kicks off on October 14th in Bangkok, Thailand. The 3-day event will be held at Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Thailand’s tallest and most scenic hotel. At the prestigious event 350 competitors from 40 countries will face off, among them many world record holders and national champions.

The 6th Rubik World Championship is considered to be the largest meeting of the Grandmasters of the cube. During the 3 days the speedcubers are competing for more than 24,000 euros total in 19 official events. The most anticipated event is the 3x3x3 and many are anticipating a new world record. People are placing their bet on Feliks Zemdegs from Australia who shocked the world with a 5.66 second world record this year at the Melbourne Winter Open. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th October 2011

Fido Puts Out Casting Call

fidoYour dog could be famous! Fido is searching for Canada’s top dog to star in a future Fido ad. From October 6th to November 17th, Canadian dog owners are invited to enter their dazzling dog online or in person into the Fido Casting Call™ in support of a great cause. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are encouraged to vote for their preferred pooch and $200,000 will be donated to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2011

2011 World Press Photo Exhibition in Toronto

world press photoEach year, an independent international jury, consisting of nineteen members, judges the entries in nine different categories, submitted by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines from all corners of the world. This year’s competition attracted 5,691 photographers from 125 countries. In total 108,059 images were entered in the contest. The exhibition is comprised of 177 photographs and is free and open to the public.

The World Press Photo Exhibition will be on display from October 5 to 26, 2011 in the Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place in Toronto. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography and is brought to Toronto with the support of Brookfield Place. 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the exhibition at Brookfield Place.
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3rd October 2011

Genworth Writing Contest For Kids to Support Habitat for Humanity Canada

habitat for humanity canada“What does home mean to you?” From October 3 to November 14, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada (Genworth Financial Canada) is inviting grade 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada to submit a written essay about the meaning of home.

Genworth Financial Canada’s 5th Annual Meaning of Home Contest supports Habitat for Humanity Canada (“Habitat for Humanity”) and is intended to raise awareness among students on the importance of having a home. The contest has received more than 7,000 entries to date and donated nearly $360,000 to Habitat for Humanity Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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