31st May 2013

Digital Alberta Awards Finalists Announced

digital albertaDigital Alberta has announced the 2013 finalists for the association’s annual Digital Alberta Awards. The finalists have been selected from a pool of over 100 excellent nominees in 16 categories spanning from Best Digital Startup, to Best Animation and Special Effects, to Best Digital Philanthropy Innovation. The awards program is designed to recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital media sector in Alberta.“Now in our third year, we are excited to see the breadth and variety of nominees has once again expanded,” said Digital Alberta President Michelle Sklar. “Our awards categories have allowed us to again include companies that may not traditionally be considered in the realm of digital media, but have pioneered much advancement in the space both nationally and globally. We are thrilled to recognize the ‘Best in Breed’ in Alberta based companies.”

B2C Innovation
Cult Collective Bay of Quinte Tourism: Leisure Travel Website
BeauCoo BeauCoo
Strong Coffee Marketing Connecting You to Edmonton’s Past – Interactive Bus Bench Campaign

Best in E-Commerce Solutions
Yellow Pencil Backside Tours Drupal Redevelopment
DevFacto Win50 Raffle System
Uppercut 2BIT
Cornerstone Technologies Blame Betty

Best in Mobile Applications
Grant MacEwan University MacEwan Lib
FastCab AcceleratorYYC App
BeauCoo BeauCoo
DevFacto HazPad Mobile Application
Robots and Pencils Inc Global TV

Best in Digital Philanthropy
Edmonton on the Edge Illuminite 2012
Charity App Challenge Charity App Challenge – A Hack-a-thon for Good

Best in Social Media
Versett Alberta Battle
Evans Hunt Group EV Now
Lift Interactive Inc. Make Something Edmonton
ZGM Collaborative Marketing Market Mall Role Mothers
InkPlot Sweet Social – A Candy Campaign

Best in Cross-Platform
Rocketfuel Games Who is the Rooster?

Best in Student Interactive Digital Media and Creative Design
Orest Nazarewycz Jetpack Kitty
Novus Design St. Albert Farmers Market
Jasmine Abbey Warped Simulacra

Best in Digital Advertising and Marketing
ZGM Collaborative Marketing The Big Burn
ZGM Collaborative Marketing Celebrating Student Life
Lift Interactive Inc. HCOM: Programs & Services
Lift Interactive Inc. Edmonton Public Art
Calder Bateman Communications NoHomophobes.com

Best in Digital Design
Yellow Pencil Alberta Canada Web Redesign
Energy Resources Conservation Board/Alberta Geological Survey Surficial Geology of Alberta
Edmonton Journal A visualized history of the Edmonton Oilers
ZGM Collaborative Marketing ARC Resources Corporate Responsibility Report
Versett Versett Digital
Lift Interactive Inc. Make Something Edmonton
nonfiction studios inc. Calgary Stampede Website

Best Use of Film, Animation or Special FX
CH Video & Photography Inc. Painted Black
Alberta College of Art and Design Tarot Giraf
Amplomedia AccelerateAB, Amplomedia

Best Digital Media Leader
GRAND NCE Duane Szafron

Best Digital Startup
PlayingUpHockey.com PlayingUpHockey.com
BeauCoo BeauCoo
Graphos VitAlert
ONST Creative/Versett Versett
Make Fashion MakeFashion

Best in Gaming
IdeaSpark Labs/Beamdog Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
gskinner.com Atari Arcade
Robots and Pencils Inc. Spy vs Spy
Decoder Mythic Mountain

Best in E-Learning
Calgary Board of Education Iris Student Learning Portal
Robots and Pencils Inc Discover Entrepreneurship!
MindFuel Solar Energy Defenders

Best in Mobile Entertainment
Uppercut Pop Quiz Show
Uppercut Indie Shuffle
Robots and Pencils Inc Global TV

Combined Hardware & Software Experience
DevFacto Win50 Raffle System
GRAND NCE Simulation Tools for Medical Training

The ceremony will take place at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton on June 2nd, 2013 from 5:30-9:30 pm. The 2013 Digital Alberta awards are sponsored by:

  • CMF
  • Robots and Pencils
  • Alberta Film
  • Yellow Pencil
  • Pixel Blue
  • Graphos
  • Norton Rose
  • LiftInteractive
  • BenefitDeck
  • Grant Macewan
  • Strong Coffee Marketing
  • Achilles/nextMEDIA

Additional sponsors include:

  • AccleratorYYC
  • BucketDuck Inc
  • Calder Bateman
  • Chelsea Klukas Creative
  • Device Media
  • Guru Digital Arts College
  • Innovate Calgary
  • Marketwire
  • The Agency


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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    3:41 am on May 31st, 2013

    .@DigitalAlberta Awards Finalists Announced http://t.co/znvrnQC9WB

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