Submissions invited for Canadian New Media Awards

May 5 is the deadline for submitting potential winners in the annual contest to celebrate excellence in the digital interactive industry.

Individuals and companies across Canada are being invited to submit friends, colleagues or themselves for the annual Canadian New Media Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in the design, development or implementation of new media projects. The deadline is May 5, and the awards ceremony will be held in Toronto in October.

Back again this year are the leadership roles played by key CNMA sponsors Deloitte, RBC Royal Bank and the Ontario College of Art & Design, who help ensure the awards recognize the industry’s leading talent.

The Awards are classified into the following categories:

Product Awards: excellence in gaming; children’s; learning; news and information; culture, lifestyle and arts; cross-platform; social media websites; social media applications.

Individual and Company Awards: Company of the Year; Most Promising New Company of the Year; Educator of the Year; Producer of the Year; Emerging Innovator of the Year; Designer of the Year; Programmer of the Year.

New this year, the ‘Excellence in the Use of Social Media’ award has been replaced with two new categories: ‘Excellence in Social Media Websites’ and ‘Excellence in Social Media Applications.’