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    Please note that in c9380 sent June 9th at 9:00 ET, the website link for
    more information about the 2008 finalists referenced in the 5th paragraph
    should be http://www.cnma.ca/index_e/07finalists.html and not
    http://www.cnma.ca/index_e/finalists.html as previously issued. Correct
    copy follows.

    Canadian New Media Awards announces 2008 finalists

    -- Industry entrepreneurs to be awarded at gala November 18, 2008 --

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA) today
announced the finalists for the 8th annual Canadian New Media Awards. A
Canadian celebrity host will be joined by industry supporters on November 18,
2008 to celebrate and present 14 Pixel Awards at CiRCA in Toronto.
    "The CNMA recognizes great talent and work in the Canadian digital
interactive industry," said Adam Froman, Founder of CNMA and President and CEO
of Delvinia. "This year 43 finalists from across 14 award categories
demonstrate the innovation and creativity driving the success of the Canadian
interactive and new media industries."
    Representing almost every province in Canada, the 2008 finalists will be
recognized for significant accomplishments in the digital interactive media
space and include individuals, students and companies that have contributed to
the design, development or implementation of new media projects. Finalists
represent a wide range of government, private and public organizations from
every facet of the new media industry including programmers, designers,
educators and advocates.
    The 43 finalists hail from across Canada with 24 finalists from Ontario,
8 from BC, 8 from Quebec, 1 from Alberta, 1 from Saskatchewan, and 1 from
Manitoba. Among the candidates are:

    
    -   LE TAPIS ROUGE produced by Ellicom Inc., Quebec, QC, for Excellence
        in Learning
    -   b5 Media, Toronto, ON, for Most Promising New Company of the Year
    -   These Are My Kids by Kinzin, Vancouver, BC, for Excellence in Social
        Media Applications
    -   Big Blue Bubble, London, ON, Calgary, AB, for Company of the Year
    

    More information about the 2008 finalists can be found on:
http://www.cnma.ca/index_e/07finalists.html.
    Every year the CNMA receive hundreds of nominations from new media
professionals. Finalists are selected by a panel of industry experts in an
online collaboration process. This year's cross-country Selection Committee
consisted of 85 judges, representing private, public and non-profit sectors
and included several finalists and winners from previous years. Over 500
professionals and aspiring industry members are expected to attend this year's
event.

    About the Canadian New Media Awards

    The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA) were established in 1999 to promote
and celebrate excellence within the digital interactive industry. The Awards
recognize the accomplishments and outstanding contributions made by Canadians
working in this sector. Judges from across the country select 43 finalists and
14 winners from hundreds of entries submitted in featured categories (seven
product and eight individual or company) that showcase the world-class skills
of the new media industry's top talent, services and products. Each year,
hundreds of business and new media professionals from across Canada gather to
honour the country's top talent, services and products at the Gala Awards
Ceremony in May. The Awards are presented in partnership with Telefilm Canada,
Deloitte & Touche, RBC Royal Bank and Delvinia Interactive. For further
information, visit www.cnma.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Tannis Wengel, Canadian New Media Awards, (905)
598-2544, twengel@cnma.ca

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