Canadian New Media Awards Announces 2007 Finalists



    - Industry entrepreneurs to be awarded at gala May 28, 2007 -

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA) today
announced the finalists for the 7th annual Canadian New Media Awards.
Celebrity host, Debra DiGiovanni from the Much Music show Video on Trial and
The Last Comic Standing will be joined by industry supporters on May 28th,
2007 to celebrate and present 14 Pixel Awards at The Carlu in Toronto.
    "The CNMA recognizes great Canadian talent and work in the digital
interactive industry." said Adam Froman, Founder and Executive Producer of
CNMA and President and CEO of Delvinia. "This year 42 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 2007 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 42 finalists hail from across Canada with 24 finalists from Ontario,
9 from BC, 5 from Quebec, 1 from Alberta, 1 from Saskatchewan, 1 from Manitoba
and 1 from Nova Scotia. Among the candidates are:

    
    -   The Nature of Quebec, Communications TerDor Inc., Saint-Lambert, QC,
        for Excellence in Learning
    -   Hothead Games, Vancouver, BC, for Most Promising New Company of the
        Year
    -   cafesonique.com, Winnipeg, MB, for Excellence in the Use of Social
        Media
    -   Wmode Inc., Calgary, AB, for Company of the Year
    

    More information about the 2007 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 140 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.
    Tickets and registration to the event are available online at:
http://www.cnma.ca/index_e/ticket_ordering/index.html.

    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 42 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 Canadian
Heritage, Telefilm Canada, and Delvinia Interactive. For further information,
visit www.cnma.ca.

    CNMA sponsors: Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, Delvinia, Deloitte &
Touche, Edelman, BITE TV, RBC Royal Bank, City of Toronto, Bell Fund,
Ravenstone Productions, Sympatico MSN , Canadian Film Centre, ThinData,
Cultural Human Resources Council, CATA Alliance, AIMS, RBC Royal Bank, CNW
Group, ITBusiness Group, Playback Magazine, One Degree, ITAC, Decima's
Canadian New Media, G4 Tech TV, Canadian Marketing Association, MyMediaBiz.com
and Backbone Magazine.





For further information:

For further information: Tannis Wengel, Canadian New Media Awards, (905)
598-2544, twengel@cnma.ca; Megan Hooper, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 x 297,
megan.hooper@edelman.com

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