The .CA Impact Awards Open for Entries

The first ever program to recognize .CA web sites and applications that make a positive impact in the lives of Canadians gears up for its second year.

OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The 2012 .CA Impact Awards has opened for entries!

The .CA Impact Awards recognize youth, educators, not-for-profit and public organizations, small businesses and web developers and designers for their innovation and the impact of their .CA websites and applications.

"The .CA Impact Awards is truly unique amongst awards programs," says Byron Holland, President and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). "By celebrating .CA websites that make an impact, we are recognizing the Internet as a powerful agent of social change."

CIRA is looking for people and organizations that use their .CA websites to make a positive difference in the lives of their users and those around them. Impact can be social, cultural, political, technological, or economic.

For its second iteration, the Impact Awards is seeking entries in four categories: Public Sector and Not-for-Profit, eLearning, Small Business and Applications. Entries for the 2012 awards will be received until March 23, 2012.

Winners of the Impact Awards will receive $5,000 each and the added visibility which comes from winning a national award.

For more information about the .CA Impact Awards, eligibility, judges, prizing, or to submit an entry, visit us at, watch the .CA Impact Awards video, write to us at or follow-us on: CIRA blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Slideshare.

About CIRA
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the member-driven organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community, and represents the .CA registry internationally. .CA is Canada's Internet identity, reserved for Canadians, recognized and trusted worldwide.

SOURCE Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

For further information:

Tanya O'Callaghan
Communications Manager

613-237-5335 ext. 262


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