Sixteen winners take home Digital Alberta Awards

The winners of the 2012 Digital Alberta Awards were revealed earlier this month to a full house.

They include:

Community and Education 
Best in Student Interactive Digital Media and Creative Design: First Generation Albertans, Giannitsos & Poon
Best in E-learning: Time to Drill, Sajak & Farki
Best Digital Media Leader – Community Leader, Educator, Program Leader, or Department Head: Owen Brierley, Guru Digital Arts College

Best Digital Philanthropy Innovation: How a Regional Bank will Change the World, Benevity

Film, Television and Gaming 
Best in Cross-platform Content: HDNet Fights Second Screen App, Mobovivo
Best Use of Film, Animation or Special FX: Bear 71, NFB
Best in Gaming: Catch the Princess, Robots & Pencils

Software, Mobile and Startups 
Combined Hardware & Software Experience: Water Centre Touchscreen Kiosk, Sajak & Farki
Mobile Entertainment: Country 105 30th Anniversary iPhone App
Mobile Applications: Poynt, Poynt Corporation
Best In E-Commerce Solutions: eThor, Gary Ziegler
Best Digital Startup: UrtheCast

Design and Creative 
Best Digital Design: Prius Canada Website, Sajak & Farki

Marketing and Social Media 
Best In Social Media: W. Brett Wilson, ZGM
B2C Innovation: Website Redesign, City of Calgary
Best Digital Advertising/Marketing Campaign: Plenty of Syph, Calder Bateman

The People’s Choice Award for Most Inspirational Digital Leader went to Kurtis Lesick, director at Creative Environment for Emerging Electronic Culture and Faculty at the Alberta College of Art + Design. 

Published by CIAIC

CIAIC, a non-profit trade association founded in 2005, relies on partnerships to build on long standing tradition and to position Canada as the best place in the world to make video games, in line with two main objectives: - To facilitate great networking with international VIPs including publishers, investors and studio heads; and - To give Canadian game developers a chance to celebrate their great accomplishments.

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