Digital Alberta

Digital Alberta

May 09, 2013 10:00 ET

Digital Alberta's Prestigious Awards Return for 3rd Year

Annual Digital Alberta Awards submissions now open until May 15, 2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - The Digital Alberta Awards, now in its third year, is a ceremony designed to recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital sector in Alberta. Award submissions are now open until May 15.

This year's categories include companies, individual entrepreneurs, student and education leaders, organizations in both the government and not for profit sector, and those whose industry sectors may not traditionally be considered in the realm of 'digital media', but are pioneering and raising the bar as they converge with technology.

The purpose of the awards program is to celebrate leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital media sector in Alberta who are leading the way nationally and globally. The program includes 16 categories ranging from philanthropy, film, software, community and education, television and gaming, mobile and start-ups, design and creative, to marketing and social media. This event is an excellent opportunity for digital leaders to network, learn and promote new connections between industries.

Returning this year is the People's Choice Award for the most inspirational digital leader. Each year this prize is awarded to an individual who is an advocate, visionary, creative, teacher, technologist and entrepreneur whose efforts in Alberta's digital space deserve to be honoured. This inspirational technology tycoon will be selected by his or her peers in the digital community through an online vote. The winner will be announced live at the event at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton on Sunday June 2 at 6 pm.

To nominate an influential industry leader, please visit In 2012, the honour was awarded to Kurtis Lesick, director at Creative Environment for Emerging Electronic Culture and faculty at the Alberta College of Art + Design.

Commenting on the awards, Digital Alberta President Michelle Sklar said, "Now in our third year, we are able to expand our reach of categories. Over the past years we have significantly advanced the knowledge of the digital industry both nationally and globally. We are also excited about the returning People's Choice Award. The board and judges look forward to showcasing another class of amazing companies and individuals."

To submit your work for a 2013 Digital Alberta Award or to purchase a ticket to attend the awards visit

About Digital Alberta:

Digital Alberta is an industry-led organization devoted to promoting and connecting the thriving digital media community across Alberta, Canada. Through professional development workshops, advocacy work, education, event, and business development activity, Digital Alberta is building the digital media industry provincially and promoting it abroad.

The digital media industry is defined as the creative convergence of digital arts, science, technology and business for human expression, communication, social interaction, and education. The industry spans several disciplines, including but not limited to: audio, video, game design, animation, modeling, simulation, and interactive design.

In Alberta, digital media is considered a key contributor to the provincial ICT industry which is made up of 6,300 companies, 57,000 employees, and generating over $450 million in annual revenues. Areas of key growth in Alberta's digital media industry include: social media content and applications, interactive entertainment, content and applications for mobile devices, e-learning and games for training and education, interactive marketing, and finally standards-based web design and development.

Contact Information

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    Meghan Somers
    meghan at theagencyinc dot ca