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September 24, 2007 11:23 ET

New Media BC Announces Winners of the 2007 Popvox™ Awards for Excellence in Digital Media

Awards Were Presented on September 22nd in Seven Digital Media Categories at the 2007 Vancouver International Digital Festival

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2007) - New Media BC has announced the winners of first annual PopVox™ Awards honoring excellence in digital media. Entries were submitted via the awards website, www.popvoxawards.com, and winners were determined via online votes by a worldwide audience determining the first ever international peoples choice through the site. Winners received their honors on September 22nd at the opening gala celebration for the Vancouver International Digital Festival.

2007 PopVox™ Award Winners:

- Best Web 2.0 Application - Sxipper by Sxip Identity

- Best Mobile Game - Elven Chronicles by Big Blue Bubble

- Best Digital Animation Short - Duelity by Macos Ceravolo aka BOCA and Ryan Uhrich

- Best Digital SFX - Sanctuary by Stage 3 Media

- Best Game - Sherwood Dungeon MMORPG at MaidMarian.com

- Best Music Score - Mario Strikers Charged by Next Level Games, Audio Director Chad York

- Homegrown (Best of BC) - Sherwood Dungeon MMORPG at MaidMarian.com

"The PopVox Awards have recognized the best achievements in the digital media sector for the year, voted on by the general public," said Lynda Brown, President, New Media BC. "Who better than the consumers of digital entertainment to determine and celebrate the very best achievements by independent digital content producers? We congratulate the 2007 winners and look forward to recognizing more fantastic work at next year's awards."

Limited conference passes are still available and can be purchased on www.vidfest.com.

As an audience-driven awards event, the PopVox™ Awards are a key annual component of the Vancouver International Digital Festival hosted by New Media BC. This year's festival is this week, running from September 22nd through 25th, and is attended by visionaries from the areas of digital entertainment, games, Web 2.0, interactive design, animation, and mobile applications.

About New Media BC - www.newmediabc.com

New Media BC works to strategically promote and grow BC's digital media companies. Through networking, mentoring, training, business matchmaking and marketing, we support a vibrant community of over 1,100 digital content businesses working in games and digital entertainment, digital film, animation and VFX, interactive design, mobile applications and content and eLearning. NMBC offers research, professional development, advocacy and marketing services to industry stakeholders and provides the voice for Canada's largest digital media cluster.

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