Digital Alberta Awards 2012Digital Alberta recently announced the 2012 finalists for the annual Digital Alberta Awards. The finalists were selected from a pool of over 90 excellent nominees in 16 categories spanning from Best Digital Startup, to Best Animation and Special Effects, to Best Digital Philanthropy Innovation. Corus’s Calgary radio station Country 105/CKRY is a finalist in the Mobile Entertainment Category for it 30th Anniversary iPhone app. The awards program is designed to recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital media sector in Alberta.  The ceremony will take place at Hotel Arts in Calgary on Monday June 4th, 2012 from 5:30-11pm. Cocktails & H’ors Doeuvres will be served and the attire is Business Formal! See the list of award categories and finalists.  

Community and Education

Best in Student Interactive Digital Media and Creative Design

  • Dune Concepts
  • First Generation Albertans
  • The Adventures of Chloe, Lion Mio

Best in E-learning

  • Global e Training
  • Time to Drill, Sajak & Farki
  • Yellowjacket Sting Simulation Editor

Best Digital Media Leader, Community Leader, Educator, Program Leader, or Department Head

  • Information Design at Mount Royal University
  • Jim Parker, Digital Media Laboratory, University of Calgary
  • Owen Brierley, Guru Digital Arts College


Best Digital Philanthropy Innovation

  • How a Regional Bank will Change the World, Benevity
  • Missing Children Society of Canada: Mobile Website with Integrated Push Notifications, Poynt Corporation
  •, Dexterity Ventures Inc.

Film, Television and Gaming

Best in Cross-platform Content

  • Green Energy Futures, Avatar Media
  • HDNet Fights Second Screen App, Mobovivo
  • The ATB Small Business Campaign, ATB

Best Use of Film, Animation or Special FX

  • Axia’s Next Generation Network, JUMP Studios
  • Bear 71, NFB
  • The Social Diet Startup, Thinkmojo for DietBet

Best in Gaming

  • Catch the Princess, Robots & Pencils
  • HDNet Fights Second Screen App, Mobovivo
  • Super Motherload, XGEN Studios

Software, Mobile and Startups

Combined Hardware & Software Experience 

  • Water Centre Touchscreen Kiosk, Sajak & Farki
  • WTFace Photobooth, Sajak & Farki

Mobile Entertainment

  • Country 105 30th Anniversary iPhone App
  • StayTuned, Mobovivo

Mobile Applications

  • City of Calgary Road Conditions Mobile App, The City of Calgary
  • Next Stop, Medium Rare
  • Poynt, Poynt Corporation

Best In E-Commerce Solutions

  • eThor, Gary Ziegler
  • Pleasant Tickets, Thomas Stachura
  • Vogogo, Geoff Gordon

Best Digital Startup

  • Kudos: Thank Different!
  • UrtheCast
  • Vogogo

Design and Creative

Best Digital Design

  • ATB Investor Services Retirement Journey Website, topdraw
  • Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Cornerstone Technologies
  • Prius Canada Website, Sajak & Farki

Marketing and Social Media

Best In Social Media

  • Photos Flood Social Media, JOI Media
  • The CORE (TD Square /Holt Renfrew), anstice communications
  • W. Brett Wilson, ZGM

B2C Innovation

  • Website Redesign, City of Calgary
  • Delmer and Marta on Love and Money
  • Next Stop iPhone App, Medium Rare

Best Digital Advertising/Marketing Campaign

  • Jugo Juice Site & Campaigns, Freshwater Creative
  • Plenty of Syph, Calder Bateman
  • The CORE (TD Square/Holt Renfrew), anstice communciations

About Digital Alberta

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