Digital Alberta AwardsOn July 19, 2014 at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre in Edmonton, Digital Alberta celebrated the best and the brightest in the world of digital media in Alberta and put a spotlight on locally made innovations and inspirations when they handed out the 2014 Digital Media Awards in categories that included: Best in Student Interactive Digital Media & Creative Design, Best in eLearning and Best Use of Film, Animation, or Special FX.

Best In Student Interactive Digital Media & Creative Design

Winner: Into the Shadows: An Examination of Alberta’s Sex Trade by Anna Brooks and Allison Drinnan

Honourable Mentions:

  • PrintToPeer by Print to Peer Inc.
  • Faceless Series by Image Inkling Studio

The Best in E-Learning

Winner: Introduction to Business Continuity Management by Christie Communications

Honourable Mentions:

  • The Accounted by RocketFuel Games
  • Discover Entrepreneurship! app by Robots & Pencils

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

Winner: eHub by Qasim Rasi

Best in Digital Philanthropy Innovation

Winner: Project Citizenship by Ben Weinlick

Honourable Mentions:

  • Feed a Kid by DDB Canada
  • 3 Things for Calgary by Freshwater Creative

Canada Media Fund’s Best in Cross-Platform Content

Winner: Homelessness has 1,000 Stories by ZGM Collaborative Marketing

Honourable Mentions:

  • Night Life by Dirty City Films
  • Teach a Family to Fish by ZGM Collaborative Marketing

Alberta Film’s Best use of Film, Animation, or Special FX

Winner: Enform – Open the Door by Freshwater Creative

Honourable Mention:

  • FITC Awards 2014 by Sajak and Farki

Best in Gaming

Winner: Life Goes On by Infinite Monkey Ltd.

Best in Hardware & Software Experience

Winner: PrintToPeer by Print To Peer Inc.

Honourable Mentions:

  • The City of Surrey eBulletin by Yellow Pencil
  • Intelligent Vending by Mentor Systems

Best In e-Commerce Solutions

Winner: Granify by Granify

Honourable Mentions:

  • Silk Road Spices by Freshwater Creative
  • YEG Live by YEG Live

Best in Mobile Applications

Winner: Westjet iOS App by Robots & Pencils and Westjet

Honourable Mentions:

  • Healthy U 5&1 Experiment by DDB Canada
  • Calgary Metropolitan Plan Application for IOS by Cordon Media

Best Mobile Entertainment

Winner: Vex Puzzles by Itzy Interactive

Honourable Mention:

  • Bardbarian by Tree Fortress

Best in Digital Startup

Winner: Granify

Honourable Mentions:

  • Stormboard
  • Jobber

Best Digital Advertising/Marketing Campaign

Winner: Homelessness has 1,000 Stories by ZGM Collaborative Marketing

Honourable Mentions:

  • Sustainival by Amplomedia
  • Healthy U 5&1 Experiment by DDB Canada

Best in B2C Innovations

Winner: Givr Gift Certificate Program by Sajak & Farki

Honourable Mentions:

  • PrintToPeer by Print to Peer Inc.
  • eTrove by Vertical Motion

Best in Social Media

Winner: Content Saloon by The Agency Inc.

Honourable Mentions:

  • Alberta Cancer Foundation Social Media Campaign 43 by Alberta Cancer Foundation
  • Impact of Social Media on the Calgary Flood by Inbound Interactive

Best in Digital Design

Winner: Teach a Family to Fish by ZGM Collaborative Marketing

Honourable Mentions:

  • Explore Edmonton by DDB Canada
  • Broken Leaf Tea Company by Business Instincts Group
  • Passion for Pork by Freshwater Creative

About Digital Alberta

Digital Alberta is an industry-led organization devoted to promoting and connecting the thriving digital media community across Alberta. 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. See more at: www.digitalalberta.com.