Canadian New Media Awards

This week the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA) announced a partnership with nextMEDIA’s -Monetizing Digital Media Conference (MDM) which will see them remain distinct events but be combined over a two day time period in October 2008.

“Partnering with nextMEDIA allows the CNMA to broaden both its reach and influence by providing Canada’s interactive industry with a truly national industry conference and awards initiative,” explained Adam Froman, founder and executive producer of the Canadian New Media Awards. “We are also thrilled that the CNMA will now be integrally linked with other national industry events that will showcase the CNMA throughout the year,” concluded Froman.

The CNMA were established in 1999 to promote and celebrate excellence within the digital interactive industry. The Awards recognize the accomplishments and outstanding contributions made by Canadians working in this sector. Judges from across the country select 42 finalists and 14 winners from hundreds of entries submitted in featured categories that showcase the world-class skills of the new media industry’s top talent, services and products.

MDM is a digital entertainment, interactive advertising, and technology conference dedicated to connecting all sides of today’s rapidly evolving digital media marketplace. The event brings together key decision makers from advertising, broadcasting, publishing and new media to look at the many ways digital content can be monetized.

The CNMA Call for Submissions opens on April 1st, 2008.