CIRA celebrates the best in .CA websites with $20K in prizes

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced this morning the official launch of the .CA Impact Awards.

A $5,000 prize will be awarded to each winning website in four categories:

  • Small Business – in recognition of independent business, this award celebrates a company whose website or application has helped a business contribute to its community, foster sales or create jobs
  • eLearning – this award recognizes youth and educators using their .CA website to share knowledge with others and promote education
  • Not-for-Profit – an NGO or association whose website or application is making a difference in the lives of members, donors of the public will be celebrated with this award
  • Web Technology – this award recognizes individuals and organizations for innovation and impact in enhancing the speed, reliability, practicality and/or security of the Internet for all users

The Impact Awards will be open for submissions from January 6, 2011 to March 25, 2011. Judging will take place during April 2011 and the winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on the opening night of mesh 2011.