Webnames.ca's John Demco Winner in Sixth-Annual Canadian New Media Awards The industry's most prominent advocates and entrepreneurs awarded on May 29th
Vancouver, BC, May 30, 2006 - Webnames.ca's John Demco has been recognized as one of Canada's new media leaders. Demco was awarded a prestigious Pixel award in recognition of his significant achievements in new media in the "Lifetime Achievement" category of the 2006 Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA). Celebrity host and presenter, Alan Park joined 500 industry supporters to celebrate the CNMA awards at The Carlu in Toronto on May 29th, 2006.
"I am very honoured to have won," says Demco, Co-founder of Webnames.ca. "This is a great event which brings national attention to those who are driving Canada's new media industry, and it is a privilege to be recognized for my contributions to the dot-ca domain and the Canadian Internet."
"I am thrilled that our 6th year anniversary can profile such an incredible display of talent" said Adam Froman, Executive Producer of CNMA and President and CEO of Delvinia. "With 15 awards being given, this will bring the promotion of Canadian interactive products and talent to a new level of recognition."
All award recipients were selected by a 135 member jury recruited from the industry and higher education institutions in new media from across the country as well from the members of the Canadian Coalition of New Media Associations. The recipients hailed from all across the country and represented a wide range of government, private and public organizations from every facet of the new media industry including programmers, designers, educators and advocates.
More information about the 2006 award recipients can be found on: www.cnma.ca.
About Webnames.ca Inc.
Webnames.ca Inc. is 100 per cent Canadian owned and is a spin-off from the Internet pioneers who founded the .CA domain in 1987 and managed the .CA registry from their offices at the University of British Columbia. Webnames.ca experience and reliability are complemented by state-of-the-art online systems and services which allow you to get the most out of your internet presence. For more information, www.webnames.ca.
About the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA):
The Canadian New Media Awards are presented in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, CBC.ca and Delvinia. Produced by CANEMA, the Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian new media industry. The Awards also help promote the new media sector and provide inspiration for those preparing to enter the industry.
For further information:
Robert Lewis, Marketing Director
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Tannis Wengel, Producer, Canadian New Media Awards
Direct line: 416.760.6800