2010 Canadian New Media Awards Winners Include Hootsuite and Polar Mobile


While the 2010 Canadian New Media Awards may not be totally relevant to BlackBerry users, there are a couple Canadian companies you may recognize from the mobile space including Hootsuite and Polar Mobile. Hootsuite won the Digital Media Technology of the Year award which recognizes a technology that will most radically change the media landscape. Polar Mobile took home the Promising New Company of the Year award that recognizes a Canadian new media company that is “up and coming”. Hit the jump for the full list.

2010 CNMA Winners, Categories and Company Location:

Company of the Year sponsored by Deloitte: This award goes to the most ground-breaking Canadian new media company. Start-up or established, it’s all the same category – the winning company will have taken digital media to the next level. Must make a minimum of $2 million in revenue.

Syncapse Corp, Toronto ON

Promising New Company of the Year sponsored by RBC Royal Bank: They have a vision, a two-year game-plan, a team of enthusiastic stars and a regulation-sized pool table. Now all they have to do is rise above the fray and make their mark. Award for the “up and coming” company of 2010.

Polar Mobile, Toronto ON

Best Cross-Platform Project: Recognizes excellence in interactive enhancement of a television property on digital platforms. Eligible projects could include games, websites and/or mobile applications associated with a television program.

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games from Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium

Best Online Portal: An online video portal that distributes video content via the Internet or mobile technology. Videos can be any length or genre, and may include music videos, movies, news clips, videos, and full-length TV shows. Portals will be judged according to value of content for the audience, brand distinction, functionality and enhanced features such as social networking tools.

Urbania.ca – TOXA, Montreal QC

Best Kids Interactive: Honouring excellence in the development of interactive platforms for both entertaining and informing children aged 13 and under. Entries include online video, websites, cross-platform media, and products with a digital environment.

The M.I. High Game: The Grand Mistress Mystery - Xenophile Media, Toronto ON

Best Online Program, Series or Film: Recognizing excellence in the development of a production that is viewed exclusively by Internet audiences. Entries may include a factual or fictional production of any genre with no transmission on television or theatrical release prior to launch.

GDP – Measuring the human side of the Canadian economic crisis – National Film Board of Canada, Toronto ON

Best Mobile Application sponsored by Adenyo: Open to any application that delivers services to a mobile phone. This application demonstrates excellent functionality, innovation, audience reach and frequency, as well as excellence in the use of the capabilities of the mobile medium.

2010 Guide - Official Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Mobile Spectator Guide – XOMO Digital Inc. Vancouver BC

Best Web-Based Game: Innovative games playable in a web browser created by Canadian developers for any market or audience. Entries may include games with either single or multiplayer experiences.

One Ocean Interactive – Tactica Interactive, Merit Motion Pictures, and Complex Games¸ Winnipeg MB

Best Use of Social Media: Demonstrates excellent use of social media for business, arts, or community organizations. Must exhibit innovation in creating and connecting communities.

Doritos Viralocity - Proximity Canada/BBDO, Toronto ON

Best Online Advertising: Excellence in the creation, delivery and execution of online advertising campaigns. Including but not limited to video, gaming, mobile, websites, banners, pop-ups, microsites, email, digital out of home, and rich media. Entries will be judged according to level of user engagement, awareness, and use of medium.

Tourism Montreal, Montreal buzz – Sid Lee, Montreal QC

Best Branded Entertainment: Demonstration of content that uniquely positions a brand, product or service within the context of a multiplatform entertainment experience. Must include online video content and one other component (merchandise, mobile, games).

The Weak Shop - DDB Canada/Tribal Vancouver

Community Campaign of the Year: Excellence in the use of the digital medium for communicating with, advocating for and marketing to communities about social causes affecting the world. Methods of outreach can include all forms of digital media, including websites, mobile, and social technologies.

The NFB Test Tube with David Suzuki - National Film Board of Canada

Digital Media Technology of the Year: Awarded to the piece of technology that will most radically change the media landscape. Technology can be software or hardware based. The technology must have been created by Canadian developers working in Canada at the time of its development and launch.

HootSuite – HootSuite Media Inc., Vancouver BC

Best in Canadian Culture – Interactive: Awarded to an interactive property which helps diverse canadian communities share their stories and cultural collections—from national and provincial to municipal and local— with new and growing international audiences. Must add visibility to Canada’s cultural experiences through an online exploration of our heritage and culture.

Redress Remix - Stitch Media, Toronto ON & Halifax NS