PopVox Award Nominations Are Now Open

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 2009 PopVox Awards are upon us and the people’s choice nominations are now open.


If you have created a project, submit a video by April 30th, 2009 for consideration and the winners of the following categories will be based on popular vote:

Best Student Project
Best Start Up
Best Do-Gooder (Social Change Initiative)
Best Design (Website)
Best User Experience (Website)
Best Viral and/or Digital Advertising Campaign
Best Company Use of Social Media
Best User Generated/Crowd-sourced Content Site
Best Mobile Application
Best Game (Handheld)
Best Social Media Application
Best Game (PC/Mac/Linux)
Best Game (Console)
Best Digital Learning Initiative (Instructional Design)
Best Digital VFX (Film)
Best Digital VFX (Television)
Best Digital Animation (Film)
Best Digital Animation (Television)

I can instantly think of some shining stars in the Vancouver tech realm who should throw their hats in the ring. Such as, the folks who brought us all HootSuite, Handi Mobility with their mobile Translink application, or how about that Strutta who appears to be hosting the video voting system for this year’s awards. Even my good pals at BraveNewCode could be contenders given that I’ve used their WordTwit plugin for years (and I know Duane likes making videos…)

There are also the ISO (Individual Standout Awards) which are nominated by the public but unlike the awards listed above, winners will be chosen by a panel of judges:

  • Individual Stand Out: Industry Advocacy: This individual has helped put BC’s digital media industry on the map. Passionate and community minded, this person is helping to raise profile and promote partnerships.
  • Individual Stand Out: Digital Education: This individual has played a huge role in growing the local new media community by spearheading innovative digital learning initiatives and/or developing an industry supported curriculum.
  • Individual Stand Out: Social Media: This popular individual has gained a following through creative and wide-ranging social media usage.
  • Individual Stand Out: Visionary Leadership: This individual continually inspires others with his/her vision, creativity and ability to bring people together.
  • Held during Vancouver Digital Week, PopVox is brought to us by New Media BC and awards will be handed out during their gala on May 13, 2009. You can follow @popvoxawards on Twitter for updates.

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    1. Monica HamburgTuesday, April 14th, 2009 — 12:17pm PDT

      Thanks so much for this, Rebecca! Just a quick note that other submission forms besides video are accepted (such as as pictures/screenshots, text and audio) – except for the Individual Stand Out Awards which are just text.

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