If you’ve been around the media industry long enough you’ll know the name “New Media Awards,” a few years ago the awards were folded into nextMedia and now called The Digis. We got wind very last minute that the awards were taking place last night and stopped by to see many familiar faces and meet some new ones. Arisa Cox, television and radio personality who is best known for hosting Big Brother Canada did a good job hosting the awards which included some memorable moments and a “turn arounds” or two.
Here are The Digis winners for 2013:
Company of the Year – Wajam
Most Promising Company of the Year – Arcana Studios
Executive of the Year – Shahrzad Rafati, CEO, BroadbandTV Corp.
Graduate of the Year – Nick Pagee (New Media, Ryerson University)
Best in Branded Entertainment – “The Movie Out Here” Grip Limited
Best in Canadian Culture – “McLaren’s Workshop” -National Film Board of Canada
Best in Cross-Platform Fiction – “Continuum Interactive” – Secret Location
Best in Cross-Platform Non-Fiction – “The Defector” – Jam3 and Fathom Film Group
Best in Mobile Gaming – “Jewel Quest” – Hibernum Créations
Best in Online Gaming – “Le Judas” – Couzin Films
Best in Web Series Fiction – “Le Judas” – Couzin Films
Best in Web Series Non-Fiction – “Burgundy Jazz” – Catbird Productions Inc.
nextMEDIA Global Award of Excellence – Graham Moysey, Head of International, AOL