The 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and
Animated Arts (CAEAA) have completed their list of Official Categories for the three industries the Elans award: Video Gaming, Animation, and Students of the Digital Arts.
On Monday, February 26th, the Producers of the CAEAA held panel discussions with Vancouver representatives from each industry individually. The producers then took the resulting category and criteria selections from those meetings and sent them to all three sectors throughout Canada in order to further ensure that the 2007 Elans truly reflected the desires of the industries they were awarding.
Each industry not only chose the categories they wanted to see for the Canadian Awards, but also for the new International Awards that have been added to the 2007 Elans.
This year the Submission for Nomination process will be held in two separate segments: Student Submission for Nomination opens Monday, March 5th and closes Friday, June 1st in order that they may have the assistance of their teachers with their work. The Animation and Video Game Submission for Nomination opens Monday, June 4th and closes Friday, August 31st.
The 2007 Elans will be held on Friday, November 2nd at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts. The state-of-the-art structure, regarded as the premiere entertainment facility in the city, will host the nearly 2000 worldwide guests and participants of this year’s Elans, tripling the attendance of its inaugural year in 2006.
The day following the glamorous Awards Night, the CAEAA Producers, along with their Event Partners Ernst & Young, Electronic Arts (EA), Autodesk and the British Columbia Provincial Government will host a very high-end networking day at their Official Hotelier The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver (one of only two AAA Five Diamond Hotels in all of Canada) for the CEOs and Upper Management of companies and institutions from around the world who attended the 2007 Elans.
Other important players already onboard to support the 2007 Elans include: Foundation 9/Backbone Entertainment, Radical Entertainment, next level games, Studio B Productions, Western Imperial Magnetics, David Kaye Productions, Selkirk College, The Art Institute of Vancouver, Emily Carr Institute, Sheridan College, Vancouver Film School, and Elan statuette artist Dean Lauzé of D’Arts as well as the Awards Auditing firm, Buckley Dodds & Assoc.s.
For more information, visit the Elans website