For the past seven weeks, we have been running the ShowUsYour.CA contest and we’ve recently announced the winners.
I really appreciate the fact that the 95 entries came from all regions of Canada: from coast to coast to coast. We received entries from Nova Scotia to British Columbia and from southern Ontario to the Northwest Territories. We received entries from business people, artists, writers, bloggers, poets, school kids, and even a heavy metal band from New Brunswick.
I was delighted to find out that there are so many people in Canada who took the time to create a video about why their .CA is important to them. They made us laugh, surprised us and reinforced the fact that at CIRA we do more than run a domain name registry, we really manage a public resource for Canadians.
‘ArtSchoolReviews.ca Loves Our .CA’ was chosen by public voting as the favourite video of the contest. ArtSchoolReviews helps artists and designers find art school programs in Canada by providing an online forum for students and alumni to voice their opinions, concerns, support, or endorsements for the art school programs. They will receive a MacBook Pro and be featured in a future .CA marketing campaign.
‘DringDring.ca’ is the first runner up in the contest. Dringdring is a Montreal company founded by Annie Legroulx that produces and sells original hand-painted metal bicycle bells. Dringdring.ca will receive a 64GB iPod touch.
‘Portable Radio’s .CA Rocks’, a video about a podcast produced by grade five students in Ottawa, was the second runner up and will receive a Flip UltraHD camcorder.
You’ll be seeing these videos in the future – we plan to use them in our online marketing. We’ve already started talking about what we’re going to do next year to try and top the success of the ShowUsYour.CA contest. I can’t tell you any details yet, but I can tell you we’re very excited. Stay tuned!
Please check out the videos, and more importantly, check out their .CA websites.