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CAEAA Announces New Date for the 2nd Annual Elan Awards

VANCOUVER November 5, 2007 - The 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA) has announced its new date for their Elan Awards Show as February 15th, 2008.

The Elans, which awards the talent behind the burgeoning professional Video Gaming and Animation industries, as well as the raw talent (students) coming from Digital Art Educational Institutions, was originally set for November 2nd. But with the addition of International Categories into the CAEAA, what began in its first year as a Canadian-only participation exploded after only one year into an enormous network of Video Game, Animation and Digital Art Schools worldwide who were eager to participate. Along with this daily growth of interest from around the world came a need to expand the qualifying year in order to allow time for submission for nomination.

By extending the Elan's qualifying year to December 31st, this year's participants have an 18 month qualifying year. The 2nd Annual Elan Awards will accept submissions for productions and games made publicly available (student's work need not be publicly available, only completed) from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007. All submissions for the 2nd Annual Elan Awards are due Friday, December 21st. This extension of time will ensure the industries' ability to fully participate in the Elans, allowing games such as Halo 3, Crysis, Guitar Hero III, Need for Speed ProStreet, Super Mario Galaxy, BioShock and many more to qualify.

The 2nd Annual Elan Awards will still be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts and their Official Hotelier remains The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver (one of only two AAA Five Diamond Hotels in all of Canada).

The CAEAA along with their Event Partners Electronic Arts (EA), Autodesk, N-GAGE by NOKIA, Ernst & Young and the British Columbia Provincial Government are looking forward to hosting an awards show that rivals the largest in the world. Backing their efforts are the phenomenal supporters of the Elans which includes Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Annex Pro, Foundation 9/Backbone Entertainment, Radical Entertainment, Next Level Games, Studio B Productions, Mercury Filmworks, Action Pants, Atomic Robot Games, Blue Castle Games, Voicebox Productions, Western Imperial Magnetics, 90 Degree Software, David Kaye Productions, Raven Tales, Selkirk College, The Art Institute of Vancouver, Emily Carr Institute, Sheridan College, Vancouver Film School, School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SFU), University of Washington Department of Communications, BC Film, Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Tourism Vancouver, BC Innovation Council, Uniglobe Advance Travel and Elan statuette artist Dean Lauzé of D'Arts as well as FedEx, Paramount Limousines, Chloe Angus Designs, Moore's Clothing for Men and the Awards Auditing firm, Buckley Dodds & Assoc.s.

"As the Movie Industry goes to Hollywood for its Oscars, so will the world of Video Gaming and Animation come to Canada for their Elans."

- Holly Carinci, Founder & Producer, CAEAA

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Contact: Holly Carinci, Producer cell: 604.218.3993

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