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The producers of the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts 2006 (CAEAA) are inviting experts in the fields of animation and video gaming, as well as full-time educators of both, to participate as Jurors in the selection of four final nominees for each of the 43 categories they will be awarding in Vancouver, British Columbia on September 14th at the River Rock Show Theatre.

The high-end awards evening will honour Canadian excellence in 15 Animation Categories, 13 Student Categories and 17 Electronic Gaming Categories which include 2 Viewer's Choice Awards for "Animated Hero of the Year" and "Animated Villain of the Year". The winners of each category will be determined through two processes, the first being the nomination panels (or "jurors") each made up of 5 creative and technical peers who have the responsibility of narrowing the number of nominees per award category to four.

To ensure the integrity of the Awards, the gaming and animation categories will be judged by panelists currently working full time in academia. Each of the student award categories will be judged by panelists drawn from the industry. Each panel will have a leader who is responsible for assembling a panel of instructors/professors/professionals qualified to judge the categories for which the panel is responsible. Panelists will be selected based on their credentials, not their employer, teaching institution or geographic location. The final nominees selected will be announced on Tuesday, August 8th.

The CAEAA opened their award submissions on Monday, June 5th. Canadians citizens living anywhere in the world are invited to submit their work. Submission deadline for nominations is Friday, July 14th .

For more information on the first year of this awards event, visit www.caeaa.com