CBC Digital Archives

Awards & Recognition

The CBC/Radio-Canada Archives Web site team is delighted to have received the awards and honourable mentions listed below. We are constantly trying to improve the site and are thankful for your comments and suggestions. As well, we are proud to be recognized by professionals in our field.

May 2008 - EPpy award
The EPpy Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek, honour the best news web sites created by newspapers, television, magazine and radio companies. The Digital Archives won a 2008 award for its use of video. Other winners this year include NYTimes.com, USATODAY.com and CNN.com.

April 2008 - Society of American Archivists
The CBC Digital Archives website won the prestigious international Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award by the Society of American Archivists. Established in 1973, the award recognizes individuals, groups or institutions that have increased public awareness of archival documents.

Previous recipients of the award include the New York Public Library, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, the State Library and Archives of Florida and the the National Library of Medicine's Profiles in Science. The Digital Archives is the first Canadian institution to win the award.

2006 - FOCAL International Award
The FOCAL International Awards, presented in association with the Associated Press Archive, celebrate the use of footage archive images in the creative media. The CBC Digital Archives won the 2006 Award for Best Use of Footage in New Media.

November 2003 - New York Interactive Festival Bronze WorldMedal for Web Site Editorial
For close to 50 years, the New York Festivals has honoured excellence in creative commnication in the fields of film, radio, television, advertising and recently, interactive media. In 2003, the festival received over 600 entries from 26 countries. The jury, composed of experts in new media from around the world, awarded almost 50 prizes and 79 finalist certificates.

September 2003 - Prix Italia
Best Website in the Crossmedia Category for the integration of radio, television and web elements in a multimedia site.

The jury of the 55th Prix Italia honoured the Archives site for combining CBC/Radio-Canada Radio and Television content with text, audio and video files in both English and French. The award especially highlights the expertise required to create a multimedia site that integrates Television, Radio, as well as the Internet. The jury was particularly won over by the innovative features of the timeline and the educational components of the Teachers' section. They also praised the site's efficiency and its quick access to clips. As winner of the award, CBC/Radio-Canada Archives beat out 13 entries, including: the BBC, Radio-France, ARTE France, RAI/Italy, ABC/Australia, NHK/Japan and ARD/Germany.

May 2003 - Best achievement in the New Media category (in French)
Radio-Canada's "Prix de la radio" recognizes the best of the French radio network's programming. Prizes were awarded in nine categories, as well as the Vice President's Award and another determined by a popular vote by employees. Two hundred entries were submitted by the Première Chaîne, the Chaîne culturelle and New Media.

2008 - Canadian New Media Awards
In June 2008, CBC/Radio-Canada Digital Archives was named a Finalist in the Excellence in Learning category of the Canadian New Media Awards. This award recognizes excellence in multimedia that serves the needs of learners through interactive, personalized and distributed learning resources in a complex and globalizing world.

2008 - Webby Awards
The CBC Digital Archives site was named an Official Honoree twice in the 2008 Webby Awards, the leading international award for excellence on the internet, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The CBC Digital Archives site was honoured in both the Broadband and Education categories in 2008, and in the Broadband category in 2006.

More info: Broadband
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2008 - Outstanding Achievement Award from the Interactive Media Council in the Education category
The Interactive Media Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.

2007 & 2006 - Pierre Berton Award - Shortlisted Nominee
The CBC Digital Archives was a finalist in the 2007 and 2006 Pierre Berton Awards. Presented by Canada's National History Society, the awards honour "the wordsmiths who have dedicated their lives and careers to reminding us of our identity, our successes and our failures so that our future continues to grow strong."

The judges commented that as young people increasingly look to the Internet for their sources and information, the CBC Digital Archives site "marks an incredible investment for future generations of Canadians."

2006 - British Columbia Social Studies Teachers' Association: Partner of the Year award.

December 2003 - Concours Boomerang de la communication interactive Finalist, Education Category
The Boomerang Awards recognize Quebec's best achievements in the field of interactive communications.

More info: Finalist, Education Category 2004 (in French)
More info: Finalist, Education Category 2003 (in French)