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Hyperlocal: Meet the jury

The Hyperlocal challenge ends on Friday, May 3rd. (That's next week—time to get those submissions in!) Before the competition closes, we'd like to introduce you to the three talented folks who will be choosing the lucky winner!

Since 1986, Ian Hanomansing has had a wide variety of assignments for CBC as a reporter, anchor and interviewer. He has hosted many programs including: Pacific Rim Report; Times 7, a joint venture between CBC News and the New York Times; Canada Now; and Feeling the Heat, a summer series about the environment on CBC Radio One. Hanomansing also conceived and hosted a series of innovative live specials, including Downtown Drugs, which explored the problems and potential solutions in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside from the streets of that troubled neighbourhood. He is currently the host of CBC News Now as well as a reporter on The National. Hanomansing lives in Vancouver with his wife and their two teenage sons. Find out what Ian has to say about his neighbourhood »


Lisa Moore lives in downtown St. John’s. She is the bestselling author of the award-winning novels February and Alligator and the short story collections Degrees of Nakedness and Open. February was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and recently won the 2013 Canada Reads competition on CBC Radio. Set in St. John's, the novel is based on the tragic true story of the 1982 Ocean Ranger oil-rig disaster. Her new novel, Caught, is due out in June. Find out what Lisa has to say about her neighbourhood »

Jeremy Mendes is a Vancouver based artist with over 10 years¹ experience working on interactive projects. He specializes in Art Direction, Creative Direction, Design and Illustration, and is currently working on interactive projects with the National Film Board of Canada. His recent success with Bear 71 has landed numerous awards including Official selection for Sundance New Frontiers, Cannes Cyber Lion, Best interactive at Sheffield Doc Festival and FWA Site of the Year 2012.  He has attended festivals internationally, performing a live version of the project and speaking to audiences about interactive work. Find out what Jeremy has to say about his neighbourhood »
Photo credit: Adam Gilmer

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Remember, the winning story will receive an interactive adaptation by the National Film Board of Canada's Digital Studio AND the writer will receive a brand new MacBook Pro laptop!

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