Atlantic Digital Media Festival Awards - 1999
11 YEAR OLD PRESIDENT &
CEO, RUNNER-UP FOR BEST WEB DESIGN CONTEST AT ATLANTIC DIGITAL MEDIA FESTIVAL
Family Channel Website, the only one to beat the 11 year
old from London, Ontario
October 31, 1999, London, Ontario, Canada - An 11-year-old
London web designer, Keith Peiris, the President & CEO of Cyberteks
Design, was the runner-up in the Best Web Design contest at the Atlantic
Digital Media Festival Awards, held from October 28 - 30, 1999 at Baddeck,
Nova Scotia, Canada.
Keiths nomination to the contest was the Canada Wide Science Fair
2000 website he designed, scheduled to be held in London, Ontario, Canada
from May 13-21, 2000. The website was designed using Macromedia Flash
and Fireworks. The other contestants were from all over North America.
Keith Peiris, the 12-year-old President & CEO
of Cyberteks Design at the awards ceromony of the Atlantic Digital Media
Festival at Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 31, 1999
Earlier this year, Keith Peiris was brought on stage and introduced
during the Macromedia keynote presentation at the newMedia 99 Conference
and Trade Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in June. At age
11, Keith is one of the youngest web designers in North America using
Macromedia Flash in commercial web sites.
About the Atlantic Digital Media Festival & Awards
The Atlantic Digital Media Festival & Awards celebrates the achievements
and the creative talents of new media professionals. The Awards competition
showcases the best and most creative new media developers. The Awards
are presented as part of a Festival with many special and rewarding aspects.
The first Festival was held in 1997 and met with an enthusiastic response
from the industry and community. The event has grown and provides an eclectic
mix of participants and a program that considers new media, and the crossover
from the music, video and film industry resulting in very stimulating
and productive discussions and networking and, of course, a great time!
ADM Festival '99 will see another very rich and stimulating program
featuring national and international speakers focusing on strategic issues.
On the shores of the Bras d'Or, in the heart of Cape Breton, multimedia
developers, internet providers, distributors, animators, educators, publishers,
telecommunications and cable professionals, industry suppliers, film and
video producers, investors and government representatives will join a
mix of musicians, performers and culture pioneers to celebrate new media
and look into the future. In the very community where Alexander Graham
Bell designed communications and media engines that empowered our grandparents
for the 20th century, Festival participants will consider the digital
media that will launch the new millennium.
The keynote speakers were as follows:
1. Douglas Trumbull, President & CEO, Entertainment Design Workshop
2. David Traub, "The Educational Warrior", San Francisco
3. Jeff (Skunk) Baxter, Musician, Composer, New Media Consultant
4. Isaac V. Kerlow, Director, Digital Talent & Development, New
Technology & New Media, The Walt Disney Company