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TORONTO – ComputerWorld Canada, the national voice for IT professionals, is pleased to announce the return of Blogging Idol, a national showcase of Canadian social media talent within the technology community.

Blogging Idol is a contest that asks ComputerWorld Canada readers to post contributions to a special Web site. Contestants will be given ideas and themes by the editors of ComputerWorld Canada, training on blogging best practices and continuous feedback on their contributions over the course of the six-week competition. At the end of the contest, the contestant who generates the most traffic for the six-week period will win the top $1,000 cash prize. The most traffic generated by a single post over the six week period will also be eligible for a Nikon Coolpix digital camera. A third place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for Best Buy.

Winners of last year’s Blogging Idol continue to write for ComputerWorld Canada and have been profiled in print, online and on video.

“Our readers are some of the most talented, creative, hardest-working people in corporate computing today,” said Dave Webb, editor of ComputerWorld Canada. “As ComputerWorld Canada celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009, this is a great opportunity for our readers to look back on what they’ve learned while exploring the future of their industry.”

Contestants can enter at to enter the tech blog competition and win prizes. Registration opens Jan. 15, 2009. The deadline for registration is March 13th, 2009. Winners will be announced in May.

Computerworld Canada is a publication of IT World Canada, part of the worldwide IDG family of enterprise technology publications and Web sites. Other IT World Canada publications include Network World Canada, CIO, Computer Dealer News, and the online-only PC World Canada and IT World Canada is now the largest enterprise technology news source in Canada, with a staff of award-winning writers, editors and artists. Visit IT World Canada online at and subscribe to our weekly subject-specific newsletters on enterprise applications, desktop resources, voice and data networking, public sector technology and more.

For further information: Shane Schick, Editor-In-Chief, IT World Canada, (416)290-0240 ext. 349,; Fawn Annan, Vice President and Chief Strategist, IT World Canada Inc., (416) 290-0240 ext. 171,

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