ARLINGTON, Va. – July 13, 2007 –
The Washington Capitals won three 2007 Golden Matrix awards from the Information and Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) at the association’s 25th annual conference hosted July 8-11, 2007. The Caps’ Game Presentation department, which is led by senior director of game operations Mark Tamar and game operations coordinator James Dowd, took home the association’s Best Music Video award for their Alex Ovechkin
as Superman in-game video, as well as the 2007 Best Overall Video Display awards for the subdivision of hockey and the overall contest.
The Best Music Video Award recognizes excellence in pre-produced video segments that have been edited to music and where music is central to the creative impact of the piece. Washington’s Ovechkin as Superman video depicted the team’s superstar as the comic book superhero. The video may be seen by clicking on the link, Ovechkin/Superman video.
The Best Overall Video Display Award is presented to the top vote-getter in each of IDEA’s seven subdivisions, which include: hockey, baseball, basketball, football, universities and minor leagues. The Capitals were named the winner in hockey’s subdivision and were selected as the overall winner amongst the seven finalists by a vote of the association’s general membership.
The Capitals also were named among the top-three finalists in two other categories including the Best Interactive Feature category for the Fan Announcer Challenge, as well as Best In-Game Feature for Superfan.
IDEA is the premier professional association for people in the game entertainment industry. IDEA members represent teams, public facilities, manufacturers and suppliers worldwide and encompass all branches of the sports, entertainment and convention industries, including baseball, basketball, football, hockey, racing, soccer, arenas, convention centers, stadiums and universities. All Golden Matrix entries were submitted as they appeared on a daily, or event-to-event, basis throughout the course of the year.