Vancouver, Canada and Tarkwa, Ghana – April 14, 2008 – Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced at its North American and Ghana User Conferences the launch of the “Gemcom Awards of Excellence” competition. The global awards program will acknowledge outstanding achievements in the use of Gemcom’s software through the creation of animations and screen shots. The awards will also recognise accomplishments in exploration and mining photography. The awards are open to all users of Gemcom’s software, which includes Surpac, GEMS, Minex, Whittle, InSite, MineSched and PCBC. Winners will each receive global recognition, trophies and prize money totalling up to $1000 USD. Winners will be announced September 22, 2008 at MINExpo in Las Vegas, USA.
“Every day our customers continue to amaze us with how they are using our software to solve everyday problems and drive efficiencies in their organisations. We are establishing this global awards program to highlight the creativity of our users around the world,” stated Robert Selzler, vice president of marketing at Gemcom Software. “The competition is structured to offer opportunities for all of our users to participate, as we have established many sub-categories for each of the three main areas – animations, screen shots and photography.”