SOURCE: Magazines Canada

Magazines Canada

February 25, 2015 13:00 ET

CMC and Magazines Canada Announce the Winners of the Canadian Cover Awards

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 25, 2015) - The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) and Magazines Canada are proud to announce the winners of the Canadian Cover Awards/Grands prix canadiens - Meilleures couvertures, which were presented at an awards reception at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown on February 24.

The Canadian Cover Awards recognize and celebrate the success and importance of magazine covers in Canadian single copy sales. Canadian magazine titles were invited to submit top-selling covers for consideration in eight award categories. Entries were open to issues sold on Canadian newsstands in 2014 (from September 2013 to September 2014) with final newsstand sales.

Newsstand sales were worth 50 percent of a title's final score, the remaining 50 percent determined by a panel of judges that included a retailer, a wholesaler, a national distributor, a circulation director and an art director.

And the winners of the Canadian Cover Awards are:

General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle and Regional

Gold: Legion, Victoria Cross issue
Publisher: Jennifer Morse
Editor: Dan Black
Circulation/Newsstand: Scott Bullock
Art Director: Jason Duprau

Silver: Zoomer, June 2014
Publisher: Gord Poland
Editor: Suzanne Boyd
Circulation: Marisa Latini
Art Director: Jeff Hannaford
Photographer: Marco Grob/Trunk Archive

Bronze: Homes & Living Calgary, December/January 2014
Publisher: Robert Read
Editor: Michelle van der Merwe
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Karla Peckett
Photographer: Ema Peter

Honourable mentions: Vancouver Magazine, June 2014; Vancouver Magazine, Eating & Drinking issue

Home and Décor

Gold: Style at Home, November 2013
Editor: Erin McLaughlin
Circulation: Doris Chan
Newsstand: Pat Strangis
Art Director: Shelley Frayer
Photographer: Stacey Van Berkel

Silver: Canadian House & Home, January 2014
Publisher: Lynda Reeves
Editor: Suzanne Dimma
Circulation: Alexandra Cooper
Art Director: Jason Kang
Photographer: Donna Griffith

Bronze: Décormag, juillet/août 2014
Publisher: Lise Paul-Hus
Editor: Jean-François St-Michel
Newsstand: Nathalie Libersan
Art Director: Micheline Charest
Photographer: Angus McRitchie

Honourable mentions: Les idées de ma maison, 15 mai 2014; Canadian House & Home, December 2013

News, Business and Celebrity

Gold: Hello! Canada, August 25, 2014
Publisher: Melissa Ahlstrand
Editor: Alison Eastwood
Circulation: Sarmistha Roy
Newsstand: Mark Hamill
Art Director: Joanna Wood
Photographer: Jamie Painter Young

Silver: 7 Jours, 13 juin 2014
Publisher: TVA Publications
Editor: Marie-Claude Bonneau
Circulation: Lucie Dumas
Newsstand: Michel Nivischiuk
Art Director: Jonathan Denis
Photographer: Jean-Claude Lussier

Bronze: Zoomer, November 2013
Publisher: Gord Poland
Editor: Suzanne Boyd
Circulation: Marisa Latini
Art Director: Jeff Hannaford
Photographer: Chris Chapman

Honourable mentions: Maclean's, November 25, 2013; 7 Jours, 11 juillet 2014

SIPs and New Magazines

Gold: PRN Ignition, 2014 Handbook
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez

Silver: Inside Fitness, 2014 Women's Training Guide
Publisher: Terry Frendo
Editor: Rachel Debling
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Jason Branidis
Photographer: Arthur Kwiatkowski

Bronze: PRN Ignition, 2014 Buyers Guide
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez

Honourable mentions: Canadian Traveller, Winter 2013; Véro Magazine, V01#03

Small Magazines

Gold: Canada's History, April/May 2014
Publisher: Deborah Morrison & Melony Ward
Editor: Mark Reid
Circulation: Danielle Chartier
Newsstand: Scott Bullock
Art Director: James Gillespie

Silver: Canadian Art, Winter 2014
Publisher: Jacqueline Howe
Editor: Richard Rhodes
Circulation/Newsstand: Eithne McCredie
Art Director: Barbara Solowan
Illustrator: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Bronze: East Coast Living, Fall 2013
Publisher: Patty Baxter
Editor: Janice Hudson
Art Director: Gwen North
Photographer: Sean McGrath

Honourable mentions: East Coast Living, Spring 2014; Prairies North, Winter 2013

Sports and Leisure

Gold: The Hockey News, Season Preview #40
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Editor: Jason Kay
Circulation: Doris Chan
Newsstand: Pat Strangis
Art Director: Erika Vanderveer
Photographer: Andre Ringuette/NHL

Silver: PRN Ignition, Fall 2014
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez

Bronze: Explore, Fall 2014
Publisher: Brad Liski
Editor: David Webb
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Arran Yates
Photographer: Steve Ogle

Honourable mentions: PASMAG - Performance Auto & Sound, October 2014; Canadian Gardening, Early Summer 2014

Family and Kids

Gold: chickaDEE, December 2013
Publisher: Jennifer Canham
Editor: Mandy Ng
Circulation: Charmaine Thompson
Art Director: Susan Sinclair
Illustrator: Steven Charles Manale

Silver: Chirp, November 2013
Publisher: Jennifer Canham
Editor: Jackie Farquhar
Circulation: Charmaine Thompson
Art Director: Susan Sinclair
Illustrator: Patricia Storms

Bronze: OWL, June 2014
Publisher: Jennifer Canham
Editor: Kim Cooper
Circulation: Charmaine Thompson
Art Director: Susan Sinclair
Photographer/Illustrator: Tony Quinn

Women's Service

Gold: Elle Québec, April 2014
Publisher: Lise Paul-Hus
Editor: Sandra Abi-Rashed
Newsstand: Nathalie Libersan
Art Director: Nancy Pavan
Photographer: Alison Edmond

Silver: S/ Style & Fashion, Fall 2014
Publisher: John McGouran
Editor: Lisa Felepchuk
Circulation: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Evan Kaminsky

Bronze: Canadian Living, September 2014
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Circulation: Doris Chan
Newsstand: Pat Strangis
Photographer: Jeff Coulson

Honourable mentions: Elle Canada, February 2014; Châtelaine, October 2014

Newsstand Marketer of the Year

The Newsstand Marketer of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates true innovation and passion within a successful newsstand marketing project. This year's winner is Anita Baldwinson, Manager of Retail Services & Marketing at TNG.

In the past two years, Baldwinson developed a program called Magazines Move at TNG that has been integral to the launch, exposure and growth of many Canadian magazines. Her nominators and peers describe her as creative, collaborative, reliable, sincere and having the utmost integrity. In a challenging newsstand environment, Baldwinson's continued interest and research into what happens at the retail level has helped magazines find sales-related solutions, and this ongoing commitment to magazines has made her this year's Newsstand Marketer of the Year. From one nomination: "At a time of great change in our industry, it is professionals like Anita that give me hope and encourage me to continue making print magazines. She treats our magazines like they matter."

The Canadian Cover Awards were held in Toronto on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at an awards reception generously sponsored by the Alliance for Audited Media.

CMC and Magazines Canada would like to thank all of the sponsors who made the Canadian Cover Awards possible: marketing sponsor Covers Sell; design sponsor K9 Strategy + Design; promotional retail sponsor Gateway Newsstands; Small Magazine prize sponsor Presse Commerce; and reception sponsor and Newsstand Marketer of the Year presenting sponsor, the Alliance for Audited Media.

About CMC
The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) is a volunteer organization that provides professional development, promotes fellowship within the circulation profession and strives to raise the profile of circulation professionals by rewarding outstanding achievement. Memberships are offered to individuals rather than magazines. Visit thecmc.ca.

About Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French and English member titles offer a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth, made available on multiple platforms. The association focuses on government affairs, services to the advertising trade, circulation marketing and the development of career skills for and the recognition of excellence among the people who work in Canada's magazine media. Visit magazinescanada.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Craig Sweetman
    Scholarship & Awards
    Circulation Management Association of Canada
    Email contact
    647.341.3255

    Brianne DiAngelo
    Manager, Communications
    Magazines Canada
    Email contact416.504.0274 x227