The Walrus and University Affairs magazines and the Globe and Mail won gold awards in for best websites by publications with print companion brands at last night's announcements of the 3rd annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The Walrus won in the red division (consumer) and UA in the blue division (business-to-business). The Globe won in the green division, for newspapers and broadcasters.
Multiple winners on the night were Sparksheet, which took home 7 gold medals in the business-to-business category and Torontoist, which took home 3 gold in the consumer category.
The best online-only websites were Torontoist (red), IT Business (blue) and CBCNews.ca. Best web design went to Toronto Standard (red), Sparksheet (blue) and Nationalpost.com (green). Best digital edition (or digital replica edition) in all divisions went to CIO Canada. Sparksheet was a gold winner from all divisions for best mobile-optimized site.
COPA is presented by Masthead magazine and the awards capped off a day-long conference at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.A full list of gold and silver winners and finalists.