Cottage Life editor Penny Caldwell named CSME Editor of the Year
|Aaron Spitzer (Up Here), Penny Caldwell (Cottage Life), Diane Peters (Precedent),|
Simone Castello (Canadian Living) and Karen Eull (Fresh Juice)
The judges for the award to Caldwell said
"It's hard to beat Justin Trudeau writing about his dad's canoes, and I liked the personal, evocative writing in the other columns, too. There's a positive, celebratory feel to these issues. The magazine completely lives up to its mission statement, with strong design assisting the how-to components, making them very readable."
Cottage Life also won the Jim Cormier Award for best display writing, and as consumer magazine of the year, medium circulation (50,000 to 149,999).
Yellowknife-based Up Here magazine and its editor Aaron Spitzer won as magazine of the year, small circulation (less than 50,000 circulation) as well as for best front-of-the-book.
- Magazine of the Year, Large Circulation (150,000+): Canadian Living – Susan Antonacci. Honourable mentions: Fresh Juice; Western Living
- Magazine of the Year, Medium Circulation (50,000 to 149,999): Cottage Life - Penny Caldwell. Honourable mentions: Outdoor Canada; Canadian Home Workshop
- Magazine of the Year, Small Circulation (under 50,000): Up Here - Aaron Spitzer. Honourable mentions: Explore magazine; Spacing
- Trade Magazine of the Year: Precedent – Melissa Kluger. Honourable mentions: Renovation Contractor; CMA Magazine
- Custom Magazine of the Year (new award): EnRoute – Ilana Weitzman. Honourable mentions: CAA Magazine; Sobey’s Inspired
- Best Web Editorial – Under 150,000 unique views: freshjuice.ca (Fresh Juice). Honourable Mentions: enroute.aircanada.com (EnRoute Magazine); cottagelife.com (Cottage Life)
- Best Web Editorial — Over 150,000 unique views: canadianliving.com (Canadian Living). Honourable mentions: besthealthmag.ca (Best Health); spacing.ca (Spacing)
- Best Blog: Reader's Digest Open Kitchen (readersdigest.ca/blog/openkitchen/). Honourable Mentions: Spacing Toronto (spacingtoronto.ca); (tie) Field Findings (Outdoor Canada); The Test Kitchen Blog (Canadian Living)
- Best Front of Book: Up Here. Honourable mentions: Explore; Outdoor Canada
- Best Display Writing (Jim Cormier Award): Cottage Life. Honourable mentions: Up Here; EnRoute Magazine