Monday, May 08, 2006

Canadian newsstand finalists announced

The fifth annual Canadian Newsstand Awards finalists have been announced. The release and the complete list of nominees can be found here and all nominated covers may be seen there, too. The winners are announced at a cocktail reception and presentation, Tuesday, June 6 at 5 p.m. during Magazines University at the Old Mill in Toronto. Nominated covers will also be displayed in a special exhibit at the Masthead Trade Show at Magazines University, June 6-9. (The cover shown above is Spacing magazine, Spring-Summer 2005, nominated for magazines under 10,000 circulation. Below, left is the Jan-Feb 2005 issue of Canadian Geographic, nominated in the large magazine category)

Thirty magazines, ranging from the small-circulation literary title This Magazine to mass-circulation Canadian Geographic, have made the list. There will be one winner in each of five contest categories, plus the overall best newsstand magazine cover of the year

The prestigious Newsstand Marketer of the Year, recognizing an individual who has demonstrated passion and innovation for a newsstand project in 2005, will also be announced at the reception.

Winning magazines in most categories receive $3,500 each in credits towards promotional programs at newsstands owned by HDS Retail. The winner in the Small Magazine Category wins $1,000 in credits, plus $500 cash.

Sponsors of the awards are HDS Retail,Transcontinental Printing (which sponsors the reception), Quark,Audit Bureau of Circulations, Government of Canada (Canada Magazine Fund) and the Circulation Management Association.


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