Thursday, June 06, 2013

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)
Penny Caldwell of Cottage Life won the Editor of the Year award from the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME). It is the third time she has won.Runners up were  Candice Fridman — Enroute; and Christina Cheung — Precedent Magazine

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.
Details on other awards: 
  • 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: (Fresh Juice). Honourable Mentions: (EnRoute Magazine); (Cottage Life
  • Best Web Editorial — Over 150,000 unique views: (Canadian Living). Honourable mentions: (Best Health); (Spacing
  • Best Blog: Reader's Digest Open Kitchen ( Honourable Mentions: Spacing Toronto (; (tie) Field Findings (Outdoor Canada); The Test Kitchen Blog (Canadian Living) 
  • Best Front of Book:  Up Here. Honourable mentions: ExploreOutdoor Canada 
  • Best Display Writing (Jim Cormier Award): Cottage Life. Honourable mentions: Up HereEnRoute Magazine 

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11:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great event... lots of fun and nice to see our brightest and best recognized!

11:30 am  

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