Tuesday, June 02, 2015

University Affairs and Canadian Grocer named b2b magazines of the year

The 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson awards for Canadian business to business publishing were presented on Tuesday night in Toronto by Canadian Business Media,
University Affairs magazine was named magazine of the year -- professional. The magazine also won gold for best professional article and art direction of an opening spread or complete feature and a silver award for best issue. Published by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (publisher Christine Tausig Ford, editor Peggy Berkowitz, art direction by Underline Studio) the jury said of it:
"The grid brings interesting rhythm to the magazine, thanks to the bilingual content and the diversity of the visual features. Thoughtful and astute editorial choices are reflected in the illustrations, typography and the conceptual photography. The magazine is well-organized, young, diversified, current and bold, and features a harmonious balance of visual elements and editorial content." 
Magazine of the year -- trade was awarded to Canadian Grocer magazine, published by Rogers Publishing Limited (publisher Jennifer Litterick, editor Rob Gerlsbeck, art director Lindsay Maclachlan). The jury said of it:
"This magazine knows that its readers are not only grocers, but also people. The publication features a nice mix of short and long reads, profiles and big-picture features presented in engaging layouts with loads of entry points"
Leading all magazines in the awards with 6 plus 14 honourable mentions, was CPA Magazine, which won gold for best issue, best merchandising or marketing article and best profile of a person. Professionally Speaking had 3 gold and 2 silver awards and 5 honourable mentions, University Affairs, with 3 gold and 1 silver award and 6 honourable mentions and Precedent magazine, 3 awards, all gold, and 1 honourable mention.  

The gold award for best issue went to CPA Magazine, The Money Issue (May 2014), and University Affairs won silver for their Right to be Safe Issue (November 2014). 

In the category of best cover, the gold medal was awarded to Foodservice and Hospitality (TheFood Issue) and the silver medal to Professionally Speaking (On the Road to Great Nutrition).

Receiving other silver awards were Lexpert, The Medical Post, Le Médecin du Québec, UTSC Commons, Transport Routier, OHS Canada and Building magazine.

Among individual award winners there was a tie for gold for best profile of a person, awarded to John Lorinc in CPA magazine and Valérie Lesage for her profile in Les Affaires. There was another tie, this time for silver, in best feature article -- trade, won by both Carmelle Wolfson, OHS Canada and Leah Lawrence in Oilweek. 
Complete list of winners and links to winning articles

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