Thursday, May 05, 2016

Nominees announced for 62nd annual Canadian Business Media Awards

A total of 36 Canadian business to business publications have been named finalists in 21 written, visual, integrated and special categories for the 62nd annual Canadian Business Media Awards in memory of Kenneth R. Wilson. 

The b2b publishing awards program recognizes the outstanding efforts of business-to business magazine content and are named in honour of one of Canada's top business writers, Kenneth R. Wilson wrote with clarity and authority. His opinions were widely sought and respected. In spite of his busy career, he was active in a number of editor and journalist associations. A tragic airplane crash ended his distinguished career in January, 1952. He was 47 years old. It is the memory of Kenneth R. Wilson, his example and his achievements in business press journalism, that we honour each year with these awards.

The winners will be announced at a gala event, Tuesday June 7 at the Grand Banking \Hall at One King West, Toronto.

The finalists for Magazine of the Year are:
  • BCBusiness
  • Marketing magazine
  • The Medical Post

Three finalists were selected for Best Media Brand, a new category this year. The contestants were evaluated on how clearly their brand aligned its editorial mission with journalistic excellence, presentation, service to readers, innovation and use of multiple content platforms to serve and grow the brand's audience. 
  • Lexpert
  • Precedent 
  • University Affairs
Harvey Southam Award

Michel Dongois
The Harvey Southam Award is the highest individual honour bestowed by Canadian Business Media and recognizes an individual's contributions to the Canadian Business Media tradition of distinguished initiative, leadership and integrity. This year it will be presented to Michel Dongois, a senior journalist of the business-to-business press, recognized for his outstanding professionalism, integrity and humanism.

Top nominated magazines are:
  • CPA Magazine, which leads all publications with 25 nominations
  • Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession with 16 nominations
  • University Affairs and D&A Magazine share the third position with 8 nominations each
  • Precedent and Medical Post (7 each)
  • Foodservice & Hospitality and Marketing (6 each)
  • Listed and Canadian Grocer (6 each)
Among individual nominees in written categories are:
  • Trish Snyder leads with 5 nominations for pieces published in Professionally Speaking, taking more than half of the nominations in the Best Profile of a Person category. 
  • Daniel Fish also earned 3 nominations for his work published in Precedent
  • Gathering 2 nominations for individual written awards are Jeff Buckstein, Jane Langille, Kathryn Leger, Rosanna Caira, Rosalind Stefanac and Robert Thompson.
In art direction categories
  • Bernadette Gillen collected four nominations for her work in CPA Magazine
  • Gilbert Li and Alina Skyson garnered three nominations on behalf of Precedent magazine. Studio 141 Inc., Underline Studio and Glenn Taylor received two nominations each for their artistic vision in magazines Professionally Speaking, University Affairs and Marketing,
  • Photographer Markian Lozowchuk and illustrator Maurice Vellekoop cumulated two nominations each for work published in Professionally Speaking and CPA Magazine
In visual, integrated and special categories nominees are:
Best Cover
  • BCBusiness
  • Canadian Lawyer
  • CPA Magazine
  • Pharmacy Practice+
  • Professionally Speaking
  • University Affairs. 
Best In-House Cover
Introduced this year, this category is intended to reward publications whose covers are produced entirely by the editorial team, maximizing their impact on a limited budget. 
  • Advisor's Edge
  • Conseiller
  • Franchise Canada
Best Issue of 2015 
  • CPA Magazine
  • D&A Magazine
  • Foodservice and Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Professionally Speaking
  • University Affairs 
Full nominations list

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