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CMC and Magazines Canada Announce Winners of the Canadian Cover Awards

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The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) and Magazines Canada are proud to announce the winners of the Canadian Cover Awards, which were presented at an awards reception at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown on March 22.

The Canadian Cover Awards recognize and celebrate the success and importance of magazine covers in Canadian single copy sales. Canadian magazine titles were invited to submit top-selling covers for consideration in eight award categories. Entries were open to issues sold on Canadian newsstands in 2015 (from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015) with final newsstand sales.

Newsstand sales were worth 50 percent of a title’s final score, the remaining 50 percent determined by a panel of judges that included a retailer, a wholesaler, a national distributor, a circulation director and an art director.

And the winners of the Canadian Cover Awards are:
(See all of the gold, silver and bronze winning covers online.)

 

General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle and Regional
GoldCanadian Geographic, January/February 2015
Publisher: Gilles Gagnier
Editor: Aaron Kylie
Circulation/Newsstand: Nathalie Cuerrier, Scott Bullock
Art Director: Javier Frutos
Cover Art: John E. Marriott

General Interest Gold Winner 2015

Silver: Toronto Life, July 2015
Publisher: Ken Hunt
Editor: Sarah Fulford
Circulation/Newsstand: Paula Annibale
Art Director: Christine Dewairy
Cover Art: George Pimentel/Getty Images

Bronze: Toronto Life, January 2015
Publisher: David Hamilton
Editor: Sarah Fulford
Circulation/Newsstand: Paula Annibale
Art Director: Christine Dewairy
Cover Art: Daniel Ehrenworth

Honourable mentions: Canadian Geographic, December 2014; BC Magazine, Fall 2015

Home and Décor
Gold: Canadian House & Home, January 2015
Publisher: Lynda Reeves Editor: Suzanne Dimma
Circulation/Newsstand: Alex Cooper
Art Director: Jason Kang
Cover Art: Angus Fergusson
Home Decor Gold 2015

SilverChez soi, juillet 2015
Publisher: TVA
Publications Editor: Annie Ouellet
Circulation/Newsstand: Lucie Dumas
Art Director: Corinne Segrelle, Joane Sciotto
Cover Art: Yves Lefebvre

BronzeStyle At Home, July 2015
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Editor: Erin McLaughlin
Circulation/Newsstand: Doris Chan
Art Director: Karen Paddon
Cover Art: Janis Nicolay

Honourable mentionsLes idées de ma maison, avril 2015; Style At Home, May 2015

Men’s Service
GoldIgnition, Winter 2014
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Sales: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez
Men's Service Gold Winner 2016

SilverIgnition, Spring 2015
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Sales: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez

BronzeSharp, April 2015
Publisher: John McGouran
Editor: Greg Hudson
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Sales: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Evan Kaminsky

Honourable mentionsSharp, Fall/Winter 2014; Ignition, Buyer’s Guide 2015

News, Business, Celebrity
GoldCanadian Business, Winter 2014
Publisher: Ian Portsmouth
Editor: James Cowan
Circulation/Newsstand: Amanda Beattie
Art Director: John Montgomery
Cover Art: Peter Bregg; Junko Kimura/Bloomberg/Getty
News Business Celebrity Gold 2015

Silver7 jours, septembre 2015
Publisher: TVA Publications
Editor: Marie-Claude Bonneau
Circulation/Newsstand: Lucie Dumas
Art Director: Jonathan Denis, Jérome Gagnon
Cover Art: Bruno Petrozza

BronzeL’actualité, février 2015
Publisher: Carole Beaulieu Editor: Carole Beaulieu
Circulation/Newsstand: Catherine Louvet
Art Director: Jocelyne Fournel
Cover Art: GETTY Images

Honourable mentionsZoomer, June 2015; Maclean’s, November 17, 2014

SIPs and New Magazines
GoldLegion, November 2014
Publisher: Jennifer Morse
Editor: Dan Black
Sales: Scott Bullock
Cover Art: Jason Duprau

Sips New Magazines Gold Winner 2015

SilverTellement bon!, décembre 2014
Publisher: TVA Publications
Editor: Marie-Claude Bonneau
Circulation/Newsstand: Lucie Dumas
Art Director: Jonathan Denis, Jérome Gagnon
Cover Art: Bruno Petrozza

BronzeCanadian Living Specials,
Summer BBQ Book
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Editor: Sandra E. Martin
Circulation/Newsstand: Doris Chan
Art Director: June F. Anderson
Cover Art: Jeff Coulson

Honourable mentionsStyle At Home, Cottage Style Special Issue; PAS Mag, Japan Special Edition

Small Magazines
GoldCanada’s History, December 2014/January 2015
Publisher: Melony Ward Editor: Mark Reid
Circulation/Newsstand: Danielle Chartier
Sales: Scott Bullock
Art Director: James Gillespie

Small Magazines Gold Winner 2015

SilverRotman Management, Spring 2015
Publisher: Rotman School of Management
Editor: Karen Christensen
Circulation/Newsstand: Kate Mills
Sales: Scott Bullock
Art Director: Bakersfield
Cover Art: Bakersfield

BronzeCanada’s History, August/September 2015
Publisher: Melony Ward Editor: Mark Reid
Circulation/Newsstand: Danielle Chartier
Sales: Scott Bullock Art Director: James Gillespie

Honourable mentionsVallum: Contemporary Poetry, March 2015; Mariage Québec, Fall/Winter 2014

Sports and Leisure
GoldFly Fusion, Winter 2015
Publisher: Jennifer Bird, Chris Bird
Editor: Derek Bird
Sales: Scott Bullock
Cover Art: Terry Paulhus

Sports and Liesure Gold 2015

Silver: Canadian Aviator, November/December 2014
Publisher: Russ Niles Editor: Russ Niles
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Cover Art: Shannon Swanson

BronzeThe Hockey News, March 2015 Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Editor: Jason Kay Circulation/Newsstand: Doris Chan
Art Director: Erika Vanderveer
Cover Art: Getty Images

Honourable mentionsCanadian Traveller, Winter 2014; Pacific Yachting, July 2015

Women’s Service
GoldElle Canada, September 2015
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch Editor: Noreen Flanagan
Circulation/Newsstand: Doris Chan
Art Director: Brittany Eccles
Cover Art: Max Abadian
Women's Service Gold Winner 2015

Silver: Coup de Pouce, décembre 2014
Publisher: TVA Publications
Editor: Geneviève Rossier
Circulation/Newsstand: Lucie Dumas
Art Director: Sylvie Durand, Anne Gagné
Cover Art: Dana Dorobantu

Bronze: Canadian Living, November 2014
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Editor: Jennifer Reynolds
Circulation/Newsstand: Doris Chan
Art Director: Stephanie White
Cover Art: Jeff Coulson

Honourable mentions: S/ Style & Fashion, Winter 2014; Elle Québec, juillet 2015

Newsstand Marketer of the Year: Mike Martin
The Newsstand Marketer of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates true innovation and passion within a successful newsstand marketing project. This year’s winner is Mike Martin, Director of Category Management at CMMI.

Martin’s nominators and peers describe him as a leader, a trusted resource and a great support. He manages several crucial aspects of CMMI’s business and works closely with retailers and national account managers to make sure that magazines, as a category, are never forgotten in the buyer’s mind. In a challenging retail environment, Martin works tirelessly to ensure his clients achieve maximum success. It is this track record of outstanding industry engagement and initiative that has made Mike Martin this year’s Newsstand Marketer of the Year. From one nomination: “Mike has a knack for changing a problem into an opportunity for success, and using his powers of persuasion to make things happen with an eye to the benefit of the industry.”

The Canadian Cover Awards were held in Toronto on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at an awards reception generously sponsored by the Alliance for Audited Media.
CMC and Magazines Canada would like to thank all of the sponsors who made the Canadian Cover Awards possible: design sponsor K9 Strategy + Design; promotional retail sponsor Gateway Newsstands; Small Magazine prize sponsor Presse Commerce; and reception sponsor and Newsstand Marketer of the Year presenting sponsor, the Alliance for Audited Media.

About CMC
The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) is a volunteer organization that provides professional development, promotes fellowship within the circulation profession and strives to raise the profile of circulation professionals by rewarding outstanding achievement. Memberships are offered to individuals rather than magazines. Visit thecmc.ca.

About Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French and English member titles offer a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth, made available on multiple platforms. The association focuses on government affairs, services to the advertising trade, circulation marketing and the development of career skills for and the recognition of excellence among the people who work in Canada’s magazine media. Visit magazinescanada.ca.