Canadian Magazine Industry News
2 September 2011,     TORONTO
Canadian Newsstand Awards finalists announced
Thirty magazines from a full range of Canadian publishers have been named finalists in the 10th annual Canadian Newsstand Awards/Grand prix d’excellence en kiosque.

Leading the pack in nominations with three each are The Hockey News (one regular issue and two SIPs) and Zoomer. Several independent titles have also been nominated, including Fly Fusion; Garden Making; Legion; Pools, Spas & Patios; Spacing, This Magazine and others. Scroll down to see the full list.

A new category system was introduced for the 10th anniversary, leading to a 13% increase in entries. The new category system is organized by subject matter instead of circulation size. A special category for the growing SIP sector (special-interest publications, exemplified by the Maclean’s Olympic issue) and new titles was also included.

Winners will be announced at a special reception Sept. 26 at the Spoke Club in Toronto starting at 5 p.m., held in conjunction with the CMC Circulation Management Association of Canada fall seminar and social.

Mary Cosgrove, Newsstand Marketer of the Year, and furry friend
Mary Cosgrove, Newsstand Marketer of the Year, and furry friend

Mary Cosgrove, National Account Manager of The News Group, has been named Newsstand Marketer of the Year and will be recognized at the event. Among her many accomplishments, Cosgrove has helped her client Shoppers Drug Mart become the number one magazine retailer in Canada. The award is sponsored by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Category winners will each receive a share of the $24,000 in credits towards promotional programs provided by awards sponsor LS Travel Retail (formerly HDS Retail)—a 30% increase in total prize money from last year.

Silver and Bronze winners will also receive recognition and certificates.

The Canadian Newsstand Awards are produced by Masthead.

Finalists in alphabetical order
7 Jours (Dec. 17, 2010)
Canadian Business (Sept. 13, 2010)
Canadian Business Franchise Directory (Nov. 29, 2010)
Canadian House and Home (Sept. and Oct. 2010)
Canadian Living (Sept. and Oct. 2010)
Chatelaine (Dec. 2010)
Châtelaine (June and Aug. 2010)
chickaDEE Magazine (Oct. 2010)
Clin d'oeil (Sept. and Oct. 2010)
Fly Fusion (Nov. 2010)
Garden Making (Summer 2010)
Legion WW1 SIP
Loulou (English/French, Winter 2010)
Maclean's 2010 Olympics SIP
Maison & Demeure (Nov. 2010)
Moi & Cie (March 2010)
MoneySense 2010 Guide To Retiring Wealthy
OWL Magazine (Jan/Feb 2010)
Pools, Spas & Patios (April 2010)
Spacing (Fall 2010)
Style at Home (May 2010)
The Hockey News (Dec. 6, 2010)
The Hockey News SIPs (Top 100 Players; Chasing Glory)
This Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2010)
Today's Parent  (Dec. 2010)
Toronto Life (Dec. 2010)
Vancouver Magazine (March/April 2010)
Weddingbells (Spring/Summer 2010)
Wine Access (Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011)
Zoomer (Winter 2010 twice, Sept. 2010)

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