Canadian Magazine Industry News
26 September 2011,     TORONTO
TVA leads winners of Newsstand Awards
A diverse range of titles—from Calgary-based Fly Fusion to the Maclean's 2010 Olympic SIP—took top honours at the 10th annual Canadian Newsstand Awards/Grand prix d’excellence en kiosque in Toronto Monday evening.

Two Gold Awards went to Montreal’s TVA Publications, for women’s service title Moi & Cie and celebrity weekly 7 Jours, with a photo of Celine Dion and her twin boys.

Accepting the prize, TVA president Jocelyn Poirier told the story of receiving an unusual call from Dion’s husband and manager, René Angelil, saying he had some great family photos the publisher might be interested in. That issue of 7 Jours went on to sell more than 162,000 copies.

The Newsstand Awards are produced by Masthead with partners LS Travel Retail, Audit Bureau of Circulations and CMC Circulation Management Association of Canada. Gold winners receive a total of $24,000 in newsstand promotion credits with LS Travel (formerly HDS Retail).

ABC sponsors the Newsstand Marketer of the Year award, this year won by Mary Cosgrove of The News Group, largely for her work with Shopper’s Drug Mart.

The awards evening followed CMC seminars on global trends in single-copy sales and tips for point-of-purchase promotions.

Canadian Newsstand Award winners:

Women’s Service category:
Gold: Moi & Cie, March 2010, TVA Publications inc.
Silver: Canadian Living, October 2010, Transcontinental
Bronze: Canadian Living, September 2010, Transcontinental

Fashion, Shopping, Bridal category:
Gold: Weddingbells, Spring/Summer 2010, St. Joseph
Silver: Clin d’oeil, September 2010, TVA Publications
Bronze: Clin d’oeil, October 2010, TVA Publications

News, Business, and Celebrity category:
Gold: 7 Jours, Dec. 17, 2010, TVA Publications
Silver: Canadian Business, September 13, 2010, Rogers Publishing
Bronze: Canadian Business Franchise Directory, Nov. 2010, Kenilworth Media

Home & Décor category:
Gold: Canadian House & Home    , October 2010, House and Home Media
Silver: Style at Home, May 2010, Transcontinental Media
Bronze: Canadian House & Home, September 2010, House and Home Media

Sports & Leisure category:
Gold: Fly Fusion, Nov. 2010, Fly Fusion
Silver: Wine Access, Dec/Jan 2011, RedPoint Media Group
Bronze: The Hockey News, Dec. 6 2010, Transcontinental

Family & Kids category:
Gold: OWL Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010, Bayard Presse Canada
Silver: Today’s Parent, Dec. 2010, Transcontinental
Bronze: chickaDEE Magazine, October 2010, Bayard Presse Canada

General Interest, Arts, Regional, Lifestyle:
Gold: Zoomer, Winter 2010, Zoomer Media
Silver: Spacing, Fall 2010, Spacing Media
Bronze: Zoomer, Sept. 2010, Zoomer Media

SIP and New Magazines category:
Gold: Maclean’s Olympics 2010 SIP, Rogers Publishing
Silver: The Hockey News Top 100 Players SIP, Transcontinental
Bronze: Legion WWI SIP

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