Canadian Magazine Industry News
31 May 2012,    
COPA early-bird deadline tomorrow
The early-bird deadline for the 4th annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards is midnight tomorrow, Friday June 1.
Entries received before that time save 20% and will also be entered into a draw to win one of two passes to the Folio Show in New York City, one of the world's premier publishing events. Each pass is valued at $1,300.
Other benefits and upgrades to the COPAs (produced by Masthead) this year include:
• New Data Visualization category
• New 2012 COPA Yearbook: In addition to the online gallery with links and credits for all winners, all COPA winners, finalists and sponsors will be included in this new beautifully produced book, which will become the who’s who of digital publishing in Canada.
• New venue: For 2012 the COPAs are moving to a larger venue with the same great vibe (and 48-foot-long bar). Save the date: Oct. 22 at downtown hotspot The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. at King St. West.
• New entry draws: In addition to the chance to win the Folio Show passes for early-bird entrants, all COPA entrants will also be eligible to win other prizes including:
Mobile App Report: Published by min Press, the Mobile App Report offers practical advice on how to price and sell apps, a thorough overview of app best practices and how to seize potential revenue both in paid subscribers and advertisers in this booming content model. Four copies of the Report will be given away, each with a $399 value.
min Training Webinars: This popular webinar series offers valuable insights from industry experts on both digital and print publishing issues. Recent topics have included Leveraging Social Networks, Generating Tablet Revenue Plans, What Agencies Want, and Making Freemiums Pay. Webinar leaders come from top media brands including Harvard Business Review, Future Publishing, Consumer Union, Shape Magazine, Tumblr, Parenting and many others. Six webinar passes, each worth $329, will be given away.
As always, the COPAs honour the very best in editorial-based online and digital publishing, divided into three divisions:
• Green Division: Digital journalism from newspapers and broadcasters
• Red Division: Digital journalism from consumer, custom, religious, and public association publishers
• Blue Division: Digital journalism from business-to-business, professional association, farm, and scholarly publishers
The 15 categories in each division cover design, writing, and packaging, in different digital formats including websites, tablet editions, digital replicas and apps.
The COPAs cover work published between June 1, 2011 and June 22, 2012. The final entry deadline is June 22, 2012.
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