Canadian Magazine Industry News
7 June 2012,     TORONTO
Spacing and Outdoor Canada top winners at 2012 CSME Awards
The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) announced the 2012 Editors' Choice Award winners on Wednesday, June 6, at a gala dinner held during the MagNet conference in Toronto. Spacing was one of the big winners of the night, earning itself the awards for Best Web Editorial of the Year (more than 150,000 unique visitors), Best Blog of the Year and Best Front of Book.

2012 CSME Award winners: Matthew Blackett, publisher and creative director of Spacing, Suan Antonacci, editor-in-chief of Canadian Living, Patrick Walsh, editor of Outdoor Canada, and from This Magazine Graham F. Scott previous editor and Lauren McKeon current editor
2012 CSME Award winners: Matthew Blackett, publisher and creative director of Spacing; Susan Antonacci, editor-in-chief of Canadian Living; Patrick Walsh, editor of Outdoor Canada; and from This Magazine Graham F. Scott, previous editor; and Lauren McKeon, current editor

Outdoor Canada also had a successful evening, for the second year in a row taking home the awards for Best Medium-Size Consumer Magazine of the Year and Editor of the Year for editor Patrick Walsh, who said, "It's so nice to be recognized for this — and when you recognize me, you're recognizing all the people who work on Outdoor Canada and everyone at Cottage Life Media. Thank you very much."

This Magazine took top honours in the small-circulation category for the third year in a row, while Canadian Living won in the large-circulation category. Today’s Trucking got the nod as the Trade Magazine of the Year. The award for Best Web Editorial (less than 150,000 unique visitors) went to Canadian Art and this year’s honour for the Jim Cormier Award for Display Writing was taken by Explore.

Honourable Mentions were also announced. They include: Explore and Spacing (small circ category); Best Healh and Canadian Home Workshop (medium circ category); Western Living (large circ category); and CMA Magazine and Renovation Contractor (trade category).

Prior to the awards ceremony, Jennifer Keltner, the executive editor of the Better Homes and Gardens Crafts Group, addressed the room about the value of constancy in an ever-changing environment in a keynote talk entitled “I Like You. You’re Perfect. Now Change.”

Here's a link to the CSME awards page.
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