Canadian Publishing Industry News
23 March 2016,     TORONTO
And the winners of the 2016 Canadian Cover Awards are…
Gold winner in the Sports & Leisure category for its Winter 2015 issue
The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) and Magazines Canada have announced the winners for this year’s Canadian Cover Awards. The celebration of the success and importance of magazine covers in Canadian single copy sales took place on March 22 at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown.

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

The winners are:

  • General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle & Regional
Gold: Canadian Geographic, January/February 2015
Publisher: Gilles Gagnier
Editor: Aaron Kylie
Circulation/Newsstand: Nathalie Cuerrier
Art Director: Javier Frutos
Cover Art: John E. Marriott

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 & 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

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

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

Honourable mentions: Les idées de ma maison, avril 2015; Style At Home, May 2015
  • Men's Service
Gold: Ignition, Winter 2014
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Sales: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez

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

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

Honourable mentions: Sharp, Fall/Winter 2014; Ignition, Buyer's Guide 2015
  • News, Business, Celebrity
Gold: Canadian 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

Silver: 7 jours, septembre 2015
Publisher: TVA Publications
Editor: Marie-Claude Bonneau
Circulation/Newsstand: Lucie Dumas
Art Director: Jonathan Denis, Jérome Gagnon
Cover Art: Bruno Petrozza

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

Honourable mentions: Zoomer, June 2015; Maclean's, November 17, 2014
  • Special Issues & New Magazines
Gold: Legion, November 2014
Publisher: Jennifer Morse
Editor: Dan Black
Sales: Scott Bullock
Cover Art: Jason Duprau

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

Bronze: Canadian 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 mentions: Style At Home, Cottage Style Special Issue; PAS Mag, Japan Special Edition
  • Small Magazines
Gold: Canada's History, December 2014/January 2015
Publisher: Melony Ward
Editor: Mark Reid
Circulation/Newsstand: Danielle Chartier
Sales: Scott Bullock
Art Director: James Gillespie

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

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

Honourable mentions: Vallum: Contemporary Poetry, March 2015; Mariage Québec, Fall/Winter 2014
  • Sports & Leisure
Gold: Fly Fusion, Winter 2015
Publisher: Jennifer Bird, Chris Bird
Editor: Derek Bird
Sales: Scott Bullock
Cover Art: Terry Paulhus

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

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

Honourable mentions: Canadian Traveller, Winter 2014; Pacific Yachting, July 2015
  • Women's Service
Gold: Elle Canada, September 2015
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Editor: Noreen Flanagan
Circulation/Newsstand: Doris Chan
Art Director: Brittany Eccles
Cover Art: Max Abadian

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

The honour of Newsstand Marketer of the Year went to Mike Martin, director of category management at CMMI. His peers described him as a leader, a trusted resource, a tireless worker and a great support.

"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." —from one nomination
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