Canadian Magazine Industry News
26 February 2015,     TORONTO
The 2015 Canadian Cover Awards winners list
Newsstand Marketer of the Year: Anita Baldwinson
Photo by: Mark Cortejos
 
The winners of the 2015 Canadian Cover Awards were handed out Tuesday night, at the Alliance for Audited Media sponsored cocktail party, that was well attended on a cold Winter night.

The Canadian Cover Awards recognize and celebrate the success and importance of magazine covers in Canadian single copy sales. Canadian magazine titles were invited to submit top-selling covers for consideration in eight award categories.

Entries were open to issues sold on Canadian newsstands in 2014 (from September 2013 to September 2014) with final newsstand sales.
 
Newsstand sales were worth 50 percent of a title’s final score, the remaining 50 percent was determined by a panel of judges that included a retailer, a wholesaler, a national distributor, a circulation director and an art director.

Newsstand Marketer of the Year: Anita Baldwinson

The Newsstand Marketer of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates true innovation and passion within a successful newsstand marketing project. This year’s winner is Anita Baldwinson, manager of retail services & marketing at TNG.

In the past two years, Baldwinson developed a program called Magazines Move at TNG that has been integral to the launch, exposure and growth of many Canadian magazines. Her nominators and peers describe her as creative, collaborative, reliable, sincere and having the utmost integrity. In a challenging newsstand environment, Baldwinson’s continued interest and research into what happens at the retail level has helped magazines find sales-related solutions, and this ongoing commitment to magazines has made her this year’s Newsstand Marketer of the Year. From one nomination: “At a time of great change in our industry, it is professionals like Anita that give me hope and encourage me to continue making print magazines. She treats our magazines like they matter.”

CMC and Magazines Canada would like to thank all of the sponsors who made the Canadian Cover Awards possible: marketing sponsor Covers Sell; design sponsor K9 Strategy + Design; promotional retail sponsor Gateway Newsstands; Small Magazine prize sponsor Presse Commerce; and reception sponsor and Newsstand Marketer of the Year presenting sponsor, the Alliance for Audited Media.

And the winners are:

General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle and Regional
 
Gold: Legion, Victoria Cross issue
Publisher: Jennifer Morse
Editor: Dan Black
Circulation/Newsstand: Scott Bullock
Art Director: Jason Duprau

Silver: Zoomer, June 2014
Publisher: Gord Poland
Editor: Suzanne Boyd
Circulation: Marisa Latini
Art Director: Jeff Hannaford
Photographer: Marco Grob/Trunk Archive

Bronze: Homes & Living Calgary, December/January 2014
Publisher: Robert Read
Editor: Michelle van der Merwe
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Karla Peckett
Photographer: Ema Peter

Home and Décor
 
Gold: Style at Home, November 2013
Editor: Erin McLaughlin
Circulation: Doris Chan
Newsstand: Pat Strangis
Art Director: Shelley Frayer
Photographer: Stacey Van Berkel

Silver: Canadian House & Home, January 2014
Publisher: Lynda Reeves
Editor: Suzanne Dimma
Circulation: Alexandra Cooper
Art Director: Jason Kang
Photographer: Donna Griffith

Bronze: Décormag, juillet/août 2014
Publisher: Lise Paul-Hus
Editor: Jean-François St-Michel
Newsstand: Nathalie Libersan
Art Director: Micheline Charest
Photographer: Angus McRitchie

News, Business and Celebrity
 
Gold: Hello! Canada, August 25, 2014
Publisher: Melissa Ahlstrand
Editor: Alison Eastwood
Circulation: Sarmistha Roy
Newsstand: Mark Hamill
Art Director: Joanna Wood
Photographer: Jamie Painter Young

Silver: 7 Jours, 13 juin 2014
Publisher: TVA Publications
Editor: Marie-Claude Bonneau
Circulation: Lucie Dumas
Newsstand: Michel Nivischiuk
Art Director: Jonathan Denis
Photographer: Jean-Claude Lussier

Bronze: Zoomer, November 2013
Publisher: Gord Poland
Editor: Suzanne Boyd
Circulation: Marisa Latini
Art Director: Jeff Hannaford
Photographer: Chris Chapman

SIPs and New Magazines
 
Gold: PRN Ignition, 2014 Handbook
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez

Silver: Inside Fitness, 2014 Women’s Training Guide
Publisher: Terry Frendo
Editor: Rachel Debling
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Jason Branidis
Photographer: Arthur Kwiatkowski

Bronze: PRN Ignition, 2014 Buyers Guide
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez

Small Magazines
 
Gold: Canada’s History, April/May 2014
Publisher: Deborah Morrison & Melony Ward
Editor: Mark Reid
Circulation: Danielle Chartier
Newsstand: Scott Bullock
Art Director: James Gillespie

Silver: Canadian Art, Winter 2014
Publisher: Jacqueline Howe
Editor: Richard Rhodes
Circulation/Newsstand: Eithne McCredie
Art Director: Barbara Solowan
Illustrator: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Bronze: East Coast Living, Fall 2013
Publisher: Patty Baxter
Editor: Janice Hudson
Art Director: Gwen North
Photographer: Sean McGrath

Sports and Leisure
 
Gold: The Hockey News, Season Preview #40
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Editor: Jason Kay
Circulation: Doris Chan
Newsstand: Pat Strangis
Art Director: Erika Vanderveer
Photographer: Andre Ringuette/NHL

Silver: PRN Ignition, Fall 2014
Publisher: Tim Rutledge
Editor: Shaun Keenan
Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Queue Gonzalez

Bronze: Explore, Fall 2014
Publisher: Brad Liski
Editor: David Webb
Circulation/Newsstand: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Arran Yates
Photographer: Steve Ogle

Family and Kids
 

Gold: chickaDEE, December 2013
Publisher: Jennifer Canham
Editor: Mandy Ng
Circulation: Charmaine Thompson
Art Director: Susan Sinclair
Illustrator: Steven Charles Manale

Silver: Chirp, November 2013
Publisher: Jennifer Canham
Editor: Jackie Farquhar
Circulation: Charmaine Thompson
Art Director: Susan Sinclair
Illustrator: Patricia Storms

Bronze: OWL, June 2014
Publisher: Jennifer Canham
Editor: Kim Cooper
Circulation: Charmaine Thompson
Art Director: Susan Sinclair
Photographer/Illustrator: Tony Quinn

Women’s Service
 
Gold: Elle Québec, April 2014
Publisher: Lise Paul-Hus
Editor: Sandra Abi-Rashed
Newsstand: Nathalie Libersan
Art Director: Nancy Pavan
Photographer: Alison Edmond

Silver: S/ Style & Fashion, Fall 2014
Publisher: John McGouran
Editor: Lisa Felepchuk
Circulation: Craig Sweetman
Art Director: Evan Kaminsky

Bronze: Canadian Living, September 2014
Publisher: Jacqueline Loch
Circulation: Doris Chan
Newsstand: Pat Strangis
Photographer: Jeff Coulson


Visit our gallery for images from the event. Photos by Mark Cortejos.

— Scott Bullock
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