Canadian Magazine Industry News
11 September 2009,     TORONTO
Canadian Newsstand Awards reception Oct. 7
The winners of the eighth annual Canadian Newsstand Awards/Grand prix d’excellence en kiosque will be announced at a special reception on Oct. 7 in partnership with the CMC. The reception will be held at Spice Route located at 499 King Street West, Toronto, Ont., in conjunction with the Annual CMC Fall Social. The event begins at 5 p.m. and the awards presentation begins at 6 p.m.

The winning magazines, one in each of four circulation categories, plus the overall best Newsstand Cover of the Year will be announced and presented with their prizes.

Launched in 2002, the Canadian Newsstand Awards is a unique awards program that takes each finalists newsstand sales performance into account. Sales results are worth 50% of the final score, while the other 50% is based on qualitative factors judged by a panel. The five judges represent key players in the newsstand mix: a retailer, a wholesaler, a national distributor, a publisher and an art director.

A reception fee of $10 can be paid at the door and includes one free drink ticket. CMC members are free. Please RSVP to Brian Gillet at

The thirty-six finalists are posted online at
— Staff
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