COPA Winners Announced

Last night to a packed audience at The Hoxton in Toronto, Masthead magazine and event emcee Amber Mac presented the winners of the 4th annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs).

Among Canadian consumer magazines entered, Maclean’s ( won 3 Gold awards (Best News Coverage; Best Use of Social Media; Best Cross-Platform Initiative), while Canadian Art ( was a double Gold winner (Best Online-Only Article; Best E-Newsletter).

The Walrus ( won for Best Overall Companion Website (though they’ve since developed a redesign:

Other consumer (red division) winners included:

  • Canadian Living  (Best Data Visualization)
  • Wondereur (Best Tablet Edition)
  • BlogTO (Best Smartphone App)
  • United Church Observer (Best Video or Multimedia Feature)
  • Apartment 613 (Best Blog)
  • Sharp for Men (Best Website Design)
  • Red Nation (Best Overall Online-Only Publication Website)

Big winners in the Blue (B2B, trade and scholarly magazines) division were (4 Gold and 3 Silver awards), University Affairs (2 Gold and 2 Silver) and IT World Canada (2 Gold).

In the Green (newspapers and broadcasters) division, CBC dominated with 6 Gold awards, while the National Post and The Globe and Mail each won 2 Gold and 1 Silver.

Check out all the winners here and the comments on Twitter #COPAwards.

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