Finalists announced for 60th Kenneth R. Wilson Awards

The 60th anniversary edition of the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for B2B magazine publishing will be held on June 3 in Toronto, and today Canadian Business Press announced the finalists [PDF].
CAmagazine leads all publications with 19 nominations, followed by Professionally Speaking (12), University Affairs and CMA Magazine (9 each), Marketing (7) and Up Here Business (6).
Vying for the title of Magazine of the Year are:
Professional Division: BCBusiness, Marketing, Professionally Speaking
Trade Division: Oilsands Review, Renovation Contractor, Retail News
In the category Website of the Year, the finalists are from ACQ Construire, Advisor to Client, Jobpostings Magazine and Salon Magazine.
For Best Cover, the six finalists are Canadian Grocer, Canadian Lawyer, Precedent, Professionally Speaking, Renovation Contractor and Up Here Business.
For Best Issue of 2013 the finalists are BCBusiness, Canadian Interiors, CMA Magazine (2 nominations), Design Edge Canada, Professionally Speaking (2 nominations) and University Affairs.
Awards will be presented in 22 categories. Tickets are on sale for the 60th anniversary KRW gala on Tuesday June 3 in the Grand Banking Hall at Hotel One King West in Toronto. The event will be hosted by Allan Britnell, managing editor of Renovation Contractor, president of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, and frequent contributing writer to a diverse range of publications. He has previously been the host of CSME’s annual Editors’ Choice Awards Gala.
More info on finalists and the gala at
(Photo of Allan Britnell by Shawn Samson. KRW illustration by Tara Hardy. Art direction by Michael Sinanan, Brainmetal.)

60th anniversary Kenneth R. Wilson Awards open for submissions

The 2013 KRW Awards, at One King West (Photo: Dean Bradley)

Marking 60 years of recognizing excellence in b2b publishing in Canada, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards is seeking submissions for awards in 25 written, visual, digital and special categories.

The early-bird deadline (save on entry fees) is February 7. Final deadline (including all required hard copies) is February 14.

Submitters are requested to review the categoriesguidelines and helpful tips before submitting.

This year’s 60th anniversary Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala will be held on June 3 in Toronto, at One King West. More at

Each year the competition includes participation from more than one hundred Canadian business-to-business publications. Last year’s major KRW Award winners included OilweekUp Here Business and Marketing.

The 2013 KRW Awards, at One King West (Photo: Dean Bradley)

Kenneth R. Wilson Awards set for June 4; Tom Gierasimczuk to host

KRW-logoCanadian Business Press announced today that the 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the elegant Grand Banking Hall at One King West, Toronto. Doors will open at 6:30 for a wine reception presented by Canada Post Corporation and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner and the awards presentation will follow at 7:30pm. The presenting sponsor is CDS Global.

Tickets for the gala will go on sale at on Friday, May 3, the date on which the nominations will be announced in 24 categories, honouring the best in written, visual and digital content creation, publishing and design from Canada’s best business-to-business magazines, including awards for Magazine of the Year—Professional and Magazine of the Year—Trade.

Photo by Ben Oliver

As this year’s Master of Ceremonies, the KRW Awards will welcome back Tom Gierasimczuk, vice-president, editorial (trade and consumer) at Canada Wide Media, and editor-in-chief of BCBusiness magazine.

“It’s so good to be back at the KRWs for another year, especially since they’re happening after sunset this year,” says Gierasimczuk. “It’ll be a night of celebration, revelry and layouts of old dudes in suits to remember!”

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Final deadline for Kenneth R. Wilson Awards is February 15

The 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for Canadian B2B magazine publishing are accepting submissions until Friday, February 15.

Submitters may enter online at and all required hard copies are due by 5pm on Friday.

There are 25 categories (13 written, 4 visual, 3 digital and 5 special).

Among the new categories this year is the inaugural Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best New Journalist, which celebrates the achievements of a writer whose early work in B2B magazine journalism shows the highest degree of craft and promise.

Submissions must consist of a feature-length, non-fiction article (1000 words or greater) published in a Canadian business-to-business publication in 2012, along with a letter of reference from an editor, teacher, mentor or colleague.

Editors are encouraged to submit on behalf of their writers.

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