Tonight at the annual awards of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME), hosted by Allan Britnell (who also hosted last night’s Kenneth R. Wilson Awards), the big winners included Spacing, Cottage Life, Today’s Parent and Precedent.
Spacing won for Best Magazine (small circ). Canada’s History was runner-up.
Cottage Life won for Best Magazine (medium circ). Office-mate Outdoor Canada was runner-up.
Today’s Parent won for Best Magazine (large circ). Canadian Living was runner-up.
Precedent won for Best Trade Magazine. Today’s Trucking was runner-up.
Spacing won for Best Website Editorial. Canadian Living was runner-up.
Best Health won for Best Tablet Edition. Reader’s Digest was runner-up.
Cottage Life and Spacing shared the award for Best Front of Book.
The Jim Cormier Award for Best Display Writing: Cottage Life.
Best Art Integration went to Spacing.
And the Editor of the Year: Penny Caldwell of Cottage Life.
Canadian Magazines blogger and former winner of the NMAF’s Outstanding Achievement Award D.B. Scott was the keynote speaker of the event, held as part of MagNet 2014 at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown.
Check out all the events that are part of this year’s Canadian Magazines Week. The climax: the 37th annual National Magazine Awards on Friday. Tickets.
The award for Editorial Package (Print) goes to the most successful packaging of related editorial content, and is sponsored by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. The jury has selected a shortlist of ten finalists for the Gold and Silver awards.
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CSME’s Call for Entries: 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards
The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is looking for the best work of 2013 by Canadian magazine editors. The Editors’ Choice Awards, presented by CSME, honour and celebrate the high-quality work of editors within the Canadian magazine industry.
The submissions process for this year’s awards is now open to all CSME members. Enter your magazine by 4:30 p.m. PDT, Fri., March 14, 2014, to be considered by a judging panel of your peers.
Winners in each of the Small (under 50,000), Medium (50,000 to 149,999) and Large (150,000+) circulation categories, as well as the Trade magazine categories, each earn the right to use the Editors’ Choice Award logo on their cover for a year. There are also awards for Best Front of Book, the Jim Cormier Award for Display Writing, Best Website and, of course, the coveted Editor of the Year.
**This year CSME is introducing its first-ever Tablet Award, as well as an award for Best Art Integration.**
Entries are free with your 2014 CSME membership. Membership runs on a calendar year basis: If you were a member in 2013 and have not yet renewed, you need to do so before entering.
Winners will be announced at the Editors’ Gala event at MagNet in June.
[Update: CSME has cancelled this event per a note on their website, but invites members to drop them a note to request the topic again in future.]
The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is hosting a mixer next Tuesday, October 22, at the CSI Annex Cafe in Toronto. The event promises to help you “supercharge your email management skills” and features William Tully, a Technical Business Analyst for Metroland Media Digital Commerce.
Join CSME and speaker William Tully for our first mixer of the season to socialize, have some drinks and snacks and get secrets to owning your inbox once and for all. Topics to be covered include how to use folders and filters, deleting vs. archiving, email etiquette, and how to never again lose a message or attachment.
When: Tuesday, October 22, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St. (south of Bloor), ING presentation room
How much: $10 for members, $25 for non-members ($15 and $30 at the door) – includes one drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres
More info and tickets at CSME.
The winners of Magazine of the Year:
- Small circ: Up Here
- Medium circ: Cottage Life
- Large circ: Canadian Living
- Best Trade Magazine: Precedent
- Best Custom Publication: enRoute
- Best Blog: Reader’s Digest Open Kitchen
- Best Front of Book: Up Here
- Jim Cormier Award for Best Display Writing: Cottage Life
- Best Web Editorial (under 150k): Fresh Juice
- Best Web Editorial (over 150k): Canadian Living
- Editor of the Year: Penny Caldwell, Cottage Life