Announcing the nominees for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards

TORONTO, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation is proud to announce the nominees for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards, recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publications.

This year, 63 Canadian digital publications participated in the DPAs, submitting the best of their digital content, design and innovation from the past year for consideration in 14 awards categories. 42 individuals volunteered their time, their expertise, and their passion for digital publishing in serving as judges for this year's awards. They have nominated 66 entries from 21 different digital publications for this year's awards, including 5 finalists for the coveted award of Digital Publication of the Year.

Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be presented at the inaugural Digital Publishing Awards soirée on Thursday, June 9 at the Spoke Club's fabulous Portland Room at 600 King Street West, Toronto. Gold and Silver awards in most categories include a cash prize. Tickets are on sale at digitalpublishingawards.ca.

And the nominees are…

DIGITAL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
Canadian Business
CBCNews.ca
L'actualité
Maclean's
Toronto Life

BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE
L'actualité: Le Signal
National Film Board of Canada: I Love Potatoes
The Globe and Mail: Tools Suite
Toronto Star: Star Touch Slice

BEST USE OF MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
Maclean's
Sportsnet
Today's Parent
Toronto Life

BEST DIGITAL DESIGN
Air Canada enRoute: Canada's Best New Restaurants
Hakai Magazine: hakaimagazine.com
Maclean's: The Bulldog Edition
Toronto Life: torontolife.com
Toronto Star: Star Touch

Visit live.digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the nominations in all 14 categories.
Follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA16.

Top Nominees for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards








Publication






Nominations

Maclean's






11

The Globe and Mail






10

Toronto Star






8

CBCNews.ca






6

Toronto Life






5

L'actualité






4

Sportsnet






4

Hakai Magazine






3

Buzzfeed Canada






2

Torontoist






2

Also receiving a nomination: Air Canada enRoute, Canadaland, Canadian Art, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, International Reporting Program, National Film Board of Canada, Planète F Magazine, The Walrus, Today's Parent, and TVO.org.

DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARDS SOIRÉE
Join members of Canada's digital publishing industry for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards soirée on Thursday, June 9 in the newly redesigned Portland Room at the Spoke Club in Toronto's King West district.

The awards soirée will be hosted by Toronto-based writer, editor, and radio producer Christopher Frey. Currently the Toronto correspondent for Monocle, he's a six-time National Magazine Award–winner and has contributed to The Guardian, The Walrus, Globe and Mail, Icon, Maisonneuve, Azure, and CBC Radio. In a past life Chris was the founding editor of Hazlitt, the Toronto Standard and Outpost magazine. In a future life (and any day now) he will finally complete his book Broken Atlas, a collection of international reportage.

Tickets include one free drink and food provided by the Spoke Club's classically trained chef Rob Klunder, who creates sophisticated dishes influenced by seasonal ingredients, prepared simply but with flair. Cash bar and celebration of Canadian digital media will continue throughout the evening.

Digital Publishing Awards Soirée
Thursday, June 9
7pm
Portland Room, Spoke Club
600 King St West, Toronto
Tickets on sale at digitalpublishingawards.ca

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The National Magazine Awards Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund.

The Digital Publishing Awards gratefully acknowledges its sponsors, including Candescent, Evolusent, Suite 66, Very Good Studios, Viafoura and Vividata.

The National Magazine Awards Foundation offers its sincere thanks to the highly skilled professionals who generously contributed their time and expertise as judges of the inaugural Digital Publishing Awards competition.

SPONSORHIP OPPORTUNITIES
For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Barbara Gould, Managing Director, at staff@digitalpublishingawards.ca or 416-939-6200.

ABOUT THE DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARDS
The Digital Publishing Awards promote and reward the achievements of those who create digital publishing content in Canada—the writers and editors, designers and developers, video and podcast producers, photographers and illustrators, and many others. The DPA program recognizes, celebrates and promotes to a national audience the innovative publishing teams that produce digital content in Canadian media.

The Digital Publishing Awards are produced by the National Magazine Awards Foundation, a not-for-profit, registered charity that has administered Canada's annual National Magazine Awards since 1977. With a reputation for facilitating a rigorous, fair and transparent awards program in which content creators are recognized and rewarded for outstanding achievement in magazine journalism, the NMAF is proud to present the Digital Publishing Awards in consultation with Canada's leading producers and creators of digital publishing.

SOURCE National Magazine Awards Foundation

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For further information: about the National Magazine Awards Foundation, please contact: Émilie Pontbriand, Communications Manager, 416.939.6200, staff@digitalpublishingawards.ca

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