Announcing the winners of the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards

TORONTO, June 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation is proud to announce the winners the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards, recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publications.

The NMAF presented Gold and Silver awards in 14 categories at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée at the Spoke Club in Toronto's chic King West district, hosted by journalist Christopher Frey.

"The inaugural Digital Publishing Awards have been a great success," said Joyce Byrne, President of the NMAF. "It was wonderful to have so many of Canada's best digital creators gathered together to recognize outstanding journalism, celebrate their exceptional creativity and learn from each other. As I look at the work of the nominees and winners this year, it's clear that digital publishing has a bright future in Canada."

Visit live.digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the winners in all 14 categories.

Follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA2016.

DIGITAL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Suite 66
The winner of the prestigious award for Digital Publication of the Year is CBCNews.ca.

CBCNews.ca also won 3 other Gold Medals:

The Digital Publishing Awards jury remarked that "CBCNews.ca makes the most of their tremendous resources to deliver high-quality multimedia digital content, while adapting quickly to new trends and technologies in digital publishing to ensure an efficient, relevant and satisfying user experience. It's a truly excellent digital publication that serves all Canadians and flexes some serious digital skills in the process."

Honourable Mention for Digital Publication of the Year was awarded to:
Canadian Business, L'actualité, Maclean's, and Toronto Life.

WINNERS OF THE 2016 DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARDS





Publication

GOLD

SILVER

HM

The Globe and Mail

4

2

4

CBCNews.ca

4

0

2

Maclean's

2

2

7

Toronto Star

1

2

5

Sportsnet

1

1

2

Toronto Life

1

0

4

National Film Board of Canada

1

0

0

Hakai Magazine

0

1

2

BuzzFeed Canada

0

1

1

Air Canada enRoute

0

1

0

Today's Parent

0

1

0

UBC International Reporting Program

0

1

0

The Walrus

0

1

0

 

Also receiving Honourable Mention: Canadaland, Canadian Art, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, L'actualité, Planète F Magazine, Torontoist and TVO.org.

BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE
Sponsored by Candescent

Gold Medal
I Love Potatoes
National Film Board of Canada

Silver Medal
Star Touch Slice
Toronto Star

BEST USE OF MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

Gold Medal
Sportsnet

Silver Medal
Today's Parent

BEST DIGITAL DESIGN

Gold Medal
torontolife.com
Toronto Life

Silver Medal
Canada's Best New Restaurants 2015
Air Canada enRoute

BEST DIGITAL EDITORIAL PACKAGE

Gold Medal
Missing & Murdered: Unsolved cases of indigenous women and girls
CBCNews.ca

Silver Medal
Out of the Shadows
UBC International Reporting Program

BEST ONLINE VIDEO
Sponsored by Very Good Studios

Gold Medal
Thirty Hours of Terror
The Globe and Mail

Silver Medal
Elton McDonald: The tunnel digger
Maclean's

BEST FEATURE: LONG

Gold Medal
Omar Khadr in his own words
The Toronto Star

Silver Medal
The Wreck Of HMS Erebus
BuzzFeed Canada

BEST FEATURE: SHORT
Sponsored by Viafoura

Gold Medal
Refugee crisis makes for strange sights on Lesbos
CBCNews.ca

Silver Medal
Beating Back the Crazy Art Ants
Hakai Magazine

BEST PODCAST SERIES
Sponsored by Evolusent

Gold Medal
The Thrill
Maclean's

Silver Medal
At the Letters
Sportsnet

BEST VISUAL STORYTELLING

Gold Medal
Life at CFS Alert
The Globe and Mail

Silver Medal
The Science of Sport
Toronto Star

BEST USE OF DATA

Gold Medal
Election Forecast
The Globe and Mail

Silver Medal
Rental Calculator
The Globe and Mail

BEST MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING IN A SINGLE FEATURE

Gold Medal
The Taken
The Globe and Mail

Silver Medal
Bad Dream
The Globe and Mail

BEST NEWS COVERAGE

Gold Medal
Canada Votes
CBCNews.ca

Silver Medal
Federal Election 2015
Maclean's

BEST BLOG OR ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN

Gold Medal
QP Live
Maclean's

Silver Medal
Stacey May Fowles column (web exclusive)
The Walrus

Visit live.digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the winners in all 14 categories.
Follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA2016.

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

The NMAF 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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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