Canadian Business Media Announces the Nominations for the 61st Kenneth R. Wilson Awards

TORONTO, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Business Media (CBM) announced today the finalists in 21 categories for the 61st Kenneth R. Wilson (KRW) Awards, honouring excellence in Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing.

More than 100 magazines entered the competition which was adjudicated by 77 volunteer judges. A total of 154 submissions from 57 Canadian B2B publications are nominated for awards in 21 written, visual and special categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be presented at the Grand Banking Hall at One King West in Toronto, on Tuesday June 2, during the KRW Awards gala.

The KRW Awards are pleased to welcome John Milne, president of Breakwell & Company and VP of Media Services at Equisoft, as the Master of Ceremonies for the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala. John has won a number of KRW Awards and is a respected B2B professional with over 35 years of experience in business publishing. For tickets and information, as well as to view the complete list and full text of nominees, please visit krwawards.ca.

2015 NOMINATIONS

The finalists for the esteemed Magazine of the Year Award are:

Professional Division: CPA Magazine, Marketing, University Affairs

Trade Division: Canadian Grocer, Oilsands Review, Renovation Contractor

CPA Magazine leads all publications with 20 nominations. Ranking second are University Affairs and Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession with 10 nominations, closely followed by Les Affaires with 8 nominations.

Top Nominated Magazines for the 61st Kenneth R. Wilson Awards:






Magazine

Written

Visual

Special &

Integrated

Total

CPA Magazine

14

4

2

20

University Affairs

5

3

2

10

Professionally Speaking

5

3

2

10

Les Affaires

6

2

0

8

Foodservice and Hospitality

1

3

2

6

Canadian Lawyer

4

1

1

6

D&A Magazine

4

1

0

5

Marketing

3

1

1

5

Oilweek

2

2

0

4

Precedent

1

2

1

4

Registered Nurse Journal

4

0

0

4

Today's Trucking

4

0

0

4

Among the nominees are first-time participants Aboriginal Business Quarterly, Canadian HR Reporter, Corporate Risk Canada, Hardlines Home Improvement Quarterly, Natural Resources Magazine, Sketch, Skies and Vertical.

NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS FOR WRITTEN CATEGORIES

Among individual nominees, Deanne Gage leads with 3 nominations for pieces published in CPA Magazine and FORUM Magazine.

Gathering 2 nominations each are writers Yan Barcelo, Mary Baxter, Yves Bonneau, Steve Bouchard, Paul Brent, Melissa Campeau, Peter Cater, Melissa Di Costanzo, Colin Ellis, Emmanuèle Garnier, Julia Kuzeljevich, Leah Lawrence, John Lorinc, Daniel Punch, Natalie Samson, Rosanna Tamburri, Robert Thompson and Lisa van de Geyn.

NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS FOR VISUAL & INTEGRATED CATEGORIES

Art directors Charles Desgroseillers, Barbara Woolley, as well as illustrator Jem Sullivan and photographer Markian Lozowchuk received 2 nominations each for their work in Les Affaires, USTC Commons, Hotelier, Foodservice and Hospitality, CPA Magazine and Professionally Speaking.

In the special category Best Cover, the seven finalists are Benefits Canada, Canadian Grocer, Canadian Lawyer, Education Forum, Foodservice and Hospitality, Professionally Speaking, and first-time participant Skies.

The magazines in contention for the special award Best Issue of 2014 are Canadian Architect, CPA Magazine, Foodservice and Hospitality, Precedent, Pour parler profession and University Affairs.

In the visual category Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue, nominees include art directors Glenn Taylor for MarketingGilbert Li for Precedent, Dominic Ayre for Sketch and Barbara Woolley for USTC Commons (with 2 nominations).

Congratulations to all the nominees! The complete list of finalists can be found at krwawards.ca.

61st KRW AWARDS GALA

The 61st Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the elegant Grand Banking Hall at One King West, Toronto. Doors will open at 6pm for a wine reception and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and the awards presentation will follow at 7pm.

The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards invites you to be a part of this special night, the 61st in a glorious tradition recognizing excellence in Canadian B2B publishing. For tickets and other information—and to view the complete list of nominees—please visit krwawards.ca.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The KRW Awards are produced by Canadian Business Media (CBM), a nation-wide trade association that represents the business-to-business media industry in Canada. Through its newly restructured membership-based model, CBM has introduced a suite of services tailored to serving the needs of B2B publishers in the country. For information about CBM and its membership, visit www.CBMassociation.com. We would like to thank the generous sponsors of the 61st annual KRW Awards: Canada Post Corporation, CNW Group & Media Vantage, Impresa Communications Ltd, Masthead Online, Newcom Business Media, Relay, Tri-Tech Canada, and University Affairs.

The KRW Awards gratefully acknowledge their suppliers and contributors who donated gifts in kind to support the awards program. We thank them for their generosity, interest and expertise.

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

ABOUT THE KENNETH R. WILSON AWARDS

The 61st Kenneth R. Wilson Awards are produced by Canadian Business Media. The KRW Awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of business-to-business magazine content. Regarded as one of Canada's top business writers, Kenneth R. Wilson wrote with clarity and authority. His opinions were widely sought and respected. In spite of his busy career, he was active in a number of editor and journalist associations. A tragic airplane crash ended his distinguished career in January, 1952. He was 47 years old. It is the memory of Kenneth R. Wilson, his example and his achievements in business press journalism that we honour each year with these awards.

SOURCE National Magazine Awards Foundation

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For further information: Émilie Pontbriand, Communications Manager, 416.939.6200, staff@krwawards.ca

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