Canadian Business Media Announces the Winners of the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards

TORONTO, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Business Media is proud to announce the winners of the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing.

Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were presented in 21 written, visual as well as integrated and special categories during this evening's gala at the Grand Banking Hall at One King West in Toronto, hosted by John Milne, President of Breakwell & Company and VP of Media Services at EquiSoft.

For a complete list of nominees and winners, as well as to view the nominated entries, visit www.krwawards.ca.

Magazines of the Year Sponsored by CBM

Magazine of the Year—Professional
The winner of the 2014 Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best Professional Magazine is University Affairs, published by the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada: Christine Tausig Ford (publisher); Peggy Berkowitz (editor) and Underline Studio (art direction).

University Affairs also won Gold in Best Professional Article and Art Direction of an Opening Spread or Complete Feature, and Silver for Best Issue.

What the jury said:
The grid brings interesting rhythm to the magazine, thanks to the bilingual content and the diversity of the visual features. Thoughtful and astute editorial choices are reflected in the illustrations, typography and the conceptual photography. The magazine is well-organized, young, diversified, current and bold, and features a harmonious balance of visual elements and editorial content.

Magazine of the Year—Trade
The winner of the 2014 Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best Trade Magazine is Canadian Grocer, published by Rogers Publishing Ltd.: Jennifer Litterick (publisher); Rob Gerlsbeck (editor); Lindsay Maclachlan (art director).

Canadian Grocer also received an Honourable Mention for Best Cover.

What the jury said:
This magazine knows that its readers are not only grocers, but also people. The publication features a nice mix of short and long reads, profiles and big-picture features presented in engaging layouts with loads of entry points.

 

Special Categories

The Gold award for Best Issue went to CPA Magazine, The Money Issue (May 2014), and University Affairs won Silver for their Right to be Safe Issue (November 2014).

In the category of Best Cover, the Gold medal was awarded to Foodservice and Hospitality (The Food Issue) and the Silver medal to Professionally Speaking (On the Road to Great Nutrition).

 

Top Winning Magazines at the 61st Kenneth R. Wilson Awards

Leading all magazines with a total of 6 awards and 14 Honourable Mentions is CPA Magazine; the magazine won Gold for Best Issue, Best Merchandising or Marketing Article and Best Profile of a Person. Coming second is Professionally Speaking, with 5 awards and as many honourable mentions, and University Affairs, with 4 awards and 6 honourable mentions.

 

Magazine

Gold

Silver

Honourable
Mention

CPA Magazine

3

3

14

Professionally Speaking

3

2

5

University Affairs

3

1

6

Precedent

3

0

1

Les Affaires

2

0

6

Listed

2

0

1

Canadian Lawyer

1

1

6

Foodservice and Hospitality

1

0

5

Registered Nurse Journal

1

0

3

Canadian Grocer

1

0

1

Canadian Medical Association Journal

1

0

0

Machinery & Equipment MRO

1

0

0

D&A Magazine

0

1

4

Today's Trucking

0

1

3

Oilweek

0

1

3

Also winning a Silver award were Lexpert, The Medical Post, Le Médecin du Québec, UTSC Commons, Transport Routier, OHS Canada and Building.

Individual Award Highlights include:

There were two Gold winners for the Best Profile of a Person category, awarded to John Lorinc for his piece in CPA Magazine and Valérie Lesage for her profile in Les Affaires. There was another tie in the category of Best Feature Article - Trade, with Carmelle Wolfson, in OHS Canada and Leah Lawrence, in Oilweek, each receiving Silver awards.

 

Collecting both a Gold medal and an Honourable Mention were writers
Melissa Di Costanzo, Lisa van de Geyn, John Lorinc and Robert Thompson.

 

Receiving a Silver award and an Honourable Mention were writers Steve Bouchard, Paul Brent, Colin Ellis, Emmanuèle Garnier, Leah Lawrence; art director Barbara Woolley and photographer Markian Lozowchuk.

Deanne Gage collected 3 Honourable Mentions. Receiving 2 Honourable Mentions each were Yan Barcelo, Mary Baxter, Yves Bonneau, Melissa Campeau, Peter Carter, Julia Kuzeljevich, Daniel Punch, Natalie Samson and Rosanna Tamburri; illustrator Jem Sullivan and art director Charles DesGroseilliers.

 

Best Editorial
Sponsored by Canada Post Corporation

Gold: Diane Kelsall
Cruel and Usual Punishment: Solitary Confinement
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Silver: Peter Sobchak
Five Years a Page
Building

Best Photograph

Gold: Daniel Ehrenworth
Peak Performance
Precedent

Silver: Markian Lozowchuk
Passport to Learning
Professionally Speaking

Best Professional Article
Sponsored by Alliance for Audited Media

Gold: Moira MacDonald
How to Teach Math?
University Affairs

Silver: Emmanuèle Garnier
Les secrets du microbiote : de nouvelles avenues en médecine
Le Médecin du Québec

Best Industrial or Manufacturing Article

Gold: Carroll McCormick
A Matter of Survival
Machinery & Equipment MRO

Best How-To Article or Series of How-To Articles

Gold: Stefan Dubowski
Tech Class
Professionally Speaking

Silver: Jim Park
3 Easy Ways
Today's Trucking

Art Direction of an Opening Spread or Complete Feature

Gold: Underline Studio, Art Direction
Heavy Metal Microbes
University Affairs

Silver: Bill Hunter, Art Director Liam Sharp, Contributor
Bad Law
Canadian Lawyer

Best Profile of a Company
Sponsored by Impresa Communications, Ltd.

Gold: Robert Thompson
How to Build a Pharma Giant [and win friends and incite critics]
Listed

Silver: Paul Brent
Goal Oriented
CPA Magazine

Best Illustration

Gold: Sonia Roy
Ontario's Last Segregated School
Professionally Speaking

Silver: Sandra Dionisi
Workplace: Bully at Work
CPA Magazine

Best Regularly Featured Department or Column

Gold: Trish Snyder
Great Teaching (Exemplary OCT)
Professionally Speaking

Silver: Dr. Paul Caldwell, Dr. Ali Zentner, Dr. Dalhia Chiche-More
Spirit of Medicine: Reflective essays from Physicians
The Medical Post

Best Issue

Gold: Okey Chigbo, Editor
Bernadette Gillen, Art Director
May 2014: The Money Issue
CPA Magazine

Silver: Peggy Berkowitz, Editor
Underline Studio, Art Direction
Léo Charbonneau, Deputy Editor
November 2014: The Right to be Safe
University Affairs

Best One-of-a-Kind Article

Gold: Daniel Fish
The Well-oiled Machine 
Precedent

Silver: Mary Teresa Bitti
When Business is Personal
CPA Magazine

Best Resource/Infrastructure Article

Gold: Mark Anderson
Trust Never Sleeps
Listed

Silver: Steve Bouchard
Un monde connecté
Transport Routier

Best Merchandising or Marketing Article

Gold: Lisa van de Geyn
Mass Appeal
CPA Magazine
Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue
Sponsored by Newcom Business Media, Inc.

Gold: Gilbert Li, Art Director
Isabel Foo, Contributor
Fall 2014: A Well-oiled Machine
Precedent

Silver: Barb Woolley, Art Director

Miki Arai, Designer
Spring 2014: Partnership
UTSC Commons

Best Profile of a Person

Gold Winners (tie)
John Lorinc
Ready, Willing and Abel?
CPA Magazine

Valérie Lesage
Poussée de croissance
Les Affaires

Best News Coverage
Sponsored by CNW Group & MediaVantage

Gold: Martin Jolicoeur
Les nouveaux maîtres du ciel
Les Affaires

Silver: Colin Ellis
Full of Holes: Will 3G Capital Tear Tims to Bits?
D&A Magazine

Best Feature Article – Professional
Sponsored by Tri-Tech Canada, Inc.

Gold: Luis Millan
Cryptocurrency
Canadian Lawyer

Silver: Anthony Davis
Confronting Corruption
Lexpert

Best Feature Article – Trade

Gold: Melissa Di Costanzo
Harvesting Good Health
Registered Nurse Journal

Silver Winners (tie):

Carmelle Wolfson
On the Frontlines
OHS Canada

Leah Lawrence
Squeezed Out?
Oilweek

Best Cover

Gold: Rosanna Caira, Editor
Brianne Binelli, Managing Editor
Margaret Moore, Art Director
July/August 2014: The Food Issue
Foodservice and Hospitality

Silver: William Powell, Editor
Studio 141 Inc., Art Direction
Kristin Doucet, Managing Editor
Susan Ashukian, Photographer
Sugar Tart, Food Stylist
September 2014: On the Road to Great Nutrition
Professionally Speaking

 

To view a list of this year's winners as well as the sponsors, partners and judges of this year's Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, visit http://www.krwawards.ca.

ABOUT THE 61st ANNUAL KENNETH R. WILSON AWARDS
More than 100 magazines entered the competition, which was adjudicated by 77 volunteer judges. A total of 154 submissions from 57 Canadian B2B publications were nominated for awards in 21 written, visual and special categories. The 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards were produced by the Canadian Business Media Association, 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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
We thank our generous sponsors: Alliance for Audited Media, Canada Post, CNW Group & Media Vantage, Impresa Communications Ltd, Masthead Online, Newcom Business Media, Relay, Tri-Tech Canada, and University Affairs. The KRW Awards gratefully acknowledges its suppliers and its contributors who donated gifts in kind to support the awards program. We thank them for their generosity, interest and expertise.

ABOUT THE KENNETH R. WILSON AWARDS
The KRW Awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of Canadian business-to-business magazine content. Through this annual award program, we pay tribute to the memory of Kenneth R. Wilson, one of Canada's most prominent business writers.

SOURCE National Magazine Awards Foundation

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

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