TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the Canadian Business Press (CBP) announced the finalists in 24 categories for the 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson (KRW) Awards, honouring excellence in Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing.
From nearly 600 individual entries nationwide, the KRW Awards' 73 volunteer judges nominated a total of 162 submissions from 63 different Canadian B2B publications for awards in 24 written, visual, digital 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 4, at the 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala, presented by CDS Global.
As this year's Master of Ceremonies, the KRW Awards is thrilled to welcome back Tom Gierasimczuk, vice-president, editorial (trade and consumer) at Canada Wide Media, and editor-in-chief of BCBusiness magazine. For tickets and other information—and to view the complete list and full text of nominees—please visit krwawards.ca.
This year there are 2 divisions for the category Magazine of the Year. The 3 finalists for Magazine of the Year—Professional are CAmagazine, Marketing and Up Here Business. The 3 finalists for Magazine of the Year—Trade are Oilweek, Renovation Contractor and Salon Magazine.
CAmagazine, published by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada, leads all publications with 17 nominations, followed by Marketing (Rogers Publishing) with 12, Les Affaires (TC Media) with 9, and Precedent (Law + Style Media Inc) and University Affaires (Association of University and Colleges of Canada) with 8 each.
Top Nominated Magazines for the 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards:
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Among individual nominees, James Menzies leads all writers with 4 nominations for his work in Truck News, Truck West and Motortruck Fleet Executive (published by Business Information Group). Garnering 3 individual writing nominations are Steve Bouchard (Transport Routier; Newcom Business Media), Jeff Buckstein (Statements; CGA Media) and Nicolas Mesly (Le Coopérateur agricole; La Coop fédérée).
Art director Barb Woolley has collected 6 nominations for her studio's (Hambly & Woolley, Inc.) design of Precedent and CMA magazines.
In the special category Best Cover the 5 finalists are Canadian Architect, Foodservice & Hospitality, Les Affaires, Oilsands Review and Precedent.
The magazines vying for the special award Best Issue of 2012 are Canadian Interiors, CMA Magazine, Les Affaires, Marketing, Oilsands Review, Precedent, University Affairs and Up Here Business.
Congratulations to all the nominees! The complete list of finalists can be found at krwawards.ca.
59th KRW AWARDS GALA
The 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the elegant Grand Banking Hall at One King West, Toronto. Doors will open at 6:30 for a wine reception presented by Canada Post Corporation and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and the awards presentation will follow at 7:30pm. The presenting sponsor is CDS Global.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto — just minutes from the site of MagNet Canadian magazines conference (June 4-7) — One King West is one of the city's treasured historical buildings, established in the mid-nineteenth century as the home of the original Michie & Co. Grocers & Wine Merchants, and later the head office of the Dominion Bank for 126 years until its conversion into a hotel. Beaux-Arts in style with Renaissance Revival detailing, the building's signature feature is the Grand Banking Hall, which with its 35-foot ceilings, Italianate arches and marble deposit tables provides a classical and elegant setting to one of the Canadian media industry's most celebrated events: the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards.
The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards invites you to be a part of this special night, the 59th in a glorious tradition recognizing excellence in Canadian B2B publishing. For tickets and other information—and to view the complete list and full text of nominees—please visit krwawards.ca.
The 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards are produced by Canadian Business Press. The KRW Awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of business-to-business magazine content and is supported in part by the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. 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 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards are produced by Canadian Business Press. The KRW Awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of business-to-business magazine content and is supported in part by the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
SOURCE: National Magazine Awards Foundation
For further information:
Richard A. Johnson, Media Liaison