TORONTO, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Two legacy publications of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) were honoured this week at the 59th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards.
The awards recognize excellence in business-to-business magazine publishing. In total, CAmagazine and CMA magazine collected five awards.
"This is a great accomplishment for both publications," said Kevin Dancey, FCPA, FCA, president and CEO, CPA Canada. "Big congratulations are in order as the awards are a testament to the commitment and innovation each magazine provides to members of the accounting profession and the business community."
It was a particularly special honour for CMA magazine, a legacy publication of The Society of Management Accountants of Canada. The magazine received its first ever nominations this year and captured the Silver award for Best Feature Article — Professional (by Naheed Mustafa).
CAmagazine, a legacy publication of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, led all publications with 17 nominations. It took home four awards (three Golds and one Silver).
The Gold honours were for Best Illustration (by Sarah Tyson), Best Professional Article (by John Lorinc) and Best Regularly Featured Department or Column (Fraud, by David Malamed). It was the second consecutive Gold award for Malamed.
CAmagazine's Silver award was for Best Photograph (by Nigel Dickson).
"We are proud to have the two publications recognized in this significant way," said Joy Thomas, FCMA, executive vice-president, CPA Canada. "The awards showcase not only the immense talent involved with the magazines but also the dedication of the editors, writers, illustrators and photographers."
The complete list of winners can be found online at: www.krwawards.ca.
From nearly 600 individual entries nationwide, the judges nominated 165 submissions from 63 different Canadian publications. The awards were presented in Toronto on June 4, 2013.
About CPA Canada
CPA Canada is the national organization representing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) profession in Canada. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) created the organization on January 1, 2013, to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the CPA banner. CPA Canada is responsible for providing services to CAs and CMAs on behalf of CICA and CMA Canada as well as to CPAs and CGAs participating in the unification effort. CPAs will serve the public interest across all sectors of the economy with integrity, sound ethical practices, disciplined regulation and proven strategic management and financial expertise. Accounting bodies representing almost 90 per cent of Canada's professional accountants are committed to unification or have already merged under the CPA banner.
SOURCE: CPA Canada
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