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Canadian Business Press Announces the Nominations for the 60th Anniversary Kenneth R. Wilson Awards

May 5, 2014

TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Business Press (CBP) announced today the finalists in 22 categories for the 60th anniversary Kenneth R. Wilson (KRW) Awards, honouring excellence in Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing.

From nearly 550 individual entries nationwide, the KRW Awards' 72 volunteer judges nominated a total of 178 submissions from 69 different Canadian B2B publications for awards in 22 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 3, at the 60th anniversary KRW Awards gala.

As this year's Master of Ceremonies, the KRW Awards is honoured to announce Allan Britnell. Long-time freelance writer and editor for various B2B publications, Mr. Britnell is also the President of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. For tickets and information, as well as to view the complete list and full text of nominees, please visit krwawards.ca.

2013 NOMINATIONS

This year's finalists for the prestigious Magazine of the Year Award are:

Professional Division: BCBusiness, Marketing and Professionally Speaking

Trade DivisionOilsands Review, Renovation Contractor and Retail News

CAmagazine leads all publications with 19 nominations, including 6 in the category Best Illustration. Ranking second is Professionally Speaking with 12 nominations, followed by University Affairs and CMA Magazine with 9 each.

Top Nominated Magazines for the 60th anniversary Kenneth R. Wilson Awards:

Magazine

Written

Visual

Special, Digital

& Integrated

Total

CAmagazine

10

9

0

19

Professionally Speaking

6

2

4

12

University Affairs

5

3

1

9

CMA magazine

3

4

2

9

Marketing

5

1

1

7

Up Here Business

4

1

1

6

Canadian Grocer

2

1

1

4

Canadian Lawyer

3

0

1

4

L'actualitÉ mÉdicale

4

0

0

4

OHS

4

0

0

4

Precedent

0

1

3

4

Statements

4

0

0

4

The Medical Post

4

0

0

4

Foodservice and Hospitality

3

1

0

4



 

NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS

Among individual nominees, Colin Ellis gathered 4 nominations for his article "RE-Shoring: Coming home to Canada?" published in Statements.

Garnering 3 writing nominations areSteve Bouchard (Transport Routier), James Menzies (Truck Newsand Truck West), Trish Snyder(Professionally Speaking), Rosanna Tamburri (University Affairs) and Russ Martin (Marketing).

In the visual category Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue, collecting three nominations each are art director Bernadette Gillen (CAmagazine) and Barbara Woolley of Hambly & Woolley, Inc. (CMA magazine and SRI Magazine). Barbara and CMA magazine are also nominated in the Best Issue category.  Finally, illustrator Katy Lemay collected three nominations in the Best Illustration category.

In the special category Best Cover, the six finalists are Canadian Grocer, Canadian Lawyer, Precedent, Professionally Speaking, Renovation Contractor and Up Here Business.

The magazines vying for the special award Best Issue of 2013 are BCBusiness, Canadian Interiors, CMA magazine (2 nominations), Design Edge Canada, Professionally Speaking (2 nominations) and University Affairs.

In the digital category Website of the Year, the finalists are from ACQ Construire, Advisor to Client, Jobpostings Magazine and Salon Magazine.

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

60th KRW AWARDS GALA

The 60th Anniversary Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the elegant Grand Banking Hall at One King West, Toronto. Doors will open at 6:30 for a wine reception and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and the awards presentation will follow at 7:30.

The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards invites you to be a part of this special night, the 60th 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 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 60th anniversary Kenneth R. Wilson Awards are produced by Canadian Business Press. 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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