The Inaugural Digital Publishing Awards
The Digital Publishing Awards foster, recognize and promote excellence in editorial content, published digitally in Canada, through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.
  • Jan 7: Call for Submissions
  • Feb 8: Early-Bird Deadline
  • Feb 16: Final Submissions Deadline
  • May 4: Announcement of Finalists
  • Jun 9: Digital Publishing Awards Soiree

 

Announcing the nominees for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards

The Digital Publishing Awards recognize excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publishing. The DPAs provide a platform to promote and reward the achievements of those who create digital publishing content in Canada—the writers and editors, designers and developers, video and podcast producers, photographers and illustrators, and many others. The program aims to recognize, celebrate and promote to a national audience the innovative publishing teams that produce digital content in Canadian media.

 

This year, 63 Canadian digital publications participated in the DPAs, submitting the best of their digital content, design and innovation from the past year for consideration in 14 awards categories. 42 individuals volunteered their time, their expertise, and their passion for digital publishing in serving as judges for this year’s awards. They have nominated 66 entries from 21 different digital publications for this year’s awards, including 5 finalists for the coveted award of Digital Publication of the Year.

 

And the nominees are…

 

(See live.digitalpublishingawards.ca for nominated work and more) 

 

DIGITAL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

Canadian Business

CBCNews.ca

L'actualité

Maclean’s

Toronto Life

 

         

 

   

 

BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE

L'actualité: Le Signal

National Film Board of Canada: I Love Potatoes

The Globe and Mail: Tools Suite

Toronto Star: Star Touch Slice

 

BEST USE OF MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

Maclean’s

Sportsnet

Today’s Parent

Toronto Life

 

BEST DIGITAL DESIGN

Air Canada enRoute: Canada’s Best New Restaurants

Hakai Magazine: hakaimagazine.com

Maclean’s: The Bulldog Edition

Toronto Life: torontolife.com

Toronto Star: Star Touch

 

Visit live.digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the nominations in all 14 categories.

Follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA16.

 

Top Nominees for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards

Publication

Nominations

Maclean’s

11

The Globe and Mail

10

Toronto Star

8

CBCNews.ca

6

Toronto Life

5

L’actualité

4

Sportsnet

4

Hakai Magazine

3

Buzzfeed Canada

2

Torontoist

2

 

 

Also receiving a nomination: Air Canada enRoute, Canadaland, Canadian Art, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, International Reporting Program, National Film Board of Canada, Planète F Magazine, The Walrus, Today’s Parent, and TVO.org.

 

DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARDS SOIREE

Join members of Canada’s digital publishing industry for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards soirée on Thursday, June 9 in the newly redesigned Portland Room at the Spoke Club in Toronto’s King West district.

 

The awards soirée will be hosted by Toronto-based writer, editor, and radio producer Christopher Frey. A Currently the Toronto correspondent for Monocle, he’s a six-time National Magazine Award–winner and has contributed to The Guardian, The Walrus, Globe and Mail, Icon, Maisonneuve, Azure, and CBC Radio. In a past life Chris was the founding editor of Hazlitt, the Toronto Standard and Outpost magazine. In a future life (and any day now) he will finally complete his book Broken Atlas, a collection of international reportage.

 

Tickets include one free drink and food provided by the Spoke Club’s classically trained chef Rob Klunder, who creates sophisticated dishes influenced by seasonal ingredients, prepared simply but with flair. Cash bar and celebration of Canadian digital media will continue throughout the evening.

 

Digital Publishing Awards Soirée

Thursday, June 9 at 7pm

Portland Room, Spoke Club

600 King St West, Toronto

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The National Magazine Awards Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund.

 

The Digital Publishing Awards gratefully acknowledges its sponsors, including Candescent, Evolusent, Suite 66, Very Good Studios, Viafoura and Vividata.

 

The National Magazine Awards Foundation offers its sincere thanks to the highly skilled professionals who generously contributed their time and expertise as judges of the inaugural Digital Publishing Awards competition.

 

SPONSORHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

 

About the Digital Publishing Awards

The DPAs are managed by the National Magazine Awards Foundation,  a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to facilitate a program of awards and publicity efforts to strengthen digital publishing in Canada. The program is guided by a steering committee composed of industry leaders. To become involved with the Foundation or the DPAs, or to request more information, please contact us at staff@digitalpublishingawards.ca

 

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