The Digital Publishing Awards
Produced by the National Media Awards Foundation, the Digital Publishing Awards promote and reward the achievements of those who create digital publishing content in Canada.



 

And the nominees are....

 

 

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 nominees of the 2nd annual awards program, recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publications. Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be presented at the Digital Publishing Awards soirée on Thursday, June 1 at the Spoke Club on King Street West in Toronto, hosted by author and illustrator Evan Munday. Gold winners in most categories include a $500 cash prize. Tickets are on sale at HERE.

 

Nominations Website
Nominations List (PDF)
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CREDIT CHANGES: If you would like to make any credit changes, please send details to info@digitalpublishingawards.ca before Monday May 1, 2017. 

 

This year, 75 Canadian digital publications entered the DPAs, submitting entries representing the best of their digital content, design and innovation from the past year for consideration in 21 awards categories. For the 2017 program, the DPAs expanded the number of categories to better reflect the breadth of digital journalism in Canada. 

 

"What an incredible year for Canada's community of digital publishers and creators. As I review the work nominated by our wonderful judges, I am blown away by the incredible talent, creativity, and innovation that characterizes each of this year's nominees. Digital publishing in Canada has never been stronger or more effective in engaging readers. I look forward to welcoming our nominees and industry members to the DPA Soiree on June 1." -Nino Di Cara, president, Digital Publishing Awards

 

Our dedicated roster of 67 judges volunteered their time, their expertise, and their passion for digital publishing in serving on this year’s jury. They have nominated 85 entries from 34 different digital publications for this year's awards, as well as three standout recipients for the Emerging Excellence Award.

 

The jury has also selected the inaugural recipient of the Digital Publishing Leadership Award. This prestigious recognition will be presented to Kenny Yum, managing editor of The Huffington Post Canada and AOL Canada. As a celebrated and widely recognized leader, innovator and mentor, the DPAs are honoured to recognize Kenny’s contributions to the Canadian digital publishing industry.

 

Also new this year, we will be presenting the Emerging Excellence Award, honouring an individual whose early work in Canadian digital publishing shows the highest degree of craft and promise. This year's jury has nominated three standout individuals, with the single winner being announced at the Digital Publishing Award Soirée on Thursday June 1. The three candidates are Manisha Krishnan, VICE, Naël Shiab, L'actualité and Tom Cardoso, The Globe and Mail.

 

The General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small Publication has six nominees:

 

The General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publication has two nominees:

 

Visit live.digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the nominations in all 21 categories.

Follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA17.

 

CREDIT CHANGES: If you would like to make any credit changes, please send details to info@digitalpublishingawards.ca before Monday May 1, 2017.

 

NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS

Numerous publications received a first nomination this year, including Discourse MediaDaily XtraFashion MagazineFILLER MagazineGlobal News (globalnews.ca), GUTS MagazineLiisbethNational ObserverNOW MagazineNUVO MagazinePolicy OptionsRyerson Review of JournalismThe Canadian PressThe Tyeeurbania.caVICEWeddingbells andYMC.

 

The top nominees this year are The Globe and Mail (17), CBC News (11), BuzzFeed Canada (5), Hakai Magazine (5), The Huffington Post Canada (4), Toronto Life (4) and VICE (3).

 

Canadian ArtGlobal NewsHazlittMaclean’sPolicy OptionsToday’s Parent and L’actualité earned two nominations each.

 

For the second year in a row, Air Canada enRoute’s “Best New Restaurants” guide is nominated, this year for Best Digital Editorial Package.

 

TorontoLife.com is nominated for the second time in the Best Digital Design category.

The Maclean’s story “How to Go On, After Leonard Cohen” written by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall is nominated twice, in both Arts & Culture and Best Personal Essay.

The “Crichton Farm” piece published in The Globe and Mail is nominated twice, in both Best Short Feature and Best Social Storytelling.

 

Top entered news stories of 2016 include the fentanyl crisis, the Fort McMurray wildfires, cyber security, marijuana legalization and the Canadian real estate market.

 

Visit live.digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the nominations in all 21 categories.

 

Tickets are now on sale for the Digital Publishing Awards Soirêe. Click here for event and ticket details. 

 

How can I support the Digital Publishing Awards?

Sponsors and suppliers, please contact us to find out more about supporting the DPAs.

 

About the Digital Publishing Awards

Produced by the National Media Awards Foundation, the Digital Publishing Awards 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 DPA program recognizes, celebrates and promotes to a national audience the innovative publishing teams that produce digital content in Canadian media. 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 info@digitalpublishingawards.ca

 

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