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.

 

Call for Entries Opens January 2018

The Call for Entries for the 3rd Digital Publishing Awards - recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publishing – will open in January 2018. Follow our blog for updates about this year’s program!


The DPAs recognize and celebrate the innovative publishing teams that produce digital content in Canadian media—including those that support established brands in magazine, newspaper, broadcast and other journalism, as well as those that serve their audiences exclusively as digital brands.

 

2017 Winners 

75 Canadian digital publications participated in the DPAs, submitting the best of their digital content, design and innovation from the past year for consideration in 21 awards categories. 67 individuals volunteered their time, their expertise, and their passion for digital publishing in serving as judges for this year's awards. They nominated 85 entries from 34 different digital publications for this year's awards. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

 

 

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL PUBLISHING

 

Canadian Art won the Gold Medal for General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small Publications.

 

Honourable Mention in General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small Publications was awarded to Hakai Magazine, LiisBeth, National Observer, Toronto Life and YMC: Motherhood Unfiltered.

 

 

CBC News won the Gold Medal for General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publications

Honourable Mention in General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publications was awarded to The Globe and Mail.

 

EMERGING EXCELLENCE AWARD 

Naël Shiab of L’actualité was named this year’s recipient of the Emerging Excellence Award. The award honours an individual whose early work in Canadian digital publishing shows the highest degree of craft and promise.

 

 

DIGITAL PUBLISHING LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Digital Publishing Leadership Award was presented to Kenny Yum. The award honours an individual whose career contributions to Canadian digital publishing deserve recognition and celebration.

 

 

WINNERS HIGHLIGHTS

 

16 different publications received Digital Publishing Awards this year, including 10 publications which received their first-ever award.

 

Canadian Art, Canadian Press, Discourse Media, Hazlitt, HuffPost Canada, L’actualité, Policy Options, Ryerson Review of Journalism, VICE and Wedding Bells all won their first Digital Publishing Award this year.

 

CBC News, BuzzFeed Canada, Hakai Magazine, Today’s Parent, The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life won Digital Publishing Awards for the second year.

 

Naël Shiab won the inaugural Emerging Excellence Award, as well as the Silver Medal in Best Digital Initiative for his L’actualité piece, “Allez-vous être remplacé par un robot? Demandez-le à… notre robot!”

 

The Globe and Mail’sCrichton Farm ” story won Gold in two categories: Best Feature Article: Short and Best Social Storytelling.

 

Toronto Life won the Gold Medal in Best Digital Design for the second year in a row.

 

The leading publication in this year’s Digital Publishing Awards is The Globe and Mail, winning a total of 12 awards, including 8 Gold and 4 Silver. They also received Honourable Mention in General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publications.

 

LiisBeth, National Observer, YMC: Motherhood Unfiltered, FILLER Magazine, The Tyee, Daily Xtra, The Walrus, NUVO Magazine, GUTS Magazine, Maclean’s, NOW Magazine, Global News, Chatelaine, Sportsnet, urbania.ca, Fashion Magazine, and UBC School of Journalism all received Honourable Mention.

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Digital Publishing Awards gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada and the Ontario Arts Council, as well as its generous partners including Candescent, Very Good Studios, Vividata, Impresa Communications Ltd., CNW Group and Goetz Storytelling.

 

 

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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