AWARDS PRESENTED TO THE CREATOR (with a $500 cash prize)
1. Best Column or Regularly Featured Department
Three examples of a single, regularly appearing department or column from three different issues.
2. Best Profile of a Company
Any article offering readers insight into the operational practices of a company, organization or trade/professional group.
3. Best Profile of a Person
Any article offering readers insight into the leadership of an individual who has made an impact in his/her company, industry, trade or profession.
4. Best Feature Article: Trade
Any in-depth feature dealing with subjects, events or developments of importance to a trade publication’s readers and industry.
5. Best Feature Article: Professional
Any in-depth feature dealing with subjects, events or developments of importance to a professional publication’s readers and industry.
6. Best News Coverage
Any article offering readers timely information and background of an important news event affecting the marketplace served by the publication.
7. Best How-to Article or Series of Articles
Any article informing readers how to do their jobs better, more efficiently or more productively.
8. Best Series of Articles
Any collection of articles (maximum 3) on a single related topic or subject.
9. Best Photograph
Any original photograph by a Canadian photographer, commissioned by the publication.
10. Best Illustration
Any original illustration by a Canadian illustrator, commissioned by the publication.
AWARDS PRESENTED TO THE MAGAZINES (no cash prizes)
11. Best Editorial
Any specific editorial or a series of editorials (maximum 3) on the same topic. An editorial is a column or short article that expresses the opinion of the publication carrying it.
12. Best Newsletter
The best email newsletter by a B2B publisher. Design, content, editorial strategy and use of the email medium will be considered in judging.
13. Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread
Art direction of an opening spread or complete feature.
14. Best Cover
Any single publication cover.
15. Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue
Art direction of a complete issue.
16. Best Issue
The best overall issue of a publication in terms of the impact and usefulness relative to its editorial mandate. This award is open to any regularly produced issue as well as thematic and anniversary issues and SIPs. The intent is to reward general excellence by the entire editorial team in production of a single issue.
17. Best Publisher
This award will go to the publisher whose brand best delivers on their editorial mandate through numerous platforms, which may include, in addition to a print or digital magazine: websites, special issues or other publications, mobile apps, tablet editions, social media platforms, television shows, podcasts, events, merchandising or any other initiatives or forms of audience engagement. Entries will be evaluated on how clearly it aligns its editorial mission with journalistic excellence, presentation, service to readers, innovation, and use of multiple content platforms to serve and grow the brand’s audience.
18. Best Magazine
This award will go to the publication that displays overall excellence in content and design, and that most consistently mirrors its mandate/mission (as published in the media kit) and most effectively engages and serves the needs of its readers.
19. B2B Leadership Award
This award recognizes outstanding career achievement, contributions to the industry, and overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B media industry. This award is open to anyone working in the B2B publishing industry: journalist, writers, creators, editors, publishers, art directors, circulation experts, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, production managers.