CBM Announces the 61st KRW Awards Nominees

The KRW judges have completed their evaluations and the nominations for the 61st Annual Awards ceremony are ready! After a comprehensive judging period, finalists in 21 categories will be recognized for their excellence in Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing.

Regarded as one of Canada’s top business writers, Kenneth R. Wilson wrote with clarity and authority as an editor and journalist. In 1952, he died in a tragic airplane crash at the age of 47. 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.

More than 100 magazines entered the competition which was adjudicated by 77 volunteer judges. A total of 154 submissions from 57 Canadian B2B publications are nominated for awards in 21 written, visual and special categories. Certain awards are organized into two divisions: trade publications and professional publications.


The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be presented at the Grand Banking Hall at One King West in Toronto, on Tuesday June 2, during the KRW Awards gala. For tickets and information, as well as to view the complete list and full text of nominees, please visit krwawards.ca.


One of the KRW’s most prestigious awards is for Magazine of the Year. This award goes to the publication that displays overall excellence in content and design, and that most consistently mirrors its mandate/mission and most effectively engages and serves the needs of its readers.

The three finalists for each division are:

Professional: CPA Magazine, Marketing, University Affairs

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Trade: Canadian Grocer, Oilsands Review, Renovation Contractor

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Some other notable nominations include:

CPA Magazine leads all publications with 20 nominations. Ranking second are University Affairs and Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession with 10 nominations, followed closely by Les Affaires with 8 nominations.

In the special category Best Cover, the seven finalists are Benefits Canada, Canadian Grocer, Canadian Lawyer, Education Forum, Foodservice and Hospitality, Professionally Speaking, and first-time participant Skies.

The magazines in contention for the special award Best Issue of 2014 are Canadian Architect, CPA Magazine, Foodservice and Hospitality, Precedent, Pour parler profession and University Affairs.

We had many first-time participants this year, with publications such as Aboriginal Business Quarterly, Canadian HR Reporter, Corporate Risk Canada, Hardlines Home Improvement Quarterly, Natural  Resources Magazine, Sketch, Skies and Vertical joining the roster of this year’s nominees.


The KRW Awards are produced by the Canadian Business Media (CBM).

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