Members of the Canadian B2B publishing industry gathered last Tuesday for the 61st Annual Kenneth R. Wilson at the beautiful Grand Banking Hall at One King West in Toronto. Forty awards were presented to numerous B2B magazines to recognize their publishing excellence over the previous year.
The most prestigious award of the evening was for Magazine of the Year. The award is divided into two divisions: trade and professional.
The winner of the 2014 Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best Professional Magazine is University Affairs, published by the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada: Christine Tausig Ford (publisher); Peggy Berkowitz (editor) and Underline Studio (art direction).
University Affairs also won gold in Best Professional Article and Art Direction of an Opening Spread or Complete Feature, and silver for Best Issue.
What the jury said about University Affairs:
The grid brings interesting rhythm to the magazine, thanks to the bilingual content and the diversity of the visual features. Thoughtful and astute editorial choices are reflected in the illustrations, typography and the conceptual photography. The magazine is well-organized, young, diversified, current and bold, and features a harmonious balance of visual elements and editorial content.
The winner of the 2014 Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best Trade Magazine is Canadian Grocer, published by Rogers Publishing Ltd.: Jennifer Litterick (publisher); Rob Gerlsbeck (editor); Lindsay Maclachlan (art director).
Canadian Grocer also received an honourable mention for Best Cover.
What the jury said about Canadian Grocer:
This magazine knows that its readers are not only grocers, but also people. The publication features a nice mix of short and long reads, profiles and big-picture features presented in engaging layouts with loads of entry points.
Leading all magazines with a total of 6 awards and 14 Honourable Mentions is CPA Magazine; the magazine won gold for Best Issue, Best Merchandising or Marketing Article and Best Profile of a Person. Coming second is Professionally Speaking, with 5 awards and as many honourable mentions, and University Affairs, with 4 awards and 6 honourable mentions.
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Also winning a Silver award were Lexpert, The Medical Post, Le Médecin du Québec, UTSC Commons, Transport Routier, OHS Canada and Building magazine.
Best Editorial – Sponsored by Canada Post Corporation
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Best Professional Article – Sponsored by Alliance for Audited Media
Best Industrial or Manufacturing Article
Machinery & Equipment MRO
Best How-To Article or Series of How-To Articles
Art Direction of an Opening Spread or Complete Feature
Underline Studio, Art Direction
Best Profile of a Company – Sponsored by Impresa Communications, Ltd.
Best Regularly Featured Department or Column
Best One-of-a-Kind Article
Best Resource/Infrastructure Article
Best Merchandising or Marketing Article
Lisa van de Geyn
Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue – Sponsored by Newcom Business Media, Inc.
Best Profile of a Person (two-way tie)
Best News Coverage – Sponsored by CNW Group & MediaVantage
Best Feature Article – Professional – Sponsored by Tri-Tech Canada, Inc.
Best Feature Article – Trade
Melissa Di Costanzo
Registered Nurse Journal
Foodservice and Hospitality
To view all of this year’s winners as well as the sponsors, partners and judges of this year’s Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, visit www.krwawards.ca.
Thank you to all those that submitted to this year’s awards program, especially our generous sponsors: Alliance for Audited Media, Canada Post, CNW Group & Media Vantage, Impresa Communications Ltd, Masthead Online, Newcom Business Media, Relay, Tri-Tech Canada, and University Affairs.