The 2014 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) finalists were announced today, and National Magazine Award winners Toronto Life, The Walrus, Fashion Magazine and Canadian Living are among the leading nominees.
In the Red division (“consumer market niche content and companies”), Toronto Life leads all publications with
7 8 nominations. Other major nominees in the Red division include Money Sense, Style at Home, Cottage Life, Canadian Family and Taddle Creek, all of whom are National Magazine Awards winners.
Awards at the COPAs include Best Website Design, Best Blog, Best Use of Social Media, Best Mobile Solution, and more.
Each of three divisions (red, blue, green) grants awards in 15 digital categories. The COPAs also expanded their mandate this year to include corporations and ad agencies in addition to media companies. As noted on the website:
… as the COPAs have been restricted in the past to media publishers, any company and ad agency this year can enter the COPAs this year. The divisions have also been changed to reflect the blurred lines between traditional and digital media as to the type of content that is produced.
There are also 3 new Best of Canada categories: Best Digital Solution of the Year, Best Online Ad of the Year, and Best Content of the Year.
The 2014 COPA Party will be held on Thursday, November 20, at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, where the winners will be announced.
The call for entries for this year’s National Magazine Awards will be December 1.
Image via COPA website.