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CMC and Magazines Canada Announce the Winners of the Canadian Cover Awards

Feb 27, 2014

The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) and Magazines Canada are proud to announce the winners of the Canadian Cover Awards/Grands prix canadiens - Meilleures couvertures, which were presented at an awards reception at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown on February 25. 

The Canadian Cover Awards recognize and celebrate the success and importance of magazine covers in Canadian single copy sales. Canadian magazine titles were invited to submit top-selling covers for consideration in seven award categories. Entries were open to issues sold on Canadian newsstands in 2013 (from September 2012 to September 2013) with final newsstand sales.

Newsstand sales were worth 50 percent of a title's final score, the remaining 50 percent determined by a panel of judges that included a retailer, a wholesaler, a national distributor, a circulation director and an art director.

And the gold winners of the Canadian Cover Awards are:

(Review the full list of gold, silver and bronze winners online.)

General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle and Regional

Gold: Zoomer December 2012/January 2013

Publisher: Gord Poland
Newsstand Consultant: Marisa Latini
Editor: Suzanne Boyd
Art Director: Stephanie White

Home and Decor

Gold: Décormag October 2012

Publisher: Lise Paul-Hus
Newsstand Consultant:  Christopher Purcell
Editor: Jean-François St-Michel
Art Director: Micheline Charest

News, Business & Celebrity

Gold: HELLO! Canada August 12, 2013

Publisher: Julie Osborne
Newsstand Consultant: Mark Hamill
Editor: Alison Eastwood
Art Director: Joanna Wood

SIPs and New Magazines

Gold: Véro V01 #1

Publisher: Lise Paul-Hus
Newsstand Consultant: Nathalie Libersan
Editor: Sylvie Poirier
Art Director: Chantal Ares

Small Magazines

Gold: Ottawa Magazine Summer 2013

Publisher: Dianne Wing
Newsstand Consultant: Annie Gabrielian
Editor: Sarah Brown
Art Director: Jane A. Corbett

Sports and Leisure

Gold: Sportsnet April 1, 2013

Publisher: Steve Maich
Newsstand Consultant: Mark Hamill
Editor: Steve Maich
Art Director: Jamie Hodgson

Women's Service

Gold: Chatelaine June 2013

Publisher: Rogers Media
Newsstand Consultant: Mark Hamill
Editor: Jane Francisco
Art Director: Sandy Kim

Newsstand Marketers of the Year

Bernie Menchise, TC Media and Craig Sweetman, CRS Media Consulting

This award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates true innovation and passion within a successful newsstand marketing project. This year's awards saw a tie for Newsstand Marketer of the Year: both Bernie Menchise of TC Media and Craig Sweetman of CRS Consulting were honoured. Bernie Menchise was integral to the 2013 refresh of Canadian Living and to maintaining Style at Home’s polybag premiums by forging relationships with partners. Despite budget cuts, her creativity and passion ensured that promotional dollars were spent in all the right places. Craig Sweetman manages circulation for 20 titles through his consultancy practice, CRS Consulting. He helped re-launch and build newsstand circulation for PRN Ignition and PASMAG, increased sales and efficiency for Sharp and its SIPs, and assisted OptiMYz as it transitioned to a paid circulation model. Menchise and Sweetman's ongoing passion and commitment to magazines and the role of the newsstand have made them this year's Newsstand Marketers of the Year.

The Canadian Cover Awards were held in Toronto on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at an awards reception generously sponsored by the Alliance for Audited Media.

CMC and Magazines Canada would like to thank all of the sponsors who made the Canadian Cover Awards possible: media sponsor Masthead; marketing sponsor Covers Sell; design sponsor K9 Design Co.; promotional retail sponsor Gateway Newsstands; and reception sponsor the Alliance for Audited Media.

About CMC
The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) is a volunteer organization that provides professional development, promotes fellowship within the circulation profession and strives to raise the profile of circulation professionals by rewarding outstanding achievement. Memberships are offered to individuals rather than magazines. Visit

About Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French and English member titles offer a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth, made available on multiple platforms. The association focuses on government affairs, services to the advertising trade, circulation marketing and the development of career skills for and the recognition of excellence among the people who work in Canada’s magazine media. Visit

For more information:

Tony Danas
Circulation Management Association of Canada

Brianne DiAngelo
Manager, Communications
Magazines Canada
416.504.0274 x227


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