COPA 2013 winners announced
The winners of the 2013 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) were unveiled Wednesday night at the Hoxton in Toronto.
Presented by Masthead, the COPAs celebrate excellence in digital journalism and design, honouring magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and online-only publishers. Awards were given out in three divisions: Red (consumer, custom, religious, public association); Blue (business-to-business, professional association, farm, scholarly); and Green (daily and community newspapers, radio, television).
New for this year were four Best of Canada awards, given to entries that scored the best among all divisions. Canadian Business won best website, CBC News took the prize for best interactive solution, AUX grabbed mobile solution of the year, and best content went to OpenCanada.org.
CBC News walked away the shiniest overall, leading the Green division with eight awards. It won five golds and two silvers along with its win for best interactive solution of the year. The Globe and Mail captured two golds and two silvers in the division. The Winnipeg Free Press, The Toronto Star, and the UBC Graduate School of Journalism each won three awards.
In the Red division, Maclean’s was the most decorated with seven total awards. The title garnered the most gold overall with six awards, including division wins for best news coverage, best smartphone app, and best use of social media. Four awards went toToronto Life, including golds for best smartphone app and best moble-optimized website.
Big winners in the Blue division included Canadian Business, who won four division golds and capped off the night with its nod for best website of the year. Sparksheet by Spafax garnered the most division wins with five golds (including best website design, infographic, and e-newsletter), and a silver.
The titles of best online-only publication went to Hazlitt (Red),the Toronto Standard (Green), and the Canadian International Council’s OpenCanada.org (Blue).
The COPAs were hosted by writer and editor Dave Jaffer of Maclaren McCann.
A full rundown of finalists and winners can be found at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards website. Stay tuned to Masthead as we update our photo gallery throughout the week.