CPA Magazine shines at 2016 business media awards

The magazine made a strong showing at the annual event with a total of six awards and 19 honourable mentions.

CPA Magazine was a big winner at the 62nd annual Canadian Business Media Awards in June, garnering three gold and three silver medals for features appearing in the 2015 calendar year. It also earned a total of 19 honourable mentions in written, visual and integrated categories.

The gold award in Best How-to or series of How-to articles went to “Leaders who follow” (August), a feature on reverse mentoring by senior editor Tamar Satov. “Simons says Shop” (May), a profile of Quebec-based department store Simons authored by freelance writer Kathryn Leger, was the winner in the Best profile of a company category. “Home James” (June/July), a feature on self-driving cars written by CPA Robert J. Parker, earned gold for Best infrastructure/resource article.

Silver awards went to:

Best how-to article or series of how-to articles : “The multitasking myth” (March), by Jane Langille
Best one-of-a-kind article: “Innovation nation” (June/July), by Steve Brearton
Best profile of a company: “He’s got mail” (March), by Paul Brent.

The CBM awards, which are presented each year in memory of noted business journalist Kenneth R. Wilson, are meant to recognize outstanding contributions to Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing. Gold, silver and honourable mention awards were presented in 21 written, visual, integrated and special categories at a gala held on June 7 in Toronto.

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