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Canadian Cover Awards 2016

Posted by Scott On March - 23 - 2016

news_green-125x125Last night Magazines Canada and the CMC hosted the annual Canadian Cover Awards.  MC Ron Sellwood announced that this year was a record for most submissions entered, with 88 applications.

Generous sposnorship prizes were handed out by Presse Commerce, Gateway, and AAM.  

Presse Commerce sponsored the Small Magazine category, and winners receive:  Gold: $3,000 of retail promotions; Silver: $2,000 of retail promotions;Bronze: $1,000 of retail promotions.

Gateway’s sponsorship is $3,000 for each Gold Winner (with the exception of Small Magazines, which Presse Commerce sponsored as above).

AAM awarded $500 to the Newsstand Marketer of the Year.

Mike Martin (CMMI) was named Newsstand Marketer of the Year.  

I’m delighted to report that clients of won 4 golds, 1 silver and one bronze in the eight categories hounored.

Gold winners were, Fly Fusion, Canada’s History, Legion and Canadian Geographic.  Silver went to Rotman Management, and Bronze to Canada’s History for their split covers in Aug/Sep 2015.

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Rotman 2016


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The Complete List of Winning Covers is here:

General interest, arts, lifestyle and regional

  1. Canadian Geographic, Jan/Feb 2015 (Gold)
  2. Toronto Life, July 2015 (Silver)
  3. Toronto Life, January 2015 (Bronze)

Home & Décor

  1. Canadian House & Home, January 2015 (Gold)
  2. Chez soi, July 2015 (Silver)
  3. Style at Home, July 2015 (Bronze)

Men’s Service

  1. Ignition, Winter 2014 (Gold)
  2. Ignition, Spring 2015 (Silver)
  3. Sharp, April 2015 (Bronze)

News, Business & Celebrity

  1. Canadian Business, winter 2014 (Gold)
  2. 7 Jours, September 2015 (Silver)
  3. L’actualité, February 2015 (Bronze)

SIPs & New Magazines

  1. Legion, November 2014 (Gold)
  2. Tellement bon, December 2014 (Silver)
  3. Canadian Living Specials – Summer BBQ Book (Bronze)

Small Magazines

  1. Canada’s History, December 2014/January 2015 (Gold)
  2. Rotman Management, Spring 2015 (Silver)
  3. Canada’s History, August/September 2015 (Bronze)

Sports & Leisure

  1. Fly Fusion, Winter 2015 (Gold)
  2. Canadian Aviator, November/December 2014 (Silver)
  3. The Hockey News, March 2015 (Bronze)

Women’s Service

  1. Elle Canada, September 2015 (Gold)
  2. Coup de Pouce, December 2014 (Silver)
  3. Canadian Living, November 2014 (Bronze)


Here are the other Gold covers:






Here are the other Silver covers:





Here are the other Bronze covers:







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About Me

Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.



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