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COPA NEWS AND NOTES
The Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) celebrates its 8th year in 2016.

The call for entries begins May 2, 2016 for this year’s awards program. Based on industry feedback and consultation we have made some changes.

New awards for 2016 in the best website category, which will include one for Trade Media, Associations, Women’s Service, Men’s Service, Niche publications, Community News and Radio stations. There will also be a podcast award for the growing use of audio by content creators. There will be a special award for the Best Academic Project for schools across Canada to have more students participate in this national competition. Television stations can enter in the best multiplatform solution category, as they will be eligible this year. Regional winners/national finalists will be recognized for the Best of Canada Awards for the West, Ontario, Quebec and Maritime regions.

The broadening of the awards program opens the door to new industry participation as part of the COPA mandate to promote all the great content in the evolving digital landscape with a level playing field for all entrants, and be as inclusive whenever possible. Today’s landscape has various forms of media crisscrossing each other on a wide range of platforms that include TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, computer, video games, tablet, and smartphones—and the 2016 COPAs will be a reflection of that.

The COPAs always needs volunteers for judges and sponsors to make it happen each year, so if you or your company can help please let them know. You can follow the COPA awards on Twitter #COPAwards or Linkedin

COPA 2015 Medal Standings
BRAND PUBLISHER Medal(s) Total
The Globe and Mail The Globe and Mail 4G, 3S 7
Maclean's Rogers Media Inc 4G 2S 6
University Affairs University Affairs 5G 5
Canadian Living TVA Group 3G, S 4
YummyMummyClub (YMC) YummyMummyClub.ca (YMC) 3 G, S 4
ITWC IT World Canada 2G, 2S 4
Salon Magazine Salon Communications Inc 3G 3
TSN/Favela United Bell Media 2G, S 3
Today's Parent Rogers Media Inc. G, 2S 3
CTV News Bell Media 2G 2
ELLE Canada TVA Group 2G 2
Graduate School of Journalism University of British Columbia 2G 2
CBC News  CBC News G, S 2
Open Canada OpenCanada.org G, S 2
Thenewfamily.com Thenewfamily.com G, S 2
Toronto Star Toronto Star G, S 2
Yahoo News and Sports Yahoo Canada G, S 2
Elevate Magazine Salon Communications Inc G,S 2
Huffington Post AOL Canada G,S 2
Sportsnet Magazine Rogers Media Inc G,S 2
Manitoba Co-operator Farm Business Communications 2S 2
W Dish Corus Entertainment 2S 2
Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg Free Press 2S 2
Curiosities Sheridan College  S 1
Alberta Oil Magazine Venture Publishing G 1
Alberta Venture Magazine Venture Publishing G 1
Canada's History Canada's History G 1
Ontario OUT OF DOORS Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine G 1
Sharp Magazine Contempo Media G 1
Canadian Art Canadian Art Foundation S 1
Canadian Mortgage Professional KMI Publishing and Events Ltd. S 1
Chatelaine Rogers Media Inc. S 1
CPA Canada Member News CPA Canada S 1
Insurance Business Canada KMI Publishing and Events Ltd. S 1
Made in Italy Sid Lee S 1
National Post National Post S 1
Pollock and Company Modern Earth Inc. S 1
Primary Care Toolkit RNAO S 1
REMI Network MediaEdge Communications S 1
Sparksheet Spafax S 1
Today's Trucking Magazine Newcom Business Media S 1
UC Observer UC Observer S 1
Vitamin Daily Glacier Media S 1
Wingd Wingd Canada S 1
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2016 COPA JUDGES

F. Butihen

K. Hounjet

D. Chezzi

P. Walsh

U. Hawthorn
Gold Awards
Silver Awards
Finalist Awards
IMPORTANT DATES
April 6, 2016 >> Call for Judges
May 2, 2016 >> Call for Entries
June 3, 2016 >> Early Bird Deadline
July 11, 2016 >> Entry Deadline
July 15, 2016 >> Entry Extended Deadline
Sept 14, 2016 >> Finalist Announcement
Nov 7, 2016 >> Awards Event @
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