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COPA 2020 Winners to be announced on February 4, 2021 in an Re-Invented Digital Event

The COPA 2020 Winners will be announced on Thursday, February 4, 2021 for the 12th Annual COPA Awards that will be held in a digital venue this year. The re-invented COPA digital event will have an innovative approach to your typical Zoom call meeting. Each attendee will have their own personal avatar to virtually walk the venue and can go on the stage to receive their award.  The event will all enable attendees to network and party together as you can send over drink emoticon and start a chat  or go into room with for a group social with video.  There will also be speakers from Business Wire and Happyfication for journalists, content creators and publishers.The COPAs will have an After Party activity on a Paradise Island for you to party with your team. Tickets are $30 each. For more information CLICK HERE
Registration Deadline is Friday, January 29.

Hakai Magazine is the Big Winner of the 2019 COPA Awards

The winners of the COPAs for 2019 were awarded last night over a 10 course dinner party event at Dim Sum King in Toronto that saw Hakai Magazine win 6 Gold and 3 silver. Hakai Magazine is based in Victoria, BC and explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. HuffPost Canada won 6 medals with 3 Gold and 3 Silvers. Bell Media won 5 with 2 Gold and 3 Silver. The event was broadcast live on Twiiter through the #mastheadmag and #COPAwards hashtags

Who was the Best of the Best?


The best of of the best competition from all the entries saw the following results for the Best of Canada. Gold was won by Hakai Magazine for Best Digital Content for their investigative article on Human Smuggling and Silver went to Local Love /United Way.

The Gold for Best Publication was awarded to a surprise winner Fête Chinoise an entry in the new Ethnic Media Division, an upscale lifestyle publication for the Chinese community. Silver was won by Vancouver Magazine.

The Best Digital Solution Gold went to Top Hat for their cloud based teaching resources website for the post secondary market and silver was won by Hakai Magazine. The Independent publisher of the year Gold award went to Hakai Magazine with the Local Love/United Way winning silver.

Entries in French saw Roast Battle Le Grand Duel a comedy website win Gold that is produced by Comediha and HuffPost Quebec winning Gold on the use use of IUDs for Best Service Article. RDS won two silver for their coverage of the NHL Trade Deadline ( Best News Coverage) and the Raptors (Best Sports Feature).

The COPA Awards through its partnership with News Canada and their members saw two community news publications win Silver. Soo Today, part of the Village Media network won silver for its article on Steel Mills for Best Continuing coverage of News story and Grand and Gorgeous a publication produced by the Wellington Advertiser win silver for Best Print and Digital Publication that came in a very close second with Vancouver Magazine that won Gold.

Ryerson University won Gold in the Best Interactive/Inforgraphic category on Hong Kong (Students from Ryerson)

The Academic division saw Carleton University win 3 Golds in one of the most competitive competitions to date with entries from 9 schools that included BCIT Students Association, McGill, Queens, Ryerson, Sheridan College, UBC, University of King’s College and York University.

University Affairs was the big winner in the B2B Division with 4 mdeals with 3 Gold and 1 silver, followed by a bunch of winners with two medals each Annex Media (2 Gold), CPA Canada (Gold and Silver), Laywers Weely (Gold and Silver), Remi Network (2 Silver)

For a compete list winners click here

Watch the Live Twitter Broadcast of the COPAS!

May 1, 2020: Call for Judges
July 1, 2020: Call for Entries
Aug 14, 2020: Early Bird Deadline
Sept 30, 2020: Entry Deadline
Oct 9, 2020: Ext. Entry Deadline
Dec 1, 2020: Finalist Announcement
Feb 4, 2021: COPA Awards (Digital Version)

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