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Canadian Online Publishing Awards 2021

The entry fees this year have stayed at a reduced to help support the industry in what will be another tough year. The cost is $75 (It was $115 in 2019) per entry and the early bird is $50 (down from $95). All independent/ethnic publishers, non-profits and freelancers pay only $50. Schools get one free entry and each company can enter in two categories for free.

All entries must have been produced in the period of September 1, 2020 to  September 30, 2021 to be eligible and meet Canadian content requirements. Please enclose one completed entry form for each entry. For full contest rules and eligibility click here.

Entry deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2021 midnight PST. 

  1. One completed form per entry.
  2. Live active links to stories or pieces being judged, as required for each entry.
  3. Payment by credit card. $75+HST per entry per category.
  4. Early Bird Discount - Friday, August 13, 2020 - $50 per entry

Student Division Entries - One Free Entry per school
Any (public or private) high school or post-secondary institution in Canada can submit one student project for no cost in the Students/Schools Division. Additional entries can be submitted for $50 at the non-profit rate. Please enter promo code – free, when submitting the free entry.

Free Entry Categories - There will have two categories that any publisher can enter for free. This will be the Best Feel Good Story and Best Multi-cultural Story. This will allows companies to participate that would not normally enter an awards program to expand the reach of the COPA Awards program. Please enter promo code – free, when submitting the free entry. Please do this separate from any paid entries.

Special discount for Independent/ethnic publishers, non-profit organizations and freelancers.
This group are eligible to enter at the early bird discount rate of $50 at any time. They must check the "Independent Publisher/Ethnic Media/Non-profit/Freelancer" checkbox to get the special rate. All independent publishers will be verified by COPA staff to meet the 20 employee requirements upon registration. 

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Please click on the division first prior to selecting a category as the categories are different in each division and the form changes based on the selection.

Business-to-Business Media
This is to open to entries that cater to a special B2B niche that includes trade and association magazines, B2B companies and B2B ad/social campaigns.


Consumer Magazine Media
This is to open to entries that cater to consumer niches in a magazine format for content packaging that includes consumer magazines, radio/ TV stations, digital only brands and B2C ad/social campaigns.


24/7 News Media – News, Business, Sports, and Entertainment
This division caters to media outlets for news, current affairs, business, sports and entertainment. This division includes community newspapers, news/sports media, business magazines, TV, radio stations and digital.


Ethnic Media
This division caters to media brands that service the multi-cultural community in Canada and will include all languages but not French. Companies that are eligible in this categories can also enter into the other categories along with the English and French entries in the other divisions.


Students/School Projects
This is open to any (public or private) high school or post-secondary institution in Canada. Each school can submit one student project for no cost.

Please select your division here!
1. Best Feel Good Story (free)
2. Best Multicultural Story (free)
3. Best Blog Column/Videocast/Podcast
4. Best Photo Journalism
5. Best Podcast
6. Best Video Content
7. Best Content Marketing Campaign
8. Best Email Newsletter Design
9. Best Digital Edition Publication
10. Best Web Site
Please select your category here!
Briefly describe your entry and why it is the best in its category (400 words max.) Click here for judging criteria by category.
PLEASE PROVIDE LINKS TO YOUR ENTRY: (links can be video, podcasts, website, articles or links to PDF files for download)
Please upload a screenshot (jpg or png, 200 x 150 pixels w x h) of your entry/logo (jpg) that will be published on the COPA website when we announce the finalists in December.
Please provide copies of relevant creative files and documents for your entry. Video entries please provide a link that can be viewed by the judges. Maximum File size is 5MB
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Enter any instructions that may be necessary to help the judge(s) navigate through your entry or page. Note that all links indicated above must be active through to December 31, 2021 to ensure they are active at the time of judging. For content behind a pay wall please provide login and password or funds for any paid apps for 3 judges.
Credits will be published on the Canadian Online Publishing Awards website with all finalists and winners. Please indicate the names and job titles of all those who contributed to the publication of your piece (ex. Writer, editor, webmaster, web designer, creative director etc.)
Promo Code:
Total: $ 50.00 + HST
Payment must be made by credit card. Click submit to go to secured online payment page.

Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Entries must be received by midnight, Wednesday, September 30 2021 12 PM PST.

Note: Please keep a back-up of all entries prior to submitting as a precaution and all attached files must be 5mb or less.


May 1: Call for Judges
July 1: Call for Entries
Aug 13: Early Bird Deadline
Sept 30: Entry Deadline
Dec 1: Finalist Announcement
Feb 2022: COPA Awards (TBA)

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