Tonight we honour and celebrate Canada’s top digital creators and publications at the 2nd annual Digital Publishing Awards.

Awards in 21 categories will be presented on stage, including the two divisions in General Excellence in Digital Publishing, Digital Publishing Leadership Award and the Emerging Excellence Award.

Where: The Spoke Club, Portland Room (2nd floor) 600 King St. W, Toronto [MAP]
When: 6:00 p.m. Reception    |    7:00 p.m. Awards Show Begins
Why: To recognize the outstanding work of Canada’s top digital creators and publications.

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Evan Munday is the author and illustrator of the a series of novels for young adults, The Dead Kid Detective Agency (ECW Press). The first two books in the series were both nominated for the Silver Birch Award. The third, Loyalist to a Fault, was not. He currently works as community manager for Type Books, co-hosts an Archie Comics podcast, and draws a notable Canadian every day and posts the illustration on Twitter using the hashtag #365Canadians.


Tickets in advance are $50 and include the show, a drink ticket and nibbles. Tickets will be sold at the door for $60. Cash or Credit Card accepted.

NOTE:  Physical tickets have not be mailed out — simply arrive and check in at the registration desk.

Who are the nominees?
Check out all the nominees for the 2nd annual Digital Publishing Awards, or view the entire winners list for a quick reference.

Not able to come?
Follow our twitter handle @DPAwards and #DPA17 for a cascade of exciting live tweets throughout the show. Keep it right here on this blog for a full recap of the awards and all the winners (sometime after 10pm ET).

10 Tips for a Successful #DPA Soirée

  1. Doors open at 6 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m.
  2. The Portland Room is on the second floor of The Spoke Club.
  3. Cash bar will accept cash or card. Your first drink is on us!
  4. Hors d’oeuvres will be served during the reception (6pm-7pm).
  5. Following on Twitter? We’re @DPAwards
  6. Gold winners: Come to the stage to accept your award (prep your speech now!).
  7. Silver winners: Your awards will be brought to you later in the show.
  8. All other nominees: Please contact us next week to request your Honourable Mention certificates or additional copies.
  9. Celebrate each other. Get to know a publication you’ve never seen before. Meet new writers, editors, developers, designers, publishers and other new colleagues. Enjoy the evening. (And get home safely.)
  10. Having trouble finding the venue? Give us a call at 416 939-6200 or DM us on Twitter.

We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone this evening. Let’s celebrate!

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