2017 DPA WINNERS
16 different publications received Digital Publishing Awards this year, including 10 publications which received their first-ever award.
Canadian Art, Canadian Press, Discourse Media, Hazlitt, HuffPost Canada, L’actualité, Policy Options, Ryerson Review of Journalism, VICE and Wedding Bells all won their first Digital Publishing Award this year.
CBC News, BuzzFeed Canada, Hakai Magazine, Today’s Parent, The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life won Digital Publishing Awards for the second year.
Naël Shiab won the inaugural Emerging Excellence Award, as well as the Silver Medal in Best Digital Initiative for his L’actualité piece, “Allez-vous être remplacé par un robot? Demandez-le à… notre robot!”
The Globe and Mail’s “Crichton Farm” story won Gold in two categories: Best Feature Article: Short and Best Social Storytelling.
Toronto Life won the Gold Medal in Best Digital Design for the second year in a row.
The leading publication in this year’s Digital Publishing Awards is The Globe and Mail, winning a total of 12 awards, including 8 Gold and 4 Silver. They also received Honourable Mention in General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publications.
LisBeth, National Observer, YMC: Motherhood Unfiltered, FILLER Magazine, The Tyee, Daily Xtra, The Walrus, NUVO Magazine, GUTS Magazine, Maclean’s, NOW Magazine, Global News, Chatelaine, Sportsnet, urbania.ca, Fashion Magazine, and UBC School of Journalism all received Honourable Mention.
Visit live.digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the winners in all 21 categories.
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2017 DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARDS RESULTS
General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small Publications
General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publications
Emerging Excellence Award
Naël Shiab, L’actualité
Digital Publishing Leadership Award
Kenny Yum, HuffPost Canada
Best Digital Editorial Package
GOLD: The Trafficked, The Globe and Mail
SILVER: Power Struggle, Discourse Media
Best Blog or Online-Only Column
GOLD: Tim Caulfield: The Cure, Policy Options
SILVER: Presidential Poll Tracker, CBC News
Best News Coverage: National & International
GOLD: Fentanyl Crisis, The Globe and Mail
SILVER: What’s in your weed?, The Globe and Mail
Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial
GOLD: The Frontline of Fentanyl, CBC.ca/bc
SILVER: When A Tree Falls, The Globe and Mail
Best Feature Article: Short
GOLD: Crichton Farm, The Globe and Mail
SILVER: Online Scam Artists Are Using Hoaxes About Terrorist Attacks To Make Money, BuzzFeed Canada
Best Feature Article: Long
GOLD: Graffiti Kids, The Globe and Mail
SILVER: Crocodiles Rising, Hakai Magazine
Best Personal Essay
GOLD: The Widowhood Effect, The Globe and Mail
SILVER: A Grief Like This, Hazlitt
Best Arts & Culture Story
GOLD: North Exposure, The Globe and Mail
SILVER: What We Lose When POC Entertainers Crack Into The Mainstream, BuzzFeed Canada
Best Service Feature: Lifestyle
GOLD: 2016 Wedding Trends Guide, Weddingbells
SILVER: The Globe 100: Best Books of the Year, The Globe and Mail
Best Service Feature: Family, Health & Careers
GOLD: Saving Sid, CBC News
SILVER: It’s Never Been Less Safe To Try Out Drugs, VICE
Best Online Video: Short
GOLD: How the powerful opioid fentanyl kills: A CBC News explainer, CBC News
SILVER: 15 Fun Facts About Sperm, Today’s Parent
Best Online Video: Feature
GOLD: Toddler with paralysis zips around in homemade wheelchair, The Canadian Press
SILVER: The Right to Roam, Hakai Magazine
Best Online Video: Mini-Doc
GOLD: Salute, HuffPost Canada
SILVER: Growing Pains, The Globe and Mail
GOLD: Colour Code, The Globe and Mail
SILVER: Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams, CBC News
Best Digital Design
GOLD: torontolife.com, Toronto Life
SILVER: U.S. election: Live results, CBC News
Best Social Storytelling
GOLD: Crichton Farm, The Globe and Mail
Best Digital Initiative
GOLD: Why Diversity, Ryerson Review of Journalism
SILVER: Allez-vous être remplacé par un robot? Demandez-le à… notre robot!, L’actualité