2017 Winners

Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were presented at the Digital Publishing Awards soirée on Thursday, June 1 in Toronto, hosted by author and illustrator Evan Munday. Gold winners in most categories included a $500 cash prize. 

 

Visit live.digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the winners in all 21 categories.

 

Follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA17.

 

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL PUBLISHING


This year the award for General Excellence in Digital Publishing was presented in two divisions: small publications & large publications.

 

Canadian Art won the Gold Medal for General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small Publications.

 

“The originality and the creativity of the article subjects is striking,” said the Digital Publishing Awards jury. “Making a magazine that's both dense and approachable is what every editor hopes to achieve, and Canadian Art has succeeded where a lot of us fall short."

 

Honourable Mention in General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small Publications was awarded to Hakai Magazine, LiisBeth, National Observer, Toronto Life and YMC: Motherhood Unfiltered.

 

CBC News won the Gold Medal for General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publications. The CBC News team won 3 other Gold Medals in Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial, Best Online Video: Short and Best Service Feature: Family, Health & Careers.

 

The jury remarked that, "CBC News represents a high-water mark for digital publishing in Canada. Outstanding writing is backed up with photography, video and interactive assets across a breath of topics that matter to Canadians. The team at CBC News continues a great tradition of producing a site that not only leads its peers in Canada, but stands comfortably with any news organization in the world.”

 

WINNERS HIGHLIGHTS

 

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’sCrichton 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.

 

LiiBeth, 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. 
Follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA17.

 

 

2017 DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARDS RESULTS

 

General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small Publications

Canadian Art

 

General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publications

CBC News

 

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 FarmThe Globe and Mail

SILVER: Online Scam Artists Are Using Hoaxes About Terrorist Attacks To Make MoneyBuzzFeed 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

 

Best Podcast

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