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Silver lining for Journal at KRW Awards


June 11, 2009
By Bakers Journal

From left: Drew McCarthy, Brian Hartz and Simon Cotter.WEB EXCLUSIVE

Silver lining for Journal at KRW Awards
Bakers Journal won Silver in the prestigious Best Issue category at the 55th annual Kenneth R.
Wilson Awards (KRWs) held June 1 at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre’s John Bassett Theatre.

From left: Drew McCarthy, Brian Hartz and Simon Cotter. 
From Left: Drew Mccarthy; editorial director, Brian Hartz, Bakers Journal editor,
and Simon Cotter; Canadian comedian


 

June 2, 2009 – Bakers Journal won Silver in the prestigious Best Issue category at the 55th annual Kenneth R.
Wilson Awards (KRWs) held June 1 at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre’s John Bassett Theatre.

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Editor Brian Hartz and former editorial director Drew McCarthy accepted the award from Canadian comedian Simon Cotter, who emceed the event. Bakers Journal was recognized for its December 2008 issue. Other editorial staff members contributing to the winning entry were designer Janice van Eck, production artist Brooke Shaw and proofreader Colleen Cross.

CA Magazine came out on top as the night’s big winner, taking home six top prizes, and OHS Canada Magazine won  gold and silver in the Best Technology/Industrial/Manufacturing Article category. Up Here Business
magazine was also victorious, grabbing two top awards for their work in
Best Profile of a Person and Best Regularly Featured Department or
Column categories.

The KRWs recognize
and celebrate Canadian Business to Business (B2B) publishing from
coast to coast. The competition is organized and sponsored by the Canadian Business
Press (CBP). The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards was founded by CBP in 1954 in
memory of the late respected business writer.


Cotter hosted the event along with special guest George Stroumboulopoulos, host of CBC’s The Hour,
who presented two of the awards. Highlights of the night included a
special presentation of the Harvey Southam award to this year’s
recipient, Doug Bennet, and a $2,320 donation – collected from a portion
of every KRW entry – made to the ABC Canada Literary Foundation, CBP’s
charity of choice.

“Tonight’s winners should be very proud of
this recognition because their hard work over the last year helps
promote and progress the talents of our rich Canadian publishing
industry,” said CBP Chair Alex Papanou.

The judges handed out top prizes in 18
categories. Gold winners, who were chosen from among 180 finalists and
464 entries, each received $1,000. Silver winners received $500.


Others bringing home B2B Canadian Gold publishing honours included:

  • Canadian Architect
  • Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • Canadian Transportation & Logistics
  • Canadian Underwriter
  • ComputerWorld Canada
  • Foodservice News
  • Hotelier
  • National
  • Pour parler profession
  • The Northern Miner


Canadian Business Press is a not-for-profit association representing
the interests of Canadian business, professional and farm member
publications since 1981. The CBP works to foster better communication
among members of the business publishing industry in Canada and utilize
the unique talents of its committee members to promote the success and
visibility of the business press in Canada.

 

For more information, please contact:
Sarrah Young, KRW coordinator
Canadian Business Press
416-239-1022