About the Canadian Cover Awards
Grands prix canadiens - Meilleures couvertures

The Canadian Cover Awards return March 22, 2016 at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown to celebrate 2015's best-selling covers.

Start thinking about which issues you should enter for your magazine. The awards will open for submissions on January 7, 2016.


The Canadian Cover Awards/Grands prix canadiens - Meilleures couvertures recognize and celebrate the success of our industry’s top selling magazine covers. Honours go to titles with sizzling sell lines, compelling photography, clever illustrations—whatever made the consumer pick up and purchase that magazine. In a retail environment where Canadian magazines have to fight for every inch of shelf space they can get, these awards recognize that it’s not size that matters—it’s covers!

The 2016 Cover Awards producers, CMC and Magazines Canada, are building on the successful awards first launched in 2002 by Masthead, now the generous media sponsor.

Check your eligibility for the exciting new Canadian Cover Awards. There are different award categories that your cover can be entered into to win! Newsstand sales are worth 50 percent of the final score; the remaining 50 percent of the score will be determined by five judges representing our industry: a retailer, a wholesaler, a national distributor, a circulation director and an art director. 

And don't forget the Newsstand Marketer of the Year award. This prestigious prize goes to an individual who showed true innovation and passion through a successful newsstand marketing project. Nominate your favourite newsstand marketer! Check out the details here. (Note: Nominations are confidential and require the nominee’s key information, and a brief explanation of why they deserve to be crowned.) 

The more you enter, the cheaper it gets–so enter your cover as many times as you want to increase your chances of winning, so take advantage of the savings!  

Many thanks go to the five generous sponsors who have made the Canadian Cover Awards/ Grands prix canadiens - Meilleures couvertures possible:

Alliance for Audited Media, Reception Sponsor    

K9 Strategy & Design, Design sponsor

Gateway Newsstand, Prize Sponsor

Presse Commerce, Small Magazine Category Sponsor

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