Canadian Online Publishing Awards
Deadline: Deadline for entries: The COPA 2015 Awards for digital publishing excellence is now open for entries beginning May 4. The Entry early bird deadline is June 1 for a $20 entry discount with the final deadline on July 6, 2015. midnight PST.
Eligibility: The COPA awards program is open to any company or organization that produces content for the digital medium in Canada. These companies may include media publishers, corporations, government and advertising agencies. The content must be intended for a Canadian reader and at least one person on the team must reside in Canada. The awards are open to#but not restricted to, writers, editors, graphic designers art directors, creative directors, web developers, photographers, videographers and digital producers.
All entries must have been produced in the period of July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 to be eligible and meet Canadian content requirements. Please enclose one completed entry form for each entry.
Value: All winners receive a COPA Awards logo that can be used for marketing and branding purposes. The team members are recognized for their outstanding contribution to online publishing at the COPA Awards Party in November.
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Description: The mission of the awards is to showcase Canadian publishing talent and companies in the digital medium. The Top 5 Finalists will be announced in this Best of Canada category. The winner is pulled from all the scores from the independent publishers from the individual entries.
The COPA awards party is schedule for Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. See you there. Sponsors are welcome.
Further Details: Winners will be announced at a special cocktail reception in the Masthead Trade Show at Magazines University in Toronto. Further details and entry forms can be found at: www.mastheadonline.com/cna.htm.
All entries will receive a free Connections Media profile for their digital property on the Masthead website as part of their entry fees. This will be a 200 x 200 pixel graphic plus 300 words, media kit links and contact info.
REQUIRED FOR ENTRY:
One completed form per entry.
Live active links to stories or pieces being judged, as required for each entry.
Payment by credit card. $115+HST per entry per category.
Early Bird Discount # Until June 1, 2015, $95 per entry
Special discount for Independent publishers.
Independent publishers (20 full time employees or less) are eligible to enter at the early bird discount rate of $95 at any time. They must check the "Independent Publisher" checkbox to get the special rate and to be registered as an independent publisher when they submit their entry. All publishers will be verified by COPA staff to meet the 20 employee requirements upon registration.
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