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Canadian Geographic's Jan/Feb 2005 issue ranked #1 for extra-large magazine
June 2006


Canadian Geographic's "Bison" issue beat out Canadian House & Home, Canadian Living, Châtelaine and Maclean's for best newsstand issue for an extra-large magazine format (total circulation over 200,000). Canadian Geographic's senior marketing manager Ian McKelvie was on hand to accept the award at Mags U in Toronto, Ont. "On behalf of taxidermists everywhere..." McKelvie jokes, then thanks Canadian Geographic's newsstand distributors, and the hard work of Canadian Geographic's marketing and editorial staff for this success.
Online subscription push wins first
June 2006


Canadian Geographic's Christmas Gift Subscription Interstitial for the last holiday season was recognized at the Circulation Managament Association's ACE (Award for Circulation Excellence) June 8, 2006. The campaign resulted in 1009 gift subscriptions with a net of 995 orders in a 5-week period. The costs to create and deliver the campaign are negligible. This resulted in a cost per order that is substantially lower than traditional campaigns despite the discounted price. "We consider this campaign to be a huge success," says Ian McKelvie, senior marketing manager at Canadian Geographic who accepted the award on behalf of Erin Rogers-Lay.
CG's 75th anniversay is gold
May 2006


The International Gallery of Superb Printing has awarded Quebecor World Aurora a Gold award for recognition of excellence for superb craftsmanship in the production of Canadian Geographic “75th Anniversary” Issue. Congratulations to Canadian Geographic's production team for their hard work and craftmanship.
The Canadian Atlas Online
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Webby Awards
Webby Awards
May 2006


Called "The Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, the Webby Awards has chosen to recognize Canadian Geographic’s online atlas, The Canadian Atlas Online, as well as CG Kids Atlas Online as official honourees of the 10th Annual Webby Awards. Both CG’s atlas sites made the top 20 percent of the over 5,500 websites submitted to the awards from over 40 countries.

"It is a great achievement to be honoured by the Webbies," says Gilles Gagnier, New Media Manager at Canadian Geographic. "But to gain two recognitions in one year is outstanding."
Operation Kabul

Walking the line

National Magazine Awards
June 2005


Congratulatons to Canadian Geographic contributor Lana Slezic who won gold in the photojournalism category at the National Magazine Awards Friday, June 10 in Toronto, for her arresting portrait of Canadian troops in Afghanistan in "Operation Kabul" (Nov/Dec). J. Kevin Dunn's photo essay "Walking the line" (Mar/Apr), which recounted his journey along rail lines in Saskatchewan, won silver in the Words and Pictures category, along with CG photo editor Margaret Williamson, designer Stephen Hanks and editor Monique Roy-Sole.

CG also earned an honourable mentions for Terry Glavin's story "Cougar attack!" (May/June) and Wayne Grady's "Stone diaries" (Jan/Feb) in the Science, Technology & the Environment category. Bob Kull's account of his year on an island off the Chilean coast, "My year alone in the wilderness" (May/June), also received an honourable mentions in the Travel category. Our 75th anniversary theme issue, "Global citizen" (Nov/Dec), received an honourable mentions in the Editorial Package category. In the Words & Pictures category, Nance Ackerman and Drew Hayden Taylor received an honourable mentions for their feature on powwows, "Rhythm of nations" (Jul/Aug).

Not to be outdone, Thursday, June 9 at the Canadian Society for Magazine Editors banquet, Canadian Geographic came in second in the award for Best Magazine of the Year.

Congratulations to the editorial staff and to our contributors for the fine work!
CG Kids Atlas OnlineCG Kids Atlas Online gets second in VIDFEST


VIDFEST (Vancouver International Design Festival)
June 2005

Recognized as "truly awesome ... rich and informative," the CG Kids Atlas Online came second out of 55 international entries in the Education category at the Vancouver International Digital Festival, or VIDFEST, in June. The country's biggest digital content event, VIDFEST chose the interactive website, which caters to 8- to 14-year-olds, for its easy navigation and fun approach to teaching Canada's geographical, cultural, historical and economic highlights.

The Canadian Atlas OnlineThe Canadian Atlas Online gets Macromedia site of the day

The Canadian Atlas Online gets MSN/Sympatico site of the day

Macromedia Site of the Day & MSN/Sympatico Site of the Day
April 2005


The Royal Canadian Geographical Society proudly presents a groundbreaking Internet achievement, The Canadian Atlas Online, which brings cartography to life with exciting graphics and animation. This state-of-the-art interactive atlas allows you to explore Canada in a way you've never experienced before, and helps the Society to fulfill our mission " to make Canada better known."
CG Strikes Gold

National Magazine Awards
May 2002

Canadian Geographic received two gold awards and six honourable mentions at the 26th annual National Magazine Awards in May. The magazine won in the Editorial Package category for its special issue on food (Jan/Feb 2002) and writer David Lees took the top prize in Science and Technology for "Coral Champions" (May/June 2002). Lees also won an honourable mention for the same article at the Science in Society Journalism Awards from the Canadian Science Writers’ Association.

At the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors awards in June, Canadian Geographic received an honourable mention for Best Magazine of the Year for magazines with a circulation of more than 150,000 in 2002.

In April, CG captured third prize in the magazine category at the 2002 Northern Lights Awards for "Changing Courses" (Sept/Oct 2002), a look at the new Northwest Territories by long-time contributor Ed Struzik. The cover of the same issue was also a finalist in the 2003 Canadian Newsstand Awards category for magazines with a circulation of more than 200,000. Canadian Geographic also received two Circulation Management Association of Canada Awards for Circulation Excellence for promotional efforts in 2002.


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