The 2019 COPA Awards program this year has been tweaked to reflect the needs and trends of the industry. This is no easy task as we are sometimes ahead of the curve in the categories and industry adoption. After consultation with key members of the judging panel and publishers, this year will put a stronger focus on the various channels content is published on and we will have awards for print and digital; email; digital editions; mobile apps and website. These channel categories will allow publishers to demonstrate some of their digital wizardry and design skills. The Social Media and Brand Content categories been tweaked to accommodate the growing use of influencer campaigns.
There is a new division this year for Ethnic Media as part of our mandate of industry inclusiveness and to reflect a multi-cultural society. The COPA Awards program is open to any company and is not affiliated with any trade organization or government agency and is 100% industry funded with over 80 volunteer judges. This is the 11th year of the COPAs in Canada.
The 2019 COPA Rules and Eligibility Requirements are available at this link.