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OpenCanada Wins Gold and Silver

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23 October, 2012
By: Jennifer Jeffs

Past President of the Canadian International Council (CIC).

On behalf of the OpenCanada team, I am proud to announce that our site won two medals at the 2012 Canadian Online Publishing Awards ceremony on Monday night. Only a single year after coming online, has established itself as forum for high quality, substantive discussion and commentary on foreign affairs, and offering valuable analysis to readers across Canada and around the world.

We were awarded a gold medal for best online-only series of articles for The Future of Fighting: How the Canadian Military Must Adapt, our series in partnership with the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute. also earned a silver for best overall online-only publication website. Our Roundtable blog was also a finalist in the best blog category, so a big congratulations to our dedicated bloggers!

The COPA awards recognize the best editorial and design work in digital publications in Canada. Winning publications are chosen by a panel of expert international and national industry professionals, representing prestigious publications such as The Atlantic, the CBC and the Montreal Gazette. This was the Fourth Annual COPA Awards ceremony; some past winners include the Globe and Mail, CBC, the Toronto Star, and is very proud to stand alongside past and current COPA winners.

Huge congratulations to the CIC and everyone on the OpenCanada team. Next stop gold in best overall online-only site at COPA 2013!

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