Farm Business Communications in online award running

The online arm of Winnipeg ag journal publisher Farm Business Communications (FBC) is representing at this fall’s Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs).

The COPAs, to be presented Nov. 7 in Toronto, are a juried competition to promote and support Canada’s digital publishing industry, and are operated by Mississauga-based publishing sector magazine Masthead.

Finalists for the 2016 COPAs were announced Wednesday in the competition’s three divisions: Blue (Business/B2B/Trade/Academic), Red (Consumer) and Green (News).

The four COPA finalists from FBC in the Blue division this year include, for Best Trade Media Website, and, for Best Editorial Packaging.

The E-Quip Blog with Scott Garvey, a farm machinery and equipment blog by Grainews machinery editor Garvey, is a finalist in the same division for Best Blog or Column.

Also, in the Best Video Content category, FBC’s is represented by Titans of the Garden, a segment produced by Co-operator reporter Lorraine Stevenson following a grower of giant pumpkins from planting through to the weigh-in at Manitoba’s prestigious Roland Pumpkin Fair.

Various websites and mobile apps produced by Glacier Media’s FBC division have earned one gold and five silver COPAs in the Blue division over the last three years. — Network

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