Judges – 2019


Barbara Adhiya

Multimedia Producer

Thomson Reuters

Rita Godlevskis

Publisher and Editor

PhotoED Magazine

Michael Samartzis


Margaret Mulligan


Jon Blacker

Photographer, Filmmaker and Author

Paul Chmielowiec


PaulC Inc.

Taku Kumabe

Freelance Photographer and Art Director

Lifestyles Magazine

James Tse


Audio Storytelling

Anne Lavrih

Newsroom Coordinator

680 News

Donna Tranquada


CBC Radio

Chris Clarke

Account Executive and Creative Manager

Blackburn Radio Inc

Meredith Shaw

On Air Announcer

104.5 CHUM FM

Ayesha Barmania


Peterborough Independent Podcasters

Taylor Kaye

On Air Announcer

104.5 CHUM FM

Michelle Macklem


CBC Radio

Written Word

Sarah Moore

Editorial Director

Star Metroland Media

Guy Leshinski

Managing Editor of Custom Content

Star Metroland Media

Austen Gilliland


doctorsNS Magazine

Tina Anson Mine

Freelance Editor, Writer and Media Consultant

Susan Grimbly

Journalism Teacher

Humber College

D. B. Scott


Canadian Magazines

Charlotte Empey


FYI Media

Kim Shiffman

Editor in Chief

Today’s Parent

Ava Baccari

Executive Editor of Branded Content

Rogers Media

Andrew Lovesey

Travel Brand Manager and Social Media Editor

Canadian Geographic


Randy Risling

Visual Journalist

John Crampton

Creative Director

BlueMoon Productions

Mollie Rolfe

Freelance Producer and Production Manager

Kieran Sells


The Morning Show, Global News Toronto

Jonathan Fluevog

Chief Executive Officer

FineVog Films

Mélanie Saumure 

Filmmaker and Photographer

Steve Gravestock


Toronto International Film Festival Group

Tori Foster

Media Artist

Public Relations

Shane McKenna

Senior Account Manager

Strategic Objectives

John MacKay

Public Relations Professional 

John MacKay Writer

Adriana Lurz

Senior Vice President

Strategic Objectives

Laura Hughes

Senior Manager of Communications

Shaw Festival

Lindsey Omelon

Senior Digital Experience Strategist

Rogers Communications

Janice Foreman

Senior Vice President

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Multimedia Production

Richard Carmichael

Director of Digital Strategy 

K-9 Strategy and Design

Eric Leamen

Product Owner

DHX Media

David Johnston


Factotum Creative Content

Shawn Rocca 

Picture and Leica Editor

Brown Bag Films

Sara Farnell

Product Designer


David Kincaid

Managing Partner and Founder

LEVEL 5 Strategy Group

Design: Print Magazine Cover or Spread

Michael Erb

Senior Art Director

Canadian Living, TC Media

Rose Pereira 

Art Director and Book Designer 

Chris Bond 

Creative Director 

Brownstone Collective

Carol Hung

Designer and Art Director 

Design: Online News Site or Magazine

Jesse Gibb

Committee Chair 

Association of Registered Graphic Designers

Stephanie White

Creative Director

Stephrefreshed Design