Awards season is upon us and last week alone Sparksheet received an eye-popping eight nominations – seven for the Canadian Online Publishing Awards and one for the Eddies!

For the COPAs, which are presented by Masthead, we’re a finalist in the following categories (B-to-B division):

At the COPAs last fall we won a record four awards and we’d be honoured to do nearly as well this year.

We’re also super excited about our first-ever Eddie nomination. The Eddies are Folio magazine’s awards for international excellence in magazine editorial. Sparksheet is a finalist for Best Online Column or Blog (B-to-B) for our Creative Director Charles Lim’s blockbuster column Print in Digital Clothing: The Problem with Magazine Apps.

It feels great to be recognized both in our home country and internationally, and for everything from our editorial and design prowess, to our social media chops (kudos to our Community Manager Joey Tanny for the latter).

It goes to show that Sparksheet has become, in just two short years, a truly multiplatform magazine brand.

The 2011 Canadian Online Publishing Awards will be handed out on October 24 at The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. The 2011 Eddie Awards will be presented on November 1 in New York City. Hope to see you there.

Congratulations to the other nominees, including our talented colleagues at EnRoute, Experience, Fairmont and In magazines!