Canvas magazine received three awards in the Press Club of Cleveland’s 2021 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The awards were announced during a June 24 ceremony held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where Canvas won one first-place award and two second-place awards for its Winter 2020 issue.  

Canvas’ awards are as follows:

• Design Manager Stephen Valentine received first place for single-page design, magazine in the visuals category for Canvas Winter 2020 cover.

• For art features in the general circulation magazines category, Canvas Editor Amanda Koehn and Writer Jane Kaufman captured second place for their “Who’s Next” package on emerging artists. 

• For best magazine website, received second place. 

The Cleveland Jewish News, which along with Canvas is published by the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company, was named the best newspaper in Ohio in the competition. This marks the fifth time in the last seven years the CJN was named the No. 1 community newspaper.

Additionally, Canvas Contributor and CJN Columnist Bob Abelman was named best in Ohio for reviews/criticism. Abelman also took first place for reviews/criticism in the open category for “‘Sleuth’ delectably twists and turns upon the Hanna Theatre stage.”