The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is honoured to announce the finalists for 38th annual National Magazine Awards, recognizing excellence in Canadian magazines for 2014.
Complete list of nominees [pdf]
Gala info & tickets
This year more than 200 Canadian magazines submitted their work to the National Magazine Awards. Magazines from all three coasts—in both official languages, print and digital—participated this year, entering work created by more than 3000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. This year saw growth in participation from Quebec and Alberta magazines, as well as remarkable participation from Canada’s literary and arts magazines through the help of the NMAF’s Small Magazine Rebate program.
The NMAF’s 241 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 326 submissions from 80 different Canadian magazines for awards in 43 written, visual, integrated and special categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on June 5, at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala presented by CDS Global. More than $53,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Canadian creators.
Tickets are on sale at magazine-awards.com.
And the nominees are…
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Nouveau Projet – Publié par Atelier 10, Nicolas Langelier, Rédacteur en chef Jean-François Proulx, Directeur artistique
The Walrus – Published by The Walrus Foundation, John Macfarlane, Editor Brian Morgan, Art Director
UPPERCASE – Published by UPPERCASE Publishing, Inc., Janine Vangool, Editor & Art Director
TABLET MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
MAGAZINE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
BEST MAGAZINE BRAND
A new award for 2014-2015, the award for Best Magazine Brand will go to the publisher whose brand best delivers on their editorial mandate through at least three platforms, which may include a print or digital magazine, a website, SIP(s), mobile app(s), tablet, social media, television shows, radio broadcasts, live events, innovations in print or digital media and other forms of audience engagement. This year’s nominees are:
Cottage Life Published by Cottage Life Media, a division of Blue Ant Media Partnership
Les Affaires Publié par TC Transcontinental / TC Media
Spacing Published by Spacing Media
BEST NEW MAGAZINE WRITER
Sponsored by Reader’s Digest Foundation
Genna Buck, Finding a Place, Maisonneuve
Nicholas Cameron, Life Sentence, Maisonneuve
Emily McKibbon, Latencies, The New Quarterly
BEST NEW ILLUSTRATOR OR PHOTOGRAPHER
Min Gyo Chung, Under The Climate, Corporate Knights
Hudson Christie, A Portrait of the Artist with Testicles in Hand, Maisonneuve
Kiana Hayeri, Mission Accomplished, Report on Business
FOUNDATION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Announced on April 30, this year’s recipient of the NMAF Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement, sponsored by Alliance for Audited Media, is publisher, circulator and industry leader Michael Fox.
Read more about Michael Fox and send us your comments about Michael to be included during the celebration of his remarkable 40-year career in Canadian magazines at the NMA Gala on June 5.
TOP NOMINATED MAGAZINES
MAGAZINES NOMINATED FOR THE FIRST TIME
Magazines nominated for their first National Magazine Award in 2015 include Avenue Edmonton, Cornerstone, CPA Magazine, ETC MEDIA, Fairmont, Glass Buffalo, Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Naître et grandir, Nature sauvage, Room Magazine, and S/Style & Fashion.
Writers nominated for 3 or more National Magazine Awards include:
4 – Stephanie Nolen (Report on Business )
4 – Jake McDonald (Report on Business )
3 – Andrew Braithwaite (enRoute)
3 – Alec Castonguay (L’actualité)
3 – Nicholas Hune-Brown (Hazlitt, Toronto Life)
3 – Noémi Mercier (L’actualité)
3 – Brett Popplewell (Sportsnet)
3 – Dan Robson (Sportsnet)
3 – Marc-André Sabourin (L’actualité)
3 – Charles Wilkins (Cottage Life, Report on Business)
Photographer Chris Nicholls leads all visual nominees with 5 nominations for his work in Fashion Magazine and WeddingBells.
BEST MAGAZINE COVER
Peter Nguyen, Art Director, Steven Sandor, Editor, Curtis Trent, Photographer: “Stephen Mandel” Avenue Edmonton
Nathalie Cusson, Art Director, Natasha Mekhail, Editor: “Big Bold Baku” Fairmont
Alexander Alter, Art Director, Marc Glassman, Editor, “DCG Fall Issue”, Montage
Domenic Macri, Art Director, Gary Salewicz, Editor: “CEO of the Year”, Report on Business
Domenic Macri, Art Director, Gary Salewicz, Editor: “Hunter is at it Again”, Report on Business
Domenic Macri, Art Director, Gary Salewicz, Editor: “The Fixer”, Report on Business
Jaime Hodgson, Art Director, John Intini, Editor: “Winter Olympics”, Sportsnet
Brian Morgan, Art Director, John Macfarlane, Editor: “Can They Come Back?” The Walrus
Christine Dewairy, Art Director, Sarah Fulford & Angie Gardos, Editors: “Divided City”, Toronto Life
Naomi MacDougall, Art DirectorJohn Burns, Editor: “Gift Guide”, Vancouver Magazine
BEST SINGLE ISSUE
Sponsored by Rolland Enterprises
Penny Caldwell, Editor Kim Zagar, Art Director Contributors: Michelle Kelly, Martin Zibauer, Blair Eveleigh, Liann Bobechko, Jackie Davis, Vicki Hornsby, Taylor Shute Summer 2014 Cottage Life
Adam Cholewa, Art Director, Ilana Weitzman, Editor, “The Food Issue” (November 2014) enRoute
Brett Popplewell, Editor Lee H. Wilson, Art Director Contributors: Corina Milic, Benson Lee Issue 14 The Feathertale Review
Dan Black, Editor Jason Duprau, Art Director Canada and the Great War: The Battles Legion Magazine
Mark Stevenson, Alison Uncles, Editors Stephen Gregory, Andrew Tolson, Art Directors Ottawa Shooting Special Issue Maclean’s
Lisa Cook, Editor Marcey Andrews, Art Director What 100 Looks Like New Trail
Nicolas Langelier, Rédacteur en chef Jean-François Proulx, Directeur artistique Régénérescences (automne-hiver 2014 Nouveau Projet
Matthew Blackett, Editor and Art Director The City Hall Issue Spacing
John Intini, Editor Brianne Collins, Art Director The Awards Issue Sportsnet
Sasha Emmons, Editor Sun Ngo, Art Director Back to School Issue Today’s Parent
ART DIRECTION OF AN ENTIRE ISSUE
Sponsored by The Lowe-Martin Group
Kim Zagar Weekend Guest Survival Guide (Summer 2014) Cottage Life
Adam Cholewa The Food Issue (November 2014) enRoute
COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES
View and download the complete list of nominees [pdf] in all 43 written, visual, integrated and special categories.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make any credit changes to your nomination. The deadline for credit changes is May 8, 2015.
Follow the buzz on our Twitter feed (@MagAwards) and use the hashtag #NMA15 to keep up with the conversation about this year’s National Magazine Awards.
The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on June 5, at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala presented by CDS Global. More than $53,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Canadian creators. Tickets are on sale now.
This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be announced next week.
The National Magazine Awards Foundation acknowledges the financial support the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. The NMAF would like to thank its sponsors including Alliance for Audited Media, CDS Global, CNW Group, Cottage Life Media, Impresa Communications Ltd, the Lowe-Martin Group, Masthead Online, Monnet Design, Reader’s Digest Foundation, Rogers Publishing, Rolland Enterprises, and Transcontinental Print. The NMAF gratefully acknowledges its suppliers and its contributors who donated gifts in kind to support the awards program. We thank them for their generosity, interest and expertise.
For sponsorship enquiries please contact NMAF Managing Director Barbara Gould at email@example.com.