And the 35th anniversary National Magazine Award nominees are…

Today the NMAF announces the nominees for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards!

[Full Press Release]
[PDF Nominations List]
[Version française]

[Read the full text of all finalists right here]

There are 3 finalists for the category Magazine of the Year (Print), the coveted award that concludes the awards presentation on June 7, and which is awarded to the magazine that during 2011 most consistently engaged, surprised and served the needs of its readers. And the finalists are:

Maisonneuve
Outdoor Canada
Sportsnet

For the award Magazine of the Year (Digital) — awarded to a digital magazine or magazine website that successfully fulfills its editorial mission by representing the highest journalistic standards and effectively serving its intended audience by maximizing the possibilities afforded by the digital medium — the finalists are thegridto.com (The Grid), todaysparent.com (Today’s Parent) and torontolife.com (Toronto Life).

Most-nominated magazines for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards:

Magazine

Written

Integrated

Visual

Special

Total

The Walrus

25

2

7

0

34

Report on Business

21

1

6

2

30

Toronto Life

16

3

4

1

24

L’actualité

22

0

0

0

22

explore

15

2

2

0

19

Maclean’s

12

5

0

1

18

The Grid

4

4

8

1

17

enRoute

2

3

7

0

12

Eighteen Bridges

10

0

0

0

10

Cottage Life

4

2

3

0

9

Maisonneuve

5

0

3

1

9

Canadian House & Home

0

1

7

0

8

There are 14 magazines nominated for National Magazine Awards for the first time: Canadian Wildlife, Canadian Health & Lifestyle, DesignLines Toronto, Eighteen Bridges, Filler, Focus, Global Brief, Listed, Montecristo, Pulp, Ricardo, Sharp, Sportsnet and The Grid.

For the first time in National Magazine Awards history, a single article has been nominated in 5 different categories: “Where Asbestos is Just a Fact of Life” by John Gray and Stephanie Nolan (Report on Business) is nominated in the categories Politics & Public Interest, Business, Health & Medicine, Investigative Reporting, and Science, Technology & the Environment.

Dominique Forget of L’actualité is nominated for 5 articles in 5 different categories, the most among writers this year.

The article “Mostly Awesome with Brief Periods of Terrible” by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall (explore) is nominated in three categories, as are “Suicide Notes” by Liam Casey (Ryerson Review of Journalism) and “A Pipeline Runs Through It” by Nathan Vanderklippe (Report on Business).

Other writers garnering 3 individual nominations include Valérie Borde, Scott Feschuk, Don Gillmor, Lisa Gregoire, Chris Nuttall-Smith, and Chris Turner.

Among visual-category nominations, art director Vanessa Wyse of The Grid won 9 nominations in the categories Magazine Covers, Art Direction for an Entire Issue, and Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article.

Illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler is nominated 4 times for his work in Canadian Business, More and Up Here.

Photographer Chris Nicholls of Flare has 3 nominations in the Fashion category and a fourth in Beauty, while photographer Daniel Ehrenworth is nominated a total of 3 times in the categories Creative Photography and Portrait Photography in Canadian Business, Cottage Life and Toronto Life.

Vying for the award of best Magazine Cover of 2011 are Canadian Business, enRoute, Report on Business, The Grid (nominated twice), The Walrus, Toronto Life, This Magazine, Urbania and Vancouver Magazine.

There are five finalists for the award for Best Single Issue: Canadian Geographic (“Protecting Our Water”); Maclean’s (“Our Biggest Issue Ever”); Rotman Magazine (“Spring 2011”); Up Here (“The North Poll, May 2011”); and Urbania (“Gros”).

The three finalists for the award Best New Magazine Writer are Emma Teitel, “The New Paparazzi” (Maclean’s); Liam Casey, “Suicide Notes” (Ryerson Review of Journalism); and Matthew Scianitti, “Not All Smurfs and Sunshine” (Ryerson Review of Journalism).

The three finalists for the award Best New Visual Creator are graphic designer Trevor Melanson, for various digital interactive features in Canadian Business, photographer Andrew B. Myers for “Solar” in Report on Business, and the design trio The Coveteur for their work “Gifts” in Report on Business.

Gold and Silver awards will be handed down on June 7 in 23 written categories, 12 visual categories and 5 integrated categories. All other finalists will receive Honourable Mention. Winners will also be celebrated in 5 special categories: Outstanding Achievement, Best New Visual Creator, Best New Magazine Writer, Magazine of the Year (Digital), and Magazine of the Year (Print).

As we announced yesterday, the winner of the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement is Heather Robertson.

[Full Press Release]
[PDF Nominations List]

CREDIT CHANGES
Important: If you are a National Magazine Award nominee, please let us know of any credit changes to your nomination no later than Friday May 4, 2012.

THANK YOU!
A grand thank you to all of our judges who evaluated this year’s entries to the National Magazine Awards. From nearly 2,000 individual entries nationwide, the NMAF’s 228 volunteer judges nominated a total of 362 submissions from 81 different Canadian magazines for awards in 45 written, visual, integrated and special categories.

THE WINNERS
The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced in Toronto on June 7, at the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards gala, sponsored by CDS Global, L’Oréal Canada, TC Media, Reader’s Digest Foundation, and others. Tickets will be on sale soon at www.magazine-awards.com. Hope to see you there!

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