The 39th Annual National Magazine Awards
The National Magazine Awards Foundation is a bilingual, not-for-profit institution whose mission is to foster, recognize and promote editorial excellence in Canadian publications.   The annual program of awards are presented in June and are followed by a year-long national publicity effort and several professional development opportunities.
  • Dec 8: Call for Submissions
  • Jan 11: Early-Bird Deadline
  • Jan 15: Final Submissions Deadline
  • Mar 1: Outstanding Achievement
  • May 2: Announcement of Finalists
  • Jun 10: 39th National Magazine Awards

 



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Celebrating Canadian Creators

 

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is honoured to announce the winners of the 39th annual National Magazine Awards.

 

This year, 184 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast—English and French, print and digital—entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 3000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. The NMAF’s 232 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 309 submissions from 84 different Canadian magazines for awards in 39 written, visual, integrated and special categories. A record 12 magazines have been nominated for the first time.

 

Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on June 10, at the 39th annual National Magazine Awards gala, hosted by author Chris Turner and presented by CDS Global More than $50,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Canadian creators.

 

[ Press Release PDF ]  [ Magazine Awards Blog ] [ List of winner 

 

 

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

This year's winner is Maisonneuve.

 

 

 Honourable Mentions:

 

Canadian Geographic

 

Caribou

 

 

Nouveau Projet

 

BEST MAGAZINE BRAND

This year's winner is Ricardo.

 

 

Honourable Mentions:

 

 

Cottage Life

 

 

Spacing

 

 

BEST NEW MAGAZINE WRITER

This year's winner is Desmond Cole, for his Toronto Life piece, "The Skin I'm In".

 

 

 

BEST NEW MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHER

This year's winner is Marta Iwanek, for her Maisonneuve piece, "The Maiden".

 

 

 

BEST SINGLE ISSUE

 

Gold:

 

Silver: 

 

 

 

 

ART DIRECTION OF AN ENTIRE ISSUE

Gold: 

 

Silver:

 

 

  

BEST MAGAZINE COVER

Gold:

 

Silver:

 

 

  

FOUNDATION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

 

Announced on April 28, the winner of the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement is Kim Pittaway, whose career contributions to Canadian magazine editing, writing, teaching and mentorship have made a critical and lasting impact on the industry. The NMAF will present Kim Pittaway with this prestigious award at the 39th annual NMA gala on June 10.

 

 

Photo by Aaron McKenzie Fraser

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The NMAF gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. The NMAF would like to thank its sponsors including Air Canada MediaCDS GlobalCNW GroupImpresa CommunicationsVery Good StudiosO&B Events and CateringThe Office of Gilbert LiRolland Enterprises Inc., Reader’s Digest FoundationRedPoint Media, TC Transcontinental PrintingYellowhouse Agency.

 

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.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS FOUNDATION

The National Magazine Awards Foundation is a bilingual, not-for-profit institution whose mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the content and creation of Canadian print and digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.

 

 

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