Magazine of the Year

 

The award for Magazine of the Year is the most prestigious award bestowed upon a Canadian magazine. The award will go to the magazine that most consistently engages, surprises and serves the needs of its readers. 

 

The award for Magazine of the Year is judged by a five-member jury comprised of an editor, an art director and a publisher or executive, all of whom are recognized as leaders in the Canadian magazine industry. Each member of the jury evaluates all entries, and in discussion the jury will come to a consensus on three to five finalists and from them a single winner. The other finalists will receive Honourable Mention. 

 

The nominees for 2017 are Cottage Life, explore, Nouveau Projet, Ricardo and The Kit Compact. The winner will be presented at the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards gala on May 26 2017.  

 

Previous Winners

 

Magazine of the Year 

2015 - Maisonneuve

2014 - Nouveau Projet

2013 - Cottage Life

2012 - Corporate Knights  

2011 - Maisonneuve

2010 - MoneySense

2009 - Up Here

2008 - AlbertaViews

2007 - Toronto Life

2006 - The Walrus

2005 - Maclean's

2004 - Maisonneuve

2003 - Border Crossings

2002 - Outpost

2001 - Canadian Geographic

2000 - Azure

1999 - Chatelaine

1998 - Adbusters

1997 - Vancouver Magazine

1996 - Canadian Living

1995 - Canadian House & Home

1994 - Canadian Art

1993 - Owl & Chickadee

1992 - Cottage Life

1991 - The Idler 

1990 - West 

1989 - Toronto Life

1988 - Applied Arts Quarterly

1987 - Report on Business

1986 - Quill & Quire

1985 - Toronto Life

1984 - Saturday Night

1983 - Vancouver

1982 - Equinox

 

From 1982-2002, there were separate awards for President's Medal (top article) and Magazine of the Year (top magazine). Since 2002 there has been no award for the top overall article. From 2002-2005, the President's Medal was instead awarded to the Magazine of the Year. Since 2006, the name 'President's Medal' was dropped in favour of simply Magazine of the Year. 

 

Magazine Website of the Year (formerly Magazine of the Year-Digital)   

2014 - Hazlitt

2013 - Maclean's

2012 - Hazlitt

2011 - TodaysParent.com

2010 - Macleans.ca

2009 - Dogs in Canada

 

Tablet Magazine of the Year

2014 - Today's Parent 

2013 - Sportsnet

2012 - Canadian House & Home