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Announcing the Winners of the 42nd Annual National Magazine Awards


The National Media Awards Foundation is proud to reveal the Canadian creators who won Gold and Silver medals at this year’s National Magazine Awards. The gala was held at the Arcadian Court in Toronto, and was hosted by NMA-winner Omar Mouallem.

The gold winners in the Best Magazine categories include: Nouveau Projet (Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest), Up Here Magazine (Best Magazine: Special Interest), Cottage Life (Best Magazine: Service & Lifestyle), and Esse arts + opinion (Best Magazine: Art, Literary, & Culture).

The prestigious, 2019 Magazine Grand Prix award went to Nouveau Projet.

Alison Uncles of Maclean’s was the proud recipient of this year’s Editor Grand Prix award.

The Publisher Grand Prix award went to Ken Hunt, publisher of Toronto Life. The jury put it thusly: if you live in Toronto, you know Toronto Life, and as Toronto is growing, Toronto Life is growing with it.

Linda Spalding—an acclaimed writer and a longtime editor of the literary journal Brick—was presented with the 2019 Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. More on Linda’s 75-issue tenure at Brick and her many literary accomplishments can be found here.

Max Binks-Collier was awarded the Best New Magazine Writer title for “Distant Relatives,” published in Maisonneuve.

Top-winning magazines:

For the full list of the 2019 NMA winners, visit our blog post.


The NMAF gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council,  Ontario Creates, Reader’s Digest Foundation, and KCK Global. We are also thankful for the support of CCR Solutions, Cision, Magazines Canada, PUSH Media, RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions, TC Transcontinental Printing, The Arcadian Court, University of Alberta, Very Good Studios, and Vividata.