And the Nominees Are…

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is delighted to share the nominees for the 45th annual National Magazine Awards. Our incredible roster of more than 100 volunteer judges dedicated countless hours to evaluating entries from hundreds of magazines across the country. From their careful consideration of more than 1000 entries, we are pleased to present this list of 199 impressive finalists.

The winners will be announced on June 3 during a virtual ceremony hosted by award-winning journalist Kelly Boutsalis, with Gold winners in writing and visual categories receiving a $1000 cash prize. Please join us in congratulating all of this year’s nominees!

Save the date! We’re thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a long-overdue, in-person event in Toronto on September 29, 2022. Join us at the Globe and Mail Centre for a day of professional development and an evening of reconnecting and networking with friends and peers. Details to follow this summer. 

Top Nominees

The Walrus15
Toronto Life12
Nouveau Projet8

Individual Nominee Highlights

Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to once again postpone awarding the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. All applications for these awards from 2020 and 2021 will be kept on file for consideration, and we look forward to celebrating the winners at next year’s awards.

Credit Changes & Additions

To request any credit changes, corrections, or additions, please send details to staff@magazine-awards.com with “NMA Credit Change” in the subject line. The deadline for credit changes and additions is May 13. 

About the 45th NMAs Winners’ Celebration

The 2022 awards presentation will take place on June 3 and will be hosted by Kelly Boutsalis. Kelly is an award-winning Mohawk freelance journalist from Six Nations of the Grand River, currently living in Scarborough, Ontario.

Kelly Boutsalis, journalist and host of the 45th NMAs Winners’ celebration

Due to the ever-changing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards presentation will once again be held as a virtual, live streamed event.

We encourage all nominees to tune in to the awards show virtually on June 3, 2022, and we’d love to see your live reaction to winning a Gold award! Please contact the Foundation with the subject line “NMA Zoom Acceptance Speech” at staff@magazine-awards.com to obtain an access code if you would like to present a winner’s speech live on Zoom during the awards show. 

If you would like to send in a pre-recorded winner’s speech, please email us a video clip (maximum 2 minutes in length) with the subject line “NMA Pre-Recorded Speech.” There will also be an option to call in via telephone to give a winner’s speech; dial-in information will be displayed on-screen during the ceremony.


The National Media Awards Foundation is extremely grateful for the support from the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Creates, and The Reader’s Digest Foundation of Canada.

A special thank you to Vicky Lee for creating this year’s visuals, and to Vesselin Stroumsky for developing our online submissions and judging platforms.