2022 National Magazine Awards Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is honoured to share with you the 100 judges that make up the 2022 National Magazine Awards jury. We are so grateful to everyone who shared their expertise to help us recognize and celebrate the amazing talent in the Canadian publishing industry.


Susan Allan

Susan Allan is the Canada Editor of Politico by way of Maclean’s, iPolitics and The Ottawa Citizen.

Jean-Pierre Bastien

Before landing at URBANIA, Jean-Pierre Bastien covered South American news as a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro and subsequently worked for VICE in Montreal as senior video producer. He is now the head of content of Quatre95, URBANIA‘s media dedicated to questions of money, personal finance and business.

Arjun Basu

Arjun Basu is a writer and editor living in Montreal. He is a past President of the National Media Awards Foundation.

Thierry Bissonnette

Thierry Bissonnette est professeur de littérature à l’Université Laurentienne, à Sudbury. Sous le pseudonyme Thierry Dimanche il a publié divers ouvrages poétiques et un roman.

Myra Bloom

Myra Bloom teaches Canadian literature at Glendon College, York University. She has published scholarship and literary criticism in numerous journals and magazines, including Canadian Literature, The LA Review of Books, The Walrus and The Literary Review of Canada. She is currently working on a book about women’s confessional writing in Canada.

Genevieve Bouchard

Genevieve Bouchard œuvre dans le milieu télévisuel et cinéma depuis plus de 20 ans. En tant que Directrice des acquisitions Fiction chez Bell Média, elle est responsable des achats de Films Québécois, Blockbusters d’Hollywood ainsi que des plus grandes séries internationales. Cinéphile invétérée et passionnée de télévision, musique, design et culture pop, elle est graduée du Evergreen College a Washington avec un BA spécialisé en Cinéma.

Kelly Boutsalis

Kelly Boutsalis is a Mohawk journalist from the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve. Now living in Toronto, she devotes the bulk of her work to highlighting Indigenous stories. Her words have appeared in The New York Times, The Walrus, The Narwhal and more.

Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours

Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours est journaliste depuis une douzaine d’années. Elle a travaillé dans plusieurs grands médias et publié à titre de journaliste indépendante dans diverses publications québécoises. Elle est co-fondatrice des médias Ricochet et Pivot. Elle est aussi présidente de l’Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec et enseigne le journalisme à l’Université Concordia.

Eliane Cadieux

Cofondatrice et cheffe de la création de BESIDE, Eliane Cadieux est responsable de la vision de la marque. Elle évolue depuis plus de dix ans dans l’univers des communications et du design. Elle touche à toutes les sphères de la création; de l’imprimé au web, au vidéo, à l’architecture jusqu’à l’expérience client, elle parvient toujours à mener les projets plus loin, notamment grâce aux standards de qualité supérieure qu’elle impose tant à elle-même qu’à son équipe. Originaire de Bromont, elle se consacre pendant six ans à des études en design graphique au Cégep de Sherbrooke et à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Diplôme en main, elle reçoit une bourse pour travailler à titre de designer web et imprimé pour l’agence Sid Lee, puis se lance à son compte et multiplie les collaborations. Forte de cette expérience acquise en entrepreneuriat, c’est en 2016 qu’elle s’investit pleinement dans l’aventure de BESIDE, aux côtés de ses acolytes, Jean-Daniel Petit et Guillaume Leblanc. Un premier magazine voit le jour. Au fil des ans, Eliane a reçu de nombreuses distinctions : + Idéa (2021) + National Magazine Awards (2019-2020-2021) + Digital Publishing Awards (2020-2021) + Nomination 30/30 d’Infopresse (2019) + Grafika (2017) + Workshop at Colors Magazine, Italie (2014) + Bourse Sid Lee (2013) + Grand Prix Grafika (2012).

Julie Cailliau

Il n’y a rien comme le présent pour préparer l’avenir, parce qu’il est encore temps de choisir ce qu’on voudra en faire. C’est la conviction qui guide le parcours professionnel de Julie Cailliau, du génie au journalisme, de la rédaction en chef de Les Affaires à la direction des communications et du marketing de Fondaction, aujourd’hui. Gestionnaire chevronnée, reconnue pour sa capacité à formuler une vision opérationnelle claire et à mobiliser ses équipes dans la réalisation de cette vision, elle s’engage pour l’avènement d’une société où l’économie nourrira nos besoins véritables.

Penny Caldwell

Penny Caldwell is an experienced magazine writer, editor, and industry consultant. Under her leadership, as editor and publisher of Cottage Life from 2000 to 2017, the magazine won hundreds of national and international magazine awards. Penny is a past president of the International Regional Magazine Association, a former director of Canada’s National Magazine Awards Foundation, and has taught in Ryerson University’s Magazine and Web Publishing program in Toronto. In 2016, she received the NMAF’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Sue Carter

Sue Carter is deputy editor at the Inuit Art Quarterly, and the former editor-in-chief at Quill & Quire. She is a frequent culture writer for many publications and teaches writing and editing for magazines at Centennial College.

Matthieu Charest

Matthieu Charest, rédacteur spécialisé, relations publiques et contenu, Banque Nationale. Il a d’abord été journaliste économique pour Les Affaires, puis Radio-Canada. Il a également collaboré avec Finance et Investissement, animé le balado Les Dérangeants sur l’entrepreneuriat, et de nombreuses conférences sur l’économie et l’immobilier.

Daniel Chrétien

Rédacteur en chef adjoint du magazine Châtelaine depuis 2018, Daniel Chrétien a signé des reportages dans de nombreux médias québécois, dont L’actualité, pendant 15 ans, Forces, Commerce et Québec Science.

Rob Csernyik

Rob Csernyik is an an award-winning journalist and writer based in Saint John, New Brunswick. He is a frequent contributor to Barron’s Penta, and his work has also appeared at Canadian Geographic, Maisonneuve, The Globe and Mail, The Narwhal and Vice among other outlets. Rob is also the editor of Great Canadian Longform, sharing the best in Canadian literary journalism via social media and a weekly newsletter.

Photo Credit: Marc-André Pauzé 

Fabrice de Pierrebourg

Fabrice de Pierrebourg collabore régulièrement à l’émission Puisqu’il faut se lever au 98,5 FM (Cogeco média) ainsi qu’au magazine L’actualité. Globe-trotteur, ses reportages l’ont mené ces dernières années au Mali, à Gaza, au Liban, en Irak, en Syrie, en Afghanistan ainsi que récemment en Ukraine . Son travail lui a valu d’être honoré au Concours canadien de journalisme (2012) et au Prix du magazine canadien à deux reprises (2020 et 2021).

Il est aussi l’auteur ou co-auteur de huit livres

Nelly Desmarais

Née en 1986, Nelly Desmarais est originaire de Richelieu, en Montérégie. Elle a étudié la littérature à l’Université du Québec à Montréal et à l’Université McGill et a publié poèmes, proses et critiques dans des revue et des collectifs. Son texte « Fièvre », paru dans Nouveau Projet, a été finaliste aux Prix du magazine canadien 2020, dans la catégorie poésie, et ses poèmes ont été deux fois sélectionnés pour le Prix de poésie Radio-Canada, en 2017 et 2018. Elle est directrice administrative adjointe du Quartanier Éditeur. Marche à voix basse, paru au Quartanier en mars 2022, est son premier livre.

Photo credit: Justine Latour © Le Quartanier

Matthew DiMera

Matthew DiMera is an award-winning editor and journalist currently living in Toronto, and is the Founder of The Resolve, a new digital publication centering Black, Indigenous and racialized people in Canada.

Ruth Dunley

Ruth Dunley is the Associate Director of Editorial Strategy at Queen’s University and editor of the Queen’s Alumni Review. A veteran journalist and communicator, Dunley has previously edited Ottawa Magazine and her writing has appeared in Muse Magazine, and the Wisconsin Magazine of History, as well as newspapers across Canada and in the United States. Prior to her career in communications, she worked as a reporter, copy editor, news editor, assignment editor and online editor for the Ottawa Citizen/Postmedia. In 2019 she wrote the foreword of Revolutions Across Borders: Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion (McGill-Queen’s University Press) and saw the publication of her book, The Lost President: A.D. Smith and the Hidden History of Radical Democracy in Civil War America (University of Georgia Press). She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism, a Bachelor of Education, a PhD in history, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the College of William & Mary.

Nehal El-Hadi

Nehal El-Hadi is a writer, researcher, and editor whose work explores the relationships between the body (racialised, gendered), place (urban, virtual), and technology (internet, health). Currently, she is the Science+Technology Editor at The Conversation Canada and Editor-in-Chief of Studio Magazine.

Alicia Elliott

Alicia Elliott is a Mohawk writer and editor living in Brantford, Ontario. She’s had numerous essays nominated for National Magazine Awards, winning Gold in 2017 and an honourable mention in 2020. Her short fiction was selected for Best American Short Stories 2018, Best Canadian Stories 2018, and Journey Prize Stories 30. Her award-winning first book, A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, was a national bestseller.

Jocelyne Fournel

Jocelyne Fournel a consacré la majeure partie de sa carrière à la direction artistique de magazines : notamment Montréal ce mois-ci, MTL et pendant 23 années, L’actualité. Entre 1985 et 1988, elle a été designer graphique à Londres, au Sunday Telegraph Magazine et au World of Interiors. Durant toutes ces années, elle a conçu des milliers de mises en pages et des centaines de pages couvertures, elle a dirigé d’innombrables séances photo et travaillé avec les meilleurs illustrateurs-trices et photographes. Son principal souci fut de mettre en valeur l’image et le texte, afin de faire de la lecture de magazines une véritable expérience esthétique et intellectuelle. Elle jongle aujourd’hui avec de nouveaux projets, toujours dans l’édition, du livre photo à l’album jeunesse.

Matt Frehner

Matt Frehner leads the Visual Journalism team at The Globe and Mail. The award-winning group of editors, designers, developers, photographers, videographers and graphic artists works to make sense of a complicated and fast-moving world through high-impact visual journalism.

Lianne George

Lianne George is the Editorial Lead at Rethink, one of Canada’s top independent creative agencies, and the founder of George&Co., a Toronto-based editorial consultancy. Previously, she led strategic communications for the Brookfield Institute of Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University. A long-time magazine editor, she served as editor-in-chief of Chatelaine and director of lifestyle content for Rogers Digital Content & Publishing. She was the founding editor of Torstar’s The Grid and has held senior-level positions at Maclean’s and Canadian Business. Her feature writing has appeared in publications including Maclean’s, Report on Business and New York magazine. She was awarded the Editor Grand Prix award at the 2018 National Magazine Awards.  

Curtis Gillespie

Curtis Gillespie has won seven National Magazine Awards from 23 nominations, including a record-tying four awards in 2014.

Charles Gillis

Charlie Gillis is Managing Editor (National) of Maclean’s, which he joined in 2003 as a national correspondent based in Toronto. Gillis is a past recipient of gold and silver medals at the National Magazine Awards, and co-winner of a Canadian Association of Journalists award. Prior to joining Maclean’s, he worked as a reporter and feature writer for the National Post, the Edmonton Journal, The Canadian Press and the Telegraph-Journal of New Brunswick. He lives in Toronto.

Don Gillmor

Don Gillmor’s most recent book To the River won the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction. He is the author of a two-volume history of Canada, Canada: A People’s History, which won the Libris Award, and two other books of non-fiction, The Desire of Every Living Thing and I Swear by Apollo. He has written three critically acclaimed novels – Kanata, Mount Pleasant and Long Change – as well as nine books for children, two of which were nominated for a Governor General’s Award. He has won twelve National Magazine Awards, including the Outstanding Achievement Award. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

Rita Godlevskis

PhotoED Magazine Editor and Publisher Rita Godlevskis has more than twenty years of experience in photography-based, creative media work, in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She has worked across multiple platforms with a diverse range of projects in her portfolio in editorial, and creative production contexts. PhotoED Magazine is the last independent Canadian photography magazine left on newsstands nationally. A passion for promoting diverse voices in Canadian photography, and great coffee keep her fuelled.

Seyward Goodhand

Seyward Goodhand’s stories have been shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award, and longlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize. Her first book, Even That Wildest Hope (Invisible Publishing), was a finalist for the Manitoba Book Awards’ Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book, and longlisted for the 2020 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and lives in Winnipeg.

Josh Greenblatt

Josh Greenblatt is the former editor-in-chief of SHARP magazine and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, The Globe and Mail, Vogue, Monocle and other outlets.

Nicole Haldoupis

Nicole Haldoupis is a queer writer, editor, designer, illustrator, and rug hooker from Tkaronto/Toronto. She’s a former editor of Grain and a co-creator of untethered and Applebeard Editions. She is a member of the board of directors at Riddle Fence. Her work can be found in Bad Dog Review, The Feathertale Review, Bad Nudes, antilang, and others. She completed an MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016. Her first book, Tiny Ruins (Radiant Press, 2020), is a novel made up of linked flash fiction pieces, and was shortlisted for four Saskatchewan Book Awards. Nicole lives in St. John’s, Ktaqamkuk/Newfoundland.

Liz Harmer

Liz Harmer’s stories, essays, and poems have been published in The Walrus, Image Journal, The Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, PRISM, Lit Hub, Best Canadian Stories, and elsewhere. Her first novel, The Amateurs, was a finalist for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award. She has also been a finalist for the Journey Prize, and nominated four times for National Magazine Awards, one of which she won in 2014 for Personal Journalism. Harmer’s second novel, Strange Loops, is forthcoming with Knopf Canada in 2022.

Madi Haslam

Madi Haslam is the editor-in-chief of Maisonneuve magazine. She was formerly the Arts & Ideas editor of This Magazine and host of the Policy Options podcast. Her work has appeared in Briarpatch, Broadview, Guts Magazine, The Walrus, and elsewhere. Her reporting has received two Canadian Online Publishing Awards and a CAJ nomination.

James Hewes

Having held various positions in his 12-year stint at the BBC, most notably leading the international development of the magazines business, James Hewes was part of the team that sold the business to private equity in November 2011. He was then Publishing Director for Top Gear, Good Food, Easy Cook and Lonely Planet Magazine and a Director of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions.

Jude Isabella

Jude Isabella is a science journalist, concentrating on the environment, ecology, and archaeology. As a journalist she has worked for newspapers and magazines, on staff or as a freelancer. She spent a dozen years as managing editor of YES Mag, Canada’s science magazine for kids. In 2015, she launched Hakai Magazine, an online publication focused on coastal science and societies. Jude continues to write for young readers. Her sixth book for kids, Bringing Back the Wolves, was published in spring 2020 by Kids Can Press, with the distinction of being included that year on both the American Library Association’s list of banned and challenged books and the New York Public Library’s Best Kids’ Books.

Katherine Janson

A former investigative broadcast journalist with an MA in Journalism, Katherine Janson has two decades of experience across strategic communications, media relations, writing, editing and journalism, predominantly in the not-for-profit healthcare field. She is currently the National Director of Communications for the Canadian Mental Health Association, leading content strategy, editorial, public relations and marketing for the 103-year-old charity. She works closely with mental health experts and media across the country to promote important mental health policy work, programming, services and supports in communities across Canada. She is adept at mining insights that will inform campaigns, content and messaging to turn over issues in a new light.

A born knowledge translator, she believes in her heart that if you can’t say something simply, you don’t truly understand it. Good journalism is integral to the work that charities are doing in Canada, and to educate people on what mental health and mental illness are, and how best to take care of them. Good journalism is key to the mental health systems change, social change, education and influence work that will, over time, shift behaviours and perceptions to create a climate of understanding and acceptance.

Laurie Jennings

Laurie Jennings is director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she oversees business and editorial strategy, and leads a team of scientists, consumer product specialists and editorial experts to create science-backed content, industry-leading events, report on consumer behaviour and trends, assess items for the GH Seal, evaluate products, among other editorially driven, revenue-generating innovations. Laurie is a sought-after speaker for CES, SXSW and the Global Wellness Summit and a judge for awards from ASME and Digiday. As a HearstLab Scout, she screens startups for investment by Hearst. Find her on Instagram @lauriejenningsnyc.

Arvin Joaquin

Arvin Joaquin is an award-winning journalist and editor. He is currently a senior political reporter-editor at The Canadian Press covering immigration. He previously worked as a video journalist at OMNI News: Filipino and an associate editor at Xtra Magazine, where he wrote the magazine’s Digital Publishing Award-winning newsletter. In 2020, he was named as a finalist for Best Emerging Writer at the National Magazine Awards. His work has appeared in Huffington Post, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, CBC, and more.

Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones is a national award-winning journalist based in Halifax. Her stories have appeared in The Atavist, The Globe and Mail, The Narwhal, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, CBC, and The Walrus.

Emmanuel Kattan

Emmanuel Kattan est le directeur du Programme Alliance à l’Université Columbia, une initiative visant à créer des partenariats de recherche et d’enseignement entre Sciences Po, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, l’Ecole Polytechnique et l’Université Columbia. Emmanuel a été le directeur du British Council à New York et directeur des communications à l’Alliance des Civilisations (Nations Unies) et auprès du secrétaire général du Commonwealth à Londres. Il a débuté sa carrière à la Délégation générale du Québec au Royaume Uni.

Né à Montréal, Emmanuel a étudié à l’Université de Montréal et à Oxford, en tant que Rhodes Scholar. Il a obtenu un doctorat en philosophie de l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales à Paris. Il est l’auteur de cinq livres: un essai sur le devoir de mémoire et quatre romans. Son plus récent roman, L’attrapeur d’âmes, est paru aux éditions Leméac en 2019.

Jeremy Keehn

Jeremy Keehn is a features editor at Bloomberg Businessweek. He was previously a news and business editor at NewYorker.com, the digital director of Harper’s Magazine, and a senior editor at The Walrus.

Deirdre Kelly

Deirdre Kelly is the author of Ballerina: Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection, named by the Guardian as the best dance book on a Top 10 list published in 2021. Her first book, the best-selling memoir Paris Times Eight, came out in 2009. An internationally recognized dance critic, she is a two-time recipient of the Nathan Cohen Prize for outstanding critical writing and a National Newspaper Award finalist and certificate of merit holder in the category of feature writing. From 1985 to 2017, she was an arts critic, investigative reporter, senior fashion reporter and arts columnist on staff at Canada‘s Globe and Mail newspaper. She has an MA in English from the University of Toronto and since 2017 has been Editor of the award-winning The York University Magazine. In 2021, she collected an Alumni of Influence Award from University College, at U of T, for her journalism advocating for greater diversity and transparency in the arts.

Michelle Kelly

Michelle Kelly started her career in publishing in 1998, as the office manager at Cottage Life. Since then, she has held various positions in the editorial department at the magazine until she was named Editor in July 2015 and Vice President, Content, for Blue Ant Media in September 2019. She’s a member of the Professional Advisory Committee for Centennial College in Toronto and is also the recipient of several Canadian National Magazine Awards, including Editor Grand Prix in 2021. Outside of work, Michelle sits on the board of Ready Set Play, a non-profit group that helps provide youth access to organized sports. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

Aaron Kylie

Legion Magazine editor Aaron Kylie is an awarding-winning writer/editor/manager of national magazines. He was previously editor-in-chief of Canadian Geographic, publications manager at the Canadian Wildlife Federation (where he oversaw Canadian Wildlife, Biosphere and Wild magazines), and prior to that, the long-time managing editor at Outdoor Canada magazine.

Claudia Larochelle

Claudia Larochelle est autrice (Les bonnes filles plantent des fleurs au printemps, Les îles Canaries, Je veux une maison faite de sorties de secours – Réflexions sur la vie et l’oeuvre de Nelly Arcan, la série jeunesse à succès La doudou, etc.) et journaliste spécialisée en culture et société. Après avoir animé pendant plus de six saisons l’émission LIRE sur ICI ARTV, elle est à la tête de l’émission Claudia à la page sur Savoir Média. Elle est chroniqueuse sur ICI Radio-Canada radio et télé et signe régulièrement des textes sur le site d’informations Avenues.ca, dans Les Libraires et Elle Québec. Elle est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en journalisme et d’une maîtrise en création littéraire de l’UQAM. On peut la suivre sur Facebook, Twitter @clolarochelle et Instagram claudia_larochelle.

Deborah Lau-Yu

Propelled by a passion for arts, culture and community, Deborah Lau-Yu is the co-founder and art director at PALETTERA, an award-winning Canadian design firm specializing in meaningful storytelling through design. Their work focuses on event branding and design, marketing campaign design, and print communication. Her team creates compelling objects, print pieces, and art experiences with lasting meaning — a philosophy which embraces the core concepts of “thinking through making,” and connecting the head, heart and hand. Most recently, the Palettera team has built a new Canadian lifestyle stationery brand, Ferris Wheel Press, with refreshing products to inspire the world to fall in love with writing again.

Deborah’s personal mission is to use design practice to innovate, challenge, and strengthen the community to connect at deeper levels and inspired others to always reach further. Deborah founded and and serves as Editor-in-Chief for Fete Chinoise, an award-winning platform focussed on modern Chinese culture that champions an annual collector’s magazine, online community, and signature showcase event that fundraises for local charities, which have included the Markham Stouffville Hospital, Sick Kids, fu-GEN Theatre, Mon Sheong Foundation and Orbis Canada. The magazine was awarded the 2019 Best Publication by Canadian Online Publishing Awards, and recognized for Best Art Direction of a Single Article at the National Magazine Awards 2020.

In addition to her entrepreneurial and cultural work, Deborah also dedicates her time to a group of important causes: she serves as Director of Graphic Arts for the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, and is a contributor to many organizations including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, David Foster Foundation, Sick Kids Foundation, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Suzanne & Edward Rogers Foundation, Boost for Kids, Camp Oochigaas, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, and the Association of Chinese-Canadian Entrepreneurs.

Johanne Lauzon

Après avoir exercé le journalisme dans un quotidien, une agence de presse et un site web, Johanne Lauzon s’est jointe à l’équipe Châtelaine. Elle a été tour à tour cheffe des pages santé, rédactrice en chef adjointe et, depuis 2016, rédactrice en chef. Elle a insufflé un souffle nouveau au magazine avec un accent porté sur le féminisme, la diversité et les enjeux sociaux.

Amélie Legare

Two decades ago, Amélie ran away from her job in a concrete building without windows to ride pow on bluebird days and start a design company focused on outdoor recreation. Besides winning numerous design awards and maintaining a client list as long as a downhill racing ski, Amélie still finds time to snowboard all winter, bike and garden in the summer, build a house and travel around the world while raising her young son.

Erica Lenti

Erica Lenti is a writer and editor in Toronto. She is currently the senior editor, politics and identities, at Xtra Magazine, Canada’s largest and oldest online LGBTQ2S+ magazine.

Carly Lewis

Carly Lewis is a journalist living in Toronto. Her work has appeared at The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vulture, The Cut, The Atlantic, Elle, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, The Guardian, Interview Magazine, The Fader, the Toronto Star, Hazlitt, Spin, Maisonneuve and Maclean’s. In 2021 she was a finalist in the Essays category at the National Magazine Awards and in the Best Arts and Culture Storytelling category at the Digital Publishing Awards. She is a course instructor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism.

Tomos Lewis

Tomos Lewis is Monocle magazine’s bureau chief in Toronto, and senior correspondent for Monocle24 Radio — covering North American politics, culture, design, urban affairs, business and diplomacy. He has previously worked for BBC News in his native Wales, and in Washington DC. He is a graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the University of St Andrews. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism.

Christine Loureiro

Christine Loureiro leads an incredible group of award-winning editors, reporters and producers to curate and amplify Toronto Star’s journalism, driving a strong and lasting connection between the Star’s and the millions of people it reaches through our website and app, newsletters, breaking alerts, push, search, social and more.

Tori Marlan

Tori Marlan’s work has appeared in a variety of outlets in the US and Canada, including The Walrus Magazine, The Atavist Magazine, BuzzFeed News, The Seattle Times, The Texas Observer, Pacific Standard magazine, The Marshall Project, and The Appeal. She has also reported for CBC Radio, This American Life, Weekend America, and the Tablet Magazine podcast Vox Tablet and won several journalism awards, including one from CAJ. In 2006, she received a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation to write about detained child immigrants.

Erin McPhee

Erin McPhee is a freelance art director, designer and visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. She applies her skills of empathy, observation, and curiosity to all of her professional and personal projects. Her clients include Jam3, Underline Studio, The Medical Post, Today’s Parent, and Quill & Quire, among others.

Erik Mohr

Erik Mohr’s passion for magazines and visual storytelling has spanned over 20 years as an art director and creative director. He has received numerous industry awards from the Society of Publication Designers, Canadian National Magazine Awards, Art Directors Club of Canada, Magazines du Québec and the Content Council. Erik has worked with brands such as Air Canada, Bell Canada, Canadian Tire Corporation, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, HSBC, KPMG, MaRS Discovery District, Sportcheck and many more.

Stéphane Monnet

Stéphane Monnet is the president and creative director of Monnet Design and is based in Toronto, Canada and Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Monnet is also the former President of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada. In his 20+ year career Monnet has received numerous awards from international design publications and organizations, including the ADCC, AIGA, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, the National Magazine Awards and the New York Type Directors Club.

John Montgomery

John Montgomery is an art director and graphic designer. Currently art directing Reader’s Digest Canada and Sélection, he’s previously worked on Canadian Business, MoneySense, Toronto Life, Financial Post Magazine and Taddle Creek magazines, as well as worked with Nelson Education, the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and the Ontario Association of Architects. John has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards, and has won two Canadian Cover awards.

A part of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association’s Pros On The Road series, he has spoken numerous times on cover design, as well as done consultations with publications on what they can do to help improve their design. John has been a judge for the National Magazine Awards multiple times, and was an editorial category judge for the Society of Illustrators’ 62nd annual. He is a PAC member for Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Illustration program and Centennial College’s graphic design program.

Photo Credit: Guillaume Simoneau

Brian Morgan

Although he studied printmaking at art school, and was then a bookseller out of college, Brian Morgan has worked as a graphic designer and an art director for the past 26 years, 20 of these in editorial design. He has worked for (or on) Maclean’s, Saturday Night, C Magazine, Dose, Literary Review of Canada, enRoute, and The Walrus. At this last he was the art director for nine years. He also sat on the executive committee of the National Magazine Awards. Brian lives and works in Montreal and co-art directs Maisonneuve and Precedent Magazine with the Toronto-based art director, curator, and producer Rachel Wine.

Carol Moskot

Carol Moskot is an editorial art director and creative director based in New York with 25+ years of magazine and custom publishing experience in the US and Canada. Her studio, Carol Moskot Design + Direction, focuses on the intersection of publication design and story-telling and works with non-profits and agents of change to help them tell their stories for the common good.

Carol is an award-winning designer specializing in art direction, photo direction and branding. She is a creative-problem solver, adept at drawing together an inspired team of photographers and stylists, producing photo shoots and steering great illustrators. She has won over 80 awards for her work from the National Magazine Awards, Society of Publications Designers and Advertising and Design Club of Canada.

Sabrina Myre

Sabrina Myre est une journaliste indépendante basée à Montréal, après plusieurs années à l’étranger. Depuis Jérusalem, elle a produit des reportages pour des médias de différents pays. Elle a aussi travaillé à Paris pour Radio France international et le magazine Jeune Afrique, entre 2014 et 2016. Elle est aussi lauréate d’une médaille d’argent en 2020 pour son reportage «La longue route des survivantes yézidies» en Irak, publié dans le magazine ELLE Québec. Elle a passé les huit premières années de sa carrière à Radio-Canada.

Anabelle Nicoud

Anabelle Nicoud a travaillé pendant 15 ans dans les médias montréalais, d’abord comme journaliste, puis comme directrice à la redaction de La Presse et du Devoir. Elle vit désormais dans la Baie de San Francisco. 

Jadine Ngan

Jadine Ngan is a freelance writer and photographer with bylines in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Toronto Life, and Broadview Magazine. She also currently serves as The Varsity‘s Features editor.

Simone Olivero

Simone Olivero is a Toronto-based writer and editor. She has over a decade of experience working with various news and lifestyle publications with bylines in Toronto Life, Chatelaine, CBC and more. She is currently a Senior Editor at Today’s Parent with a focus on travel, lifestyle and food editorial.

Deidre Olsen

Deidre Olsen is writer, editor and journalist with words in NBC News, The Cut, Refinery29, Salon, Vice, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and more than 50 publications. Previously, Deidre was an editor at The Pointer and STOREYS. She was a 2021 National Magazine Award finalist, 2021 Westfjords Artist-In-Residence, a 2020 Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, and a 2019 Fellow in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Deidre has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

Philippe Orfali

Philippe Orfali a été journaliste pendant plus de quinze ans, travaillant pour plusieurs des plus grands quotidiens de langue française au pays dont Le Droit, Le Devoir et le Journal de Montréal. Nommé aux Prix Judith-Jasmin en 2019 dans la catégorie politique, et lauréat (argent) d’un Prix national du magazine B2B 2020, il œuvre aujourd’hui en communications pour un groupe mondial d’investissement.

Laura Osborne

Laura Osborne, former editor-in-chief of the award-winning RICARDO magazines and editor at authority publications such as Air Canada’s enRoute, is Time Out Editor, Canada, at the Time Out Group — a global media company that inspires people to celebrate the best of cities around the world.

Édith Pelletier

Edith Pelletier est directrice artistique de L’actualité. Elle consacre sa carrière à l’univers du magazine, d’abord dans l’équipe graphique de Coup de pouce. Elle s’est jointe à L’actualité en 2017 à titre de directrice artistique adjointe, avant de prendre en charge la direction artistique en 2019.

Edith Pelletier is the art director at L’actualité. She dedicates her career to the world of magazines. She began at Coup de Pouce, on the graphic design team. Then she joined L’actualité in 2017 as deputy art director, before taking on art direction in 2019.

Fidel Peña

Fidel is a creative director and co-founder of Underline Studio. His projects at Underline have included identity and branding for the University of Toronto, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Harvard Medical School and campaigns and publications for Google, UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency and Audi. Fidel’s work has received numerous accolades from across Canada, the US and Europe, including from GraphisCommunication Arts, the National Magazine Awards, the Type Directors Club, Laus, Latin American Design Awards, and D&AD, and he has lectured on design topics in Spain, Mexico and Canada. He was born in El Salvador, and is a former president of the Advertising and Design Club of Canada.

Adam Pottle

Adam Pottle is the author of four critically acclaimed books. His stories, essays, and poems have appeared in numerous publications; his short story “The Rottweiler” was nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award.

Marie-Paule Primeau

Marie-Paule Primeau is the editor-in-chief of Dire (Université de Montréal) since January 2015. On top of heading Dire, she’s an editor for BESIDE and Protégez-Vous and a science communication advisor for IVADO. Marie-Paule is currently pursuing graduate studies in publishing at the Université de Sherbrooke. She lives in Montréal.

Jean-François Proulx

Jean-François Proulx est directeur de création du studio montréalais Balistique.ca. Depuis 2012, il est aussi le directeur artistique du magazine Nouveau Projet, publication pour laquelle il a été nominé et a remporté plusieurs prix aux National Magazine Awards.

Jennie Punter

Jennie Punter is the editor of Musicworks (est. 1978), a small, respected, non-profit arts magazine that explores innovative artists and ideas in music and sound art. Jennie has been a correspondent to Variety since 2008. From 1992 to 2013, she contributed regular film and music reviews and features to the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. During that time she was an editor and writer for Music Express and IMPACT magazines, the editor of Aloud (a monthly magazine published by the Habourfront Reading Series) and contributing editor to Flare. Since 2016 she has been a member of the Magazines Canada Arts & Literary Advisory Group / Committee. She began her career as a writer and copy editor at the Kingston Whig-Standard magazine.

Jenny Reed

Jenny Reed is the art director and designer of Western Living magazine, and the associate art director of Vancouver magazine.

Lauchlan Reid

Lauchlan Reid is an illustrator, fine artist and educator based in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. As a solo artist and a founding member of art/illustration collective Team Macho, his work spans multiple genres and media and can found in private collections across North America. Clients include The Walrus, Reebok, Bloomberg Business Week, and the Barenaked Ladies. Awards and nominations include the National Magazine Awards, The Junos, American Illustration and Applied Arts. He is the Program Chair of Illustration in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University.

Christina Reynolds

Christina Reynolds is a freelance writer, editor, and journalist based in Calgary, in Treaty 7 territory. She’s been the executive editor at ELLE Canada, the editor-in-chief of city magazine CalgaryInc, a television producer with CTV’s Alberta Primetime and Report on Business Television, and a newspaper writer and copy editor with the Calgary Herald.

Emily Riddle

Emily Riddle is nehiyaw and a member of the Alexander First Nation (Kipohtakaw) in Treaty 6. She lives in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), where she works as the Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations for the Edmonton Public Library. Her work has been published in Teen Vogue, The Malahat Review, Canadian Art, The Fiddlehead, The Globe and Mail, and others. Her debut poetry book will be released by Nightwood Editions in Spring 2023.

Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson is a content strategist at Globe Content Studio, the content marketing division of The Globe and Mail. As a content marketing expert, she uses journalistic-style storytelling and insights to create innovative content for brands like Destination Canada, Loblaw and Crest. Prior to joining The Globe, she worked as a branded content editor for some of Canada’s premium magazines, including Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Today’s Parent and Canadian Business.

Mélanie Roy

Titulaire d’une maîtrise en littérature française de l’Université McGill, Mélanie Roy a œuvré dans le milieu de l’édition scientifique avant de poursuivre une carrière de journaliste, d’abord au quotidien La Presse+, puis dans plusieurs médias québécois et canadiens. Après quatre années au poste de rédactrice en chef adjointe du magazine culinaire RICARDO, elle est depuis 2018 l’éditrice de KO Éditions, la maison d’édition de KO Média, propriétaire des magazines VÉRO, ELLE Québec, ELLE Canada et di Stasio.

Naben Ruthnum

Naben Ruthnum is the author of A Hero of Our Time and the upcoming horror novella Helpmeet, as well as the essay Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race. As Nathan Ripley, he’s the author of two thrillers.

Mugoli Samba

Mugoli Samba is a Toronto-based multimedia journalist and editor whose work has appeared in outlets such as The Globe and Mail, Radio-Canada/CBC, Broadview Magazine, and more. Her longform writing was nominated for the Best New Magazine Writer award at the 2019 National Magazine Awards.

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman is a national reporter for ProPublica investigating voting, platforms, disinformation, and online manipulation. He’s the editor of the European Journalism Centre’s Verification Handbook series, and previously served as Founding Editor of BuzzFeed Canada and media editor of BuzzFeed News, where he pioneered coverage of digital disinformation and media manipulation. He received a George Polk Award in 2021 for a series of articles about Facebook, and is the recipient of the Carey McWilliams Award from the American Political Science Association, which honors “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.” His 2019 series exposing a global Facebook advertising scam was also named investigation of the year by the Canadian Association of Journalists. 

His journalism and books have also been honored by the Mirror Awards, U.S. National Press Club, Canadian National Magazine Awards, and Crime Writers of Canada.

Danielle Stanton

Danielle Stanton est journaliste indépendante depuis plus de 25 ans. Elle a signé plus d’une centaine d’articles (reportages, portraits, dossiers…) touchant aussi bien la culture que les tendances sociales émergentes ou la science dans de nombreux magazines au Québec (L’actualité, Elle-Québec, La Gazette des femmes, Sélection du Reader’s Digest…) et ailleurs (L’EXPRESS). Elle est également l’auteure de Nous sommes Télé-Québécois (La Presse, 2018) qui retrace le parcours de cette télé publique depuis sa création. Son travail journalistique a été couronné à maintes reprises, notamment par le Prix Justicia (2005), le Prix du magazine canadien (2000) et le Prix René-Lévesque (1995)

Carmine Starnino

Carmine Starnino is editor at large for The Walrus magazine.

Liz Sullivan

Director of photography Liz Sullivan has worked for Maclean’s for almost fourteen years. As an artist and photographer, Liz has also published and exhibited work in Prefix, Toronto Life and L’Actualité, among others.

Rebeka Tabobondung

Media and story creator Rebeka Tabobondung is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of MUSKRATMagazine.com a leading on-line Indigenous arts and culture magazine established in 2010. Rebeka is also a filmmaker, writer, poet, Indigenous knowledge researcher. In 2015, Rebeka co-founded the Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival in Wasauksing First Nation, along the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay where she is also a member. In 2021 Rebeka co-edited the anthology, Indigenous Toronto which won the Speakers Book Award. Since 2017, Rebeka has been working as a creator, director, researcher and writer with award-winning Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures. Rebeka is the co-owner of the award-winning whole communications company, Maaiingan Productions. In 2019 Rebeka and her partner acquired ReZ 91.3 FM, a designated Native community radio station. Rebeka’s written works are published in numerous books, journals, and anthologies and her media works have screened in numerous festivals.  

Jed Tallo

Creative and design director Jed Tallo /tal-yoh/ started his career in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to settling in Toronto, Canada, Jed worked extensively in London, U.K., for companies such as Condé Nast International and Hearst Magazines UK. He was most recently the Art Director of ELLE Canada.

As a well-rounded creative practitioner with over 10 years of experience, Jed is known for his refined aesthetic, conscientious design approach and strategic problem solving skills. He has received numerous industry awards for his work, and created successful campaigns for global fashion and beauty brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Chanel, H&M, Tiffany & Co., and Mackage.

Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy Thomson is an NMA-winning writer and editor based in Victoria, BC. His writing focuses on climate, environment, and the North.

Isa Tousignant

Isa Tousignant is a Montreal-based editorial director, content strategist and storyteller with a curiosity that runs deeper than most. She has chatted life philosophies with celebrity chefs, gemologists, arena rockers and furries. All were interesting. 

Chantal Tranchemontagne

Chantal Tranchemontagne is a writer, editor, and founder of Perch, an independent magazine featuring life and leisurely pursuits in Cornwall, Akwesasne, and SDG Counties. She is in love with adventuring, good food, magazine making, and her family.

Stephen Trumper

Stephen Trumper has been an instructor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism since Fall 1995. He has been a top editor at Toronto Life, Harrowsmith and Financial Post Business.

Jennifer Varkonyi

Jennifer Varkonyi is the publisher of Maisonneuve, an award-winning quarterly of arts, opinion and ideas. She served as Chair of the board of Magazines Canada from 2019-2021. She lives in Montreal. 

Stéphanie Verge

Stéphanie Verge is a Montreal-based editor and writer. Previously, she was a senior content creative at Sid Lee, the executive editor of Reader’s Digest Canada, the co-editor-in-chief of lstw, and an associate editor at Toronto Life.

Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Aaron Vincent Elkaim is a Winnipeg-born documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Toronto. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Manitoba in Cultural Anthropology and Film Studies, Aaron evolved his passion for culture and storytelling through his photography practice.

His first major body of work titled A Co-Existence explored his own family’s place of origin, documenting the remnants of a once vast Jewish population in Morocco. Since then, he has continued to explore the relationship between land and identity through documenting cultural environmental narratives of traditional and indigenous cultures as they contend with the the industrialization of their lands.

Aaron has been the recipient of numerous arts grants and awards from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, Alexia Foundation, American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, and the Lucie Awards among others. His most recent project A State of Erosion, published in the Narwhal,explores the history of hydroelectric energy on First Nations lands in Manitoba and won a gold at the National Magazine Award for best photojournalism in 2021.

His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Geographic, The Guardian, Le Monde, GEO, HUCK, Macleans, The Canadian Press and The Globe and Mail.

Elena Viltovskaia

Toronto based creative director and illustrator Elena Viltovskaia brings refined aesthetic and elegant touch to her work. Elena has spent over a decade working as an editorial art director and designer for premiere brands such as ELLE Canada, S/ and SHARP magazines. She is currently a creative director at The Kit and thekit.ca. Elena has received multiple industry recognitions for her work, and has led successful campaigns for national and global fashion and beauty brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Chanel and HBC among others. 

Christopher Wahl

Christopher Wahl is a Canadian portrait photographer. Christopher is a newsman at heart, his career started as an award-winning photojournalist with his assignment work being featured in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Time Magazine to name a few. Christopher has executed advertising and branding work for clients like Nike, Apple and Federal Express. 

He specializes in Canadian content.

He has photographed Popes and Presidents, worked extensively with The Rolling Stones and has travelled the globe photographing some of the most recognizable humans. His work is part of notable collections public and privately, highlighted in Canada by The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh has been the editor-in-chief of Outdoor Canada since 2000. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (medium circulation). He has held a variety of volunteer positions within the Canadian magazine industry, including president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation. 

Melony Ward

Melony Ward is a leader in the cultural media sector. She has worked with some of Canada’s best cultural multiplatform brands, working in digital communications, print, television, awards programs, exhibitions and educational extensions. Her focus is excellence in content presentation, building audiences, and developing revenue. Melony is passionate about storytelling, education and citizenship. She is currently Publisher and Director of Business Enterprise for Canada’s History Society.

Karin Watson

Karin Watson brings broad experience to her role as Director of Business Operations at Creative BC, including expertise and education in a variety of areas that are key to her focus at Creative BC on strategic brand-building, research, knowledge and talent development.

Shannon Webb-Campbell

Shannon Webb-Campbell is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. Her books include: Still No Word (Breakwater 2015), I Am A Body of Land (Book*hug 2019), and Lunar Tides (Book*hug 2022). Shannon is a doctoral candidate at the University of New Brunswick in the Department of English, and the editor of Visual Arts News Magazine. She lives and works in Kjipuktuk/ Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Lisa Whittington-Hill is the Publisher of This Magazine. Her writing on pop culture has appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt and Longreads. She is currently writing a book for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series on Beauty and the Beat by The Go-Go’s. Girls, Interrupted, her collection of essays on how pop culture is failing women, will be published by Vehicule Press in 2023. She’s also an instructor in the magazine publishing program at Centennial College in Toronto.

We’ll be announcing the nominees for the 2022 National Magazine Awards very soon! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details.

2021 National Magazine Awards Nominees Announced

The National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to reveal the finalists of the 44th annual National Magazine Awards.

The National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to reveal the finalists of the 44th annual National Magazine Awards. This year, we received submissions from 160 various publications across Canada, amounting to over 1000 entries. Our dedicated roster of 114 volunteer judges evaluated these entries, and we are pleased to present this list of 210 finalists. 

On June 11th, the winners will be revealed during a virtual ceremony hosted by Sandra E. Martin. Gold winners in writing and visual categories will receive a $1000 cash prize. Please join us in congratulating these incredible finalists!

TOP NOMINEES

PublicationNominations
The Walrus22
Maclean’s17
Toronto Life15
L’actualité10
Cottage Life7
Inuit Art Quarterly7
Nouveau Projet6
The Narwhal6

INDIVIDUAL NOMINEE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Katherine Laidlaw’s “A Family Massacre,” published in Toronto Life, is a finalist in Feature Writing and Investigative Reporting.
  • “A Planner’s Guide to Dying,” published in Reader’s Digest Canada, earned nominations in Illustration and Service Journalism. 
  • With nominations in both Art Direction of a Single Article and LIfestyle Photography is Cottage Life’s “At the End of the Highway.”
  • “Heartbreaker,” written by Katherine Laidlaw and published in Toronto Life, received two nominations in the categories of Investigative Reporting and Long-Form Feature Writing: 6000+.
  • Last year, Arvin Joaquin was a finalist for Best Emerging Writer. This year, Joaquin’s “Inside the second wave of the HIV epidemic in the Philippines” is a two-time nominee, in Long-Form Feature Writing: 6000+ and Personal Journalism. 
  • Ryan David Allen is one of this year’s Best Emerging Writer nominees for “Labour of Love,” published in Maisonneuve. “Labour of Love” is also a finalist in the Essays category. 
  • “Letters to America,” appearing in Maclean’s, is a finalist for Best Editorial Package and Issue Grand Prix. 
  • BESIDE’s “Nuna” received nominations in Personal Journalism and Photo Essay and Photojournalism. 
  • “State of erosion: the legacy of Manitoba Hydro,” published by The Narwhal, is a nominee in Photo Essay and Photojournalism and Portrait Photography. 
  • The Walrus’ “The Age of Surrender” received nominations in Illustration, Long-Form Feature Writing, and Investigative Reporting. 
  • “The New Lobster Wars,” written by Zoe Heaps Tennant and published in The Walrus, is a finalist in Investigative Reporting and Long-Form Feature Writing: 6000+.
  • Brian Banks’ “Tiny Fish to Big Picture,” published by Canadian Wildlife, is a two-time nominee in Long-Form Feature Writing and Profiles. 
  • The Feathertale Review’s Issue 25 received nominations in the coveted Art Direction Grand Prix and Issue Grand Prix categories. The publication is also in the running for Best Magazine: Art, Literary, and Culture. 
  • lstw magazine is a finalist for Art Direction grand Prix, Publisher Grand Prix, and Best Magazine: Special Interest. 
  • SAD Mag’s Issue 29: Sex is nominated for Art Direction Grand Prix and Best Editorial Package.

WRITING & VISUAL AWARDS

LONG-FORM FEATURE WRITING: 6000+ / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND (6 000+ MOTS)

Promised Lands
Canadian Geographic
Julian Brave NoiseCat 
Handling Editor: Aaron Kylie

Crazy Wisdom: A Love Story
Hazlitt
Suzannah Showler
Handling Editor: Haley Cullingham

Les voleurs d’identité
L’actualité
Marc-André Sabourin
Rédactrice : Josée Désaulniers

The 30-year battle to stop the pandemic
Maclean’s
Paul Wells
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

Comicocratie: comment j’ai tenté d’obtenir ma part de l’industrie culturelle la plus lucrative du Québec
Nouveau Projet
Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard
Rédacteurs : Jean-Philippe Massicotte, Nicolas Langelier

How to Vaccinate 38 Million People
The Walrus
Danielle Groen
Contributor: Tina Knezevic, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Hamutal Dotan

Searching for Mackie
The Walrus
Annie Hylton
Contributor: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Harley Rustad

The New Lobster Wars
The Walrus
Zoe Heaps Tennant
Contributor: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Samia Madwar

Heartbreaker
Toronto Life
Katherine Laidlaw
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

Houses of Horror
Toronto Life
Jason McBride
Handling Editor: Emily Landau

Inside the second wave of the HIV epidemic in the Philippines
Xtra Magazine
Arvin Joaquin
Contributors: Rachel Giese, Gordon Bowness, Allison Baker
Handling Editor: Eternity Martis

LONG-FORM FEATURE WRITING / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND (LONG FORMAT)

Meltdown
Broadview
Susan Nerberg
Contributor: Elena Gritzan, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Caley Moore

Punctuation’s Mark
Canadian Geographic
Alanna Mitchell
Handling Editor: Abi Hayward

Tiny Fish to Big Picture
Canadian Wildlife
Brian Banks
Handling Editor: Matthew Church

The Long Shadow of Elizabeth Wettlaufer
Chatelaine
Katherine Laidlaw
Contributors: Aimee Nishitoba, Samantha De Kruyff, Flannery Dean
Handling Editor: Denise Balkissoon

January 8, 2020
Edify Magazine
Omar Mouallem
Handling Editor: Steven Sandor

The end of growth
Maclean’s
Sarmishta Subramanian
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

Lumière sur les études noires
Québec Science
Mélissa Guillemette
Collaborateurs : Niti Marcelle Mueth, Natacha Vincent, Sophie Cazanave
Rédactrices : Marine Corniou, Marie Lambert-Chan

A Long-Term Tragedy
The Local
Simon Lewsen
Handling Editor: Nicholas Hune-Brown

The Age of Surrender
The Walrus
Sharon J. Riley
Contributor: Sophie Weiler, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Daniel Viola

Tick Tock
The Walrus
Stephanie Nolen
Contributor:  Abi Hayward, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Harley Rustad

FEATURE WRITING / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND

Dead End
Broadview
Sally Armstrong
Contributor: KC Hoard, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Jocelyn Bell

La nouvelle machine à gagner des élections
L’actualité
Alec Castonguay
Rédactrice : Josée Désaulniers

Revivre après Daech
L’actualité
Fabrice de Pierrebourg
Rédactrice : Josée Désaulniers

A Whole New Kind of Grief
Maclean’s
Christina Frangou
Handling Editor: Dafna Izenberg

‘It should not define us’
Maclean’s
Emily Baron Cadloff
Handling Editor: Charlie Gillis

Stealing Time
Maclean’s
Christina Frangou
Handling Editors: Alison Uncles, Dafna Izenberg

Fight of His Life
Reader’s Digest Canada
Nicholas Hune-Brown
Handling Editor: Lauren McKeon

Could 80,000 family woodlot owners be the key to saving the Acadian forest?
The Narwhal
Lindsay Jones
Handling Editor: Emma Gilchrist

Birth Rights
Today’s Parent
Sahar Fatima
Handling Editor: Ariel Brewster

A Family Massacre
Toronto Life
Katherine Laidlaw
Handling Editor: Emily Landau

SHORT FEATURE WRITING / MEILLEUR ARTICLE COURT

What to Do with Trail Names that Offend?
Canadian Cycling Magazine
Melanie Chambers
Handling Editor: Matthew Pioro

COVID-19 Les acquis des travailleuses sont-ils en péril?
Châtelaine
Marie Bernier
Rédacteurs : Johanne Lauzon, Daniel Chrétien, Nathalie Elliott

Parcs Canada : Restauration écologique extrême
Espaces
Guillaume Roy

Swimming in the Dark
FOLKLIFE
Wendy Burton
Contributors: Margy Gilmour, Mary Ann Richards, Alina Cerminara
Handling Editor: Charles Hart

Threading Memories
Inuit Art Quarterly
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski
Contributors: Elizabeth Qulaut
Handling Editors:  Britt Gallpen, Michael Stevens

In defence of equalization
Maclean’s
Stephen Maher
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

Trust Exercise
Maisonneuve
Stephanie Nolen
Handling Editor: Selena Ross

“I’m the Virus You Named COVID-19. Glad to Meet You”
The Tyee
Andrew Nikiforuk
Handling Editor: David Beers

Black in the Ivory Tower
The Walrus
Hadiya Roderique
Contributor: Tina Knezevic, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Tajja Isen

COLUMNS / CHRONIQUES

On Second Thought
Alberta Views
Paula Simons
Handling Editor: Evan Osenton

Collecting
FASHION
Odessa Paloma Parker
Handling Editor: Bernadette Morra

Chronique Société
L’actualité
Noémi Mercier
Rédactrice : Claudine St-Germain

Paul Wells
Maclean’s
Paul Wells
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

Éditorial
Québec Science
Marie Lambert-Chan
Collaborateur : Sophie Cazanave
Rédactrices : Marine Corniou, Mélissa Guillemette

Dorothy Woodend on culture
The Tyee
Dorothy Woodend
Handling Editor: Robyn Smith

Chroniques
Ricochet
Yannick Marcoux
Collaborateur : Katia Gaïd
Rédactrice : Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours

“How Tim Hortons Became a Political Prop,” “Why Canada Won’t Go Broke,” and “How Universal Basic Income Could Save the Economy”
The Walrus
Max Fawcett
Contributors: Sebastian Leck, fact-checker (“How Tim Hortons Became a Political Prop,” “How Universal Basic Income Could Save the Economy”); Miriam Lafontaine, fact-checker (“Why Canada Won’t Go Broke”)
Handling Editor: Carmine Starnino

ESSAYS / ESSAIS

Still Up in the Air
Chatelaine
Alicia Elliott
Contributor: Colleen Nicholson
Handling Editor: Denise Balkissoon

Mine for Life
Hazlitt
Rudrapriya Rathore
Handling Editor: Haley Cullingham

Labour of Love
Maisonneuve
Ryan David Allen
Handling Editors: Selena Ross, Madi Haslam

Les vulnérabilités sans fin
Nouveau Projet
Nicolas Langelier
Collaborateurs : Vanessa Allnutt, Véronique Chagnon
Rédactrice : Marie-Michèle Robitaille

For Black Women In Media, A “Dream Job” Is A Myth
Refinery29 Canada
Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Handling Editor: Carley Fortune

To Love Again: A Natural Hair Journey
Room
Téa Mutonji
Handling Editor: Chelene Knight

I Do
Room
Erin Soros
Handling Editor:  Rachel Thompson

Plagued
The Fiddlehead
Morgan Charles
Handling Editor: Sue Sinclair

Canadian Media’s Racism Problem
The Walrus
Pacinthe Mattar
Contributors: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Samia Madwar

The Fault, Dear Reader, Is Not in Our Stars
The Walrus
Carly Lewis
Contributor: Sydney Hamilton, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Daniel Viola

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING / JOURNALISME D’ENQUÊTE 

Facebook Banned Mask Ads. They’re Still Running.
BuzzFeed News
Craig Silverman
Handling Editors: Mat Honan, John Paczkowski

The Lone Wolf That Was Loved to Death
Hakai Magazine
Larry Pynn
Handling Editor: Jude Isabella

‘You’re out there alone’: whistleblowers say workplace abuse hides true impacts of B.C.’s trawl fishery
The Narwhal
Jimmy Thomson
Handling Editors: Emma Gilchrist, Carol Linnitt, Arik Ligeti

Murder in Old Barns
The Walrus
Lindsay Jones
Contributor: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Carmine Starnino

The New Lobster Wars
The Walrus
Zoe Heaps Tennant
Contributor: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Samia Madwar

The Age of Surrender
The Walrus
Sharon J. Riley
Contributor: Sophie Weiler, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Daniel Viola

A Family Massacre
Toronto Life
Katherine Laidlaw
Handling Editor: Emily Landau

Heartbreaker
Toronto Life
Katherine Laidlaw
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

The Imposter
Toronto Life
Leah McLaren
Handling Editor: Emily Landau

FICTION

Twyla
Canadian Notes & Queries
Alex Pugsley
Handling Editor: Emily Donaldson

While Tehran Was Silent
Hermine
Mehdi M. Kashani
Handling Editors: S. Kennedy Sobol, Abby Gainforth, Nadia Pestrak

Les affaires des autres
Nouveau projet
Stéfanie Clermont
Rédactrice : Véronique Chagnon

Calling You
Prairie Fire
Catherine Hunter
Handling Editors: Lindsey Childs, Carolyn Gray, Janine Tschuncky

Ex-Smoker
Taddle Creek
Sam Shelstad
Handling Editor: Conan Tobias

Water Signs
The New Quarterly
Joshua Wales
Handling Editor: Pamela Mulloy

PERSONAL JOURNALISM / JOURNALISME PERSONNEL

Nuna
BESIDE
Juliana Léveillé-Trudel
Handling Editors: Caroline R. Paquette, Catherine Métayer

A Geography of Queer Woundings
Grain Magazine
Joshua Whitehead
Handling Editor: Lisa Bird-Wilson

Pathfinding
Maisonneuve
Jody Porter
Handling Editors: Selena Ross, Madi Haslam

The Glow of Electrum
The Malahat Review
Daniel Allen Cox
Handling Editor: Iain Higgins

Who Names the Rez Dog Rez?
The Malahat Review
Joshua Whitehead
Handling Editor: Iain Higgins

The Finca
The New Quarterly
Eva-Lynn Jagoe
Handling Editor: Vinh Nguyen

What’s In A Name?
THIS Magazine
Minelle Mahtani
Handling Editor: Tara-Michelle Ziniuk

They Called Me Prisoner 183645
Toronto Life
Ish Aderonmu
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

Our Life, Our Land, Our Voice
Up Here Magazine
Antoine Mountain, Raymond Yakeleya
Handling Editor: Jacob Boon

Inside the second wave of the HIV epidemic in the Philippines
Xtra Magazine
Arvin Joaquin
Contributors: Rachel Giese, Gordon Bowness, editors; Allison Baker, copy editor/fact-checker
Handling Editor: Eternity Martis

POETRY / POESIE 

CPR Advertisements of a Populated Landscape / on the boundaries of treaty no. 6
Arc Poetry Magazine
Matthew James Weigel
Handling Editor: Sarah Tsiang

DESIRE / HYENAS
Arc Poetry Magazine
Faith Arkorful
Handling Editor: Sarah Tsiang

Dear Kin / Dear Kin (VI)
EVENT
Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Handling Editor: Shashi Bhat

The Great Flu / Song of Birth and Death / Subject – Verb – Object
EVENT
Patricia Young
Handling Editor: Shashi Bhat

The Anna Margolin Suite: Three poems
EXILE Quarterly
Lisa Richter
Handling Editor: Micheline Maylor

This Being Alive: Last Poems
EXILE Quarterly
Patrick Lane
Handling Editor: Barry Callaghan

Aeroelastic Flutter
Grain Magazine
Alex Manley
Handling Editor: Alasdair Rees

Louise
PRISM International
Emily Riddle
Handling Editor: Emily Chou

Cree Girl Explodes the Political Project Called “Alberta”
Room
Emily Riddle
Handling Editor: Geffen Semach

Walls / Woodshed Hill, Late Winter 2018
The New Quarterly
John Steffler
Handling Editors: Barbara Carter, Evelyn Dekker

PROFILES / PORTRAITS

Tiny Fish to Big Picture
Canadian Wildlife
Brian Banks
Handling Editor: Matthew Church

A Voice of Bells
Hazlitt
Dafna Izenberg
Handling Editor: Haley Cullingham

La reine du roman historique
L’actualité
Jean-Yves Girard
Rédactrice : Josée Désaulniers

Nenshi Falls Back to Earth
Maclean’s
Jason Markusoff
Handling Editor: Charlie Gillis

The Beloved ones
Maclean’s
Shannon Proudfoot, Nadine Yousif
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

The Man with Plans
Maclean’s
Leah McLaren
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

50 nuances de gris
Magazine VÉRO
Sophie St-Laurent
Collaborateurs : Marjorie Guindon, Chanelle Riopelle, Marie-Michèle Leduc
Rédactrice : Louise Richer

The Insider
Report on Business Magazine
Joanna Pachner
Handling Editor: James Cowan

Stigma, Sex & Safety
The Positive Side Magazine
Deidre Olsen
Handling Editor: Dan Udy

David Frum Fights the Right
The Walrus
Curtis Gillespie
Contributors:  Ariella Garmaise, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Daniel Viola

The Woman Who Built Queen West
Toronto Life
Katrina Onstad
Handling Editor: Emily Landau

SERVICE JOURNALISM / JOURNALISME DE SERVICE

Sortir les PFNL de la marge
Caribou
Guillaume Roy
Rédactrice : Véronique Leduc

How to Green Your #2 Routine
Chatelaine
Ishani Nath
Handling Editor: Maureen Halushak

Have Cottage, Will Travel
Cottage Life
Jackie Davis
Handling Editors: Jackie Davis, Sandi Tower

Take Back the Power
Cottage Life
Martin Zibauer
Handling Editors: Liann Bobechko, Sandi Tower

Comment allez mieux
L’actualité
Marie-Hélène Proulx
Rédactrice : Josée Désaulniers

Sauver la planète, c’est payant
L’actualité
Marc-André Sabourin
Rédactrice : Josée Désaulniers

A Planner’s Guide to Dying
Reader’s Digest Canada
Emily Landau
Handling Editor: Lauren McKeon

The 2020 Home Safety Checklist
Reader’s Digest Canada
Rebecca Philps
Handling Editor: Mark Pupo

The Best New Takeout
Toronto Life
Caroline Aksich
Handling Editor: Rebecca Fleming

Where to Buy Planet Friendly Everything
Toronto Life
Various
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

ILLUSTRATION (INCL. SPOT & PHOTO ILLUSTRATION) / ILLUSTRATIONS

Undiagnosed
Broadview
Gracia Lam
Contributor: Carol Moskot, art director

Diving Dogs
Cottage Life
Graham Roumieu

A Planner’s Guide to Dying
Reader’s Digest Canada
Cornelia Li
Contributors: John Montgomery, art director; Danielle Sayer, associate art director

Still Got It
Reader’s Digest Canada
Christy Lundy
Contributors: John Montgomery, art director; Danielle Sayer, associate art director

Summer Reading
The Walrus
Ashley Mackenzie
Contributors: Meredith Holigroski, art director

Tables Turned
The Walrus
Myriam Wares
Contributors: Paul Kim, art director
Handling Editor: Hamutal Dotan

The Age of Surrender
The Walrus
Jillian Tamaki
Contributors: Meredith Holigroski, art director
Handling Editor: Daniel Viola 

The Rise of the Roommate
The Walrus
Hudson Christie
Contributors: Natalie Vineberg, art director
Handling Editor: Tajja Isen 

The Wrong Side of the New Age
The Walrus
James Lee Chiahan
Contributors: Natalie Vineberg, art director
Handling Editor: Carmine Starnino 

Your Brain on COVID-19
The Walrus
Cornelia Li
Contributors: Natalie Vineberg, art director
Handling Editor: Hamutal Dotan 

Split Ends
THIS Magazine
Aliya Ghare

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / PHOTOGRAPHIE : PORTRAITS

Shaped by the High Seas
BESIDE
Ash Adams
Contributors: Eliane Cadieux, creative director

Does Thomas Chan belong in prison?
Maclean’s
Clay Stang
Contributors: Liz Sullivan, director of photography; Stephen Gregory, art director

In The Absence of Paradise
Maisonneuve
Jeff Bierk
Contributors: Brian Morgan, Rachel Wine, art directors

The Picture Man
The Local
Sarah Boesveld, Rodrigo Moreno
Handling Editor Nicholas Hune-Brown

Meet the people saving Canada’s native grasslands
The Narwhal
Amber Bracken
Contributor: Stephanie Wood

State of erosion: the legacy of Manitoba Hydro
The Narwhal
Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Handling Editors: Carol Linnitt, Stephanie Wood

Taking a Stand
University of Toronto Magazine
Luis Mora
Contributors: Della Rollins, Vanessa Wyse

For Life
Zoomer Magazine
Alkan Emin 
Handling editor: Stephanie White

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY / PHOTOGRAPHIE : ART DE VIVRE

Fan Fare
Air Canada enRoute
Virginie Gosselin and Gabriel Cabrera
Contributors: Stefanie Sosiak, art director; Lori Morgan, photo editor
Handling Editor: Dominique Lamberton

At the End of the Highway
Cottage Life
Grant Harder

Welcome to the Wunderkammer
Cottage Life
Liam Mogan

La tête dans les étoiles
Dînette Magazine
Catherine Simard

Face Forward
FASHION
Timothy Hung, George Antonopoulos

The One & Only Winnie
FASHION
Greg Swales, George Antonopoulos

PHOTO ESSAY & PHOTOJOURNALISM / PHOTOJOURNALISME ET ESSAIS PHOTOGRAPHIQUES

At the Core of the City: Chinatown
Alberta Views
Guillaume Nolet
Contributor: Beate Wichmann, art director

Nuna
BESIDE
Alexi Hobbs
Contributeur: Eliane Cadieux, Directrice de création

The Queen of Eskasoni
Chatelaine
Lindsay Jones, Darren Calabrese
Contributors: Sun Ngo, Maureen Halushak

Saving the right
Maclean’s Magazine
Nick Hawkins
Contributors: Liz Sullivan, director of photography; Stephen Gregory, art director; Lauren Cattermole, designer

Wet’suwet’en matriarchs arressted as RCMP enforce Coastal GasLink pipeline injunction
The Narwhal
Amber Bracken
Contributors: Sarah Cox, Carol Linnitt

State of erosion: the legacy of Manitoba Hydro
The Narwhal
Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Contributors: Carol Linnitt, editor; Stephanie Wood, cultural editor; Raina Delisle, copy editor
Handling Editor: Emma Gilchrist

ONE OF A KIND STORYTELLING / UNIQUE ET HORS CATEGORIE 

At the corner of Loss & Renewal
Maclean’s 
Amber Bracken, Jason Markusoff, and Drew Maynard 
Contributors: Stephen Gregory, art director; Liz Sullivan, director of photography 
Handling editor: Charlie Gillis

Ce qui ne se vend(ait) pas
Nouveau Projet
Rémy Bourdillon et Michel Hellman
Rédactrices : Maud Brougère et Véronique Chagnon

Our Grandpa’s Story: Pierre Washie
Root & STEM
Richard Van Camp (Comic, Writer) & Kyle Charles (Comic, illustrator)
Handling Editor: Joel McConvey

Cord
The Malahat Review
Erin Soros
Handling Editor: Iain Higgins

My Mum and Mister Rogers
The Walrus
Cinders McLeod
Contributors: Meredith Holigroski, art director; Ariella Garmaise, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Carine Abouseif

Life and Death in the ICU
Toronto Life
Omar Mouallem
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

BEST EMERGING WRITER

Award sponsored by the Reader’s Digest Foundation

This award is given to the individual whose early work in magazines shows the highest degree of craft and promise. This year’s three nominees are:

Ryan David Allen for “Labour of Love” published in Maisonneuve Magazine.

“‘Labour of Love’ blends memoir and journalism to create a vivid portrait of a father’s alcoholism and humanizes a group that is often overlooked. It adds up to a compelling argument about the folly of viewing public health issues as deficiencies in people’s character, leaving the management of complex health and social issues to untrained individuals and their families, and how the pandemic has affected marginalized communities.” — NMA Jury

Sherina Harris for “The Butterfly Effect” published in The Walrus

“‘The Butterfly Effect’ is a succinct and yet layered exploration of a fascinating topic—tackling climate change, gentrification and conservation—and stands out for its organization and lively detail. Harris expertly weaves storytelling with research and reporting, which not only makes for a compelling read but one that inspires change. It would have been impressive had it been written by a senior writer. That it comes from an emerging journalist makes it all the more remarkable.” — NMA Jury

Jadine Ngan for “A Lonely Year on Campus” published in The Walrus

“Through strong interviews and carefully chosen details, ‘A Lonely Year on Campus’ creates sympathy for post-secondary students, a cohort all too easily dismissed during the pandemic. The writer’s confidence and maturity is abundant, and the article is a pleasure to read.” — NMA Jury

EDITORIAL AWARDS

ART DIRECTION OF A SINGLE ARTICLE / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE D’UN ARTICLE

At the End of the Highway
Cottage Life
Bradley Reinhardt

CAFA Awards 2020
FASHION
Danielle Campbell

Beyond Treeline
Mountain Life Annual
Amélie Légaré

Veggie Delight
Today’s Parent
Stephanie Han Kim
Contributors: Simone Olivero, handling editor; Irene Ngo, recipe production; Erik Putz, photographer; Ashley Denton, food styling; Madeleine Johari, prop styling

The Best New Restaurants
Toronto Life
Christine Dewairy, Brian Wong, Daniel Neuhaus

BEST EDITORIAL PACKAGE / MEILLEUR DOSSIER THÉMATIQUE 

Hors-série: Manger 100% local
Caribou
Audrey Lavoie, Geneviève Vézina-Montplaisir et Véronique Leduc

Des mots pour traverser la crise
Châtelaine
Œuvre collective, par Michel Tremblay, Nancy Huston, Fanny Britt, David Goudreault, Arlette Cousture, Perrine LeBlanc, Catherine Mavrikakis / Conception : Johanne Lauzon et Daniel Chrétien / direction artistique : Michel C. Tremblay

Painting
Inuit Art Quarterly
Darcie Bernhardt, Heather Campbell, Tarralik Duffy, Anik Glaude, Napatsi Folger, Emily Henderson, Mark Igloliorte, Bronson Jacque, Aija Komangapik, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Matt Hoffman, Elizabeth Qulaut

Relations
Inuit Art Quarterly
Kyle Nakutsiak Aleekuk, Britt Gallpen, Maureen Gruben, Napatsi Folger, Emily Henderson, Bronson Jacque, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Jessica MacDonald, Natan Obed, Michael Stevens, Chantal Jung, Matt Hoffman, Emily Angulalik

Threads
Inuit Art Quarterly
Napatsi Folger, John Geoghegan, Emily Henderson, Susan Kaplan, Genevieve LeMoine, Michael Stevens, Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, Myra Kukiiyaut, Matt Hoffman, Elizabeth Qulaut

Bye-bye bureaux!
L’actualité
Marie-Hélène Proulx

Letters to America
Maclean’s
Christina Gonzales, Stephen Gregory, Sarah Palmer, Liz Sullivan, Elizabeth Brandt and contributors

SAD Mag Issue 29: Sex
SAD Mag
Madeline Barber, Co-publisher & Editorial Manager and Syd Danger, Co-Publisher & Creative Director

Sprawlzine
Sprawlzine
Ximena Gonzalez, Jeremy Klaszus, Taylor Lambert, Hadeel Abdel-Nabi, Chris Pecora, Sam Hester, Brianna Sharpe, Danielle Paradis, Kaitlynn Copithorne, Len Dueck

Speaking the Truth
University of Toronto Magazine
Scott Anderson, Genevieve Caron, Stacey Gibson, Nazario Graziano, Rahul Kalvapalle, Kurt Kleiner, Brent Ledger, Luis Mora, Della Rollins, Brenda Wastasecoot, Vanessa Wyse

ART DIRECTION GRAND PRIX / GRAND PRIX DE LA DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE

Numéro 09
BESIDE
Eliane Cadieux

Brick 105
Brick, A Literary Journal
Mark Byk

019 – Lumière
Dînette Magazine
Hélène Mallette

issue no5
lstw magazine
Carolyne De Bellefeuille

SAD Mag Issue 29: Sex
SAD Mag
Syd Danger

Issue 25
The Feathertale Review 
Jenn Lawrence, Kara Pyle

EDITOR GRAND PRIX 

This award honours an individual who is making an outstanding impact on a magazine as an editor. This year’s nominees are Michelle Kelly, Britt Gallpen, and Marie Lambert-Chan. 

Michelle Kelly, Cottage Life

Cottage Life is a dynamic example of the relentless pursuit of innovation during a year of pandemic-related challenges. Michelle Kelly has diversified the number of ways of reaching readers of Cottage Life, notably by creating virtual versions of the brand’s events and by launching a podcast. Kelly demonstrates sound editorial judgement, real business intelligence, and inspiring leadership” — NMA Jury

Britt Gallpen, Inuit Art Quarterly

“Britt Gallpen transformed an arts magazine into a bridge between cultures. Thanks to her efforts, 68% of the writers contributing to Inuit Art Quarterly are Inuit, a major change that demonstrates Gallpen’s keenness to better meet the needs of the audience and the artists showcased in the publication.  The result is a publication more vibrant and relevant than ever before”  — NMA Jury

Marie Lambert-Chan, Quebéc Science

“At a time when scientific journalism is more crucial than ever in our society, Marie Lambert-Chan has risen to the challenge. For Québec-Science to adapt to the context of a pandemic and meet the needs of its audience, Lambert-Chan quickly forged successful alliances, secured sources of funding, and efficiently reorganized her small team. All of this without losing sight of the high standards of discipline and quality inherent to her publication”  — NMA Jury

COVER GRAND PRIX / GRAND PRIX DE LA PAGE COUVERTURE

On the front lines (Maclean’s, June 2020)
Maclean’s
Stephen Gregory, art director; Liz Sullivan, director of photography; Dawn Lim, photographer
Handling Editors: Alison Uncles, editor-in-chief; Colin Campbell, deputy editor

Nouveau Projet 18 – La fin d’un monde.
Nouveau Projet
Laurent Silvani
Collaborateurs : Jean-François Proulx

The Pandemic Issue
Spacing
Julie Fish, photographer; Matthew Blackett, art director

Breastfeeding: What it feels like, signs it’s going well and where to get help
Today’s Parent
Emily Vezer, art director; Kim Shiffman, editor; Hannah Spencer, photographer
Contributors: Siarre Massey & baby Archer, models

Influentials
Toronto Life
Christine Dewairy, Luis Mora

The Truth Issue
University of Toronto Magazine
Luis Mora
Contributors: Della Rollins, Vanessa Wyse, Scott Anderson

ISSUE GRAND PRIX / GRAND PRIX DU NUMÉRO 

Numéro 09 Comment vivre notre nordicité ? – How do we embody our nordicity?
BESIDE
Catherine Métayer, Caroline R. Paquette, Mark Mann, équipe éditoriale – editorial team; Eliane Cadieux, directrice de création – creative director; Gabrielle Deronde, designer graphique – graphic designer

The Land Back Issue
Briarpatch 
Saima Desai, Nickita Longman, Emily Riddle, Dr. Alexandria Wilson

Esse arts + opinions no. 99 – Plantes | Plants
Esse arts + opinions
Sylvette Babin, Anne-Marie Dubois, Daniel Fiset, Benoit Jodoin, Julia Roberge Van Der Donckt, Amelia Wong-Mersereau. Auteur.e.s : Giovanni Aloi, Amanda Amour-Lynx, Alex Burchmore, Anaïs Castro, Mark Clintberg, Michel F. Côté, Ariane De Blois

Mental Health Issue
FASHION
Bernadette Morra, Danielle Campbell, Eliza Grossman, George Antonopoulos, Lindsay Cooper, Maddison Glendinning, Natasha Bruno, Odessa Paloma Parker, Pahull Bains

Spécial COVID
L’actualité
Stéphanie Aubin, Julie Barlow, Marie-France Bazzo, Marie Boule, Mathieu Carbasse, Alec Castonguay, Mathieu Charlebois, François Delorme, Josée Désaulniers, David Desjardins, Pierre Fortin, Philippe J. Fournier, Charles Grandmont, Chantal Hébert, Emilie Nadeau, Jean-Benoît Nadeau, Edith Pelletier, Karine Picard, Marie-Hélène Proulx, Marc-André Sabourin, Claudine St-Germain, Paule Thibault, Sébastien Thibault, Alain Vadeboncoeur

Letters to America
Maclean’s
Maclean’s team

Technology in a Changing Climate
Root & STEM
Pinnguaq Association

Issue 25
The Feathertale Review
Brett Popplewell, Jenn Lawrence, Kara Pyle, Benson Lee, Corina Milic, Lee Wilson

The Pandemic Diaries
Toronto Life
Various

PUBLISHER GRAND PRIX

This award recognized the publisher that best delivers on their editorial mandate. Here are the nominees for 2020.

Alysa Procida, Inuit Art Quarterly

“A beautiful and challenging magazine about beautiful and challenging art, and a powerhouse fundraiser to boot. No small feat in a pandemic year.” — NMA Jury

Florence Gagnon, lstw magazine

“Did anyone have fun in 2020? If lstw didn’t, no-one did: as other publishers panicked, they pivoted to craft beer and party-by-yourself playlists. As usual, they made it look effortless and so, so cool, in both official languages.” — NMA Jury

Nicolas Langelier, Nouveau Projet

“Thoughtful on the page and off, Nouveau Project proved yet again that a great magazine can be more than that to its audience.” — NMA Jury

GRAND PRIX: BEST MAGAZINE AWARDS

BEST MAGAZINE: NEWS, BUSINESS, GENERAL INTEREST / MEILLEUR MAGAZINE : ACTUALITÉ, AFFAIRES, INTÉRÊT GÉNÉRAL   

L’actualite
Maclean’s
Toronto Life

BEST MAGAZINE: SERVICE AND LIFESTYLE / MEILLEUR MAGAZINE : SERVICE ET ART DE VIVRE

Caribou
Châtelaine
Dînette Magazine
Explore Magazine

BEST MAGAZINE: ART, LITERARY, AND CULTURE / MEILLEUR MAGAZINE : ART, LITTÉRATURE ET CULTURE

C Magazine
Inuit Art Quarterly
Literary Review of Canada
The Feathertale Review 

BEST MAGAZINE: SPECIAL INTEREST / MEILLEUR MAGAZINE : INTÉRÊT SPÉCIAL

Broadview
Corsé Magazine
lstw magazine
Tusaayaksat Magazine

SPECIAL AWARDS

MAGAZINE GRAND PRIX

The title of Magazine Grand Prix will be given to one publication among the four winners of the Best Magazine awards and presented at the upcoming winners’ celebration in June.

FOUNDATION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT 

After careful consideration, our Board of Directors made the decision to postpone awarding this prestigious award. Rest assured that applications from 2020 will automatically be kept on file and considered for the 2021 awards season. The winner will then be presented, on stage, at the spring 2022 event. This was a difficult decision, but we look forward to awarding the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement when it is safe for the industry to gather and celebrate. 

Cross-Programming Categories

BEST EDITORIAL NEWSLETTER / MEILLEUR INFOLETTRE ÉDITORIALE 

Hi, Art!
CBC Arts
Leah Collins

L’actualité politique
L’actualité
Mathieu Carbasse, Alec Castonguay, Pierre Fortin, Philippe J. Fournier, Chantal Hébert, Rafael Jacob, Karel Mayrand et Camille Payant

Le courrier du coronavirus
Le Devoir
Alexis Riopel, Alexandre Shields, Olivier Sylvestre, Claire Dazat

Le courrier américain
Le Devoir
Philippe Papineau, Baptiste Barbe, Stéphane Baillargeon, Carine Touma, Sarah Bouhmedda et Guillaume Saint-Hilaire

LiisBeth: Dispatch
Liisbeth.com Dispatch
Meral Mohammad Jamal, Lana Pesch, pk mutch

Globe Climate Newsletter
The Globe and Mail
Sierra Bein

The Narwhal Newsletter
The Narwhal
Arik Ligeti

The Supplement Newsletter
The Supplement
Samantha McCabe, Alex Nguyen, Sierra Bein

Infolettre Quatre95
URBANIA / Quatre95
Jean-Pierre Bastien, rédaction; Marc-Antoine Jacques, design; Théo Gjini, David Mongeau-Petitpas, intégration

BEST PODCAST: NEWS & POLITICS / MEILLEUR BALADO : ACTUALITÉS ET POLITIQUE

CANADALAND
Canadaland
Jesse Brown, host; Kasia Mychajlowycz, senior producer; Roslyn Kufuor, senior producer; Andréa Schmidt, managing editor; Kevin Sexton, managing editor; Tiffany Lam, Karl Dockstader, Sean Vanderklis, and Justin Ling, contributing reporters

Recall: How to Start a Revolution
CBC Podcasts
Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, creators;  Geoff Turner, showrunner; Arif Noorani, executive producer;  Associate Producers: Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, associate producers; Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, writers; et al. 

Brainwashed
CBC Podcasts
Michelle Sheppard, host/writer; Writer & Producer: Chris Oke & Lisa Ellenwood, writers/producers; Cesil Fernandes, sound design; Sarah Melton, associate producer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer;Evan Aagaard, video producer; Ben Shannon, art director; et al. 

Satanic Panic
CBC Podcasts
Lisa Bryn Rundle, host; Lisa Bryn Rundle & Ilina Ghosh, script writers; Arif Noorni, executive producer; Tanya Springer, producer; Christopher Oke, editor; Olivia Pasquarelli, scoring and music supervision; Evan Kelly, sound engineer; et al. 

Party Lines
CBC Podcasts & CBC News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Rosemary Barton, Emma Godmere, Kristin Nelson

Le Casanova de Montréal
QUB radio
Brigitte Noël, Anne-Sophie Carpentier, Étienne Roy

Dérives
Radio-Canada
Olivier Bernard, animateur et réalisateur; Jo-Annie Larue, chef de projet de contenu; Alain Kemeid, conseiller au contentu; Annie Reeves, directrice développement et production audionumérique; et al.

Laissez-nous raconter l’histoire crochie : Décoloniser l’Histoire un mot à la fois
Radio-Canada
Production Terre Innue en collaboration avec Radio- Canada OHdio; Marie Andrée Gill, animation; Brad Gros-Louis & Karine Lanoie-Brien, co-réalisateurs; Concept : Karine Lanoie-Brien, concept; Isabelle Picard, recherche; Lynne Trépanier, prise de son; et al. 

Spacing Radio
Spacing
Glyn Bowerman, Neil Hinchley, Matthew Blackett

The Big Story
The Big Story
Jordan-Heath Rawlings, Claire Brassard, Stefanie Phillips, Ryan Clarke

BEST PODCAST: ARTS & CULTURE / MEILLEUR BALADO : ARTS ET CULTURE

Cool Mules
Canadaland
Kasia Mychajlowycz, host/reporter/producer; Jesse Brown, producer/co-writer; Jonathan Goldsbie, research; Nathan Burley, music; Chandra Bulucon, sound design/mixing

The Hopeful
The Hopeful
Shayda Omidvar, Portia Larlee, Claire Brassard, Ryan Clarke

Les pires moments de l’Histoire avec Charles Beauchesne – Saison III
URBANIA
Charles Beauchesne, animation; Charles Beauchesne, Odrée Rousseau, François DeGranpré, texte et recherche; Barbara-Judith Caron, réalisation; Lucie Fournaison et Alexandre Sarkis, montage; Raphaëlle Huysmans et Philippe Lamarre, producteurs exécutifs

Off The Chart: Xtra’s L Word podcast
Xtra Magazine
Erica Lenti, Chelle Turingan, co-hosts; Chelle Turingan, producer/audio editor; Rachel Giese, executive producer; KidKulit, music

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: SHORT / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : FORMAT COURT

The Original Pandemic
CBC Arts
Lucius Dechausay, Des Mckenzie

Are you making these face mask mistakes?
CBC News
Amara McLaughlin, Roxanna Woloshyn, Anne MacRae, Scott Galley, Tashauna Reid

The race for a vaccine
CBC Toronto
Chris Glover, Paul Borkwood

Marion et les collages féministes
Le Devoir
Daphnée Hacker-B., Cédric Gagnon, Bénédicte Millaud

Cécile et la deuxième vague de COVID-19
Le Devoir
Jasmine Legendre, Matt Joycey, Bénédicte Millaud

Roundup
National Film Board of Canada
Nettie Wild, director; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Le choc des cultures
ONFR+
Andréanne Baribeau, Amine Beckoury, Aimé Majeau Beauchamp

Au front, aux soins intensifs de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Radio-Canada
Simon Coutu, journaliste; Maryse Gagnon, rédactrice en chef; Frédéric Lacelle, réalisateur; Charlie Debons-Ricard, motion designer

‘We’re still a neighbourhood’: A Toronto couple runs errands for their COVID-19 isolated community
The Globe and Mail
Timothy Moore

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: FEATURE / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : FORMAT LONG

Lack of racial diversity in medical textbooks could put BIPOC patients at risk
Global News
Aalia Adam, Sumeet Kapila, John Hanley

60 Day Cycle
National Film Board of Canada
Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, directors; Darcy Wittenburg, writer;Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Perfumed Dreaming
National Film Board of Canada
Kathleen Hepburn, director;Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Bibelot et bingo : la vieillesse vue autrement
Radio-Canada
Joannie Lafrenière

When fracking and hydro dams collide
The Narwhal
Ben Parfitt, Jayce Hawkins, Carol Linnitt

We Crack Open Dr. Henry’s Model for Taming the Pandemic
The Tyee
Jesse Lupini, Koby Michaels, Lucas Kavanagh, Jeanette Ageson, David Beers

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: MINI-DOC / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : MINI-DOCUMENTAIRE

Canada’s a Drag: Mx. Wolverine, Toronto
CBC Arts
Lucius Dechausay, Peter Knegt, Mercedes Grundy

The Bomb Captain
CBC Podcasts
Craig Desson, Evan Aagaard, producers/editors; Camera / Cinematography: Evan Aagaard, camera/cinematography; Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzay, Francis Plourde, original reportin; Arif Noorani, executive producer

Amachewespimawin: Shooting for the Cree way of life
CBC Saskatchewan
Madeline Kotzer, Heidi Atter, Ntawnis Piapot, Matt Duguid, Trent Peppler

How the Nova Scotia mass shooting unfolded: 13 hours. 22 dead. 16 crime scenes.
Global News
Emanuela Campanella, James Hawkins, Julieta Tobon, Bryan Royer, Christian Jeri

Fraude Organisé
Rad
Simon Coutu, journaliste; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; vidéaste Thomas Christopherson, Patrick André Perron, Carl Mondello, vidéaste; Jean-Philippe Gagnon, monteur; réalisateur Mathieu Waddell, réalisateur; Pasquale Harrison-Julien, chef de pupitre; et al. 

Agriculture : le Québec loin de l’autonomie alimentaire
Radio-Canada
Maxime Corneau, journaliste; Étienne Marcoux, réalisateur; François Dubuc, motion designer; Georges Sheehy, François Warnet, Marie-Andrée Cormier, preneurs de son; Catherine Marineau-Dufresne, réalisatrice-coordonnatrice; et al. 

Manhunt, Manitoba
The Globe and Mail
Timothy Moore, Melissa Tait

BEST VIRTUAL EVENT / MEILLEUR ÉVÉNEMENT VIRTUEL

Avenue magazine Top 40 Under 40 Meet the Class of 2020
Avenue
Käthe Lemon, RocketHouse (Steve Klintberg-Nagy and Zoe Klintberg-Nagy), Dallas Flexhaug

AZ Awards Gala 2020
Azure Magazine
Nelda Rodger, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Vicky Lee, Anna Lin, Kari Silver, Evan Pavka, Mahasti Eslahjou, Wyatt Clough, Paddy Harrington, Tristan Marantos, Jessica Allen

Confronting COVID: The National Virtual Town Hall
CBC News
Lara Chatterjee, Angela Naus, Meg Banks, Steve Pennie, Cheryl Brown, Natalie Crowell, Joel Perron

Quel avenir pour les ensembles et paysages patrimoniaux ?
Esquisses, le magazine de l’Ordre des architectes du Québec
Cathy Beauséjour, conseillère en communication (OAQ); Virginie Harvey, coordonnatrice de la formation continue (OAQ); Véronique Bourbeau, directrice des communications et des relations publiques (OAQ); Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec

Ask & Answer: Government Pandemic Support
HuffPost Canada
Althia Raj, host/producer; Amanda De Souza, producer; Stephane Sannuto, director; Allia McLeod, supervising producer; Luisa Cruz, floor director; Sasha Nagy, executive producer

Microfestival – Pierre Kwenders Live
URBANIA
Pierre Kwenders, artiste; réalisateur Gabriel Lajournade, réalisateur; Nicolas Roy-Bourdages, directeur technique; Alexis Demers Aiguilleur Xavier Havitov, ingénieur son; Natan B. Foisy Antoine Benhini, caméramans; Assistant Caméra Francis Robert; assistant caméra; et al.

Credit Changes & Additions 

If you would like to make any credit changes or additions, please send details to staff@magazine-awards.com with subject line “NMA Credit Change.” The deadline for credit changes and additions is Monday, May 17, 2021 at midnight ET.

Acknowledgements

The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of: the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council,  Ontario Creates and Reader’s Digest Foundation. We are also thankful for the support of CCR SolutionsCisionMagazines Canada and Very Good Studios.

A special thank you to the Rethink Canada team, who created this year’s stunning visuals and animations. 

Thank you to Vesselin Stroumsky, for developing the NMAF’s online submissions and judging platforms.

Our deepest gratitude to our roster of volunteer judges, who spent countless hours carefully evaluating the entries in this year’s competition.