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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!

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Top Nominees

PublicationNominations
Maclean’s23
The Walrus15
Toronto Life12
Maisonneuve9
Nouveau Projet8
Chatelaine7
BESIDE6
Broadview6

Individual Nominee Highlights


Writing & Visual Categories / Catégories Rédactionnelles & Visuelles


Long-Form Feature Writing: 6000+ / Meilleur article de fond : 6000+ mots

Three Days in the Theater of Old-Growth Logging and Protest
Hakai Magazine and The Tyee
Arno Kopecky
Contributors: Jude Isabella, editor; David Beers, editor

Au coeur du cauchemar afghan
L’actualité
Fabrice de Pierrebourg
Collaborateur : Josée Désaulniers, rédactrice principale

Every 49 minutes
Maclean’s
Michael Friscolanti

Ktaqmkuk
Maisonneuve
Justin Brake
Contributors: Madi Haslam, editor-in-chief; Sarah Ratchford, associate editor

What happened at Northwood?
The Coast
Stephanie Nolen

The RCMP Revisited
The Walrus
Jane Gerster
Contributors: Lucy Uprichard, fact-checker; Paul Kim, illustrator; Hamutal Dotan, handling editor

Students for Sale
The Walrus
Nicholas Hune-Brown
Contributors: Connor Garel, fact-checker; Cornelia Li, illustrator; Daniel Viola, handling editor

Province of No Choice
The Walrus
Jessica Leeder
Contributors: Allison Baker, fact-checker; Darren Calabrese, photographer; Hamutal Dotan, handling editor

The Last Supper
Toronto Life
Chris Nuttall-Smith

The Hunt for a Killer
Toronto Life
Malcolm Johnston


Long-Form Feature Writing / Meilleur article de fond — long format

No way out
Chatelaine
Christina Frangou
Contributors: Denise Balkissoon, executive editor; Sun Ngo, creative director; Alicia Morris, illustrator

Forgiving Jaskirat Sidhu
Maclean’s
Aaron Hutchins

Seeking Sanctuary
Maisonneuve
Stephanie Bai
Contributors: Madi Haslam, editor-in-chief; Sarah Ratchford, associate editor

Planer pour guérir
Québec Science
Marine Corniou
Collaborateurs : Marie Lambert-Chan, rédactrice en chef; Mélissa Guillemette, journaliste-réviseure; Sophie Cazanave, correctrice-réviseure

Justice on Trial
The Walrus
Eva Holland
Contributors: Allison Baker, fact-checker; Lauren Crazybull, illustrator; Carmine Starnino, handling editor

Citizen of Nowhere
The Walrus
Adnan Khan
Contributors: Carmine Starnino, editor; Connor Garel, fact-checker; James Lee Chiahan, illustrator

Quitting America
The Walrus
M.E. Rogan
Contributors: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker; Phil Bergerson, photographer; Carmine Starnino, handling editor

Doctor Fentanyl
Toronto Life
Brett Popplewell

The House That Divided the Toronto Islands
Toronto Life
Katherine Laidlaw


Feature Writing / Meilleur article de fond

The Last Owls
BESIDE
Sarah Cox
Contributors: Mark Mann, associate editor-in-chief; Catherine Métayer, editor-in-chief

I Didn’t Get to Make a Choice
Broadview
Meagan Gillmore
Contributors: Caley Moore, handling editor; Sydney Hamilton, fact-checker

Kids in Crisis
Broadview
Miranda Newman
Contributors: Kristy Woudstra, handling editor; Sydney Hamilton, fact-checker

A house sits still
Maclean’s
Marie-Danielle Smith

Recycler le territoire
Nouveau Projet
Diane Bérard

Les cartes, témoins du monde
Québec Science
Annie Labrecque
Collaborateurs : Marie Lambert-Chan, rédactrice en chef; Mélissa Guillemette, réviseure

Cases of missing trans people are rarely solved. A married pair of forensic genealogists is hoping to change that
Xtra Magazine
Erica Lenti
Contributors: Rachel Giese, editor; Michael Harris, editor; Allison Baker, copy editor and fact-checker; Jasjyot Singh Hans, illustrator


Short Feature Writing / Meilleur Article Court

At the crossroads
Chatelaine
Jessica McDiarmid
Contributors: Radiyah Chowdhury, associate editor; Denise Balkissoon, executive editor; Stephanie Han Kim, art director; Lauren Crazybull, illustrator

Point final
ELLE Québec
Elisabeth Massicolli
Collaborateurs : Sophie Banford, éditrice; Joanie Pietracupa, rédactrice en chef; Théo Dupuis-Carbonneau, chef de contenu beauté

Des femmes chassent le plastique pour sauver la planète
ELLE Québec
Sabrina Myre
Collaborateurs : Sophie Banford, éditrice; Joanie Pietracupa, rédactrice en chef; Laurie Dupont, chef de contenu culturel

Freeing Oysters from a Parasite’s Hold
Hakai Magazine
Karen Pinchin

Greyhound’s resting place
Maclean’s
Marie-Danielle Smith

Moving day
Maclean’s
Lindsay Jones

The Mystery of the Lebanese Mushroom Burger
Quench Magazine
Omar Mouallem

The Last 25 Percent
The Local
Danielle Groen

‘It was hard enough before’: Manitoba’s drought, worsened by climate crisis, is upending Prairie life
The Narwhal
Sarah Lawrynuik
Contributors: Carol Linnitt, editor; Emma Gilchrist, editor; Arik Ligeti, editor


Essays / Essais

The Business of a Marriage
Hazlitt
Linda Besner

The Men in Apartment 4C
Maisonneuve
Isaac Würmann
Contributors: Madi Haslam, editor-in-chief; Sarah Ratchford, associate editor

The School in Sakitawak
Maisonneuve
Samantha Nock
Contributors: Madi Haslam, editor-in-chief; Sarah Ratchford, associate editor

Le droit de penser
Nouveau Projet
Maïka Sondarjee

Me, the Joshua Tree
PRISM international
Joshua Whitehead
Contributor: Tanvi Bhatia, managing editor

2020: A Family Odyssey
The New Quarterly
Yohani Mendis

The Pandemic Speaks
The Tyee
Andrew Nikiforuk
Editor: David Beers

After the Facts
The Walrus
Viviane Fairbank
Contributors: Lucy Uprichard, fact-checker; Josh Holinaty, illustrator; Carine Abouseif, handling editor

Quitting America
The Walrus
M.E. Rogan
Contributors: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker; Phil Bergerson, photographer; Carmine Starnino, handling editor


Investigative Reporting / Journalisme d’enquête

The race for answers
Maclean’s
Christina Frangou

Every 49 minutes
Maclean’s
Michael Friscolanti

Escape from Iran
Maclean’s
Stephen Maher

Switched
Reader’s Digest
Lindsay Jones
Contributors: Lauren McKeon, deputy editor; Jessie Brinkman Evans, photographer
International Contributors: Seyward Darby, The Atavist

What happened at Northwood?
The Coast
Stephanie Nolen

‘They care about their plants and not us’: for migrant farmworkers in Ontario, COVID-19 made a bad situation worse
The Narwhal
Hilary Beaumont
Contributors: Denise Balkissoon, editor; Mike De Souza, editor; Carol Linnitt, editor; Elanie Anselmi, editor; Arik Ligeti, editor; Christopher Katsarov Luna, photojournalist

Students for Sale
The Walrus
Nicholas Hune-Brown
Contributors: Connor Garel, fact-checker; Cornelia Li, illustrator; Daniel Viola, handling editor

The Hunt for a Killer
Toronto Life
Malcolm Johnston

Doctor Fentanyl
Toronto Life
Brett Popplewell


Fiction

I Don’t Know Why
EXILE: The Literary Quarterly
Madeline Sonik
Contributor: Barry Callaghan, handling editor

Outraged on Your Behalf
subTerrain Magazine
Carleigh Baker

Palais Royale
The Fiddlehead
Tamas Dobozy

Daycare
The Malahat Review
Cedar Bowers

Public Diddler
The New Quarterly
Georgina Beaty
Contributor: Pamela Mulloy, handling editor

Private Hands
The Walrus
Michael LaPointe
Lucy Uprichard, fact-checker; Franco Égalité, illustrator; Jonah Brunet, handling editor

The Mission
The Walrus
Troy Sebastian (NUPQU ʔA·Kǂ AM̓)
Contributors: Allison Baker, fact-checker; Jessica Johnson, handling editor


Personal Journalism / Journalisme Personnel

The Migrant Rain
Brick, A Literary Journal
Vinh Nguyen

Et si on tendait la main aux autres?
Châtelaine
Florence Sara G. Ferraris
Collaborateurs : Johanne Lauzon, rédactrice en chef; Daniel Chrétien, rédacteur en chef adjoint

Molar City
Hazlitt
Tom Thor Buchanan

Recordings of Truths and Facts
Humber Literary Review
Kelly S. Thompson

Genetic Mapping
Maisonneuve
Emma Gilchrist
Contributors: Madi Haslam, editor-in-chief; Sarah Ratchford, associate editor

The Wait of Ashes
Prairie Fire
Paul Dhillon

Soar
The New Quarterly
Chyana Marie Sage
Contributor: Pamela Mulloy, handling editor

OCD Is Not a Joke
The Walrus
Lisa Whittington-Hill
Contributors: Tina Knezevic, fact-checker; Tajja Isen, handling editor

The Cult That Raised Me
Toronto Life
Ewan Whyte


Poetry / Poésie

Offering / Medusa Calls the Rape Crisis Line
Arc Poetry Magazine
Cassandra Rachel Myers

Poem For White People
Arc Poetry Magazine
Brandi Bird

Bones
Contemporary Verse 2
Erica Violet Lee

First Contact: Métis
subTerrain Magazine
Molly Cross-Blanchard

Shelter
The Puritan
Erin Soros


Profiles / Portraits

Death of a Rising Star
Broadview
Ashley Okwuosa
Contributors: Kristy Woudstra, handling editor; Elena Gritzan, fact-checker

Repenser la police
L’actualité
Jean-Benoît Nadeau
Collaborateur : Josée Désaulniers, rédactrice principale

Esi Edugyan is…
Maclean’s
Ian Williams

Almost Famous
Maclean’s
Sadiya Ansari
Contributor: Dafna Izenberg, editor

Fefe Dobson Is Ready To Let It All Out Again
Refinery29 Canada
Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Contributors: Yaz Butcher, art director; Vai Yu Law, photographer; Pamela Lau, photography assistant; Elaine Jyll Regio, stylist; Jasmin Winnie Stephen, hair and makeup; Nadia Ebrahim, assistant editor; Carli Whitwell, editorial director

Citizen of Nowhere
The Walrus
Adnan Khan
Contributor: Carmine Starnino, editor; Connor Garel, fact-checker; James Lee Chiahan, illustrator

Meredith MacNeill Has Funny Bones
The Walrus
Soraya Roberts
Contributors: Sean Young, fact-checker; Kourosh Keshiri, photographer; Carmine Starnino, handling editor

54 Minutes With Sharon Stone
Zoomer
Johanna Schneller


Service Journalism / Journalisme de service

Strategies
Canadian Business
Andrea Yu
Contributors: Emily Landau, senior editor; Charlotte Herrold; editor-in-chief; Studio Wyse, creative direction; Vanessa Wyse, designer; Della Rollins, photo editor; Kathleen Fu, illustrator; Stacey Newman, photographer; Alia Youssef, photographer

An ex-agoraphobe’s guide to leaving the house
Chatelaine
Kate Rae
Contributors: Denise Balkissoon, executive Editor; Stephanie Han Kim, art director; Allison + Cam, illustrators

Team Player
Chatelaine
Sydney Loney

Grossophobie médicale: la dure réalité des patientes en surpoids
Châtelaine
Andréanne Moreau et Marie Bernier
Collaborateurs : Johanne Lauzon, rédactrice en chef; Daniel Chrétien, rédacteur en chef adjoint

Game of Thrones
Cottage Life
Jackie Davis

Des réponses à toutes vos questions sur les vaccins contre la COVID
L’actualité
Valérie Borde
Collaborateurs : Josée Désaulniers, rédactrice principale; Julie Gobeil, chef du pupitre éditorial

Dementia Warning Signs
Reader’s Digest Canada
Mark Witten
Contributor: Micah Toub, handling editor

10 Normal Questions All New Moms Google
Today’s Parent
Amy Green
Contributor: Kim Shiffman, handling editor

What To Eat Now
Toronto Life
Alex Baldinger, Rebecca Fleming, Liza Agrba


Best Emerging Writer / Meilleur auteur émergent

Sponsored by The Reader’s Digest Foundation of Canada

The judges have selected three impressive young journalists as finalists for the coveted Best Emerging Writer award:

Stephanie Bai for “Seeking Sanctuary,” published in Maisonneuve

Paloma Pacheco for “Saving Finn Slough,” published in Maisonneuve

Kunal Chaudhary for “The Sun is always in your eyes in Rexdale,” published in Spacing


Illustration (incl. Spot & Photo Illustration) / Illustrations

Kids in Crisis
Broadview
Cornelia Li
Contributor: Carol Moskot, art director

Every Letter a Path
Hazlitt
Winnie Truong

Molar City
Hazlitt
Hudson Christie

Page couverture
Magazine de sociologie Siggi
Julien Posture

Detoxing Dad
Reader’s Digest Canada
Sébastien Thibault
Contributors: John Montgomery, art director; Danielle Sayer, deputy art director

Justice on Trial
The Walrus
Lauren Crazybull
Contributors: Natalie Vineberg, art director; Eva Holland, writer; Allison Baker, fact-checker; Carmine Starnino, handling editor

Seeds of Bravery
University of Toronto Magazine
Grace J. Kim
Contributor: Vanessa Wyse, art director


Portrait Photography / Photographie : portraits

Shina Novalinga
Air Canada enRoute
Mickaël A. Bandassak
Contributors: Ishani Nath, writer; Dominique Lamberton, handling editor; Lori Morgan, photo editor; Stefanie Sosiak, art director

The Energyphile
Avenue Magazine
Jared Sych
Contributors: Steve Collins, creative director

Interview (Jody Wilson-Raybould)
Maclean’s
Blair Gable
Contributors: Stephen Gregory, art director; Liz Sullivan, director of photography; James Park, photo assistant

Six People Per Day
Maisonneuve
Jackie Dives
Contributors: Rachel Wine, art director; Brian Morgan, art director; Madi Haslam, Editor

Changemaker/Atrisha Lewis
Report on Business
Kenya-Jade Pinto
Contributor: Clare Vander Meersch, photo editor

At Longer Last
Today’s Parent
Raina + Wilson and Gillaume Simoneau
Contributors: Emily Vezér, art director; Colleen Nicholson, designer

Survivor
Toronto Life
Stan Williams
Contributors: Christine Dewairy, art director; Daniel Neuhaus, director of photography



Lifestyle Photography / Photographie : art de vivre

Make comfort
Chatelaine
Maya Visnyei
Contributors: Irene Ngo, food content director; Sun Ngo, creative director; Chantal Braganza, senior editor; Michael Elliott, food stylist; Catherine Doherty, prop stylist; Sophie Hsin, makeup and hair

Bon Baisers
ELLE Canada
Jetro Emilcar
Contributors: Annie Horth, creative director; Amanda Lee Shirrefs, stylist; Estelle Gervais, editorial producer; Nicholas Blanchet, makeup; Rudy Cavalier, hair

City Lights
FASHION Magazine
Lawrence Cortez
Contributors: George Antonopoulos, Danielle Campbell, Ashley Galang, Jesse Ervin, Jodi Urichuk, Jessika Franklin, Saul Shlesinger, Brandon McEachern, Andrew Moreno, Vanissa Bruce, Jessica Jansen et al.

Modern Romance
MONTECRISTO Magazine
Grant Harder
Contributors: Sandra Zarkovic, creative direction; Leila Bani, styling; Jessica McNeilly, model; Tania Becker, hair; Paula Lanzador, makeup; Hena Pesut, assistant stylist; Marlin Olynyk, assistant photographer

Pieces of You
MONTECRISTO Magazine
Evaan Kheraj
Contributors: Sandra Zarkovic, creative direction and styling; Sonia Capriceru, prop styling; Joey Topmiller, assistant photographer; Allie Turner, production

Practical magic
Report on Business
Kyle Jeffers
Contributor: Clare Vander Meersch, photo editor


Photo Essay & Photojournalism / Photojournalisme et essais photographiques

Skis and Saddles
Air Canada enRoute
Alana Paterson
Contributors: Dominique Lamberton, writer; Lori Morgan, photo editor; Stefanie Sosiak, art director

No Ordinary Ride
Air Canada enRoute
Kari Medig
Contributors: Sydney Loney, writer; Lori Morgan, photo editor; Stefanie Sosiak, art director

Fox news
Maclean’s
Peter Mather
Contributors: Stephen Gregory, art director; Liz Sullivan, director of photography; Lauren Cattermole, designer; Prajakta Dhopade, writer; Alison Uncles, editor-in-chief

Alone and afraid
Maclean’s
Heather Patterson
Contributors: Stephen Gregory, art director; Liz Sullivan, director of photography

Here is Where We Shall Stay
Maisonneuve
Pat Kane
Contributors: Brian Morgan, art director; Rachel Wine, art director; Madi Haslam, editor-in-chief, Sarah Ratchford, associate editor

Making An Impact
Queen’s Alumni Review
Brendan George Ko
Contributors: Studio Wyse, art direction; Vanessa Wyse, designer; Della Rollins, photo editor

Bearing Witness
Reader’s Digest Canada
Roger LeMoyne
Contributors: John Montgomery, art director; Danielle Sayer, deputy art director

Life in the heart of B.C.’s brutal summer drought
The Narwhal
Louis Bockner
Contributor: Carol Linnitt, editor

Backcountry rodeo: scientists and Indigenous guardians net caribou from the sky
The Narwhal
Jeremy Koreski
Contributors: Carol Linnitt, editor; Emma Gilchrist, editor


One of a Kind Storytelling / Unique et hors catégorie

My Own Personal French Republican Calendar
BESIDE
Lisan Jutras
Contributors: Mark Mann, associate editor-in-chief; Catherine Métayer, editor-in-chief

No COVID evictions
Briarpatch Magazine
Paterson Hodgson
Contributor: Saima Desai, editor

The Good, the Bad and the Hungry
Edify Magazine
Michael Hingston
Contributor: Kidpixel

Dear Syd
Hazlitt
Ivan Coyote
Contributor: Zoë van Dijk, illustrator

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The nightmare cruise before Christmas
Maclean’s
Shannon Proudfoot

Opacité dans la cité
Nouveau Projet
Rémy Bourdillon, Geneviève Bigué

To Do
The Malahat Review
Justina Elias


Editorial Categories / Catégories Éditoriales


Art Direction of a Single Article / Meilleure direction artistique d’un article

A Home for Yesterday and Tomorrow
BESIDE
Pier-Philippe Rioux
Contributors: Eliane Cadieux, chief creative officer and co-founder; Gabrielle Deronde, graphic designer

Joy Ride
Best Health
Nicola Hamilton
Contributors: Alana Paterson, photographer; Ally Reeves, illustrator

Where’s Your Head At?
Best Health
Nicola Hamilton
Contributor: Nikki Ernst, illustrator

Huitlacoche
Dinette magazine
Hélène Mallette

Year One: An unprecedented report on Canada’s mishandling of the crisis of the century
Maclean’s
Stephen Gregory
Contributors: Liz Sullivan, director of visuals, Sarah Palmer, contributing photo editor

Five on the Rise
Queen’s Alumni Review
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Ty Burke, writer; May Truong, photographer

Making an Impact
Queen’s Alumni Review
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Brendan George Ko, photographer; Michael Onesi, writer

Summer’s Best Street Food
Toronto Life
Brian Anson Wong
Contributors: Daniel Neuhaus, Christine Dewairy


Best Editorial Package / Meilleur dossier thématique

Peri-What-Now? Your Complete Guide to a Major Life Stage No One Told You About
Best Health
Contributors: Danielle Groen, writer; Christina Frangou, writer; Rebecca Philps, writer; Kate Rae, writer; Christina Vardanis, writer

You can beat the system
Chatelaine
Contributors: Danielle Groen, producer; Stephanie Han Kim, art director; Denise Balkissoon, editor; Flannery Dean, writer; Erica Ifill, writer; Fatima Syed, writer; Kira Vermond, writer; Vivian Rosas, illustrator

Red Sky at Night
Cottage Life
Contributors: Jackie Davis, Becky Dumais, Taylor Kristan, Drew Shannon

Ludique – 021
Dinette magazine
Collaborateurs : Hélène Mallette, rédactrice en chef; Mathieu Lachapelle, éditeur en chef

Year One
Maclean’s
Contributors: Alison Uncles, Colin Campbell, Stephen Gregory, Charlie Gillis, Liz Sullivan, Dafna Izenberg, Elizabeth Brandt, Sarmishta Subramanian

Life in the shadow of 9/11
Maclean’s
Contributors: Colin Campbell, deputy editor; Stephen Gregory, art director; Sarah Palmer, contributing photo editor; Carlos Osorio, photographer; Johnny C.Y. Lam, photographer; Farrah Skeiky, photographer; Maddie McGarvey, photographer; Spencer Platt, photographer

Choisir
Nouveau Projet
Collaborateurs : Sophie Bernier, autrice; Rémy Bourdillon, auteur; Geneviève Bigué, illustratrice; Fanny Britt, autrice; Marie-Eve Blanchard, autrice; Evelyne de la Chenelière, autrice; Alain Deneault, auteur; Ricardo Lamour, auteur; Catherine Mavrikakis, autrice; Nicolas Langelier, conception et édition; Véronique Chagnon, conception et édition; Maud Brougère, conception et édition; Vanessa Allnutt, conception et édition

Issue 26
The Feathertale Review
Contributors: Brett Popplewell, editor; Benson Lee, deputy editor; Corina Milic, senior editor; Jenn Lawrence, art director; Kara Pyle, art director

Sprawlzine: The Election Almanac
The Sprawl
Contributors: Emily Riddle, Sikapinakii Low Horn, Anmarie Bailey, Paula Kirman, Hamdi Issawi, Amanda Schutz, Jeremy Klaszus, Kyle Simmers, Jeremy Appel, Miranda Martini, Sam Hester, Len Dueck, Chris Pecora, Cam Hoff

Restaurant Awards 2021
Vancouver Magazine
Contributors: Neal McLennan, food and travel editor; Stesha Ho, art director; Anicka Quin, editorial director


Art Direction Grand Prix / Grand prix de la direction artistique

Issue 11: New Times
BESIDE
Pier-Philippe Rioux

Issue 148, “Body Language”
C Magazine
Raf Rennie

Year One
Maclean’s
Stephen Gregory

Issue 26
The Feathertale Review
Jenn Lawrence, Kara Pyle, Lee H. Wilson

Autumn 2021
University of Toronto Magazine
Vanessa Wyse


Editor Grand Prix / Grand prix de la rédaction

Jac Renée Bruneau has shaped C Magazine not only into a progressive art reference, but a shining example of diversity and inclusion in bona fide action. The topics and creative work covered between the astutely designed pages all reinforce a fresh and much-needed new range of perspectives in the Canadian art media world.

NMA Jury
Jac Renée Bruneau,
C Magazine
Nicholas Hune-Brown,
The Local

Nicholas Hune-Brown impressed for the quality of the writing about vital humanitarian issues he brought to The Local, as well as the fact that much of it was produced by up-and-coming writers he personally helped coach. That generosity of spirit and community-mindedness is what will propel Canadian media out of its status quo.

NMA Jury

Phillipe Lamarre demonstrated that even a global pandemic is no match for the creativity and constant evolution he inspires at URBANIA, as both a magazine and a wider media franchise. When much of the publishing world was at a standstill he steered his ship deeper into the waters of social media, going to get his audience where it (mostly) now lives. Insightful, continual reinvention.

NMA Jury
Philippe Lamarre,
URBANIA

Cover Grand Prix / Grand prix de la page couverture

Numéro 184 Archives
Estuaire
Chih-Chien Wang, oeuvre de couverture
Collaborateurs : Stéphanie Roussel, direction littéraire; Yannick Renaud, direction générale; Chloé Savoie-Bernard, Laurence Olivier, Stéphanie Roussel, comité de rédaction; Julie Espinasse, direction artistique; Annie Lafleur, Commissariat

“Out of Office” (Vol. 29, No. 3)
Literary Review of Canada
David Parkins
Contributors: Brian Morgan, art director; Kyle Wyatt, editor-in-chief

This is Baby Farhan
Maclean’s
Una Janicijevic
Contributors: Liz Sullivan, director of visuals; Stephen Gregory, executive editor; Alison Uncles, editor-in-chief

The Supreme: Justice Rosie Abella
Maclean’s
Una Janicijevic
Contributors: Jennifer Roberts, photographer; Liz Sullivan, director of visuals; Alison Uncles, editor-in-chief

Choisir, automne-hiver 2021
Nouveau Projet
Maxyme G. Delisle
Collaborateurs : Jean-François Proulx, directeur artistique; Pascale Drevillon, modèle; Frédérik Boudreault, assistant; Fannie-Laurence Dubé-Dupuis, assistante; Studio TB, décor, accessoires et stylisme; Isabella Forget, maquillage; Béatrice Munn, retouche; Mylène Levesque, production; Lola-Lou Fergeau-Mariko, coordonatrice de production

Issue 26
The Feathertale Review
Jenn Lawrence, Kara Pyle, Kumé Pather, Elyse Martin, Pete Ryan

Adulting 101: A new parent’s guide to RESPs, tax credits, wills and insurance
Today’s Parent
Emily Vezér, art director
Contributors: Carmen Cheung, photographer; Caitlin Doherty, stylist; Kim Shiffman, editor-in-chief


Issue Grand Prix / Grand prix du numéro

BESIDE 10 — Our Transformations
BESIDE
Contributors: Catherine Métayer, editor-in-chief; Caroline R. Paquette, associate editor-in-chief; Mark Mann, associate editor-in-chief; Catherine Fortin, project and print publications manager; Eliane Cadieux, chief creative and co-founder; Samantha Ste-Marie, artistic director and graphic designer; Gabrielle Deronde, graphic designer

The Prison Abolition Issue
Briarpatch Magazine
Contributors: Sophie Birks, editorial collective member; Fathima Cader, editorial collective member; Carry Cardinal, editorial collective member; Lorraine Chuen, editorial collective member; Saima Desai, editorial collective member; Phillip Dwight Morgan, editorial collective member; Yaniya Lee, editorial collective member; Mark Mullkoff, editorial collective member; Swathi Sekhar, editorial collective member; Abby Stadnyk, editorial collective member; Anonymous, writer and artist; Cory Charles Cardinal, writer and artist; Tamina D. Hamid, writer and artist; Amanda Rae, writer and artist; James Ruston, writer and artist; Robert Black, writer; Frére Corbeau, writer; Roi Kuvé, writer; Christophe Lewis, writer; Deborah McKenzie, writer; Ojore McKinnon, writer; Jessie Milo, writer; Andy Peekeekoot, writer; Trenton Tompkins, writer; Levi Waldbillig, writer; Stacy Bluebird, artist; Peter Collins, artist; Tim Fefoldi, artist; Ricky Leslie, artist; Joey Toutsaint, artist

Fall 2021: How I Made It
Canadian Business
Contributors: Charlotte Herrold, editor-in-chief; Vanessa Wyse, creative director; Emily Landau, senior editor; Maryam Sanati, VP, content and creative; Lucinda Wallace, associate creative director; Della Rollins, director of photography; Vanda Marsan, senior designer

April 2021 issue
Chatelaine
Contributors: Maureen Halushak, editor-in-chief; Sun Ngo, creative director; Gillian Grace, deputy editor; Denise Balkissoon, executive editor; Chantal Braganza, senior editor; Andréanne Dion, senior editor, style and beauty; Radiyah Chowdhury, associate editor; Irene Ngo, food content director; Stephanie Han Kim, art director; Aimee Nishitoba, deputy art director

Trésor — 020
Dinette magazine
Collaborateurs : Hélène Mallette, rédactrice en chef; Mathieu Lachapelle, éditeur en chef

S.O.S on recrute
Les Affaires
Collaborateurs : Marine Thomas, rédactrice en chef; Denis Lalonde, chef de l’information — lesaffaires.com; Stéphane Rolland, chef de l’information — investir et Les Affaires plus; Marie-Pier Frappier, chef de pupitre; Charles Desgroseilliers, directeur artistique; Jean-Paul Gagné, éditeur émérite; Dominique Beauchamp, journaliste; François Normand, journaliste; Catherine Charron, journaliste au pupitre numérique; Philippe Lemelin, journaliste au pupitre numérique; Benoîte Labrosse, responsable des dossiers spéciaux; Louis-Philippe Larocque, responsable de l’infographie; Marco Chioini, réviseur

Choisir, automne-hiver 2021
Nouveau Projet
Collaborateurs : Nicolas Langelier, Véronique Chagnon, Maud Brougère, Vanessa Allnutt, Marie-Michèle Robitaille, Julie Francoeur, Nathalie Schneider, équipe éditoriale Nouveau Projet; Étienne Beaulieu; Sophie Bernier; Geneviève Bigué; Marie-Eve Blanchard; Rémy Bourdillon; Fanny Britt; Evelyne de la Chenelière; Jules Clara; Marc-André Cyr; Alain Deneault; Yara El-Ghadban; Bernard Émond; Ricardo Lamour; Judith Lussier; Catherine Mavrikakis; Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau, Kiev Renaud; Rodney Saint-Éloi; Leanne Shapton; Maïka Sondarjee; Guillaume Wagner; Jean-Philippe Warren

Vaccinating Toronto
The Local
Contributors: Inori Roy, Plenty of Pharmacies, but No Vaccines in Toronto’s Northwest; Nicholas Hune-Brown, The Vaccine Rollout is Leaving Toronto’s Hardest-Hit Postal Codes Behind; Yader Guzman, Nicholas Hune-Brown, Bringing the Vaccine to Where it’s Needed; Radiyah Chowdhury, The Toronto Hot Spot Nobody’s Talking About; Fatima Syed, “You Can’t Stop the Spread of the Virus if You Don’t Stop it in Peel”; Tai Huynh, Behind the Sudden Drop at Toronto’s Mass Immunization Clinics; Fatima Syed, The Chaotic Race to Vaccinate Peel; Tayo Bero, Vaccinating Black Toronto; Furqan Mohamed, Getting Vaccinated in the Holy Month; Alison Motluk, Why Haven’t Primary Care Doctors Been Part of the Vaccine Rollout?; Fatima Syed, “We Had to Save Ourselves”; Brannavy Jeyasundaram, Community Ambassadors Are the Link to Toronto’s Unvaccinated Populations; Tai Huynh, Hot Spot Tracker; Danielle Groen, The Last 25 Percent; Nicholas Hune-Brown, Tai Huynh, Second Doses Missing Those Who Really Need Them; Tai Huynh, The Missing Middle; Tayo Bero, What Convinces A Person to Get Their First Shot?; Tai Huynh, Different Schools, Different Risks

The New World of Psychedelics
Toronto Life
Contributors: Various


Publisher Grand Prix / Grand prix de l’éditeur

The turnaround at Broadview should inspire anyone looking to retool their media. The publication is much better, speaks to a broader audience, and has, quite literally, been saved. Bravo.

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Jocelyn Bell (right), with consultant Sharon McAuley, Broadview
Gilles Gagnier, Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic has long fully embraced its singular brand, extending itself through an assortment of media, events, and merchandise that serve its membership fully and fulfills its mandate in a manner that respects its history while thoroughly embracing the future.

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Nouveau Projet is quality media and everything they do surrounding the core publication reflects that quality. Nicolas Langelier has never sacrificed Nouveau Projet for the almighty dollar but the company continues to survive and thrive, proving that if you stick to your vision you can succeed.

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Nicolas Langelier, Nouveau Projet

Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest / Meilleur magazine : actualité, affairs, intérêt général

BESIDE feels fresh. The innovation of its design, the feel of the thick uncoated stock, the relevance and familiarity of the topics — it makes you want to cozy up in a chair with a cup of tea and no distractions for hours to come.

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The flow of the stories, their thoroughness and constant relevance, combined with compelling illustrations, infographics, and impeccable design, result in a great reading experience that makes Maclean’s one of the best publications in the country.

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Nouveau Projet is audacious and refreshing. The design is clear, it uses white space and solid colours cleverly, and the fonts are perfectly suited to the job. The editorial team is talented; the articles being well researched, varied in topics, and captivating.  

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Best Magazine: Service & Lifestyle / Meilleur magazine : service et art de vivre

Air Canada enRoute brings Canadians around the world, even during a time when travel has been paused and disrupted. Its relatable stories and imagery connect the dots for every type of jet-setter.

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Dinette continues to curate a beautiful book of elevated imagery that brings food to a whole new level of raw beauty and relationship to life. Congratulations on a stunning publication.

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VÉRO sets its own new bar with a series of diverse and inclusive stories that are captured with relatable photography. Bravo!

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Best Magazine: Art, Literary, & Culture / Meilleur magazine : art, littérature et culture

Brick is a delightful store of literary nonfiction, criticism, and poetry, so replete with both ideas and beauty that it requires returning to again and again. A balance is struck between emerging and established writers, and there is a commitment to reflect diverse audiences in many of its featured voices.

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Inuit Art Quarterly embodies the sophisticated and strategic thinking, international calibre, and confident elegance that combine to manifest an outstanding magazine. By prioritizing current work, and featuring new writers, its feel is both modern and contemporary.

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Vie des Arts is a publication of incredible distinction — cohesive and visually stunning, it embodies a true commitment to inclusion, community, and access in the writing, featured subjects, and the reviews.

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Best Magazine: Special Interest / Meilleur magazine : intérêt spécial

Broadview continues to innovate after its brave rebrand in 2019. In line with their three editorial pillars — spirituality, social justice, and ethical living — they are taking on a solutions-based approach to social change. Top-notch writing and design make Broadview one of Canada’s great magazines.

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From the solid art direction to the quality and relevance of the content from the first page to the last, the expertise of each of the contributors is felt in all aspects of La Trente.

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Tusaayaksat is a magazine that demonstrates the power of small and diasporic communities — their strength, creativity, and expertise. Created by and for Inuvialuit — Inuit of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and their communities outside the region — it is an inspiring example of how a magazine can forge relationships, share knowledge, and celebrate a culture.

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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.

Acknowledgements

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.

Last Call for Entries

The final deadline for the 45th annual National Magazine Awards is this Friday, January 21! Get your entries in before midnight for consideration at this year’s awards program. This year, there are 28 categories and eight additional cross-program categories Canadian content creators and magazines can submit their original work to, for the chance to be recognized by Canada’s most prestigious media awards organization. The 2022 NMAs will also feature two special awards: the Magazine Grand Prix and the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Categories

The 28 NMA categories are divided into three distinct award groups: Writing & Visual Awards, Editorial Awards, and Grand Prix: Best Magazine Awards.

The eight additional cross-program awards are open to applicants of both the Digital Publishing Awards and National Magazine Awards: B2B, as well as applicants of the NMAs. For this cross-program initiative, all entries in each category will be evaluated by a single panel of judges, and one winner will be announced per each category below:

  • Best Editorial Newsletter
  • Best Podcast: Current Affairs
  • Best Podcast: Arts, Culture and Society
  • Best Online Video: Short
  • Best Online Video: Feature
  • Best Online Video: Mini-Doc
  • Best Arts & Culture Storytelling
  • Best Column

How to Submit

  1. Register online at https://submissions.magazine-awards.com/login 
  2. Review the Rules and Submission Requirements to ensure eligibility
  3. Review the submission Categories and complete the application(s)
  4. Pay the required entry fees 

In response to the challenges surrounding COVID-19, no hard copies are required for the 2022 NMAs and all entry materials are to be uploaded via the online submission portal.

BIPOC Mentorship Program

The National Media Awards Foundation is launching a new mentorship program to equip early- and mid-career BIPOC publishing professionals across Canada with the tools they need to succeed in industry-specific leadership roles. Successful mentees will be paired with a Canadian senior industry leader with at least 10+ years of experience (and NMAF or other award-winning publication experience). The goal of the program is to assist Canadian BIPOC publishing professionals in advancing othe next stage of their career. Mentors will help develop the mentee’s leadership skills, sharing personalized guidance and publishing best practices along the way.

How to Apply for a Mentorship

Applications open January 3, 2022 and close January 24, 2022. The mentorship is to be completed by March 31, 2022 and both mentees and mentors are required to commit eight hours to the mentorship, four to six of which must be spent together in one-on-one meetings. 

Applicants interested in applying must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The individual must be an early- or mid-career publishing professional who demonstrates a high degree of craft and promise within the publishing industry;
  2. Is based in Canada;
  3. Identifies as Black, Indigenous and/or a person of colour;
  4. And will be 21 or older by January 3, 2021.

To apply, download and complete the application form below, and email it to the NMAF at staff@magazine-awards.com by 5 p.m. (ET) January 24, 2022. Applicants will be asked to outline their previous experience and what they hope to gain from the mentorship. Mentorship applications will be reviewed by the NMAF with input from our Indigenous Community Consultant, and upon approval of a mentorship application, the mentee will be matched with a senior mentor who can help with the topic and goals they have identified. 

Applicants will hear back about the status of their application between February 7–11, 2022.

Participating Mentors

The NMAF is pleased to announce that the following senior publishing leaders are participating in the 2022 program as mentors:

Ish Aderonmu is a writer, law student and maker of #GoodTrouble. Ish has been recognized for his leadership acumen and potential for leadership and voice around traditional and non-traditional tables of influence in Canada. In 2020, he was named as a CivicAction Leadership Foundation Diversecity Fellow, a program designed to help rising leaders hone the skills and capabilities needed to build bridges across sectors. The fellowship program is award-winning and recognized for its ability to seek out and develop the future leaders of Canada. Ish believes that deeply personal stories can communicate a vision and a picture of the realities people face. These visions—as enablers of action—can be a helpful tool for social and political change. This is beautifully articulated in his award-winning piece, “They Called Me Prisoner 183645” which received Gold at the National Magazine Awards 2021. Ish has been featured in numerous national media outlets including the Toronto Star, Global News, CBC, and Toronto Life.

What you’ll learn: The power of storytelling and that deeply personal stories can communicate a vision and a picture of the realities people face, an understanding of how these visions — as enablers of action — can be a helpful tool for social and political change, and more!


Shireen Ahmed is a multi-platform sports journalist with CBC Sports, a TEDx speaker, mentor, and an award-winning sports activist who focuses on the intersections of racism and misogyny in sports. She is an industry expert on Muslim women in sports, and her research and contributions to this topic are immeasurable. She is co-creator and co-host of the “Burn It All Down” feminist sports podcast team. She teaches Sports Journalism and Sports Media at X University, in Toronto, Canada. She lives with her children and her cat.

What you’ll learn: Strategies to break down the mental barriers of imposter syndrome that affect BIPOC more than others and focus on the work, the ideas, and the vision; plus help with networking, pitching and developing story ideas, and more!


Arjun Basu has created content for brands as diverse as Air Canada, Bombardier, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Investors Group, Mercedes Benz, and many others for more than 20 years before starting his own marketing, brand and storytelling consultancy, arbaStrategies. He served on the board of the National Magazine Awards Foundation including two years as President. He works on a podcast, Middle of Everywhere, for The Solo Project, a media and research start-up exploring the new world of work, alongside the founding editor of Inc. magazine and the founding art director of Fast Company. He has spoken at marketing, media and content conferences around the world and is also an award-winning fiction writer. He lives in Montreal.

What you’ll learn: The realities of the magazine industry and the state of the media industry overall, the avenues open currently, how to build creative teams, how to build media brands, how to become the best at what you want to become, how to operate independently (if a freelancer) or how to become part of larger teams, how media works (and how it doesn’t), options within media that j-school (still!) doesn’t tell you about, the truth about money, how to work nicely with others and when you perhaps shouldn’t work so nicely, and more!


Deanne Gage is a Toronto-based editor and writer who has specialized in personal finance issues for more than two decades. She’s the editor of FORUM magazine, and a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail‘s Globe Advisor section of Report on Business. She is the former money makeover columnist for the Toronto Star. A recipient of several journalism awards, Deanne’s work has also appeared in Chatelaine, MoneySense, Morningstar.ca, Today’s Parent, and leading business-to-business publications.

What you’ll learn: How to hustle for business, strategies for coming up with story ideas and sources for those stories, the right way to pitch editors, interviewing techniques, overall strategies to be a successful sole proprietor and/or an editor/section editor for a magazine, and more!


Samia Madwar is the managing editor of The Walrus. Before joining The Walrus, she worked at Up Here magazine, based in Yellowknife, for three years, where she learned how to balance meeting deadlines with spending time outside. She now serves on the board of directors of Magazines Canada.

What you’ll learn: The art of pitching to magazines, writing and editing longform journalism, networking, managing a team of editors and production staff, magazine production, fact-checking, what it takes to help publish a broad, diverse range of voices, and more!


Informed by her rich and varied 20+ years as a journalist and audience specialist, Sandra E. Martin is a multiplatform content strategist, an instructor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, and Head of Newsroom Development at The Globe and Mail. Previously, Sandra served as Editor-in-Chief of MoneySense where, under her leadership, the online personal finance magazine earned two finalist nods in the 2021 Canadian Online Publishing Awards, to be announced in February 2022, and picked up a Silver award in the Best Service Article or Series–Consumer category at the 2020 COPAs. During her tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Living, the magazine won numerous accolades, and maintained its place as the most-read paid women’s lifestyle publication in print and online. Previously, Sandra helmed the highly successful launch of Walmart Live Better/Vivre mieux Walmart, and served in senior editorial capacities at Today’s Parent. Her byline has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Cottage Life and the National Post, among others. She is a two-time National Magazine Awards finalist, a repeat NMA judge, and a two-time NMA host. She sits on the board of directors of Canada’s History Society (publishers of Canada’s History and Kayak magazines), and SABEW Canada (which promotes excellence in business writing and editing).

What you’ll learn: Strategies for career development, networking, editorial administration, pitching and developing story ideas, research and interviews, human resources and recruitment, personal brand-building, and more!


Omar Mouallem has over 15 years of professional magazine experience. His articles have been published in such titles as WIRED and Rolling Stone and received multiple honours from the National Magazine Awards. He’s also co-founded two magazines, consulted on titles, and hosted the Alberta Magazines podcast. In addition, Omar is an acclaimed author and documentary filmmaker, whose most recent film, The Last Baron, was adapted from his article about a renegade burger chain.

What you’ll learn: All forms of magazine writing, including narrative journalism, long-form features, short articles and FOB (front of book); public appearances/speaking as a writer; editorial management, and more!


Melissa Shin is the Editorial Director of Advisor’s Edge and Investment Executive, Canada’s top financial services publications. As an award-winning journalist, Melissa turns technical subject matter into accessible content for sophisticated audiences. She is also an experienced moderator and speaker. Melissa started at Advisor’s Edge in 2011. Prior to that, she was managing editor of Corporate Knights magazine. From 2013 to 2017, Melissa chaired the board of Point of View magazine, and she is now secretary of the board of Fashion Takes Action. She is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University.

What you’ll learn: How to listen to yourself and trust your instincts, how to advocate for yourself, how to pitch and develop story ideas, the editorial process, B2B journalism, and more!


Garth Thomas is Managing Director of Business and Financial products at The Globe and Mail. In this role, Garth is responsible for the business operations, strategy, commercial performance and new business initiatives across all platforms for The Globe and Mail’s business and financial products that include Report on Business, Report on Business magazine, Globe Investor, and Globe Advisor. Prior to The Globe and Mail, Garth spent over 20 years at Rogers Media where he was responsible for launching and developing business initiatives which included Today’s Parent Approved, The Growth 500 and the Maclean’s University franchise, among others. Prior to 2017, Garth was Executive Publisher responsible for the business operations of Rogers Publishing’s extensive portfolio of over 20 brands that included titles such as Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Hello!, Marketing, The Medical Post and Advisor.ca.

What you’ll learn: Leadership, business strategy, business development, digital product development in both B2B and B2C environments, and more!

Questions?

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact staff@magazine-awards.com.

This program is made possible with the support of Ontario Creates and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Call for Entries

The National Media Awards Foundation is excited to announce we are now accepting submissions for the 45th annual National Magazine Awards! This year, there are 28 categories and nine additional cross-program categories Canadian content creators and magazines can submit their original work to, for the chance to be recognized by Canada’s most prestigious media awards organization. The 2022 NMAs will also feature two special awards: the Magazine Grand Prix and the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Categories

The 28 NMA categories are divided into three distinct award groups: Writing & Visual Awards, Editorial Awards, and Grand Prix: Best Magazine Awards.

The nine additional cross-program awards are open to applicants of both the Digital Publishing Awards and National Magazine Awards: B2B, as well as applicants of the NMAs. For this cross-program initiative, all entries in each category will be evaluated by a single panel of judges, and one winner will be announced per each category below:

  • Best Editorial Newsletter
  • Best Podcast: Current Affairs
  • Best Podcast: Arts, Culture and Society
  • Best Online Video: Short
  • Best Online Video: Feature
  • Best Online Video: Mini-Doc
  • Best Arts & Culture Storytelling
  • Best Science & Technology Storytelling
  • Best Column

How to Submit

  1. Register online at https://submissions.magazine-awards.com/login 
  2. Review the Rules and Submission Requirements to ensure eligibility
  3. Review the submission Categories and complete the application(s)
  4. Pay the required entry fees 

In response to the challenges surrounding COVID-19, no hard copies are required for the 2022 NMAs and all entry materials are to be uploaded via the online submission portal.


Fees and Prizes

The fees for Writing & Visual Awards are $125 per entry, plus HST. The early bird fee is $110 per submission, plus HST. These awards include a cash prize of $1,000 for Gold winners, plus a certificate for both Silver and Gold winners.

For the Editorial Awards and Best Magazine Awards, the fee is $150 per entry plus HST, and the early bird fee is $110 per entry plus HST. Gold and Silver winners of the Editorial Awards, plus each winning magazine of the Best Magazine Awards, will receive a certificate and winner’s seal.

The special awards (Magazine Grand Prix and Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement) have no entry fees and winners will receive a certificate and/or winner’s seal as well. 

Support for Freelancers and Small Magazines

Independent writers and creators are entitled to an exclusive promotion under the Freelancer Support Fund, which allows them to get two entries for the price of one. The promotion only applies to two entries in the Writing & Visual Award group. For more details on eligibility and how to access the promotion, click here.

Magazines whose annual revenue is $200,000 or less are also eligible to receive two entries for the price of one under the Small Magazine Rebate. Funds are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to apply early.

Deadlines

The NMA Early Bird Rate offer ends on January 14, 2022 and the final submission deadline is January 21, 2022 at midnight (ET). Note that the deadline for the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement is March 2, 2022, and entries submitted after this date must be emailed to staff@magazine-awards.com

Digital Publishing Awards and National Magazine Awards: B2B

Don’t see an NMA category that fits your work? Try the Digital Publishing Awards, where Canadian digital publishers and creators are invited to submit their content to 24 different digital categories. If you’re looking to submit business-to-business content, be sure to check out the National Magazine Awards: B2B’s 18 unique categories.

Questions?

We have answers. Connect with us by email at staff@magazine-awards.com, or via direct message on Twitter.

Call for Judges

The National Media Awards Foundation is getting ready for the 45th annual National Magazine Awards next spring! We are now welcoming applications for judges for the 2022 National Magazine AwardsDigital Publishing Awards, and the National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Since 1977, the NMAF has promoted and honoured excellence in journalism, writing, and visual creation in the Canadian magazine industry. In 2021, almost 2,000 entries across all three of our awards programs were evaluated by a dedicated roster of more than 230 volunteer judges from all areas of the magazine and digital media industries.

We welcome applications from people who bring different perspectives to the judging process—from established industry leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We are also committed to addressing systemic racism and structural biases in Canadian media by ensuring that our judging panels are reflective of Canada’s cultural diversity.

Judging will take place in February and March, 2022. To volunteer as a judge, please apply using the form on our website. If you have any questions about how to apply or the rest of the judging process, please email us at staff@magazine-awards.com.



Why Volunteer?

We’re proud to have had some of the finest Canadian journalists, writers, and industry experts serve on our past juries.

The National Magazine Awards have been a major component in the growth of my writing career, and I am inestimably grateful not just for their financial support, but for the recognition from my peers and idols which they represent. Adjudicating the Best Personal Journalism category in 2020 was a deep dive into the breadth and depth of Canada’s masters of the form at the absolute state of the art of contemporary writing, for which I am immensely grateful. It made me a sharper reader, and a sharper writer. 
— Anthony Oliveirawriter and culture critic, and PhD with the University of TorontoToronto, ON.

It was such an enriching experience to be a judge for the NMAs. Being able to appreciate the work of my peers, and discuss their work with the other judges, made me feel like even more a part of the literary community that has supported and nourished me.
— Alicia Elliottaward-winning Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River, Brantford, ON.

Getting your hands on a B2B magazine can be tricky if you don’t belong to a particular profession. As an NMA: B2B judge, I had the pleasure of reading new publications and discovering the rich journalistic and artistic talent behind them.
— Luc Rinaldi, freelance journalist and former editor, Pivot magazine, Toronto, ON.

I enjoy the process because it gives me the opportunity to contribute both individually and collectively. Entering my own scores for each entry validates the time I spend reviewing and assessing each submission; discussing my assessments with the other judges during our conference call provides the opportunity to weigh the value of those assessments against the opinions of other industry experts and (on occasion) to argue in favour of work which I feel may have been undervalued.
Dawn Chafe, executive editor, Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John’s, NL.

It’s a great honour to judge the NMAs and see some of the best magazine work happening in Canada. I love editorial design and it’s wonderful when some of the winning entries are small, independent publications that understand great design is integral to their success.
— Fidel Peñacreative director and co-founder of Underline Studio, Toronto, ON.

Judging the NMAs allows you to keep tabs on industry leaders, validate someone’s hard work, and boost a worthy talent’s own career. It’s also an easy way to give back to a community that has given all of us so much.
Arjun Basu, senior vice president, Product at Bookmark Content and Communications, Montreal, QC.

The NMAs focus on creators, the people who are create the work that makes everything else possible. Given all of the challenges that creators face in earning a living, participating in a process that recognizes and rewards their efforts is, I think, important and valuable work.
Kim Pittaway, former editor, Chatelaine, and journalism teacher, Dartmouth, NS.

Serving as a judge for the National Magazine Awards, which I have done for at least ten years, is always a highlight of my reading year. It’s like receiving an engaging anthology of great writing by exciting emerging writers, masterful old pros, and hidden treasures. And you get the honour of choosing the best of a wonderful bunch! What could possibly be better?
Stephen Trumper, writer, editor, teacher, volunteer, Toronto, ON.

I think the NMAs themselves are a valuable measure of the accomplishments of Canadian magazine writers and editors. As to the process, we were given sufficient time and a workable structure both leading up to and in the conversation itself. My fellow judges offered interesting insights into the work considered and the process was both engaged and congenial.
Kim Jernigan, former editor, The New Quarterly, Waterloo, ON.

Volunteering as a judge with the National Magazine Awards was a great experience, it really gave me a chance to see the depth and variety of voices being published in Canadian magazines right now, this flourishing of diverse perspectives and thoughts make right now a very exciting time for Canadian media.
— Ossie Michelinaward-winning Inuk journalist and activist from the community of North West River, Labrador.

Having been involved since the 1980s, as a board member, president (1991) a member of a special review committee (Strategic Speculation) and a frequent judge, I have a real investment in the event. What I like most of all is the emphasis the awards have nurtured of rewarding the effort of individual creators (rather than the publications, which get to bask in the reflected glory anyway). Some no longer seem to value, or understand, this. But it is one of the things which makes the Magazine Awards special.
D.B. Scott, publisher, Canadian Magazines blog, Cambridge, ON.

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.