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And the Winners Are…

The National Media Awards Foundation showcased the most impactful work published in Canadian periodicals in 2021 at the 2022 National Magazine Awards Winners Celebration hosted by Kelly Boutsalis and live-streamed on our website. Gold winners in creator-focused categories receive a $1000 cash prize, in addition to their award.  

If you are a Gold winner, please contact us with your mailing address and SIN in order to receive your cash prize and certificate. Certificates for Silver winners and Honourable Mention are available upon request.

Winners and finalists can also celebrate their achievement by downloading Gold, Silver or Finalist’s seals here.

Highlights

  • The Walrus is the top winner overall this year, taking home an impressive five awards in total — four Gold and one Silver.
  • Maclean’s has received four Gold awards, including for Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest.
  • Air Canada enRoute is the winner of Best Magazine: Service & Lifestyle.
  • For the second year in a row, Broadview has been named Best Magazine: Special Interest.
  • Magazine Grand Prix, our most coveted editorial award, goes to Inuit Art Quarterly.
  • Maisonneuve is a two-time Gold winner, in Best Emerging Writer for Stephanie Bai’s “Seeking Sanctuary” and Personal Journalism for Emma Gilchrist’s “Genetic Mapping.”
  • Toronto Life and L’actualité both take home an impressive three awards — one Gold and two Silver each.
  • Nicholas Hune-Brown of The Local is this year’s Editor Grand Prix winner. The Local also won Silver in Short Feature Writing for Danielle Groen’s “The Last 25 Percent.”
  • Gilles Gagnier, longtime publisher of Canadian Geographic, is the posthumous winner of this year’s Publisher Grand Prix award. Gilles’ wife, Nancy Kelly, accepted the award on his behalf.

Winners / Lauréats

Best Emerging Writer / Meilleur auteur émergent

Sponsored by The Reader’s Digest Foundation of Canada

Gold

Stephanie Bai for “Seeking Sanctuary,” published in Maisonneuve

Stephanie Bai‘s “Seeking Sanctuary” is an exceptional blend of original reporting and beautiful storytelling. It tells the story of a Toronto church and other community organizations assisting unhoused citizens at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It stands out because of its impact — the piece can serve as a mirror, revealing municipal failures to address Toronto’s housing crisis. But it can also be read as a time capsule of sorts — one that preserves the memory of people who went above and beyond to support their unhoused neighbours, or one that honours the resilience of those who continue to survive in the city despite their circumstances. With this piece, Bai proves that the future of journalism rests in great hands.

— NMA Jury

Honourable Mention

Paloma Pacheco for “Saving Finn Slough,” published in Maisonneuve
Kunal Chaudhary for “The Sun is always in your eyes in Rexdale,” published in Spacing


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

Gold

What happened at Northwood?
The Coast
Stephanie Nolen

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

Every 49 minutes
Maclean’s
Michael Friscolanti

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

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

Gold

Forgiving Jaskirat Sidhu
Maclean’s
Aaron Hutchins

Silver

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

The House That Divided the Toronto Islands
Toronto Life
Katherine Laidlaw

Honourable Mention

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

Seeking Sanctuary
Maisonneuve
Stephanie Bai

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

Citizen of Nowhere
The Walrus
Adnan Khan
Contributor: 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 Short Life and Tragic Death of Houdini
Toronto Life
Lauren McKeon


Short Feature Writing / Meilleur Article Court

Gold

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

Silver

The Last 25 Percent
The Local
Danielle Groen

Honourable Mention

The amazing sea wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest
Canadian Geographic
Ziya Tong

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.

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

‘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


Feature Writing / Meilleur article de fond

Gold

A house sits still
Maclean’s
Marie-Danielle Smith

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

Les femmes au front pour traquer les pédophiles sur Internet
ELLE Québec
Sabrina Myre

The election tested a fed up and confused country
Maclean’s
Shannon Proudfoot

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

Une soirée avec l’unité d’urgence sociale de la DPJ
URBANIA
Hugo Meunier


Fiction

Gold

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

Silver

Outraged on Your Behalf
subTerrain Magazine
Carleigh Baker

Honourable Mention

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

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
Contributors: Lucy Uprichard, fact-checker; Franco Égalité, illustrator; Jonah Brunet, handling editor


Service Journalism / Journalisme de service

Gold

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

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

Team Player
Chatelaine
Sydney Loney

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

Game of Thrones
Cottage Life
Jackie Davis

Why the first shot offered is still the best shot
Maclean’s
Patricia Treble

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


Profiles / Portraits

Gold

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

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

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

Meredith MacNeill Has Funny Bones
The Walrus
Soraya Roberts

Un parcours trans, une carrière dans noir silence
URBANIA
Hugo Meunier
Contributors: Sean Young, fact-checker; Kourosh Keshiri, photographer; Carmine Starnino, handling editor

54 Minutes With Sharon Stone
Zoomer
Johanna Schneller


Personal Journalism / Journalisme personnel

Gold

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

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

The Wait of Ashes
Prairie Fire
Paul Dhillon

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


Lifestyle Photography / Photographie : art de vivre

Gold

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

Silver

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.

Honourable Mention

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

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

Gold

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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


Portrait Photography / Photographie : portraits

Gold

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

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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


Illustration (incl. Spot & Photo Illustration) / Illustrations

Gold

Every Letter a Path
Hazlitt
Winnie Truong

Silver

Page couverture
Magazine de sociologie Siggi
Julien Posture

Honourable Mention

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

Molar City
Hazlitt
Hudson Christie

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


Essays / Essais

Gold

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

Silver

Le droit de penser
Nouveau Projet
Maïka Sondarjee

Honourable Mention

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

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

The Natural History of Clinical Geneticist: A Case History
The New Quarterly
Margaret Nowaczyk

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


One of a Kind Storytelling / Unique et hors catégorie

Gold

Opacité dans la cité
Nouveau Projet
Rémy Bourdillon, Geneviève Bigué

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

The nightmare cruise before Christmas
Maclean’s
Shannon Proudfoot

To Do
The Malahat Review
Justina Elias


Poetry / Poésie

Gold

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

Silver

Shelter
The Puritan
Erin Soros

Honourable Mention

Poem For White People
Arc Poetry Magazine
Brandi Bird

Bones
Contemporary Verse 2
Erica Violet Lee

First Contact: Métis
subTerrain Magazine
Molly Cross-Blanchard

Lament of the Wee Droppers / Quilt — Jamaica 1838
The Fiddlehead
Lorna Goodison


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

Gold

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

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

Gold

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

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

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

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


Investigative Reporting / Journalisme d’enquête

Gold

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

Silver

The Hunt for a Killer
Toronto Life
Malcolm Johnston

Honourable Mention

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
Contributor: 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.

Doctor Fentanyl
Toronto Life
Brett Popplewell


Issue Grand Prix / Grand prix du numéro

Gold

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

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

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

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

Gold

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.

— NMA Jury

Honourable Mention

Jocelyn Bell, with consultant Sharon McAuley, Broadview
Nicolas Langelier, Nouveau Projet


Cover Grand Prix / Grand prix de la page couverture

Gold

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

Silver

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

Honourable Mention

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

10 pistes pour ne plus jamais vivre une telle année
L’actualité
Édith Pelletier

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

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


Editor Grand Prix / Grand prix de la rédaction

Gold

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

Honourable Mention

Jac Renée Bruneau, C Magazine
Philippe Lamarre, URBANIA


Art Direction Grand Prix / Grand prix de la direction artistique

Gold

Silver

Issue 148, “Body Language”
C Magazine
Raf Rennie

Honourable Mention

Issue 11: New Times
BESIDE
Pier-Philippe Rioux

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


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

Gold

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.

— NMA Jury

Honourable Mention

Dinette
VÉRO MAGAZINE


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

Gold

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.

— NMA Jury

Honourable Mention

Brick, A Literary Journal
Vie des Arts


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

Gold

It’s the photojournalistic quality that distinguishes Maclean’s from the other News, Business and General Interest publications. The flow of the stories, their thoroughness, combined with compelling illustrations, infographics, and impeccable design, results in a great reading experience.

— NMA Jury

Honourable Mention

BESIDE
Nouveau Projet


Best Magazine: Special Interest / Meilleur magazine : intérêt spécial

Gold

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.

— NMA Jury

Honourable Mention

Le Trente
Tusaayaksat Magazine


Magazine Grand Prix

Gold

Inuit Art Quarterly

Visually stunning, ambitious, and ultimately necessary, Inuit Art Quarterly succeeds as both a magazine and as a cultural entry point to a world much of the country hasn’t seen.

— NMA Jury

Honourable Mention


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. 

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


Save the Date!

The National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a long-overdue, in-person event in Toronto on September 29, 2022. Join us at the Globe and Mail Centre for a day of professional development and an evening of reconnecting and networking with friends and peers. Details to follow this summer. 


And the Nominees Are…

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

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

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

Top Nominees

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