National Magazine Awards named one of top events of 2011

Once again the annual National Magazine Awards gala has been named one of BizBash’s Top 100 Toronto events. The 2011 NMA gala — the 34th annual event to celebrate excellence in Canadian magazine publishing — was held on June 10, 2011 at The Carlu, where Gold and Silver awards and Honourable Mentions were handed down in written, visual, integrated, digital and special categories. [Full list of winners]

Though there appears to be some confusion in BizBash’s reporting — the NMA gala did not, as reported on BizBash’s website, return to Toronto from Montreal last year, as the gala has long been held in Toronto — the National Magazine Awards Foundation is honoured to be included on this list of great events of 2011.

This year’s National Magazine Awards gala — the 35th anniversary of the NMAs — will be held on June 7, 2012. Submissions for this year’s awards are now being accepted, with a deadline of January 13.

Related post: “Magazines Matter” video now available…

Free National Magazine Award-winning magazines?!

Just in time for (any and all) holidays, Magazines Canada is offering its Buy 2, Get 1 Free subscription offer.

Among the 100+ titles on offer in this fantastic deal are 27 magazines that won awards at this year’s NMAs.

Twenty-seven award-winning magazines! That’s almost too many to mention. Almost…

Alberta Views, Arc, Brick, Canadian Geographic, Châtelaine, Ciel Variable, Elle Canada, explore, Event, Fashion Magazine, Flare, L’actualité, Maclean’s*, Maisonneuve, Malahat Review, MoneySense*, More, Ottawa Magazine, Outdoor Canada, Prefix Photo, Queen’s Quarterly, Québec science, The Feathertale Review, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Vancouver Magazine and Western Living.

Yes, you could even get all 27 for the price of 18!

(In addition to the subscription deal, the site has randomly generated magazine trivia questions on each page; a wonderful afternoon diversion!)

Holiday shopping made easy! Get your magazines today.

* MoneySense won Magazine of the Year (Print) while won Magazine of the Year (Digital).

“Magazines Matter” video available to Canadian magazine industry

The opening montage from the 34th annual National Magazine Awards gala, June 10, 2011.

This video was produced by Wolfson Bell in partnership with the National Magazine Awards Foundation, and with the generous support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).

The NMAF is proud to make this video available free of charge for promotional purposes in the Canadian magazine industry, courtesy OMDC. Contact the NMAF office for more information on using this video.

Congratulations again to all our winners at the 34th National Magazine Awards. The submissions process for this year’s awards opens on December 1.