The Social's Lainey Lui and Jessica Allen to co-host the 2015 National Magazine Awards


The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is pleased to announce that Lainey Lui, Co-Host of CTV’s The Social and Senior Correspondent for Etalk, and Jessica Allen, Digital Correspondent for CTV’s The Social, will co-host the 38th annual National Magazine Awards Gala on June 5 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.
This year’s National Magazine Awards gala will bring together over 500 publishers, editors, art directors, writers, artists and other guests to recognize and celebrate excellence in Canadian magazines. Tickets are on sale at magazine-awards.com/tickets. The early-bird deadline for discounted tickets is May 18.
Tweet at us @MagAwards if you’re excited for Lainey and Jess, because we sure are!
Lainey Lui is Co-Host of CTV’s The Social, Etalk Senior Correspondent, and scribe of the immensely popular celebrity gossip blog, LaineyGossip.com, which has more than one million readers and Twitter followers. She regularly shares her gossip updates with CTV News Vancouver and CTV News Channel, and is called upon as a celebrity expert by media outlets across North America, including CNN.com and the Los Angeles Times.
Lainey’s first book, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What’s a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of), debuted at #1 on the Globe & Mail bestseller list upon publication. Lainey lives in Toronto with her husband and beagles. She is a consultant for Covenant House, which offers shelter and services for homeless youth.
Jessica Allen is the digital correspondent on CTV’s The Social where she writes for the show’s website in her column, The Jess Files. She also appears on air every Friday as the fifth chair with the co-hosts. Speaking of Fridays, that’s when her new weekly column appears in Metro. Before joining the team at The Social, Jessica was an assistant editor at Maclean’s where she wrote arts and culture-related stories for the website and magazine. Her TIFF coverage in 2011 earned Maclean’s a National Magazine Award nomination.
Jessica lives in Toronto with her partner of eleven years, Simon. After work, she maintains her personal food blog, Foodie and the Beast.
This year’s National Magazine Awards gala is Friday, June 5, at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. Tickets are on sale at magazine-awards.com.
Twitter: @MagAwards 
See also:
Announcing the Nominees for the 38th National Magazine Awards
38th National Magazine Awards nominees [pdf]
2015 National Magazine Awards to be held at Arcadian Court

NMA 2015 Nominees: Top 5 Spot Illustrations in Canadian Magazines

Canadian magazine creators and readers are getting excited to see who will win this year’s National Magazine Awards, happening on June 5. The nominees have been announced and this year’s jury has nominated 5 finalists for the award for Spot Illustration. The Gold and Silver winners will be announced at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 5 in Toronto.  [Tickets & Gala Info].

Here’s a look at the five nominees for Spot Illustration this year:
Byron Eggenschwiler
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Byron Eggenschwiler is a five-time National Award-winning illustrator, with three Golds and two Silvers, along with four Honourable Mentions. His work has appeared in Swerve, Maisonneuve, Cottage Life, Canadian Business, Up Here and other Canadian magazines.
This year his illustration that accompanied the story “Up, Up and Away” in the May 2014 issue of Cottage Life has earned him a nomination. Byron’s illustration supports the story of how highway passages are protecting animals from busy roadways.
And check out our Off the Page interview with Byron in which he chats about the career of a magazine illustrator.
Patrick Doyon
Although this is Patrick’s first time being nominated for a National Magazine Award, his artistic abilities have been internationally recognized, as his animated film, Dimanche, was nominated in 2011 for an Academy Award for animated short film.
This year, his illustration which appeared in the August 2014 edition of Maisonneuve magazine, accompanying the “Letters From Montreal” page, has been nominated. The story told the experience of a woman who had moved to Montreal, the city where Patrick is based. He actively works with both animation and illustration.
Gerard DuBois
Gerard has received three Honourable Mentions from the National Magazine Awards for his illustrations. His clients include the New York Times, the New Yorker, Globe and Mail, L’Actualité and many more established publications and has won many awards over his career.
This illustration appeared in the July 2014 issue of L’Actualité magazine, accompanying a story that was written in response to a book titled, 1 kilo de la culture générale, which speaks about a shift in cultural norms. His sophisticated spot illustration mimics the tone of the story, as the artwork is reminiscent of a traditional oil painting.

Sébastien Thibault
This is Sebastien’s first nomination for a National Magazine Award, but his work has appeared in many major publications, such as the New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde and Wired magazine. His work has appeared internationally, in countries like Australia, Italy and Germany.
His spot illustration was featured in the November 2014 issue of The Walrus, accompanying a story about Naomi Klein’s research into climate change. The story brings attention to the link between climate change and capitalism, which Sebastien’s spot illustration clearly exudes.

Joren Cull
Joren’s illustrations appear a staggering seven times in the May 2014 issue of The Walrus. Joren has also worked with many other esteemed publications, such as the New York Times, The Guardian, Readers Digest and the Globe and Mail. He has also illustrated the front cover of National Magazine Award-winning magazine, The Feathertale Review.
Accompanying a variety of pages, including the contributors, letters and editor’s note pages, his work is clearly distinct among the glossy pages.
Do you have any predictions on who will win Gold?
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At last year’s awards gala, the spot illustration category experienced unprecedented results, as both the Gold and Silver awards were presented to first-time winner, Gracia Lam. You can read our interview Gracia in which she talks to us all about the Spot Illustration’s special place in magazines, part of our Off the Page series on the NMAF blog.
You can view the complete articles of all National Magazine Awards nominees at magazine-awards.com
Tickets are on sale for the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala, Friday June 5 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.
See more 2015 National Magazine Awards Nominees.

NMA 2015 Nominees: Top 9 Portrait Photographs in Canadian Magazines

This year’s National Magazine Awards are coming up on June 5 and Canadian magazine creators and readers are getting excited to see who will win this year’s awards. The finalists have been announced and this year’s jury has nominated nine finalists for the award for Portrait Photography.
The Gold and Silver winners will be announced at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 5 in Toronto. [Tickets & Gala Info].
Here are the nominees for Portrait Photography:
Cottage Life
Multiple award-winning photographer Daniel Ehrenworth captured a series of photographs showing famed Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, at his cottage on Stag Island in southern Ontario.
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Report on Business
First-time nominated photographer Kerry Shaw shot this portrait of investor and public broadcaster, Kevin O’Leary.

Report on Business
First-time nominated photographer Troy Moth shot these series of portraits of introverted, Shopify CEO, Tobias Lütke. The cover image is also nominated for the Best Magazine Covers category.
Domenic Macri CEO of the Year (December 2014) Report on Business
Report on Business
Ottawa-based photographer Remi Theriault shot this portrait of Canadian Finance Minister, Joe Oliver.
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Canadian Business
National Magazine Award-winning photographer Roger LeMoyne shot this portrait of brain-damaged, yet resilient pharmaceutical exec, Jonathan Goodman.
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Quill & Quire
Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg shot a series of portraits of her father, David Cronenberg, a multi-talented artist and first-time novelist.
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Toronto Life
Markian Lozowchuk shot this photograph of David Mirvish, son of the iconic Toronto business man Ed Mirvish, overlooking Toronto’s theatre district.
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Vancouver Magazine
Photographer Andrew Querner shot these series of portraits detailing different aspects of homelessness in Vancouver.
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Cornerstone
Photographer John Ulan photographed these series of Alberta native, Canadian-Japanese army veteran, Tom Morimoto.
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You can view the complete articles of all National Magazine Awards nominees at magazine-awards.com
Tickets are on sale for the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala, Friday June 5 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.
See more 2015 National Magazine Awards Nominees.

NMA 2015 Nominees: Top 9 Fashion Spreads in Canadian Magazines

The nominees for the 38th annual National Magazine Awards have been announced, and in one of the most popular categories the jury selected 9 finalists for the NMA in Fashion. The Gold and Silver winners will be revealed at the National Magazine Awards gala on June 5 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. [Tickets & Gala Info].
And the nominees in Fashion are…

Alvaro Goveia, Photographer
Brendan Fisher, Art Director
Sheri Stroh, Hair & Makeup
Catherine Franklin, Fashion & Beauty Editor
Bundle Up: it’s Sweater Weather
Chatelaine

Chris Nicholls, Photographer
Eng Lau, Art Director
Zeina Esmail, Stylist
Double Double
Fashion Magazine

Chris Nicholls, Photographer
Eng Lau, Art Director
Zeina Esmail, Stylist
Heroine Chic
Fashion Magazine

Chris Nicholls, Photographer
Eng Lau, Art Director
Zeina Esmail, Stylist
Human Touch
Fashion Magazine

Chris Nicholls, Photographer
Eng Lau, Art Director
Zeina Esmail, Stylist
Track & Heeled
Fashion Magazine

Norman Wong, Photographer
Jed Tallo, Art Director
Tiyana Grulovic, Stylist
Cody Alain, Hair
Simone Otis, Makeup
Jillian Vieira, Assistant Stylist
La Clique, C’est Chic!
Flare

Norman Wong, Photographer
Jed Tallo, Art Director
Rita Liefhebber, Stylist
Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Props
Warm Bodies
Flare

Arkan Zakharov, Photographer
Daniel MacKinnon, Art Director
Juliana Schiavinatto, Stylist
Mishal Cazmi, Writer
Dream Weaver
Glow Magazine

Chris Nicholls, Photographer
Caroline Bishop, Art Director
Tara Williams, Stylist
Alison McGill, Editor
Grace Lee, Makeup
Sheri Strough, Hair
The Icons
WeddingBells

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You can view the complete articles of all National Magazine Awards nominees at magazine-awards.com
Tickets are on sale for the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala, Friday June 5 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.

Announcing the Nominees for the 38th annual National Magazine Awards


The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is honoured to announce the finalists for 38th annual National Magazine Awards, recognizing excellence in Canadian magazines for 2014.
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Complete list of nominees [pdf]
Gala info & tickets
This year more than 200 Canadian magazines submitted their work to the National Magazine Awards. Magazines from all three coasts—in both official languages, print and digital—participated this year, entering work created by more than 3000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. This year saw growth in participation from Quebec and Alberta magazines, as well as remarkable participation from Canada’s literary and arts magazines through the help of the NMAF’s Small Magazine Rebate program.
The NMAF’s 241 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 326 submissions from 80 different Canadian magazines for awards in 43 written, visual, integrated and special categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on June 5, at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala presented by CDS Global. More than $53,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Canadian creators.
Tickets are on sale at magazine-awards.com.
And the nominees are…
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

 
TABLET MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

 
MAGAZINE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

 
BEST MAGAZINE BRAND
A new award for 2014-2015, the award for Best Magazine Brand will go to the publisher whose brand best delivers on their editorial mandate through at least three platforms, which may include a print or digital magazine, a website, SIP(s), mobile app(s), tablet, social media, television shows, radio broadcasts, live events, innovations in print or digital media and other forms of audience engagement. This year’s nominees are:

 
BEST NEW MAGAZINE WRITER
Sponsored by Reader’s Digest Foundation

 
BEST NEW ILLUSTRATOR OR PHOTOGRAPHER

 
 
FOUNDATION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Announced on April 30, this year’s recipient of the NMAF Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement, sponsored by Alliance for Audited Media, is publisher, circulator and industry leader Michael Fox.
Read more about Michael Fox and send us your comments about Michael to be included during the celebration of his remarkable 40-year career in Canadian  magazines at the NMA Gala on June 5.
 
TOP NOMINATED MAGAZINES


MAGAZINES NOMINATED FOR THE FIRST TIME
Magazines nominated for their first National Magazine Award in 2015 include Avenue Edmonton, Cornerstone, CPA Magazine, ETC MEDIA, Fairmont, Glass Buffalo, Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Naître et grandir, Nature sauvage, Room Magazine, and S/Style & Fashion.
INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS
Writers nominated for 3 or more National Magazine Awards include:
4 – Stephanie Nolen (Report on Business )
4 – Jake McDonald (Report on Business )
3 – Andrew Braithwaite (enRoute)
3 – Alec Castonguay (L’actualité)
3 – Nicholas Hune-Brown (Hazlitt, Toronto Life)
3 – Noémi Mercier (L’actualité)
3 – Brett Popplewell (Sportsnet)
3 – Dan Robson (Sportsnet)
3 – Marc-André Sabourin (L’actualité)
3 – Charles Wilkins (Cottage Life, Report on Business)
Photographer Chris Nicholls leads all visual nominees with 5 nominations for his work in Fashion Magazine and WeddingBells.
More nominations…
BEST MAGAZINE COVER

 
BEST SINGLE ISSUE
Sponsored by Rolland Enterprises


 
ART DIRECTION OF AN ENTIRE ISSUE
Sponsored by The Lowe-Martin Group

 
COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES
View and download the complete list of nominees [pdf] in all 43 written, visual, integrated and special categories.
CREDIT CHANGES
Email staff@magazine-awards.com to make any credit changes to your nomination. The deadline for credit changes is May 8, 2015.
TWITTER
Follow the buzz on our Twitter feed (@MagAwards) and use the hashtag #NMA15 to keep up with the conversation about this year’s National Magazine Awards.
GALA TICKETS
The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on June 5, at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala presented by CDS Global. More than $53,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Canadian creators. Tickets are on sale now.
This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be announced next week.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The National Magazine Awards Foundation acknowledges the financial support the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. The NMAF would like to thank its sponsors including Alliance for Audited Media, CDS Global, CNW Group, Cottage Life Media, Impresa Communications Ltd, the Lowe-Martin Group, Masthead Online, Monnet Design, Reader’s Digest Foundation, Rogers Publishing, Rolland Enterprises, and Transcontinental Print. The NMAF gratefully acknowledges its suppliers and its contributors who donated gifts in kind to support the awards program. We thank them for their generosity, interest and expertise.
For sponsorship enquiries please contact NMAF Managing Director Barbara Gould at staff@magazine-awards.com.