The 36th National Magazine Awards Gold Book

Make your summer reading the National Magazine Awards digital Gold Book. More than forty magazine stories and visual spreads representing the Gold winners from the 36th annual National Magazine Awards, available FREE for your computer or mobile device.

Including National Magazine Award-winning work by these Canadian literary and visual artists:

Caroline Adderson, Dave Cameron, Karen Connelly, Craig Davidson, Sierra Skye Gemma, Jessica Johnson, Tom Jokinen, Peter Ash Lee, Angus Rowe MacPherson, Greg McArthur, Leah McLaren, Conor Mihell, Jonathan Montpetit, Alison Motluk, Mark Peckmezian, Graeme Smith, Emma Teitel, Chris Turner, Jeff Warren, Sam Weber and more!

With stories from Canada’s best magazines, including Adbusters, Avenue, Azure, Canada’s History, Canadian Notes & Queries, Eighteen Bridges, Explore, Geist, Maclean’s, Maisonneuve, Reader’s Digest, Report on Business, Sportsnet, The Feathertale Review, The Grid, The New Quarterly, The Walrus, Toronto Life and more!

Congratulations to all of this year’s National Magazine Award winners, and happy summer reading to all!

The National Magazine Awards eBook: A Great Holiday Gift

The best gifts in life are free! The 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards ebook is now available gratis for your iPad — or the iPad of your magazine-loving friend.

This unique collection of Canada’s finest magazine journalism includes more than 30 award-winning stories, covers and photography/ illustration collections, including the top winners from this year’s National Magazine Awards and the best of the best from the past 5 years.

Each individual piece maintains the look and feel of its original publication (The Walrus, Explore, Cottage Life, Toronto Life, Maisonneuve, Eighteen Bridges, Swerve, and many more), while the digital platform offers a dynamic interface with the award-winning content.

The perfect gift for the magazine fanatic. It’s portable. It’s educational. It’s fun. And it’s free.

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National Reading Campaign kicks off with Twitter contest

Launching today, the National Reading Campaign is encouraging Canadians to tell each other about what they’re reading right now–books, magazines, poems and more–for a chance to win one of ten Kobo eReaders preloaded with a bunch of great books.

From now until December 31, anyone who tweets their current reading habits to @readingcampaign with the hashtag #WhatDidYouReadToday will be entered to win one of the prizes.

See what your National Magazine Awards blogger-tweeter is reading at @NatMagAwards. And if you’re reading magazines, share it with us, too!

Here’s a tip: Check out the NMA Archives for award-winning magazine content. Or download our eBook app.

Happy reading!

Announcing the new National Magazine Awards eBook (Yes, it’s Free!)

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is excited to announce the publication of our 35th anniversary eBook—Best in Magazines 2007-2012—now available for free download at the Apple iTunes store.
[Press release] [En français]

To celebrate thirty-five years of honouring excellence in the content and creation of Canadian magazines, the NMAF has put together this special collection of more than 30 award-winning stories, photography layouts and illustrations, featuring some of the top winners from this year’s National Magazine Awards as well as the best of the best from the past five years.

The new NMA eBook is filled with great stories from many of Canada’s most popular magazines, including The Walrus, Explore, Report on Business, Toronto Life, Maisonneuve, Chatelaine, Swerve, Cottage Life, Outdoor Canada, Alberta Views, Maclean’s, The Grid, Eighteen Bridges, Sportsnet and more.

HOW TO GET Best in Magazines 2007-2012
Best in Magazines is available exclusively for your iPad from the Apple iTunes store—FREE! Visit the below link to access the app Best in Magazines 2007-2012 from iTunes:

Or search “Best in Magazines 2007-2012” from your iPad App Store.

Visit for more information.

Best in Magazines 2007-2012 features some of the best work honoured at this year’s National Magazine Awards, including:

All In” by Don Gillmor, from Eighteen Bridges:
Ten-time National Magazine Award-winning writer Don Gillmor penned a moving personal essay about the late Canadian literary icon, filmmaker and musician Paul Quarrington, which appeared in the inaugural issue of Eighteen Bridges, a new magazine of creative journalism launched last year. An absolute must-read!

Where Asbestos is Just a Fact of Life” by John Gray and Stephanie Nolen, from Report on Business:
Perhaps the most decorated individual article in the Awards’ history, with a Gold, a Silver and 3 Honourable Mention awards at this year’s NMAs, this unparalleled investigative story follows the trail of Canada’s asbestos industry from Quebec to India. Definitely one of the most enlightening Canadian media stories of the year.

A Reading from the Book of Tebow” by Scott Feschuk, in Sportsnet:
The Gold winner in Humour at this year’s NMAs, from the pages of one of Canada’s newest magazines, is a satirical send-up of the biggest sports story of 2011, authored by renowned Canadian humourist Scott Feschuk. Don’t bother trying to stifle your laughter!

Got Spunk?” from The Grid, Art Direction by Vanessa Wyse:
A triple Gold winner at this year’s gala for Magazine Covers, Art Direction for a Single Article and Art Direction for an Entire Issue, the design of this issue from The Grid impressed NMA judges like few others in the Awards’ history. Vanessa Wyse’s spectacular conceptualization frames a wonderful investigative story on Canadian sperm banks by Danielle Groen, with photographs by Matthew Barnes.

Best in Magazines also features award-winning Canadian magazine stories and images from the past 5 years, including:
Best of the Best” – stories that won multiple awards, featuring work from Swerve, The Walrus, Toronto Life and Ryerson Review of Journalism;
Page One” – Gold-winning magazine covers from Feathertale Review, Report on Business, Toronto Life and Maisonneuve;
Memorable Stories” – Unforgettable stories that captivate and inspire, featuring work from Outdoor Canada, The New Quarterly, Chatelaine and AlbertaViews;
Beyond the Lens” – Stunning award-winning photography from Flare, Maisonneuve, Canadian Home & Country and Report on Business;
Great Service” – Celebrated service journalism from Swerve, Cottage Life and L’actualité;
Illustrious Design” – The best in magazine illustration from enRoute, Vancouver Review, This Magazine and The Walrus
Punchy Lines” – Gold-winning Humour articles from Maisonnueve, The Walrus and Maclean’s;
Hot New Talent” – Winners of the award for Best New Magazine Writer, featuring work from The Walrus, Chatelaine and Unlimited.

Plus, original interviews with National Magazine Award-winning writers and artists from the NMAF’s exclusive “Off the Page” interview series. And, the spectacular Smash Reel video from this year’s NMA Gala.

Visit for more information, including a list of all NMA-winning writers and artists featured in Best in Magazines 2007-2012.

The National Magazine Awards Foundation acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.