Outstanding Achievement

The 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient, Linda Spalding

The NMAF’s most prestigious individual prize since its inception in 1990 is the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement, an award that recognizes an individual’s innovation and creativity through contributions to the magazine industry. The award is open to circulation experts, editors, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, publishers, creators, designers, production managers – in short, to everyone in the industry. It cannot be given posthumously. 

Nominations are welcome from anyone working in Canadian magazines, and must consist of:

  • A letter of nomination, including a brief bio of the nominee and a summary of their career achievements;
  • At least two (2) supporting letters from other individuals in the Canadian magazine industry or colleagues of the nominee.

There is no cost to nominate someone for the Outstanding Achievement Award.

You may submit via the submissions portal from December 1, 2019 to January 22, 2020, or email the nomination’s package documents to staff to staff@magazine-awards.com by March 2, 2020.

The winner will be announced in April and they will be presented with their award on stage at the 43rd National Magazine Awards gala.

Previous Outstanding Achievement Award Winners 

2018 Linda Spalding
2017 Joyce Byrne
2016 Penny Caldwell
2015 Kim Pittaway
2014 Michael Fox
2013 Kim Jernigan
2012 Stephen Trumper
2011 Heather Robertson 
2010 D.B. Scott
2009 Terry Sellwood
2008 Cynthia Brouse
2007 Charles Oberdorf
2006 Neville Gilfoy
2005 John Macfarlane
2004 Paul Jones
2003 Stephen Osborne
2002 Sally Armstrong
2001 Al Zikovitz
2000 Ken Rodmell
1999 Peter C. Newman
1998 Lynn Cunningham
1997 Robert Fulford
1996 James Ireland
1995 Catherine Keachie
1994 Jean Paré
1993 Don Obe
1992 Barbara Moon
1991 Lloyd Hodgkinson
1990 Michael de Pencier
1989 Prue Hemelrijk