National Magazine Awards Foundation announces the Winners of the 36th National Magazine Awards
TORONTO, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ – The National Magazine Awards Foundation
(NMAF) presented the winners of the 36(th) annual National Magazine Awards at a gala this evening in Toronto at
The Carlu, presented by CDS Global, and hosted by Canadian actor Zaib Shaikh. Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were presented in 47
categories, after the NMAF’s 250 volunteer judges evaluated 2000
submissions from nearly 200 Canadian consumer magazines.
Visit magazine-awards.com to view the complete list of winners and to download the free digital Gold Book with the full text of all Gold Winners.
The coveted title of Magazine of the Year goes to Corporate Knights.
Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights works to shine a light on sustainable businesses and government
practices through a mix of news, analysis, commentary, features and
original research. Known for their much-anticipated rankings that
measure the sustainability performance of various institutions, places
and investment funds, the magazine also follows the same environment
and social standards it celebrates. In 2012 it became the first
business magazine to become a certified B Corp. After the arrival of a
new editor-in-chief and designer/senior art director, 2012 saw some
more big changes and the magazine’s look and feel was revitalized. Over
the year, Corporate Knights attracted top-notch freelancers and illustration talent as well as
launched a new digital magazine app, enabling them to build their
global subscriber base.
Honourable Mention for Magazine of the Year was awarded to Cottage Life, UPPERCASE and Urbania.
Top Winning Magazines at the 36th National Magazine Awards: Magazine Gold Silver HM L'actualitÃ© 6 0 18 The Grid 5 2 15 The Walrus 4 2 17 Hazlitt 3 0 1 Report on Business 2 5 13 Maisonneuve 2 3 9 Maclean's 2 2 16 Corduroy 2 0 0 Toronto Life 1 4 24 Sportsnet 1 2 7 Eighteen Bridges 1 1 8 Canadian House & Home 1 1 5 Explore 1 1 4 Reader's Digest 1 1 2 The Feathertale Review 1 1 0 QuÃ©bec Science 0 2 1
Also winning a Gold Award were Adbusters, Avenue, Azure, Canada’s History, Canadian Notes & Queries,
Corporate Knights, Elle QuÃ©bec, Geist, Globe Style Advisor,
Montecristo, Nouveau Projet, Sharp and The New Quarterly.
Also winning a Silver Award were Brick, Canadian Family, Canadian Geographic, Cottage Life, Fashion
Magazine, Flare, Food & Drink, Grain, Marketing, Ottawa Citizen Style,
Prairie Fire, Profit, Ricardo, Swerve and UPPERCASE.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AWARDS
The article “Building with the Brigadier” (Report on Business) by Greg McArthur and Graeme Smith–about the SNC-Lavalin investment in Libya–was the most celebrated
individual article of the 36(th) National Magazine Awards, winning two Gold Awards, in Business and in
Investigative Reporting, as well as Silver in Politics & Public
The Gold award for the best Magazine Cover of the year went to Adbusters for their fast food satire “Are We Happy Yet?” by Will Brown and Pedro Inoue. “Issue 45” of Maisonneuve by Anna Minzhulina took the Silver award.
The new online literary magazine Hazlitt, in addition to winning Magazine Website of the Year, also took the
Gold awards for Magazine Website Design and for best Online Video, the latter for the first installment of their interview series “Pagelicker 01: Irvine Welsh.”
Toronto Life led all publications with 29 nominations, winning a Gold in Arts &
Entertainment for “Something Borrowed” by Leah McLaren.
Journalist Catherine DubÃ© of L’actualitÃ© won her eighth National Magazine Award with a Gold in Service: Health &
Family, for “Faut-il interdire le cellulaire Ã l’Ã©cole?” – one of six Gold awards won by L’actualitÃ©, the most of any magazine.
Journalists from L’actualitÃ© also won Gold in Politics & Public Interest (“Jason, le missionaire de Harper” by Alec Castonguay); in Service: Personal Finance & Business (“La guerre des retraites est commencÃ©e” by Annick Poitras); in Profiles (“L’Ã©toffe d’un premier ministre?” by NoÃ©mi Mercier); in Photojournalism & Photo Essay (“Au coeur d’Attawapiskat” by Renaud Philippe); and in Spot Illustration (“Papa souffre, moi aussi” by GÃ©rard Dubois).
The Grid led all publications with 7 total awards, including 5 Gold Awards: in
Editorial Package: Web for their feature “Are You Going to Eat That?” in Single Service Article Package for “The Grid Guide to Getting Hitched” in How-To for “The Grid Guide to Buying a Condo” in Creative Photography for “Truckin’ A!” by Angus Rowe MacPherson; and in Art Direction of a Single Magazine Article, for “Chef’s Guide to Toronto” by Vanessa Wyse.
Corduroy, an independent style and fashion magazine based in Toronto, won Gold
for Art Direction of an Entire Issue (“Issue 10“) and in Fashion (“ten covers x ten models“), with art direction by Peter Ash Lee.
Writer Chris Turner led all individuals with four nominations and won Gold in Travel for “On Tipping in Cuba” in The Walrus. Mr. Turner has now won nine National Magazine Awards.
The Walrus won 6 total awards including 4 Gold: in addition to the Travel
category, also winning Gold in Illustration (“Apocalypse Soon” by Sam Weber); in One-of-a-Kind (“What Would Tommy Douglas Think?” by Tom Jokinen); and in Society (“Fade to Light” by Dave Cameron).
In Words & Pictures the Gold award went to “On Thin Ice” in Canada’s History, by Terry Mosher (a.k.a. Aislin), Mark Reid and Michel Groleau.
Writer Alison Motluk won Gold in Health & Medicine for her story “Is Egg Donation Dangerous?” in Maisonneuve. For Ms. Motluk this is her third National Magazine Award. The Montreal
quarterly’s other Gold award came in the category Best Short Feature,
for “Notes from the End of the War” by Jonathan Montpetit.
In Fiction the Gold went to Alberta novelist Caroline Adderson for her short story “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen” published in Canadian Notes & Queries. Former Governor General Literary Award winner Patrick deWitt won the Silver for “The Looking-Ahead Artist” in Brick.
In Poetry the Gold winner was former Governor General Literary Award
winner Karen Connelly for her poem “The Speed of Rust, or, He Marries” in Geist. Sue Goyette won the Silver for her series of “Fashion” poems in Prairie Fire.
The story “Whale Rising” by Jeff Warren in Reader’s Digest was a double winner, taking Gold in Science, Technology & Environment
and Silver in Essays.
Emma Teitel of Maclean’s won the Gold award in Columns. Ms. Teitel won Honourable Mention last year in the category Best New
Six of the ten finalists in the new category Blogs were from Maclean’s, with the blog “Science-ish” by Julia Belluz–a former winner of the National Magazine Award for Best Student
Writer–winning Gold. Paul Wells won the Silver for “Inkless Wells.”
In Portrait Photography the Gold went to “Never Left Art School,” a series of portraits of artist Douglas Coupland by Mark Peckmezian for Montecristo.
The new French-language literary magazine Nouveau Projet won its first National Magazine Award for “Faux self mon amour” by Fanny Britt in the category Personal Journalism.
Eighteen Bridges gained ten nominations and won Gold in Humour for “The Hairs about our Secrets” by Jessica Johnson.
The new Globe & Mail magazine Globe Style Advisor won its first National Magazine Award, a Gold in the category Beauty
for “Lady Obscura.”
Also winning Gold Awards:
In Essays: “Precious Cargo” by Craig Davidson, Avenue.
In Homes & Gardens: “The Healthy House” by Shai Gil and Karen Simpson, Azure.
In Service: Lifestyle: “La mÃ¢le bouffe” by Sophie Marcotte, ELLE QuÃ©bec.”
In Sports & Recreation: “Into the Light” by Conor Mihell, Explore.
In Still-Life Photography: “Of Steel, Flesh and Bone” by Adrian Armstrong and Adam Taylor, Sharp.
Visit magazine-awards.com to view the complete list of Gold and Silver winners and Honourable
Mentions, and to download the free Gold Book with the full text of all
Gold Winners. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners from the
National Magazine Awards Foundation.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS GALA
More than 500 members of the Canadian magazine industry–publishers,
editors, art directors, literary artists, photographers, illustrators,
circulators and more–joined esteemed sponsors and other guests at the
36(th) annual National Magazine Awards gala, at The Carlu in Toronto, presented by CDS Global. Canadian writer/actor Zaib Shaikh, well known for his role on the CBC drama series Little Mosque on the Prairie, served as Master of Ceremonies.
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, as well as financial support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. The National Magazine Awards Foundation 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
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS FOUNDATION
The National Magazine Awards Foundation is a bilingual, not-for-profit
institution whose mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the
content and creation of Canadian print and digital publications through
an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.
SOURCE National Magazine Awards Foundation