National Magazine Awards Foundation Acknowledges its donors and sponsors for 3 new initiatives for the 32nd National Magazine Awards



    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF)
proudly acknowledges the contributors to 3 new initiatives for this year's
National Magazine Awards, which will take place June 5, 2009 at the Carlu in
Toronto, presented by CDS Global.
    This year, even with the economic constraints facing many in our industry
and our country, numerous individuals and organizations have come forward to
offer their support to the National Magazine Awards Foundation. The NMAF is
pleased to announce several initiatives and sponsorships that will ensure that
the annual National Magazine Awards celebration - the gala is June 5 - will be
as successful, if not more so, than ever.

    NMAF Past Presidents Collective:

    This initiative, spearheaded by former NMAF President D.B. Scott, now of
Impresa Communications, Ltd., will sponsor the prestigious Magazine of the
Year award through the generous financial contributions of twelve of its past
presidents, including Mr. Scott. These individuals are:

    Christian Bellavance, editor of CAmagazine; Donna Braggins, former art
director of Maclean's and Canadian Business; Michael de Pencier, director of
Investeco Capital Corp.; John Macfarlane, editor and co-publisher of The
Walrus; Charles Oberdorf, recipient of the 2007 NMAF Outstanding Achievement
Award; Gordon Pape, newsletter publisher and best-selling author; Jean Paré,
founder and longtime publisher of L'actualité; Kim Pittaway, award-winning
writer and former editor of Chatelaine; Terry Sellwood, general manager of
Quarto Communications which publishes Cottage Life and explore; Al Zikovitz,
publisher of Cottage Life and explore; and Patrick Walsh, editor of Outdoor
Canada and the current president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation.

    NMAF Creators Collective:

    This initiative, spearheaded by six-time National Magazine Award nominee
and former NMAF president Kim Pittaway, will sponsor the award for Editorial
Packaging for a Single Service Article. The NMAF extends its gratitude to the
following individuals who have supported this initiative with financial
contributions:

    Laura Arsie, Gary Butler, Joyce Byrne, Penny Caldwell, Faith Cochran,
Andrea Curtis, Dré Dee, Tim Falconer, Angie Gardos, Bill Kaluski, Lisa Murphy,
Jennifer Neal, Paul Orenstein, Regan Ray, Bonny Reichert, Bill Reynolds, Rhea
Seymour, Craig Silverman, Trish Snyder, Robin Stevenson, Lauren Stewart;
Douglas Thomson, Stephen Trumper, Jennifer Walker, Patrick Walsh, Paul Wells.

    Magazine Advertising Representatives of Canada Collective:

    This initiative, spearheaded by Brian Stendel, president of Keystone
Media, will sponsor the award for Editorial Package. The NMAF extends its
gratitude to the following individuals who have supported this initiative with
financial contributions:

    Caroline Andrews, Paul Baby, Adam Bailey, Mark Boxer, Rita Cordeiro,
Randy Craig, Geoffrey Dawe, Cathy Ellis, Christine Giavarini, Rose Giles,
Kevin Gonsalves, Angela Jones, Rolfe S. Jones, Karen Ko, Suzanne Lewis, Ildiko
Marshall, Lesley Mellor, Tracy Miller, Cheryl Pauchuk, Kim Peacock, Margot
Pengelly, Victoria Petrolo, Natalie Riznek, Tara Tucker, Dave Walker, Michael
Wile, Sandra Yakimchick.

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

    ABOUT THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS FOUNDATION

    The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is a non-profit
organization that promotes excellence in Canadian magazine journalism through
the judging and awarding of over 2,000 submissions from across the country.
The NMAF recognizes the outstanding efforts of more written and visual artists
than any comparable organization on the continent, and is supported in part by
the Government of Canada (through the Canada Magazine Fund of the Department
of Canadian Heritage.)





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For further information: about the National Magazine Awards, please
contact: Richard Johnson, Communications Manager, (416) 422-1358,
staff@magazine-awards.com

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