TORONTO, April 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is pleased to announce that the 35th anniversary edition of the National Magazine Awards gala will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at The Carlu in Toronto. The National Magazine Awards gala is sponsored by CDS Global, L'Oréal Canada, TC Media, Readers Digest Foundation and others.
This year, for the first time, the National Magazine Awards gala will be preceded by a joint industry reception and an awards presentation of the 58th annual Kenneth R. Wilson (KRW) Awards. The KRW Awards, which celebrate excellence in Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing, are co-produced by Canadian Business Press (CBP) and Magazines Canada, and are presented by CDS Global.
The NMAF, CBP and Magazines Canada believe it is advantageous to align the two events in order to benefit from increased networking between these two sectors of the Canadian magazine industry, as well as to maximize organizational synergies for a successful event that celebrates excellence in the content and creation of Canadian magazines.
On June 7 at The Carlu, the two awards ceremonies will be presented separately, with a joint industry cocktail reception between the two. At 4:00pm, doors will open for the KRW Awards presentation, which will take place in The Carlu's Round Room from 4:30-6:00pm. At 6 the NMAF will welcome guests of the National Magazine Awards gala with doors open to a joint industry reception in the Grand Foyer of The Carlu, with bar service and hors d'oeuvres until 7:30pm.
At 7:30pm, ticket holders for the NMA gala will be invited into the Concert Hall for a served dinner and the presentation of the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards. Following the conclusion of the awards ceremony, the gala will continue with dessert and bar service till late.
Ticket options for the gala evening will include the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards ceremony and joint industry reception; the National Magazine Awards show, joint industry reception and sit-down dinner; and general admission, which includes the industry reception, dessert and the opportunity to watch the National Magazine Awards ceremony from the comfort of the Round Room.
Ticket options and prices will be posted on the websites of the NMAF and KRW Awards by May 1, and will be available for sale on that date.
In a departure from recent years, when the National Magazine Awards gala has been held on a Friday evening, the NMAF in consultation with industry stakeholders and partners decided to move the event to a Thursday evening in order to gain the advantage of extra media attention to the award winners afforded by having a weekday rather than a weekend follow the gala, as well as to better accommodate travel and other schedules of participants in Magazines Week in Toronto, which also includes the MagNet 2012 magazines conference, presented by PWAC, CSME, CMC and Magazines Canada.
The National Magazine Awards Foundation and the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards hope to see you there.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture that facilitates economic development opportunities for Ontario's cultural media industries including: book and magazine publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, and sound recording industries.
L'Oréal Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L'Oréal Group, the largest cosmetics company in the world. Headquartered in Montreal, L'Oréal Canada had sales of over $900 million in 2011 and employs more than 1,200 people. The company's prestigious portfolio of over 30 brands includes L'Oréal Professionnel, Redken, Kérastase, Matrix, PureOlogy, shu uemura Art of Hair, L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York, Essie, Ombrelle, Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint-Laurent, Biotherm, Kiehl's, Ralph Lauren, shu uemura, Diesel, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Cacharel, Guy Laroche, Paloma Picasso, Maison Martin Margiela, Clarisonic, La Roche-Posay, Vichy, SkinCeuticals, Roger & Gallet and The Body Shop.
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.
About the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards:
The 58th Kenneth R. Wilson Awards are co-produced by the Canadian Business Press and Magazines Canada. This partnership provides a broader, deeper and more truly national platform for the celebration of bilingual excellence in Canada's Business Press.
For further information: