National Magazine Awards Foundation Announces The Nominations for the 32nd annual National Magazine Awards

    MONTREAL, April 21 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF)
announced the 32nd annual National Magazine Awards nominations at a reception
at Restaurant DNA in Montreal. The NMAF also announced the three finalists for
Magazine of the Year, the winner of the Best New Magazine Writer award, the
finalists for fourth annual Best Student Writer Award, and the recipient of
the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.
    From more than 2000 individual entries nationwide, the NMAF's 210
volunteer judges nominated a total of 341 submissions from 79 different
Canadian magazines for awards in 36 written, visual and integrated categories.
The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced in Toronto on
June 5, at the 32nd annual National Magazine Awards gala, presented by CDS
    The three finalists for the coveted award Magazine of the Year are
AlbertaViews, Canadian Business and Spacing.

    Top Nominated Magazines for the 32nd National Magazine Awards:

    Magazine                 Written    Integrated    Visual   Total
    ---------                -------    ----------    ------   -----
    The Walrus                  21          1           6        28
    L'actualité                 23          3           2        28
    Toronto Life                18          5           4        27
    Maclean's                   19          0           1        20
    Report on Business          11          0           8        19
    explore                     15          1           0        16
    Chatelaine                   9          0           2        11
    Cottage Life                 5          2           4        11
    Maisonneuve                  5          2           3        10
    enRoute                      4          1           5        10

    Other major nominated magazines: Swerve (9); Québec Science (7); More
(7); Malahat Review (7); Canadian Business (6); Glow (6); Vancouver Magazine
(6); Canadian Home & Country (5); Outdoor Canada (5); Prairie Fire (5).
    First-time nominated magazines this year include Best Health, CARP,
Canadian Running, Géo Plein Air, Kingston Life, Globe Investor and Worn
Fashion Journal.
    13 French-language magazines received a record 50 total nominations from
the judges this year, led by L'actualité (28) and Québec Science (7). Also
nominated this year are: Revue Commerce (2), Clin d'oeil (2), Jobboom (2),
Ciel Variable (2), Affaires Plus, Châtelaine, Coup de pouce, ELLE Québec, Géo
Plein Air, Le Coopérateur agricole, and Sélection du Reader's Digest.
    Individually, writer Chris Koentges earned the most nominations with 5.
Valérie Borde, Gerald Hannon and J.B. MacKinnon garnered 4 nominations each in
the written categories. Earning 3 nominations each were Mark Anderson, Kim
Pittaway, David Hayes, Jay Teitel, Don Gillmor and Sophie Doucet. 18 other
writers are nominated at least twice.
    Three articles have been nominated for writing awards in 2 categories:
"Sins of a Mother" by David Hayes in Chatelaine (Society and Investigative
Reporting); "Requiem for a River" by Mark Anderson in Outdoor Canada (Travel
and Sports & Recreation); and "Helen Koentges" by Chris Koentges in Swerve
(Personal Journalism and Health & Medicine).
    Photographers Natasha V and Stacey Haines are each nominated 4 times.
Roger Lemoyne, Martin Tessler and Chris Nicholls each received 3 nominations
for their photographic work. Among illustrators, Sam Weber, Dan Page and Kagan
McLeod each received 2 nominations.
    The 3 finalists for the NMAF's fourth annual award for Best Student
Writer are Canice Leung (Ryerson Review of Journalism), Laura Trunkey (Prairie
Fire) and Chris Watt (Maisonneuve). The winner will be announced at the
National Magazine Awards gala on June 5. To read their nominated articles and
for more information about this award, visit
    The winner of this year's award for Best New Magazine Writer is Kris
Demeanor, for an article entitled "Get A Real Job" that appeared in Unlimited
(Jan/Feb 2008). Kris will be recognized at the National Magazine Awards gala
on June 5. For a full text of the winning article, visit
    The NMAF's most prestigious individual prize since its inception in 1990
is The Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. This year the NMAF is
honoured to name Cynthia Brouse as the recipient for her exceptional
contributions to the Canadian magazine community. Read more about Cynthia
Brouse and the Outstanding Achievement Award at
    The NMAF will present Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards at the
32nd annual National Magazine Awards gala, June 5, 2009 at the Carlu in
Toronto, presented by CDS Global. For tickets and other information visit
    Congratulations to all the nominees!
    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.


    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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