National Magazine Awards Foundation Announces the Nominations for the 33rd
annual National Magazine Awards

MONTREAL, May 4 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) announced the 33rd annual National Magazine Awards nominations at a reception in Montreal. The NMAF also announced the three finalists for Magazine of the Year, finalists for Website of the Year and the recipient of the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.

From nearly 2,000 individual entries nationwide, the NMAF's 234 volunteer judges nominated a total of 390 submissions from 84 different Canadian magazines for awards in 47 written, visual, integrated and online categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced in Toronto on June 4, at the 33rd annual National Magazine Awards gala, presented by CDS Global.

The three finalists for the coveted award Magazine of the Year are Maisonneuve, Report on Business and Up Here.

Top Nominated Magazines for the 33rd National Magazine Awards:

    Magazine              Written Integrated  Visual  Special  Online   Total
    The Walrus               23        2        7        1        0       33
    Maclean's                22        0        1        0        4       27
    Toronto Life             19        2        2        0        3       26
    Report on Business       15        2        3        1        1       22
    L'actualité              18        1        2        0        0       21
    explore                  15        3        1        0        0       19
    Swerve                    7        1        2        3        0       13
    enRoute                   6        5        0        0        0       11
    Maisonneuve               3        0        6        1        0       10
    Canadian Business         7        0        2        0        0        9
    Cottage Life              7        1        1        0        0        9

Other major nominated magazines were Canadian Geographic, MoneySense, Style at Home, Up Here and Vancouver Magazine.

First-time nominated magazines this year include Argyle, Bien Grandir, Briar Patch, Cellier,, Corduroy, Dress to Kill, Flaveurs, Granville, La Presse Affaires Magazine,, Pure, The Tyee, Today's Parent Baby & Toddler, Torontoist, University Affairs, Uppercase, and Zoomer.

Twelve French-language magazines received 43 total nominations from the judges this year, led by L'actualité with 21, Québec Science with five and Urbania and Châtelaine with three each.

Individually, writers Chris Nuttall-Smith and Chris Turner earned the most nominations with five each. Earning three nominations apiece are Alex Hutchinson, Bruce Grierson, Carol Shaben, Catherine Dubé, J.B. MacKinnon, Jonathan Trudel, Lynn Cunningham, Matthew McClearn, Ray Ford, Scott Feschuk and Sinclair Stewart.

Fifteen articles have been nominated for writing awards in two categories:

    -   An Inconvenient Talk by Chris Turner, The Walrus (Politics & Public
        Interest and Science, Technology & the Environment)
    -   C'était le temps des ayatollahs by Jean Paré, L'actualité (Essays and
        Personal Journalism)
    -   Cause & Effect by Lynn Cunningham, The Walrus (Health & Medicine and
        Personal Journalism)
    -   Cycle of Life by Rich Poplak, explore (Personal Journalism and Sports
        & Recreation)
    -   Fly at Your Own Risk by Carol Shaben, The Walrus (Investigative
        Reporting and Politics & Public Interest) (Shaben was also nominated
        for Best New Magazine Writer for this piece)
    -   Global Impositioning Systems by Alex Hutchinson, The Walrus (Health &
        Medicine and Science, Technology & the Environment)
    -   Intelligence sur ordonnance by Louise Gendron, L'actualité (Health &
        Medicine and Society)
    -   Into the Heart of T.O. by Jay Teitel, explore (Sports & Recreation
        and Travel)
    -   Kids Gone Wild by Bruce Grierson, explore (Columns and Society)
    -   The Age of Breathing Underwater by Chris Turner, The Walrus (Essays
        and Science, Technology & the Environment)
    -   The Big, Bad Chill by Ray Ford, Cottage Life (Personal Journalism and
        Service: Health & Family)
    -   The First Letter Arrived on Oct. 10. The Explosion Went Off Two Days
        Later by Jake MacDonald, Report on Business (Business and Society)
    -   The Governor Gets His Hands Dirty by Sinclair Stewart, Report on
        Business (Business and Politics & Public Interest)
    -   The Land of the Rich and Infamous by Chris Nuttall-Smith, Toronto
        Life, (Investigative Reporting and Politics & Public Interest)
    -   Walking The Way by Timothy Taylor, The Walrus (Personal Journalism
        and Travel)

The nominees for this year's award for Best New Magazine Writer are Morgan Dunlop, Danielle Groen and Carol Shaben. Byron Eggenschwiler, Marc Rimmer and Genevieve Simms were nominated for Best New Visual Creator. The winners will be announced at the National Magazine Awards gala on June 4.

The three finalists for Website of the Year are Canadian Living, Dogs in Canada and Torontoist. Macleans received four nominations in the new online categories, followed closely by The Tyee with three.

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 Terry Sellwood as the recipient for his exceptional contributions to the Canadian magazine community. Currently the chair of Magazines Canada and the general manager of Quarto Communications (publisher of Cottage Life, explore, Outdoor Canada and Canadian Home Workshop), Terry has worked with - or for - most of Canada's major publishing companies. "No conversation about magazine publishing and its future is complete without Terry's name arising," noted Al Zikovitz president of Quarto Communications, in his letter of support. Read more about Terry Sellwood and the Outstanding Achievement Award at

The NMAF will present Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards at the 33rd annual National Magazine Awards gala, June 4, 2010 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 Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage as well as financial support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation. 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.


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 2000 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.)

SOURCE National Magazine Awards Foundation

For further information: For further information: about the National Magazine Awards, please contact: Natalie Ann Comeau, Communications Manager, (416) 422-1358,

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