TORONTO, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - The National Media Awards Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 42nd annual National Magazine Awards. The winners were presented with their awards Friday evening, during the gala held at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. Journalists and visual creators from across the country joined us for the celebration, which was hosted by National Magazine Award winner Omar Mouallem.
MAGAZINE GRAND PRIX For the 42nd awards, Nouveau Projet took home the prestigious Magazine Grand Prix award. A six-time consecutive finalist in this category, Nouveau Projet had also won this coveted title in 2014. The judges cited the magazine's risk-taking spirit and impressive scope: "Consistently ambitious, Nouveau Projet brings a fresh look and stimulating content to its examination of francophone society. Their team has crafted a great system that allows for clarity and variety, and they masterfully orchestrate all the things that make magazines a pleasure to read."
BEST MAGAZINE AWARDS In each of the four Best Magazine Divisions, judges selected one gold winner from the three nominees. The gold winners are:
Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest GOLD: Nouveau Projet HONOURABLE MENTION: The Walrus, Toronto Life
Best Magazine: Special Interest GOLD: Up Here Magazine HONOURABLE MENTION: Fete Chinoise, U of T Medicine
Best Magazine: Service & Lifestyle GOLD: Cottage Life HONOURABLE MENTION: Elle Canada, FASHION Magazine
Best Magazine: Art, Literary, & Culture GOLD: Esse arts + opinion HONOURABLE MENTION: Canadian Art, The Site Magazine
BEST NEW MAGAZINE WRITER From four talented, promising nominees, Max Binks-Collier was awarded the Best New Magazine Writer title for "Distant Relatives," published in Maisonneuve. The jury had this to say of Max's work: ""Distant Relatives" is a suspenseful, in-depth exploration of medical malpractice and the institutional complicity that allowed it to happen. With his thoughtful interviews and extensive historical research, Binks-Collier pulls readers in and keeps them hooked all the way through."
Receiving Honourable Mention were Jennifer Thornhill Verma(Maisonneuve), Anais Granofsky (Toronto Life), and Mugoli Samba (The United Church Observer).
For the second year, the Foundation presented the Editor Grand Prix award to a senior-level editor who demonstrated a high degree of excellence, making an outstanding impact on their magazine. Alison Uncles of Maclean's was the proud recipient of this year's award.
The Publisher Grand Prix award recognizes a publisher whose brand best delivers on their editorial mandate through numerous platforms. From the three nominees—Canadian Geographic, Inuit Art Quarterly, and Toronto Life—Ken Hunt publisher of Toronto Life received gold. In their discussion, the jury put it thusly: if you live in Toronto, you know Toronto Life, and as Toronto is growing, Toronto Life is growing with it.
Linda Spalding—an acclaimed writer and a longtime editor of the literary journal Brick—was presented with the 2019 Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. At the gala, she was introduced by Laurie D. Graham, who remarked that "Linda provides a model of how to do this publishing work with emotion as well as intellect. She sprouted in Brick the seriousness and irreverence that has come to be the magazine's guiding ethos." More on Linda's 75-issue tenure at Brick and her many literary accomplishments can be found at on our website.
Top-winning magazines for the 42nd NMAs
The New Quarterly
Other magazines winning one NMA include:
Won 1 Gold Medal
Won 1 Silver Medal
Air Canada enRoute
Report on Business Magazine
esse arts + opinions
The Malahat Review
The Maritime Edit
The Site Magazine
Toronto Life Stylebook
Ryerson University Magazine
University of Toronto Magazine
Up Here Magazine
Highlights of the 42nd annual NMAs
Mathieu Lachapelle of Dînette Magazine captured three awards for his photography work, winning Silver for Portrait Photography and winning both Gold and Silver in Lifestyle Photography.
Anthony Oliveira is a 2019 two-time Gold winner in Long Form Feature Writing and Essay, for his piece "Death in the Village" published in Hazlitt.
The Walrus swept the Illustration (including spot and photo illustration) category: "The End of an Empire" by Sébastien Thibault won silver, while "Bad Code" by Cristian Fowlie took Gold.
Writing & Visual Awards
In the 17 creator-focused categories, Gold winners received a $1000 cash prize. The gold and silver medalists are:
Long-Form Feature Writing GOLD: Anthony Oliveira, "Death in the Village," Hazlitt GOLD: Brett Popplewell, "Final Edition," The Walrus
Feature Writing GOLD: Omar Mouallem, "It's the End of the World as We Know It," Title Magazine SILVER: Emily Landau, "I, Tanya," Toronto Life Stylebook
Short Feature Writing GOLD: Christopher DiRaddo, "Austin or Bust," Air Canada enRoute SILVER: Matt Williams, "Jeremy Dutcher's Gift for His People," The Maritime Edit
Columns GOLD: Kamal Al-Solaylee, "Points of Departure," Sharp SILVER: Lisa Bird-Wilson, "Clowns, Cakes, Canoes: This is Canada?" Geist
Essays GOLD: Anthony Oliveira, "Death in the Village," Hazlitt SILVER: Larissa Diakiw, "Secrets Are a Captive Country," Hazlitt
Investigative Reporting GOLD: Alison Motluk, "Hallway Health Care," Toronto Life SILVER: Martin Patriquin, "Warning Signs," The Walrus
Fiction GOLD: RJ Edwards, "Loose Time," Taddle Creek SILVER: Christine Higdon, "A Prayer for Ursula in Open D," The Malahat Review
Lifestyle Photography GOLD: Mathieu Lachapelle, "La brume de l'Oregon," Dînette magazine SILVER: Mathieu Lachapelle, "Au cœur des nuages," Dînette magazine
Personal Journalism GOLD: Gwen Benaway, "A Body Like a Home," Hazlitt SILVER: Meaghan Rondeau, "Half-Thing," The New Quarterly
Poetry GOLD: Ben Ladouceur, "The Green Carnation," Prairie Fire SILVER: Terence Young, "The Bear," The New Quarterly
Profiles GOLD: Katrina Onstad, "Mr. Robot," Toronto Life SILVER: Malcolm Johnston, "Born to Run," Toronto Life
Service Journalism GOLD: Mélissa Guillemette, "Où vont les déchets électroniques ?," Québec Science SILVER: Mark Pupo, "Where to Eat 2018," Toronto Life
Illustration (including Spot & Photo Illustration) GOLD: Cristian Fowlie, "Bad Code," The Walrus SILVER: Sébastien Thibault, "The End of an Empire," The Walrus
Portrait Photography GOLD: Grant Harder, "Tremors," Maisonneuve SILVER: Mathieu Lachapelle, "Dompter le roc," Dînette magazine
Photo Essay & Photojournalism GOLD: Kamil Bialous, "That Which Does Not Burn," Cottage Life SILVER: Stephen J. Thorne, "Citizens of War," Legion Magazine
One of a Kind Storytelling GOLD: Michael Friscolanti, Jason Markusoff, and Kyle Edwards, " 'It was the last time we saw him:' An oral history of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash," Maclean's SILVER: Martin Patenaude-Monette (Martin PM), "Le bonheur en transition," Nouveau Projet
The Editorial Awards are presented to a magazine's staff. The 2019 winners are:
Art Direction of a Single Article GOLD: Studio Wyse, "Keeping Memories Alive," Ryerson University Magazine SILVER: Carey van der Zalm,"Body, Space & Object," The Site Magazine
Best Editorial Package GOLD: "WWI Commemorative Issue," Maclean's SILVER: "Autumn 2018: The Cities We Need," University of Toronto Magazine
Art Direction Grand Prix GOLD: Eliane Cadieux, "Issue 05: What does our future with nature hold? | Numéro 05 : Quel avenir sommes-nous en train de bâtir ?" BESIDE SILVER: Jean-François Proulx,Balistique, "Nouveau Projet 13," Nouveau Projet
Editor Grand Prix GOLD: Alison Uncles, Maclean's
Cover Grand Prix GOLD: "Pay equity," Maclean's SILVER: "Blood in the Air," Report on Business
Issue Grand Prix GOLD: lstw issue #3, lstw SILVER: Nouveau Projet 14, Nouveau Projet
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The NMAF gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Creates, Reader's Digest Foundation, and KCK Global. We are also thankful for the support of CCR Solutions, Cision, Magazines Canada, PUSH Media, RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions, TC Transcontinental Printing, The Arcadian Court, University of Alberta, Very Good Studios, and Vividata.
ABOUT THE 42nd NMAs The National Media Awards Foundation welcomed members of the Canadian magazine industry to the 42nd annual National Magazine Awards gala, held at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on May 31, 2019. The Foundation honoured Gold, Silver, and Honourable Mention winners, with Gold winners in writing and visual award categories receiving a $1000 cash prize.
In 2019, the Foundation saw 187 Canadian magazine (both English and French) enter the awards, with 125 volunteer judges selecting the 201 finalists from 70 various publications, for awards in 28 written and visual, editorial, and best magazine categories.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MEDIA AWARDS FOUNDATION A charitable foundation, the NMAF's mandate is to recognize, support and promote excellence in content creation of Canadian print and digital publications through annual programs of awards and national publicity efforts. The Foundation produces three distinct and bilingual award programs: theNational Magazine Awards, theDigital Publishing Awards, and theNational Magazine Awards: B2B.
SOURCE National Media Awards Foundation
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