TORONTO, June 7, 2012 - The winners of the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards were announced tonight at a gala at The Carlu in Toronto, presented by CDS Global. More than 650 members of the Canadian magazine industry were in attendance as the National Magazine Awards Foundation presented Gold and Silver awards and Honourable Mention in 45 categories, from a total of 362 nominations representing 81 different Canadian magazines. For a full list of winners, visit www.magazine-awards.com.
Maisonneuve was named Canada’s Magazine of the Year—Print at the conclusion of the awards presentation. The Montreal-based, English-language quarterly of arts, culture and ideas was nominated for a total of 9 NMAs this year, and added a Silver award in the category Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article to the prestigious Magazine of the Year award, which it also won in 2004.
TodaysParent.com, the online companion of Today’s Parent magazine, was named Magazine of the Year—Digital. Heather Robertson received the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. Liam Casey was named Best New Magazine Writer and The Coveteur was named Best New Visual Creator (see more below).
The Walrus led all magazines with 6 Gold and 6 Silver awards. The Grid – new to the NMAs this year after launching in May 2011 – won 4 Gold and 2 Silver awards. Toronto Life won 4 Gold awards and 1 Silver, followed by Report on Business (3 Gold, 4 Silver), L’actualité (3 Gold, 2 Silver), explore (3 Gold, 1 Silver), Sportsnet (2 Gold) and The New Quarterly / Arc Poetry Magazine(2 Gold).
Also winning a Gold award were Chatelaine, Châtelaine, DesignLines Toronto, Québec Science, Ryerson Review of Journalism, Sharp, This Magazine, Today’s Parent and Urbania.
Winning one Silver award were Canadian Business, Canadian Family, Canadian Geographic, enRoute, Fiddlehead, Nuvo, Ottawa Magazine, The New Quarterly and Up Here.