The Gold award in the integrated category Words & Pictures went to the editorial team at Toronto Life for “Going Mobile.”
Illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler won Gold in Spot Illustration (“Post-Secondary Distress” in More) and Silver in Illustration (“Death of the Salesman” in Canadian Business). This is Eggenschwiler’s second Gold for Spot Illustration, and he now holds 5 National Magazine Awards. Selena Wong (“Meet You at the Door”; The Walrus) won her first National Magazine Award after winning the Gold for Illustration.
In Photojournalism & Photo Essay, the Gold award went to “In the Shadow of the Oilsands” by Ian Willms, published in This Magazine. Donald Weber took the top prize in Creative Photography for “Quniqjuk, Qunbuq, Quabaa” in Canadian Art. DesignLines won its first-ever National Magazine Award with a Gold in Still-Life Photography for “From: To:” by Naomi Finlay. Photographer Daniel Ehrenworth took the Gold award for Portrait Photography for “Project Privacy” in Cottage Life. He won the Silver in this category last year.
In the Fashion category, Flare won Gold for the third year in a row, and in fact swept Gold and Silver. Photographer Chris Nicholls, art director Tanya Watt and stylist Fiona Green took Gold for “Your Majesty.” The same photographer/art director duo joined stylist Elizabeth Cabral in winning Silver with “Nature of Prints.”
For the first time this year, Beauty was awarded as a separate category from Fashion, and Sharp won the Gold for “Fragrances” (Art Direction by Adam Taylor; Photography by Adrian Armstrong).
The Homes & Gardens category saw a sweep by Canadian House & Home, with “Among the Treetops” winning Gold (Mandy Milks, Michael Graydon, Suzanne Dimma) and “Mindfully Minimal” taking Silver.
Economist Pierre Fortin won Gold in Columns for his regular column “Économie” in L’actualité. This is the third year that Fortin has won Gold in this category (he also won in 2003 and 2007), which matches Robert Fulford and Benoît Aubin for the most all time in Columns.