The article “Quand je serai plus là, qui va s'occuper de mes poissons?” by Pascale Millot from Québec Sciencewas the Gold winner in Health & Medicine.
The Gold award in Personal Journalism went to Anne Marie Lecomte for “Parti sans bruit” (Châtelaine).
In the category Best Short Feature—under 2000 words—there was a tie for Gold between Heather O’Neill (“When Your Mother is a Stranger”; Chatelaine) and JJ Lee (“On the First Time He Told a Girl She Was Beautiful”; ELLE Canada).
In 2011 the literary magazines The New Quarterly and Arc Poetry Magazine published a joint issue, and from the pages of this issue Alice Major won Gold in the Essays category (“The Ultraviolet Catastrophe”) and Matthew Holmes won Gold in Poetry (“The Failing of Purity”).
Event magazine – the thrice-yearly literary review from Douglas College – swept the awards in the Fiction category for the second consecutive year, with Bill Gaston (“Four Corners”) winning Gold and Wayde Compton (“The Instrument”) taking the Silver.
Today’s Parent (TodaysParent.com) won the award for Magazine of the Year—Digital. The judges lauded the site’s clean layout, which exudes calmness and utilizes various typeface styles to direct the reader to different features. In branding, it’s perfectly aligned with its print parent and creates added value for its users with interactivity, relevance and overall quality.
For the second consecutive year, The Walrus magazine won the Gold award for Best Digital Design for its companion site WalrusMagazine.com. FashionMagazine.com took the Silver.
The popular TorontoLife.com production “TIFF.to,” which covers the annual Toronto International Film Festival, won the Gold for Best Multimedia Feature. FashionMagazine.com’s “At the Shows / Spring 2012” won Silver.
BEST NEW CREATIVE TALENT
Liam Casey won the award for Best New Magazine Writer for his article “Suicide Notes” in the Ryerson Review of Journalism. Said the NMAF judges: “In a rare combination of eloquent personal journalism and meticulous reporting, Liam Casey has confronted a highly charged question that has been dodged for so long – the practice in newsrooms of non-reporting of suicide. With tremendous honesty he has put himself inside the story of the pain of depression and emerged with a strong commentary on journalism. Not many writers have made such an impact with one of their first pieces.”