Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Toronto Life leads magazine awards in total nominations

Toronto Life magazine has received 29 nominations for the National Magazine Awards, which were announced today, the most of any entrant, followed by L’actualité, The Walrus and The Grid. The leading nominees overall were:
Toronto Life 29
L’actualité 24
The Walrus 23
The Grid 22
Maclean’s 20
Report on Business 20
Maisonneuve 14
Cottage Life 10
Eighteen Bridges 10
Sportsnet 10
enRoute 9
The New Quarterly 8
There are four nominees for Magazine of the Year: Corporate Knights, Cottage Life, Uppercase and Urbania. Nominated for Tablet Magazine of the Year were Canadian House & Home ("The Colour Issue"), Maclean's (Canada's Best Restaurants) and Chez Soi (“Noël 100% déco”). For Magazine Website of the year, the nominees are Hazlitt, Maclean's and Toronto Life.

Contending for best magazine cover are: Adbusters, Azure, Canadian Business, Maclean’s, Maisonneuve, Report on Business, The Grid, The Walrus, Up Here and Vancouver.
This year, the NMAs created two new categories for digital content: a new integrated category Online Video, in which there are five finalists: “
Balcony Makeover” (Canadian House & Home), “Les coulisses du reportage mode Icône” (ELLE Québec), “Pagelicker 01: Irvine Welsh” (Hazlitt), “Reboot on Life” (Ottawa Citizen Style), and “Toronto’s National Anthem” (The Grid); and a new written category Blogs, with 10 finalists: 6 are from Maclean’s, 2 from Torontoist, and 1 each from L’actualité and Today’s Parent

The most nominated article was “Building with the Brigadier” (Report on Business) by Greg McArthur and Graeme Smith, nominated in 3 categories: Business, Investigative Reporting and Politics & Public Interest.
Chris Turner leads all individual finalists with 4 nominations in written categories for his work in Canadian Geographic, Marketing and The Walrus. Garnering 3 individual nominations are Catherine Dubé (L’actualité), Dan Robson (Sportsnet), Iain Marlow (Report on Business) and Dominique Forget (ELLE Québec, Jobboom and L’actualité).
Gold, silver and honourable mention awards will be made June 7 at the 36th annual National Magazine Awards gala at the Carlu in Toronto. Ticket information.   Complete list of finalists

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curious, how is The Grid allowed to enter? They are a newspaper and proudly proclaim their "newspaper of the year" status on their cover?

8:44 pm  
Blogger D. B. Scott said...

The Grid also refers to itself as a weekly magazine. Your question (which you might put to the NMAF board) is whether it can be both.

9:13 pm  

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