Monday, May 02, 2016

Magawards finalists announced; Toronto Life leads with 26 nominations

The National Magazine Awards Foundation has announced the nominees for this year's 39th annual awards. The gold and silver winners in the 39 categories will be presented in the Arcadian Court in Toronto on Friday, June 10.

The four finalists for magazine of the year are Canadian Geographic, Caribou, Maisonneuve and Nouveau Projet.

Among multiple nominations, Toronto Life leads with 26, followed by The Walrus (20), Maclean’s and Maisonneuve (18 each), L’actualité and Sportsnet (16), and Hazlitt (15). 

Magazines nominated for their first National Magazine Awards include 1968 Magazine, Buzzfeed Canada, Caribou, Chloe, DTK Men, Hakai, Humber Literary Review, One Throne, Oxygène, Reel West, The Rusty Toque,and SAD Magazine.

For Best New Magazine Writer, the four finalists are Desmond Cole, Karen Ho, Richard Kelly Kemick and Kat Shermack.

For Best New Magazine Photographer, the four finalists are Ted Belton, Hannah Eden, Marta Iwanek and Luis Mora.

For Best Magazine Brand—presented to the publication whose brand best delivers on their editorial mandate through at least three platforms—the three finalists are Cottage LifeRicardo and Spacing.

As reported here earlier, Kim Pittaway is to receive this year's Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.

184 magazines entered their best editorial and design,  representing the work of more than 3,000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators and art directors.  232 volunteer judges  nominated 309 submissions.   

Full list of finalists

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