Friday, June 01, 2018

The Site receives Magazine Grand Prix from the National Magazine Awards

The Site magazine captured the coveted overall Magazine Grand Prix award at the National Magazine Awards Friday night in Toronto. The award honours essentially "best in show",  the magazine that delivers the best consistency, packaging, and reader experience; that demonstrates overall excellence in bringing teams together to create a spectacular product; is aspirational and inspiring, helping to take magazine media to the next level. The jury said of the magazine:
“The Site Magazine impresses readers with the consistency of its content and design. Though highly specialized, this audacious magazine captures the essence of contemporary publishing through a conceptual approach that illuminates our time in an intelligent, deep and original way. The result is a great reader experience on every page, one that is truly deserving of the Magazine Grand Prix.”
The Site was also named Best Magazine: Art & Literary and won Silver in the category of Best Editorial Package for its whole-issue package titled “Future Legacies.” 
For the 2017 awards year, 197 Canadian magazines entered the National Magazine Awards, which are managed by the National Media Awards Foundation, submitting the work of more than 2,000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. The NMAF’s 150 volunteer judges nominated a total of 208 submissions from 81 different Canadian publications for awards in 29 written and visual, editorial and best magazine categories. 
Category results in the Grand Prix: Best Magazine were  
  • Best Magazine: General Interest
    • Gold: L’actualité
    • Honourable Mention: Nouveau Projet and Report on Business
  •  Best Magazine: Lifestyle
    • Gold: Ricardo
    • Honourable Mention: Chatelaine and explore
  • Best Magazine: Service
    • Gold: Best Health
    • Honourable Mention: Rotman Management and Today’s Parent
  • Best Magazine: Fashion & Beauty
    • Gold: FASHION Magazine
    • Honourable Mention: ELLE Canada and S/magazine
  • Best Magazine: Art & Literary
    • Gold: The Site Magazine
    • Honourable Mention: Brick and Inuit Art Quarterly
  •  Best Magazine: Special Interest
    • Gold: Hayo
    • Honourable Mention: Azure and Planète F
The magazines with the most awards were as follows:
Magazine
GOLD
SILVER
HM
L’actualité
3
4
6
Dînette Magazine
3
0
2
The Site Magazine
2
1
0
Toronto Life
2
1
6
The Walrus
2
0
10
Maclean’s
2
0
5
Canadian Geographic
2
0
2
FASHION Magazine
1
1
7
L’inconvénient
1
1
1
Lianne George of Chatelaine 
named Editor Grand Prix

New this year, the award for Editor Grand Prix , was presented to Lianne George (right), editor of Chatelaine magazine. Charles Grandmont (L’actualité) and Nicolas Langelier (Nouveau Projet) each received an honourable mention. 
The award for best new magazine writer, presented to an emerging author whose early work in magazines shows the highest degree of craft and promise, went to Jessica Rose for her piece Lost and Foundpublished in Toronto Life. The National Magazine Awards jury said of the story: 
“With the suspense and pacing of a great mystery, Rose unwinds her own search for family and belonging with an outstanding, unputdownable rookie effort.”
Honourable mentions went to Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canadian Geographic), Justin Dallaire (United Church Observer), Christopher Elliott (Outpost Magazine) and Hadiya Roderique (The Walrus).
Announced previously, the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement -- the most prestigious award the industry can offer an individual -- was presented to Joyce Byrne, the publisher of Avenue Calgary and formerly president of the NMAs. magazine-awards.com/oa
Highlights of the 41st National Magazine Awards:
The magazines with the most awards were as follows:
Magazine
GOLD
SILVER
HM
L’actualité
3
4
6
Dînette Magazine
3
0
2
The Site Magazine
2
1
0
Toronto Life
2
1
6
The Walrus
2
0
10
Maclean’s
2
0
5
Canadian Geographic
2
0
2
FASHION Magazine
1
1
7
L’inconvénient
1
1

  • The magazine L’actualité won three Gold and four Silver medals. Reporter and columnist Noémi Mercier (the host for the evening) captured Gold for her column “Des gars, des filles.” In the Service Journalism category, L’actualité swept both awards, with journalist Yanick Villedieu taking Gold for “La guerre au sucre” and Mathilde Roy Silver for “Quand Facebook remplit les biberons.” Data journalist Naël Shiab also captured Silver in Investigative Reporting for his story “Marchandises militaires : la grande hypocrisie canadienne,” as did Marc-André Sabourin in the Feature Writing category for “L’école à la chaîne. The magazine art director, Amélie Chamberland, also won silver for Art Direction of a Single Magazine Article for the piece “Changer le monde.” Finally, the publication was named Best General Interest Magazine.
  • Lifestyle magazine Dînette, published by editor and art director Hélène Mallette and publisher and photographer Mathieu Lachapelle, took home three Gold Medals in the categories of Best Editorial Package (the “Salé” issue), Lifestyle Photography (“Les îles Féréo : à la frontière du monde et des saveurs”) and Art Direction Grand Prix (the “Pigment” issue).
  • Toronto Life took home three medals, two golds and one silver. The coveted Best New Magazine Writer title went to emerging writer – and the magazine’s former art director – Jessica Rose, who impressed the judges with her piece “Lost and Found.” As well, writer Raizel Robin won a Gold medal for his investigation into the Toronto South Detention Centre (“The 1-Billion Hellhole”). Finally, Toronto Life captured its third award of the night thanks to Malcolm Johnston’s profile of the Blue Jays’ star third-baseman, titled “Josh Donaldson’s Road to Glory.”
  • The Walrus won two Gold medals in the visual categories of Illustration and Portrait Photography. Visual artist Lauren Tamaki captured Gold for her piece Get the Scissors,as did photographer Sara Hylton in Portrait Photography thanks to her Portraits of Resilience.
  • Maclean’s magazine won two National Magazine Awards, both Gold. Writer Jason Markusoff took home the award for Feature Writing (The New Underground Railroad), and Nancy Macdonald for Short Feature Writing (Waiting for Death in Thunder Bay”).
  • The Canadian Geographic team also took home two Gold Medals. Wade Davis, Nick Walker and Chris Brackley won in the category of One-of-a-Kind Storytelling for their Indigenous languages of Canada Poster Map,and writer Charles Wilkins in the writing category of Long-Form Feature Writing for his story Trash Nation.
  • FASHION Magazines work was recognized twice, as the publication captured a Gold and a Silver Medal. The magazine was named Best Fashion & Beauty Magazine in addition to winning Silver for Cover Grand Prix for 40 Years of Style.
  • The French-language literary publication L’inconvénient captured two awards after receiving its first-ever nominations at the National Magazine Awards. Poet Rosalie Lessard won the Gold Medal in Poetry for her piece “Base-de-roc,” the first time in the history of the National Magazine Awards that a French-language poem has captured the Gold Medal. Meanwhile photographer David Himbert won Silver in Photojournalism and Photo Essay for his Cuban story “Les Cubains et l’après-Fidel.”
  • Five magazines won a National Magazine Award for the first time: Hayo, Inuit Art Quarterly, L’inconvénient, Registered Nurse Journal and The Site Magazine.
Below are the individual gold and silver awards winners:
WRITING & VISUAL AWARDS
In the 18 creator-focused categories, Gold winners received a $1,000 cash prize. The Gold and Silver medalists are:
  • Long-Form Feature Writing 
    • Gold: Charles Wilkins, “Trash Nation,” Canadian Geographic
    • Silver: J.B. MacKinnon, “Death of a Modern Wolf,” Hakai Magazine
  • Feature Writing 
    • Gold: Jason Markusoff, The new underground railroad,” Maclean’s
    • Silver: Marc-André Sabourin, “L’école à la chaîne,” L’actualité
  • Best Short Feature
    • Gold: Nancy Macdonald, “Waiting for Death in Thunder Bay,” Maclean’s
    • Silver: Christopher Frey, Osaka To ‘Em,” Air Canada enRoute
  • Columns
    • Gold: Noémi Mercier, “Des gars, des filles,” L’actualité
    • Silver: Anne Thériault, “Anne Thériault, Flare
  • Essays
    • Gold: Stephen Marche, “Northern Shadows,” Literary Review of Canada
    • Silver: Clem Martini, “When Things Fall Apart,” Alberta Views Magazine
  • Investigative Reporting
    • Gold: Raizel Robin, “The $1-Billion Hellhole,Toronto Life
    • Silver: Naël Shiab, “Marchandises militaires: la grande hypocrisie Canadienne,” L’actualité
  • Fiction
    • Gold : Diana Svennes-Smith, “Stranger In Me,Exile/ELQ Magazine
    • Silver: Jason Jobin, “Before He Left,” The Malahat Review
  • Personal Journalism
    • Gold: Omar Mouallem, “Homeland for the Holidays,Eighteen Bridges
    • Silver: Guillaume Roy, “À vous glacer le sang,” Québec Science
  • Poetry
    • Gold: Rosalie Lessard, “Base-de-roc,” L’inconvénient
    • Silver: Sarah Klassen, “Beauty; Sermon series in a Mennonite Church,” Prairie Fire 
  • Professional Article
    • Gold: Daniel Punch, Living Me,” Registered Nurse Journal
    • Silver: Linda Besner, “The Glass Tower,” Azure
  • Profiles
    • Gold: Danielle Groen, “Courage, My Love,” The Kit Compact
    • Silver: Malcolm Johnston, Josh Donaldson's Road to Glory,” Toronto Life
  • Service Journalism
    • Gold: Yanick Villedieu, “La guerre au sucre, L’actualité
    • Silver: Mathilde Roy, “Quand Facebook remplit les biberons, L’actualité
  • Best New Magazine Writer
    • Gold: Jessica Rose, “Lost and Found,” Toronto Life
  • Illustration
    • Gold: Lauren Tamaki, Get the Scissors,” The Walrus
    • Silver: Robert Carter, “Family History,” Avenue Edmonton
  • Lifestyle Photography
    • Gold: Mathieu Lachapelle, “Les îles Féroé : à la frontière du monde et des saveurs,” Dînette Magazine
    • Silver: D. Picard, “Easy Riders,” ELLE Canada
  • Portraits Photography
    • Gold: Sara Hylton, “Portraits of Resilience,” The Walrus
    • Silver: Carlo Ricci, “Towing the Line,” Vancouver Magazine
  • Photojournalism and Photo Essay
    • Gold: George Webber, “Uprooted,” Swerve
    • Silver: David Himbert, “Les Cubains et l’après-Fidel,” L’inconvénient
  •  One of a Kind Storytelling 
    • Gold: Wade Davis, Nick Walker, Chris Brackley, “Indigenous Languages of Canada Poster Map,Canadian Geographic
    • Silver: Inuit Art Quarterly staff and contributors, “30 Artists to Know,” Inuit Art Quarterly
EDITORIAL AWARDS, presented to the staff of the magazine, are:
  • Cover Grand Prix
    • Gold: Marcey Andrews, Lisa Cook, Daniella Zalcman, “Truth First,” New Trail
    • Silver: Brittany Eccles, Noreen Flanagan, Owen Bruce, Benjamin Shine, Anna Katsanis, Lucas Wilson, Linda Gradin, Rieko Okusa, Alexandria Rudolph, Amber Witcomb, “40 Years of Style,” FASHION Magazine
  • Best Editorial Package
    • Gold: Hélène Mallette, “Salé,” Dînette Magazine
    • Silver: Miriam Ho, Ruth Jones, Aisling O'Carroll, Carey van der Zalm, Michael Taylor, Nicole Bruun-Meyer, “Volume 37: Future Legacies,” The Site Magazine
  • Art Direction Grand Prix
    • Gold: Hélène Mallette, “Pigment,” Dînette Magazine
    • Silver: Nicolas Boissy, “Spécial nos parents,” URBANIA
  • Art Direction for a Single Article
    • Gold: Underline Studio, “Documenta Doubled,” Prefix Photo
    • Silver: Amélie Chamberland, “Changer le monde,” L’actualité
  • Editor Grand Prix 
    • Lianne George, Chatelaine
Won 1 Gold Medal:
Best Health
Chatelaine
Eighteen Bridges
ELQ/Exile Magazine
Hayo
Literary Review of Canada
New Trail
Prefix Photo
Registered Nurse Journal
Ricardo
Swerve
The Kit Compact
Won 1 Silver Medal:
Air Canada enRoute
Alberta Views Magazine
Avenue Edmonton
Azure
ELLE Canada
Flare
Hakai Magazine
Inuit Art Quarterly
Québec Science
Prairie Fire
The Malahat Review
URBANIA
Vancouver Magazine

To read and see all finalists, go to http://www.magazine-awards.com/

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