National Magazine Awards, Alberta nomineesThe National Magazine Awards Foundation has released their 2011 shortlist of 362 nominees in 45 categories from 81 different Canadian magazines. Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the 35th National Magazine Awards on June 7 in Toronto. Alberta based nominees include: Eighteen Bridges (recipient of an Alberta Magazine Award for Best New Magazine) with an impressive ten nominations and Omar Mouallem’s “Under the Veil,” recent winner of our Best Alberta Story award. AlbertaViews and Swerve are also strong contenders, for awards in categories ranging from Essays and Investigative Reporting to Humour and Society. A new Alberta-based magazine, Uppercase, received a nomination for Art Direction for an Entire Issue.

Alberta based nominess for National Magazine Awards:

  • AlbertaViews

Essays
Chris Turner “Paradigm Shift”
Health & Medicine
Naomi K. Lewis “The Urge to Purge”
Investigative Reporting
Jeff Gailus “Lobbyists and Lip Service”
Politics & Public Interest
Sheila Pratt “The Rule of Law”

  • Eighteen Bridges

Arts & Entertainment
Don Gillmor “All In”
Tim Bowling “On the Rails”
Chris Turner “Bearing Witness”
Fiction
Greg Hollingshead “The Drug-Friendly House”
Humour
Caroline Adderson “How I Lost the War Against War And Learned to Love Arnold Schwarzenegger”
Personal Journalism
Russell Cobb “Up in the Air”
Don Gillmor “All In”
Jane Silcott “Threshold”
Society
Omar Mouallem “Under the Veil”
Travel
Alissa York “Class Mammalia”

  • Swerve

Humour
Bruce McCullough “The Mouse & I: A Love Story”
Service: Health & Family
Malwina Gudowska “One & Done!”
Society
Jeremy Klaszus “For the Love of God”
Sports & Recreation
Scott Penny “The Kid is the Man”

  • Uppercase

Art Direction for an Entire Issue
Janine Vangool “Issue #9”

  • Western Living

Health & Medicine
Editorial Staff “How to Cook Like a Pro”

See the full list of nominees, including the PDFs of their submissions, on the NMAF website.