Rudy-WeibeThis year, 197 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast in English and French, print and digital entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 2000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. NMAF’s 112 volunteer judges nominated a total of 202 submissions from 75 different Canadian magazines for awards in 25 written, visual, integrated and special categories.

Edmonton freelance writer Omar Mouallem leads all others in the Creators category with 4 nominations for 4 different sorties published in 4 magazines (Avenue, Hazlitt, Sharp, University Affairs). University of Alberta’s New Trail magazine also earned multiple nominations.

Feature Writing Category

Honours outstanding feature writing of a magazine story between 1500-3000 words in length, in any field or subject.

Opiate for the Masses
Sharp
Omar Mouallem, writer
Greg Hudson, handling editor

Welcoming Omar Khadr
University Affairs
Omar Mouallem, writer
??? Charbonneau, handling editor

One of a Kind

Honours outstanding magazine writing in a non-fiction article whose content or style is so unique that it does not fit the definition of any other written category.

Miss Cat-geniality
Hazlitt
Omar Mouallem, writer
Haley Cullingham, handling editor

Profiles

Honours outstanding magazine writing that focuses on one person or a group.

The Fight of his Life
Avenue Magazine
Omar Mouallem, writer
Jennifer Hamilton, handling editor
Alex Fraser Harrison, fact checker

Columns

Honours outstanding magazine writing by a regular columnist.

This Land
Alberta Views
Kevin Van Tighem, writer
Evan Osenton, handling editor

Continuing Education
New Trail
Curtis Gillespie, writer
Lisa Cook, handling editor

Service Journalism

Honours outstanding magazine writing that is driven by informational or instructional content in any field or subject.

How to Talk About Death & Dying
Avenue Magazine
Christina Frangou, writer
Jennifer Hamilton, handling editor

Best Magazine Cover

Honours outstanding creation of a magazine cover, reflecting collaboration by editors, circulators, and art directors.

Rudy Wiebe Gets the Last Word
New Trail
Marcey Andrews, art director
Lisa Cook, editor-in-chief
John Ulan, senior photographer
Karen Sherlock, managing editor
Amie Filkow, associate editor
Christie Hutchinson, associate editor
Sarah Pratt, staff writer
Stephanie Bailey, editorial assistant
Mary Lou Reeleder, supervising editor
Cynthia Strawson, supervising editor
Kate Black, Madisen Gee, interns

Best Editorial Package

Honours an outstanding collection of articles and content on a related theme in a single issue, which reflects collaboration by writers, editors, art directors, and/or visual creators.

Swim or Sink
New Trail
Lisa Cook, editor
Marcey Andrews, art director
Karen Sherlock, managing editor
Amie Filkow, associate editor
Christie Hutchinson, associate editor
Sarah Pratt, staff writer
Cynthia Strawson, supervising editor
Mary Lou Reeleder, supervising editor
Stephanie Bailey, editorial assistant
Cynthia Strawson, supervising editor
Kate Black, Madisen Gee, interns

Lifestyle Photography

Honours outstanding photography of a lifestyle subject, including food, products, fashion, beauty, décor, homes, and landscapes.

Poured Vision
Western Living
Martin Tessler, photographer
Paul Roelofs, art director
Anicka Quin, editor
Nicole Sjöstedt, stylist

Personal Journalism

Honours outstanding magazine writing that focuses on the personal experiences of the writer.

House of Cards
The Walrus
Shelley Youngblut, writer 
(formerly editor of Calgary Herald’s Swerve Magazine, now CEO of WordFest)
Drew Nelles, Katherine Laidlaw, handling editors
Michael Fraiman, fact checker

The Burn
Prairie Fire
Benjamin Hertwig (winner of the Gold Medal)

Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on May 26, 2017.  See more at the NMAF website.