Posted by: crpa | May 2, 2008

National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) announced the 31st annual

And the Nominees Are…

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) announced the 31st annual National Magazine Awards nominations at a reception at Restaurant Wilson in Montreal. The NMAF also announced the three finalists for Magazine of the Year, the winner of the Best New Magazine Writer award, the winner of third annual Best Student Writer Award, and the recipient of the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.

From more than 2,100 individual entries nationwide, the NMAF’s 200 judges nominated a total of 303 submissions in 76 different Canadian magazines for awards in 39 categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced in Toronto on June 6.

The Walrus leads all magazines with 37 nominations. Toronto Life is next with 29 nominations, followed by Maclean’s (18), Report on Business (16), L’actualité (15) and explore (14).

For a complete list of nominations, visit www.magazine-awards.com.

Magazine of the Year

The three finalists for the coveted award Magazine of the Year are L’actualité, Maisonneuve and Toronto Life.

New Writers

The NMAF’s third annual award for Best Student Writer goes to Julia Belluz for her article “I” that appeared in the Ryerson Review of Journalism (Spring 2007). Honourable Mention goes to Dan Yates and Meena Nallainathan.

The winner of this year’s award for Best New Magazine Writer is Patrick White, for an article entitled “Red Rush” that appeared in The Walrus (April 2007)

For a full text of the winning articles, visit www.magazine-awards.com.

Outstanding Achievement

The NMAF’s most prestigious individual prize since its inception in 1990 is The Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. This year the NMAF is honoured to name Charles Oberdorf as the recipient for his exceptional contributions to the Canadian magazine community.

Charles has been part of the Canadian magazine community for more than 35 years. As a freelance writer, columnist and staff editor, he has contributed to Saturday Night, Canadian, Financial Post Magazine, Homemakers, Ontario Medicine, Weekend Magazine, IE:Money, Elm Street and City & Country Home. For years he was one of the anonymous team of four that produced Toronto Life‘s monthly “Epicure” food column.

Since 1994 he has taught magazine editing in the School of Continuing Education at Ryerson, and since 2002 he has been Coordinator of the school’s Magazine Publishing program. Read more about Charles and the Outstanding Achievement Award at www.magazine-awards.com.

Tickets for the 31st Awards Gala

On June 6, the Canadian magazine industry will gather at the Carlu in Toronto for the 31st annual National Magazine Awards gala.

Come be a part of the fun, the feast and the festivity with the celebrated stars and brilliant minds of Canadian magazines.

  • Where: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, Toronto
  • When: June 6, 2008, 5:30pm
  • Attire: Cocktail
  • Tickets: On sale May 1, 2008 at magazine-awards.com — Early bird ends May 15, 2008

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