39th National Magazine Awards: The Winners are In!

NMA2016_image collageThe most nominated magazine going into Friday’s National Magazine Awards, St. Joseph’s Toronto Life took home three Gold medals, five Silvers and 18 Honourable Mentions.

In a standout moment, Desmond Cole, author of the Toronto Life cover story “The Skin I’m In” about police discrimination against black men, won the Gold for Best New Magazine Writer. The article also earned the Silver for both Essays and Personal Journalism, and received an Honourable Mention in Politics & Public Interest.

Rounding out Toronto Life‘s  medal count were a Gold for “The Fixer” by Marci McDonald in the Profiles category, a Gold for “Spirited Away” by Hon Lu in the Best Short Feature category, and a Silver in the Arts & Entertainment, Society and Words & Pictures categories.

You can see all of our nominated work below, including four Honourable Mentions for FASHION Magazine (the fashion book with the most nominations at this year’s awards), and an Honourable Mention each for Quill & Quire and Ottawa Magazine.

Best New Magazine Writer

  • Desmond Cole – The Skin I’m In, Toronto Life  GOLD 
  • Karen Ho – A Daughter’s Revenge,  Toronto Life
  • Kat Shermack –  The Tenant From Hell,  Toronto Life

Best New Photographer

  • Luis Mora – The Sex Ed Revolution, Toronto Life 

Integrated – Magazine Covers

  • Desmond Cole, Toronto Life – Christine Dewairy, Art Director; Sarah Fulford, Editor

Integrated – Single Service Article Package

  • For Rent, Ottawa Magazine – Dayanti Karunaratne, Editor; Jane Corbett, Art Director; Sarah Brown, Jane Corbett, Simon Gardner, Matt Harrison, Hattie Klotz, Patrick Langston, Laura Byrne Paquet, Michael Prentice, Dan Rubinstein, Fateema Sayani, Authors; Marc Fowler, Christian Lalonde, Jessica Deeks, Gordon King, Urszula Muntean, Doublespace Photography, Luther Caverly, Justin VanLeeuwen, Kyle Brownrigg, Photographers/Illustrators

Integrated – Words & Pictures

  • The Nanny Diaries, Toronto Life – Malcolm Johnston, Editor; Derek Shapton, Photographer; Christina Gonzales, Author; Christine Dewairy, Art Director SILVER
  • This is the Inner Suburbs, Toronto Life – Sarah Fulford, Editor; Eamon Mac Mahon, Photographer; Emily Landau, Nicholas Hune-Brown, Aparita Bhandari, Anupa Mistry, Alexandra Shimo, Lauren McKeon, Authors; Christine Dewairy, Art Director

Written – Arts & Entertainment 

  • Emily Landau –  The Naked Ambition of Karen Kain, Toronto Life  SILVER 

Written – Best Short Feature

  • Hon Lu –  Spirited Away, Toronto Life GOLD 

Written – Business

  • Michael Posner –  The Charming Mr. Elder,  Toronto Life

Written – Columns 

  • Mark Pupo –  Food & Drink,  Toronto Life

Written – Editorial Package

  • Sue Carter –  80th Anniversary Issue, Quill & Quire

Written – Essays

  • Desmond Cole –  The Skin I’m In, Toronto Life SILVER

Written – Health & Medicine

  • Nicholas Hune-Brown – The Body Snatchers, Toronto Life

Written – Investigative Reporting

  • Kat Shermack – The Tenant from Hell, Toronto Life
  • Malcolm Johnston – The Break-In Artist, Toronto Life

Written – Personal Journalism

  • Desmond Cole – The Skin I’m In, Toronto Life SILVER

Written – Politics & Public Interest

  • Desmond Cole – The Skin I’m In, Toronto Life

Written – Profiles

  • Emily Landau – Troublemaker, Toronto Life
  • Marci McDonald – The Fixer Toronto Life GOLD 

Written – Service: Lifestyle

  • The Winter Hater’s Guide to Loving Winter, Toronto Life – Caroline Aksich, Peter Saltsman, Bronwen Jervis, Emily Landau

Written – Society

  • Karen Ho –  A Daughter’s Revenge, Toronto Life 
  • Alexandra Kimball- The Exodus, Toronto Life
  • Lauren McKeon – The Double Life of Ben Levin, Toronto Life SILVER

Visual – Art Direction of an Entire Issue

  • Christine Dewairy – Where to Eat Now, Toronto Life 

Visual – Fashion 

  • Modern Family, FASHION Magazine – Gabor Jurina, Photographer; Eng Lau, Art Director; Susie Sheffman, Stylist
  • Hue New, FASHION Magazine – Chris Nicholls, Photographer; Eng Lau, Art Director; Zeina Esmail, Stylist; Caitlin Doherty, Contributor
  • Lost Love, FASHION Magazine –  Chris Nicholls, Photographer; Eng Lau, Art Director; Zeina Esmail, Stylist; Caitlin Doherty, Contributor
  • Team Spirit, FASHION Magazine – Peter Tamlin, Photographer; Eng Lau, Art Director; George Antonopoulos, Stylist; Susana Hong, Hair & Makeup; Models: Alice (NEXT Models) & David (Ciotti Models)

Visual – Portrait Photography

  • Evaan Kheraj – Toronto Life’s Best Dressed List, Toronto Life
  • Markian Lozowchuk – The Fixer, Toronto Life

To see the complete list of this year’s winners, visit www.magazine-awards.com.

The National Magazine Awards Foundation also honoured our Media titles last week at its inaugural Digital Publishing Awards, awarding Toronto Life with the Gold for Best Digital Design and four Honourable Mentions, as well as two Honourable Mentions for Torontoist. 



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