SJC Titles Nominated for 37 National Magazine Awards

The 2020 National Magazine Awards finalists were announced yesterday and we are delighted to share our 37 nominations across written and visual categories. With submissions from 174 magazines involving 2,000 creators, judges selected 79 submissions from 64 different Canadian publications.

“While trusted journalism is always at the core of the Canadian media landscape, more than ever, Canadians have a need and appetite for informative, relevant and engaging content,” says Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman & CEO of SJC.  “Our nominated work is a testament to the talent and dedication that is serving the diverse needs of readers all across our country. I am so proud of our teams.”

Toronto Life and Maclean’s are the top two nominated magazines with 15 and 14 nods respectively. Chatelaine is nominated for four awards, Today’s Parent for two, and FASHION and Châtelaine also each earned a nomination.

Below is a round-up of our nominated work.

The awards will be announced in early June (date to come) through an engaging virtual event that the entire magazine community can join to celebrate. Click here to see the complete list of 2020 nominations.

EDITORIAL AWARDS

Best Editorial Package

It’s Political
Chatelaine
Contributors: Kathryn Hayward, Colleen Nicholson, Sarah Boesveld, Andréanne Dion, Rebecca Gao, Danielle Groen, Maureen Halushak, Rachel Heinrichs and Mark Pupo

Save the World
Chatelaine
Handling Editor: Sydney Loney
Contributors: Colleen Nicholson, Sam Island, Alexandra Ward, Sarah Steinberg, Susan Nerberg, Stacy Lee Kong, Leah Rumack, Nicole Duplantis

The New Gold Rush
Toronto Life
Handling Editor: Emily Landau

The Sidewalk Wars
Toronto Life
Handling Editor:  Emily Landau

The Vertical City
Toronto Life
Handling Editor:  Emily Landau
Contributors: Various

Left/Right
Maclean’s
Handling Editors :James Cowan, Colin Campbell, Charlie Gillis, Stephen Gregory, Liz Sullivan, Elizabeth Brandt
Contributors: John Geddes, Shannon Proudfoot, Paul Wells, Andray Domise, Terry Glavin, Anne Kingston, Jen Gerson, Andrew MacDougall

Columns

Canada, the show; Justin Trudeau, imposter; Trudeauism explained
Maclean’s
Writer:Paul Wells
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

You are horrible people; The rockets’ sad glare; Thank God I could enjoy The Age of the Mediocre White Men while it lasted
Maclean’s
Writer: Scott Gilmore
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

Indigenous Issues
Maclean’s
Writer: Pam Palmater
Handling Editor: Christina Gonzales

The biggest lessons from Dr. Elana Fric’s life and tragic murder; How many times did Jody Wilson-Raybould need to say ‘Noʼ?; If Gillette wants to fix gender inequity, it should start with its razors
Maclean’s
Writer: Anne Kingston
Handling Editors: Dafna Izenberg, Alison Uncles

The moral cowardice of Canadian media is leaving racism unchallenged; Uncaring Canada; The history of blackface that Justin Trudeau is contending with
Maclean’s
Writer: Andray Domise
Handling Editors: Christina Gonzales, Alison Uncles

Issue Grand Prix

A Critical Look at Sidewalk Labs
Toronto Life
Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Fulford
Contributors: Staff & Contributors

Art Direction of a Single Article

Dinner on the Cheap
Today’s Parent
Art Director: Stephanie Han Kim
Contributors: Erik Putz, Ashley Denton, Rayna Marlee Schwartz, Simone Olivero, Corina Lo, Nicole Duplantis

Where to Eat 2019
Toronto Life
Art Director: Christine Dewairy
Handling Editor: Alex Baldinger

WRITING & VISUAL AWARDS

Investigative Reporting

A Doctor’s Deception
Toronto Life
Writer: Michael Lista
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

Essays

What does it mean to be working class in Canada?
Maclean’s
Writer: Shannon Proudfoot
Handling Editor: Colin Campbell

Feature Writing

Keeper of the Fire
Maclean’s
Writer: Brian D. Johnson
Handling Editor: Patricia Hluchy

Are You There, Margaret? It’s Me, Perimenopause
Chatelaine
Writer: Kate Rae
Handling Editor: Kathryn Hayward
Contributors: Jeannie Phan, Erik Putz

Long-Form Feature Writing

Not a Drop to Drink
Maclean’s
Writer: Kyle Edwards
Handling Editor: Charlie Gillis

To Kill a Polar Bear
Maclean’s
Writer: Aaron Hutchins
Handling Editor: Charlie Gillis

A Doctor’s Deception
Toronto Life
Writer: Michael Lista
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

Long-Form Feature Writing: 6000+

Inside the Fight for Hong Kong
Maclean’s
Writer: Shannon Gormley
Handling Editor:James Cowan

Into the Dark
Maclean’s
Writer:Shannon Gormley
Handling Editor: James Cowan

One of a kind Storytelling

Marching Brave
Maclean’s
Creators: k.d. lang, Sarah Liss, Stéphanie Verge
Handling Editor: Patricia Hluchy
Contributors: Liz Sullivan, Lauren Cattermole, Stephen Gregory

Personal Journalism

Traverser un cancer à deux
Châtelaine
Auteure: Anne-Marie Luca
Rédacteur-Réviseur: Daniel Chrétien

Profiles

What She Said
Chatelaine
Writer: Maureen Halushak
Handling Editor: Kathyrn Hayward
Contributors: Carmen Cheung, Colleen Nicholson

A Star Is Born
Toronto Life
Writer: Katrina Onstad
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

Big Fish
Toronto Life
Writer: Chris Nuttall-Smith
Handling Editor: Malcolm Johnston

David Zilber Is the Future of Food
Toronto Life
Writer: Chris Nuttall-Smith
Handling Editor: Emily Landau

Masai Ujiri: Nice Guy Finishes First
Toronto Life
Writer: Trevor Cole
Handling Editor: Emily Landau

The Queen B
Toronto Life
Writer: Emily Landau
Handling Editor: Maryam Sanati

Service Journalism

Secrets of Daycare Teachers
Today’s Parent
Writer: Kara Aaserud
Handling Editor: Kim Shiffman
Contributors: Rachel Tennenhouse, Melanie Lambrick

Where to Eat 2019
Toronto Life
Writer: Mark Pupo
Handling Editor: Alex Baldinger

Short Feature Writing

How this Indigenous community enjoyed a rare caribou feast
Maclean’s
Writer: Lindsay Jones
Handling Editor: Charlie Gillis

Illustration

New York London Milan Paris
FASHION magazine
Illustrator: Rachel Joanis
Creative Director: George Antonopoulos

Portrait Photography

Masai Ujiri
Toronto Life
Photographer: Markian Lozowchuk
Art Director: Christine Dewairy
Director of Photography: Daniel Neuhaus

Robbie Robertson
Toronto Life
Photography: Christopher Wahl
Art Director: Christine Dewairy
Director of Photography: Daniel Neuhaus