And the Nominees Are…

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 5th annual National Magazine Awards: B2B. With the valuable contribution of nearly 40 expert judges, who dedicated their time to evaluate hundreds of submissions from a diverse range of trade, professional, association, and alumni magazines across Canada, more than 90 exceptional finalists have been selected across 17 categories. These finalists highlight the outstanding work and accomplishments of Canadian business-to-business publications in 2022.


Awards Luncheon 🎉

This year’s winners will be announced at the NMA: B2B Awards Luncheon on June 2, 2023 at Arcadian Court in Toronto. This highly anticipated event will be an amazing opportunity to network with publishing professionals and celebrate the outstanding achievements of B2B publishers, editors, and creators. Tickets are on sale now, so secure your spot today and mark your calendars for this unmissable industry event! We look forward to seeing you there.


Credit Changes

To request any changes, corrections, or additions, please send details to our team at staff@magazine-awards.com with “NMA: B2B Credit Change” in the subject line. The deadline for credit changes is May 8, 2023.


Top Nominees

Queen’s Alumni Review leads with an impressive 17 nominations in various categories, followed by Pivot with 13 nominations and Director Journal with nine nominations. All three publications are nominated for the prestigious Best Magazine Award. Other top nominees include University Affairs with eight nominations and Canadian Family Physician with five nominations.


Nomination Highlights


Awards Presented to the Creator / Catégories Individuelles


Best Column or Regularly Featured Department / Meilleure chronique ou rubrique 

Art of Family Medicine/Third Rail
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Chris Frank, Dr. Stephanie Hart, and Dr. Sheri Klassen

PEOPLE
Canadian Grocer
Andrea Yu

Purpose Driver Series: Changing Tides, At the Right Time, and On a Mission
Pivot
Emily Latimer and Liza Agrba
Contributors: Paul Ferriss and Dave Zarum, handling editors

If These Walls Could Talk
Queen’s Alumni Review
Tony Atherton

Dr. Raj Waghmare’s column
The Medical Post
Dr. Raj Waghmare


Best Profile of a Company / Meilleur profil d’une entreprise

Midlife makeover
CIM Magazine
Herb Mathisen, Carolyn Gruske

Future Forward
Hotelier Magazine
Rosanna Caira

BlackBerry’s Rebound
Pivot
Bryan Borzykowski
Contributor: Dave Zarum, handling editor


Best Profile of a Person / Meilleur portrait

From Big Law to Launching a Firm
Canadian Lawyer
Tim Wilbur

The Transformer
Director Journal
Gordon Pitts
Contributors: Simon Avery, editor; Lionel Bebbington, art director; J.P. Moczulski, photographer

In Pursuit of Balance
Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine
Amy Bostock

The Show Must Go On
Pivot
Liza Agrba
Contributor: Dave Zarum, handling editor

Speaking freely
Precedent
Daniel Fish

Being a physician entrepreneur
The Medical Post
Kylie Taggart

Forward Focus
The York University Magazine
Deirdre Kelly
Contributors: James Nixon, art director; Mike Ford, photographer

Batter Up
The York University Magazine
Paul Fraumeni
Contributors: Deirdre Kelly, editor; James Nixon, art director

Where Kindness Rules
University of Toronto Magazine
Megan Easton


Best Feature Article: Trade / Meilleur article de fond : commercial

Reimagining the Box
Canadian Grocer
Shellee Fitzgerald

The North redefined
CIM Magazine
Herb Mathisen, Carolyn Gruske

Carrying a heavy load
ReNew Canada
Andrew Snook


Best Feature Article: Professional / Meilleur article de fond : professionnel

Accès refusé
Affaires universitaires
Jean-François Venne

Architecture During Wartime
Azure
Eric Mutrie

The Indigenous Advantage
Director Journal
Barrie McKenna
Contributors: Simon Avery, editor; Lionel Bebbington, art director; Hawlii Pichette, illustrator

The boss is not okay
Director Journal
Prasanthi Vasanthakumar
Contributors: Simon Avery, editor; Lionel Bebbington, art director

Prescription for change
Director Journal
Virginia Galt
Contributors: Simon Avery, editor; Lionel Bebbington, art director

Next In Line
Pivot
John Lorinc
Contributor: Paul Ferriss, handling editor

Back to the drawing board
Precedent
Luc Rinaldi

Band of Brothers
Queen’s Alumni Review
Blair Crawford


Best News Coverage / Meilleure couverture de l’actualité

Beyond Borders
Pivot
Bryan Borzykowski
Contributor: Paul Ferriss, handling editor

Patients without doctors—coast to coast
The Medical Post
Ann Graham Walker

Solving the student housing crisis
University Affairs
Frances Bula


Best How-To Article or Series of Articles / Meilleure article ou meilleure sĂ©rie d’articles de conseils pratiques 

How to create order out of chaos
University Affairs
Hannah Liddle


Best Series of Articles / Meilleure série d’articles

Generation Next Thinking
Canadian Grocer
Rebecca Harris, Rosalind Stefanac

The plight of international students
University Affairs
Shauna McGinn, Jean-François Venne, Matthew Halliday

The pandemic’s effect on research
University Affairs
Jennifer Quesnel, Kerry Banks, Brian Owens


Best Photograph / Meilleure photographie

Ă€ Coeur ouvert
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Agata Dzwonek

Jacques Descoteaux at Work
Pivot
Claudine Baltazar
Contributors: Daniel Neuhaus, director of photography; Adam Cholewa and Dan Parsons, art directors

Funeral Lakes
Queen’s Alumni Review
Johnny C.Y. Lam

David Clements
Queen’s Alumni Review
Rémi Thériault

15-Minute City
The York University Magazine
Chris Robinson
Contributors: James Nixon, art director; Deirdre Kelly, writer and editor


Best Illustration / Meilleure illustration

Asset Management
Alberta Innovators
Scott Carmichael

Liquid Gold
Convenience Store News Canada
Tim Zeltner
Contributor: Jackie Shipley, art director

Ending the drought
Director Journal
Hawlii Pichette
Contributor: Lionel Bebbington, art director

Ride on
Precedent
Hudson Christie

Field Trip
Queen’s Alumni Review
Tim Zeltner

A century of scientific growth
University Affairs
Hudson Christie


Awards Presented to the Magazine / Catégories Éditoriales


Best Editorial / Meilleur Ă©ditorial

Concussions: understanding the invisible injury
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Sarah Fraser

Continuity in the age of virtual care
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Nicholas Pimlott

Issues
Director Journal
Simon Avery


Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread / Meilleure direction artistique : article ou double-page d’ouverture

Digital Divide
Pivot
Dan Parsons, associate art director
Contributor: Adam Cholewa, art director

Hall of Presidents
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton, designer
Contributors: Tony Atherton, writer; John Bonner, photographer

Rewilding of the Castle
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton, designer
Contributors: Zoltan Attila Kecskes, photographer; Jordan Whitehouse, writer

The Sound of Queen’s
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton, designer
Contributors: Johnny C.Y. Lam, photographer; Peter Simpson, writer

Get Outside!
re:porter magazine
Rose Pereira
Contributors: Hayden Maynard, illustrator; Ebony-Renee Baker, writer

Talking About a Revolution
re:porter magazine
Rose Pereira
Contributors: Dan Rubinstein, writer; Gaëlle Leroyer, photography; Sylvie Li, photography

The Return of Classic Cocktails
re:porter magazine
Rose Pereira
Contributors: Steve Freihon, photography; Max Flatow, photography; Dillon Burke, photography; Eric Medsker, photography; Peter Marquez, photography; Natalie Black, photography; Erik Putz, photography. Wei Tchou, writer

The Next Chapter Begins
Ryerson University magazine
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Vanessa Wyse, art direction and design; Della Rollins, photo editor; Alex Jacobs-Blum, photography; Colleen Mellor, editor

What’s in a Name?
Toronto Met University magazine
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Vanessa Wyse, art direction and design; Calvin Sprague, illustration; Colleen Mellor, editor


Best Cover / Meilleure page couverture

January/February 2022: Liquid Gold
Convenience Store News Canada
Contributors: Jackie Shipley, art director; Tim Zeltner, illustrator; Michelle Warren, editor

La multidisciplinarité en pratique
Esquisses
Collaborateur : Romain Lasser, illustrateur

In Conversation with Carson Chan ’99
Old Times Magazine
Contributor: Peter Ross, photography

Ring Master
Pivot
Contributors: Adam Cholewa, art director; LM Chabot, photographer; Dan Parsons, associate art director; Daniel Neuhaus, director of photography

Fall 2022
Queen’s Alumni Review
Contributor: Wendy Treverton, designer

Summer 2022
Queen’s Alumni Review
Contributors: Wendy Treverton, designer; Tim Zeltner, illustrator

Winter 2022
Ryerson University magazine
Contributors: Studio Wyse; Vanessa Wyse, art direction and design; Colleen Mellor, editor

The Anti-Paperwork Issue
The Medical Post
Contributors: Gracia Lam, Nancy Peterman, and Josephine Woertman

Autumn 2022
University of Toronto Magazine
Contributors: Studio Wyse, Michelle Yee, Scott Anderson


Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue / Meilleure direction artistique d’un numéro

Reconcile and Prosper
Director Journal
Lionel Bebbington

January/February 2022
Pivot
Adam Cholewa, art director
Other Contributors: Dan Parsons, associate art director; Daniel Neuhaus, director of photography

May/June 2022
Pivot
Adam Cholewa, art director
Other Contributors: Dan Parsons, associate art director; Daniel Neuhaus, director of photography

Fall 2022
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton, designer

Spring 2022
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton, designer

Summer 2022
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton, designer

What If…? (Spring 2022)
University of Toronto Magazine
Studio Wyse


Best Issue / Meilleur numéro

New Hospitality
Azure
Contributors: Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Kendra Jackson, Eric Mutrie, Cristian Ordóñez

Reconcile and Prosper
Director Journal
Contributors: Simon Avery, Lionel Bebbington, Annie Smith, Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Heather Wilson

May/June 2022
Pivot
Contributors: Douglas Dunlop, executive; Paul Ferriss, Alex Correa, Mathieu de Lajartre, Anya Levykh, Beverley Ann D’Cruz, Asmahan Garrib, Dave Zarum, editorial; Adam Cholewa, Dan Parsons, Daniel Neuhaus, design

November/December 2022
Pivot
Contributors: Douglas Dunlop, executive; Paul Ferriss, Alex Correa, Mathieu de Lajartre, Anya Levykh, Beverley Ann D’Cruz, Asmahan Garrib, Dave Zarum, editorial; Adam Cholewa, Dan Parsons, Daniel Neuhaus, design

Fall 2022
Queen’s Alumni Review
Contributors: Alex Beshara, director, marketing and publications; Ruth Dunley, editor; Wendy Treverton, designer

Spring 2022
Queen’s Alumni Review
Contributors: Alex Beshara, director, marketing and publications; Ruth Dunley, editor; Wendy Treverton, designer

Farm to Table
The Spark: Business & Innovation Magazine
Contributors: Kristina Svana, publisher; Melanie Marler, creative director; Katie Dupuis and Lisa van de Geyn, content directors; Melissa Nowakowski, senior writer; Kailee Somers

November-December 2022
University Affairs
Contributors: Ian Munroe, Tara Siebarth, Pascale Castonguay, Hannah Liddle, Judith Lacerte, Natalie Samson, Moira MacDonald, Underline Studio

September-October 2022
University Affairs
Contributors: Ian Munroe, Tara Siebarth, Pascale Castonguay, Hannah Liddle, Moira MacDonald, Samuel Sauvageau-Audet, Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

What If…? (Spring 2022)
University of Toronto Magazine
Scott Anderson, Catherine Annau, Sharon Aschaiek, Ty Burke, Cole Burston, Yazmin Butcher, Don Campbell, Nathan Cyprys, Megan Easton, Dan Falk, Meric Gertler, Brent Gooden, Choi Haeryung, Wade Hudson, Nick Iwanyshyn, Alex Jacobs-Blum, Marcia Kaye, Kurt Kleiner, Brent Ledger, Patricia Lonergan, Nickita Longman, Noel Ransome, Jennifer Roberts, Janet Rowe, Raquel A. Russell, Derek Shapton, David Sparshott, Andrea Yu


Best B2B Podcast / Meilleur balado B2B

CFP Podcast
Canadian Family Physician
Contributors: Dr. Sarah Fraser and Dr. Nicholas Pimlott

Table Talk
Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine
Contributors: Rosanna Caira, editor and publisher of Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine, Hassel Aviles, director of Not 9 to 5

Cause & Effect
Queen’s Alumni Review
Contributor: Deborah Melman-Clement


Best Magazine / Meilleur magazine

For the most prestigious award of the NMA: B2B program, our judges have selected three finalists:

Director Journal has it all — informative, sleek, and engaging. It has a clear editorial vision, which it executes well.

NMA: B2B Jury

Pivot is a brilliant business magazine that covers the key issues facing CPAs today, but is also informative to anyone interested in the business world. Great marriage of editorial and design.

NMA: B2B Jury

Between its extremely high-quality design and engaging features, Queen’s Alumni Review could fit perfectly alongside any major newsstand magazine. You don’t have to be an alumni to enjoy it.

NMA: B2B Jury

Additional Categories

Entries for Best Editorial Newsletter are competing among those submitted to the National Magazine Awards (NMAs) and Digital Publishing Awards (DPAs). Finalists in this category will be announced with the rest of the DPA finalists on Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.


Acknowledgements

The NMAF gratefully acknowledges its government funders: the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Creates.


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