And the Winners Are…

The Gold and Silver awards for this year’s 16 NMA: B2B categories were announced via TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and e-newsletter on May 26, 2022. Gold winners in creator-focused categories receive a $500 cash prize in addition to their award certificate.

If you are a Gold or Silver winner, please contact us with your mailing information. Cash prizes (for Gold winners in creator-focused categories) and certificates will be mailed this summer. Honourable Mention certificates are available on request.

Gold, Silver, and Finalists’ seals are available for download here.

Highlights

Gold- and Silver-Winning Publications

PublicationGoldSilver
Azure1
Canadian Family Physician11
Canadian Grocer1
CIM Magazine11
Esquisses1
Foodservice and Hospitality1
FORUM2
Pivot, CPA Canada52
Precedent Magazine1
Profession Santé1
Queen’s Alumni Review12
University Affairs13
University of Toronto Magazine21

2022 Winners / Lauréats

Best Column or Regularly Featured Department / Meilleure chronique ou rubrique 

Gold

Picture This: Yurt Alert; Armed and Ready; Partners in Craft
Pivot, CPA Canada
Dave Zarum, Liza Agrba, Scott Messenger
Contributors: Paul Ferriss, handling editor; Dave Zarum, handling editor

Silver

PEOPLE
Canadian Grocer
Carolyn Cooper, Danny Kucharsky, Andrea Yu
Contributors: Shellee Fitzgerald, editor-in-chief; Carol Neshevich, managing editor; Josephine Woertman, art director

Honourable Mention

An Executor’s Life
Advisor’s Edge 
Rudy Mezzetta

The Current
CIM Magazine
Robert Hiltz, Mehanaz Yakub, Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, editor-in-chief; Carolyn Gruske, section editor


Best Profile of a Company / Meilleur profile d’un enterprise

Gold

Stand and Deliver
Pivot, CPA Canada
Sarah Liss
Contributor: Emily Landau, handling editor

Honourable Mention

Ready For Restoration
Canadian Fabricating & Welding
Lindsay Luminoso

Saving Hospitality
Foodservice and Hospitality
Rosanna Caira


Best Profile of a Person / Meilleur portrait

Gold

The Playmaker
Pivot, CPA Canada
Dave Zarum
Contributor: Paul Ferriss, handling editor

Silver

Man with a Vision
FORUM
Kira Vermond
Contributor: Deanne Gage, editor

Honourable Mention

Representing elderly in court and beyond
Canadian Lawyer
Tim Wilbur, editor-in-chief

Dr. Alika Lafontaine reimagines the narrative of medicine
CMAJ
Wendy Glauser
Contributor: Lauren Vogel, editor

Érick Rivard, architecte du quotidien
Esquisses
Anne-Marie Tremblay
Contributors: Anne-Hélène Dupont, rédactrice en chef; Jessica Dostie, rédactrice en chef adjointe; Christine Lanthier, éditrice

That Funny Lady: CBC’s Baroness von Sketch Show star Aurora Browne has the last laugh
The York University Magazine
Deirdre Kelly
Contributor: James Nixon, art director


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

Gold

The two sides of the coal story
CIM Magazine
Kelsey Rolfe
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, editor-in-chief; Carolyn Gruske, section editor; Dawn Fraser, graphic designer

Silver

Diamond versus diamond
CIM Magazine
Carolyn Gruske

Honourable Mention

Constructing a Brighter Future
Aboriginal Business Report
Andrew Snook

Support the Shape
Canadian Fabricating & Welding
Lindsay Luminoso

E-commerce in pandemic times
Canadian Food Business
Jana Manolakos
Contributor: Popi Bowman, editor

Breaking down the digital twin
Canadian Metalworking
Lindsay Luminoso

Using tailings to get to net zero
Canadian Mining Journal
Alisha Hiyate

Third-Party Delivery
Foodservice and Hospitality
Jessica Huras

The Big Quit
Strategy Magazine
Justin Crann
Contributor: Jennifer Horn, content director, editor

The Magic of Mushrooms
The York University Magazine
Deirdre Kelly
Contributor: James Nixon, art director


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

Gold

Apprendre à vivre avec ses erreurs
Profession Santé
Geoffrey Dirat
Collaborateurs: Dino Peressini, directeur artistique; Christian Leduc, rédacteur en chef; Anne Hébert, rédactrice en chef adjointe; Sébastien Thibault, illustrateur

Silver

Honourable Mention

Community Ties
Azure
Stefan Novakovic, Tura Cousins Wilson

Confronting the Very Real Threat of Inflation
ICD Director Journal
Barrie McKenna

Eyes on the Prize
Pivot, CPA Canada
John Lorinc
Contributor: Paul Ferriss, handling editor

La pharmacie communautaire de demain
Profession Santé
Mathieu Ste-Marie
Collaborateurs : Dino Peressini, directeur artistique; Christian Leduc, rédacteur en chef

Flora Feminista: Women in the Plant World Are Breaking Ground
The York University Magazine
Alanna Mitchell
Contributors: Deirdre Kelly, assigning and handling editor; James Nixon, art director

Addressing anti-black racism
University Affairs
Tayo Bero


Best News Coverage / Meilleure couverture de l’actualité

Gold

The Next Course
Azure
Elizabeth Pagliacolo

Silver

The Breaking Point
Pivot, CPA Canada
Lauren McKeon
Contributor: Emily Landau, handling editor

Honourable Mention

Regulators to take steps against short selling
CIM Magazine
Kelsey Rolfe
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, editor-in-chief; Matthew Parizot, section editor

COVID-19, un an après — Tous ensemble
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy
Collaborateurs : Christian Leduc, rédacteur en chef; Dino Peressini, directeur artistique; Francis Vachon, photographe

Un Québec autosuffisant en santé
Profession Santé
Mathieu Ste-Marie
Collaborateurs : Christian Leduc, rédacteur en chef; Dino Peressini, directeur artistique; Anne Hébert, rédactrice en chef adjointe

Call the midwife, get on a waitlist
University Affairs
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Contributor: Léo Charbonneau, editor


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

Gold

Prevention in Practice: Improving preventive screening with Indigenous peoples
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Pascale Breault, Dr. Jessie Nault, Dr.  Michèle Audette, Sandro Échaquan, Jolianne Ottawa, Olga Szafran, Dr. Neil R. Bell,  Dr. James A. Dickinson, Dr. Roland Grad, Dr. Guylène Thériault, Dr. Harminder Singh, Earle Waugh

Silver

Moving Up and Moving On; Knowing the Fine Print
FORUM
Alison MacAlpine, Jamie Golombek, Debbie Pearl-Weinberg
Contributor: Deanne Gage, editor

Honourable Mention

Call to Action – Mark Carney at COP26
Pivot, CPA Canada
Heather Whyte, Tobin Lambie, Michael Massoud
Contributor: Douglas Dunlop, handling editor


Best Series of Articles / Meilleure série d’articles

Gold

Take Two
Foodservice and Hospitality
Amy Bostock, Danielle Schalk

Silver

University Affairs covers EDI
University Affairs
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, Kelly Boutsalis, Julie Cafley
Contributor: Ian Munroe, editor

Honourable Mention

Third Rail Series: The toxic power dynamics of gaslighting in medicine, I’m a GP, How do we know what we know?
Canadian Family Physician
Sarah Fraser, Dr. Adam Sandell, Dr. Arundhati Dhara

Patient partnership series
CMAJ
Diana Duong, Abigail Cukier
Contributor: Lauren Vogel, editor

The Future of Cities; How we move; Where we work; The rise of biophilic design; Where we live; What we do;
Pivot, CPA Canada
Joe Berridge, Jason Kirby
Contributor: Dave Zarum, handling editor

The virtual health care pivot series
The Medical Post
Louise Leger, Abigail Cukier, Kylie Taggart
Contributor: Colin Leslie, handling editor


Best Photograph / Meilleure photographie

Gold

Portrait of Prof. Mark V. Campbell
University of Toronto Magazine
Wade Hudson
Contributors: Della Rollins, photo editor; Vanessa Wyse, art director

Silver

Unplugged
Pivot, CPA Canada
Rodolphe Beaulieu
Contributor: Daniel Neuhaus, director of photography

Honourable Mention

Peace of Heart
Canadian Family Physician
Cyrus McEachern
Contributor: Eva Markvoort

Getting Covid’s Number
Queen’s Alumni Review
Jennifer Roberts

The Big Shift
The York University Magazine
Chris Robinson
Contributors: James Nixon, art director; Deirdre Kelly, editor

Portrait of Prof. Keisuke Fukuda
University of Toronto Magazine
Kate Dockeray
Contributors: Della Rollins, photo editor; Vanessa Wyse, art director


Best Illustration / Meilleure illustration

Gold

The Brain Drain
Precedent Magazine
Andrew B. Myers
Contributors: Brian Morgan, art director; Rachel Wine, art director

Honourable Mention

Therapy goes digital
University Affairs
Alain Pilon
Contributors: Underline Studio; Judith Lacerte, senior designer

Seeds of Bravery
University of Toronto Magazine
Grace J. Kim
Contributor: Vanessa Wyse, art director


Best Editorial / Meilleur éditorial

Gold

Le temps qu’il faut
Esquisses
Pierre Corriveau, architecte, président de l’Ordre des architectes du Québec

Silver

Editorial: Climate change is a health issue
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Sarah Fraser, editorial fellow

Honourable Mention

One Year Later
Advisor’s Edge
Melissa Shin, editorial director

Accounting for the Natural World
Pivot, CPA Canada
Gord Beal


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

Gold

Un laboratoire secret tiré de l’oubli
Affaires universitaires
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte
Collaborateur : Pascale Castonguay, rédactrice/réviseure francophone

Silver

Threads of History
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton
Contributors: Jessica Bushey, photographer; Jana Chytilova, photographer; Patrick Langston, writer

Honourable Mention

The Future of Cities
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

The Brain Drain
Precedent Magazine
Brian Morgan, Rachel Wine

Five on the Rise
Queen’s Alumni Review
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Ty Burke, writer; May Truong, photographer

Beneath the surface
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Weaving Indigenous and western knowledge
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte


Best Cover / Meilleure page couverture

Gold

The Miracle of Insulin, Autumn 2021
University of Toronto Magazine
Scott Anderson, Andrea Ucini, Vanessa Wyse

Silver

November-December 2021
University Affairs
Underline Studio; Judith Lacerte, senior designer

Honourable Mention

Stage Fright
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa, art director

Follow the Money
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa, art director 
International Contributor: Noma Bar, illustration

Things We’ve Learned
Ryerson University Magazine
Studio Wyse, art direction; Lucinda Wallace, designer; Ty Dale, illustrator; Colleen Mellor, editor

Spring/Summer 2021
Wood Design & Building
Sharon MacIntosh, art director; Popi Bowman, editor


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

Gold

Fall 2021
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton

Silver

Spring 2021
Queen’s Alumni Review
Studio Wyse

Honourable Mention

November-December 2021
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Autumn 2021 issue
University of Toronto Magazine
Vanessa Wyse


Best Issue / Meilleure numéro

Gold

Call to Action
Pivot, CPA Canada
Contributors: Pivot and CPA Canada Team

Silver

Autumn 2021 issue
University of Toronto Magazine
Contributors: Scott Anderson, Franziska Barczyck, Cole Burston, Don Campbell, Jorian Charlton, Sally Choi, Matthew DiMera, Liz Do, Kate Dockeray, Megan Easton, Rebecca Gao, Remi Geoffroi, Meric Gertler, Johnny Guatto, Nick Iwanyshyn, Marcia Kaye, Jenna King, Patricia Lonergan, Nickita Longman, Cynthia Macdonald, Gilbert Ndikubwayezu, Sam Pierre, Cody Punter, Ali Raza, Enzo Rodriguez, Della Rollins, David Sparshott, Alice Taylor, Andrea Ucini, Vanessa Wyse, Andrea Yu

Honourable Mention

March/April 2021 issue
Azure
Contributors: Kendra Jackson, Stefan Novakovic, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Evan Pavka, Danny Sinopoli

Automne 2021 — Perspectives autochtones
Esquisses
Collaborateurs : Jean-Nicolas Bouchard, membre du comité de rédaction; Chantal Grisé, membre du comité de rédaction; Joanne Parent, membre du comité de rédaction; Ange Sauvage, membre du comité de rédaction; Christine Lanthier, éditrice; Anne-Hélène Dupont (37e AVENUE), rédactrice en chef; Jessica Dostie (37e AVENUE), rédactrice en chef adjointe; Steve Proulx (37e AVENUE), conseiller à la rédaction; Maya Cousineau Mollen, collaboratrice et conseillère, Premières Nations et Inuit; Christine Dufresne, réviseure; Stéphanie Lessard (37e AVENUE), correctrice d’épreuves; Amélie Beaulieu (Kokonut design), conceptrice graphique; Cathy Beauséjour, collaboratrice; Nahka Bertrand, collaboratrice; Mario Cloutier, collaborateur; Maude Hallé Saint-Cyr, collaboratrice; Me Cassandra Iorio, collaboratrice; Sylvie Lemieux, collaboratrice; Valérie Levée, collaboratrice; Me Samuel Massicotte, collaborateur; Marie-Eve Schaffer, collaboratrice; Fabienne Théoret Jerome, illustratrice; Jean-François Venne, collaborateur

Judgment Day
ICD Director Journal
Contributors: Simon Avery, Matthew Fortier, Heather Wilson, Prasanthi Vasanthakumar

Spring 2021
Queen’s Alumni Review
Contributors: Studio Wyse; Alex Beshara, Ruth Dunley, Wendy Treverton, Queen’s Alumni Review editorial team

The How-To Issue
The Medical Post
Contributors: Colin Leslie, editor-in-chief; Abigail Cukier, writer; Louise Leger, writer; Kylie Taggart, writer; Nancy Peterman, creative director; Josephine Woertman, art director

Cannabis
The Spark: Business & Innovation Magazine
Contributors: Kristina Svana, publisher; Lisa van de Geyn, content director & editorial consultant; Melanie Marler, creative director; Sunday Lek, senior designer; Melissa Nowakowski, senior writer; Kailee Somers, writer; Martha Beach, researcher

Summer 2021 — The Big Shift
The York University Magazine
Contributors: Deirdre Kelly, editor; James Nixon, art director

November-December 2021
University Affairs
Contributors: Ian Munroe, editor; Tara Siebarth, web editor; Pascale Castonguay, French writer/reviser; Judith Lacerte, senior designer; Underline Studio


Best Magazine / Meilleur magazine

Gold

Attractive, interesting, and expertly designed, Pivot excels in captivating its audience from cover to cover.

— NMA: B2B Jury

Honourable Mention

The Medical Post
Queen’s Alumni Review


Acknowledgements

The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Creates. Special thanks also to Hannah Browne and the team at  Studio 141 for once again creating this year’s visual elements, and to Vesselin Stroumsky, for developing the Foundation’s online submissions and judging platforms.

On behalf of everyone who entered this year’s competition, and on behalf of the NMAF team, a sincere thank you to our dedicated roster of volunteer judges.

Save the Date!

The National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a long-overdue, in-person event in Toronto on September 29, 2022. Join us at the Globe and Mail Centre for a day of professional development and an evening of reconnecting and networking with friends and peers. Details to follow this summer. 

And the Nominees Are…

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) proudly presents the nominees for the 4th annual National Magazine Awards: B2B. Fifty judges generously volunteered their time and expertise for this year’s awards, evaluating entries from 50 trade, association, and professional magazines across Canada. From their evaluations, 90 finalists have emerged across 16 categories, representing the exemplary work of Canadian business-to-business publications in 2021. 

The complete list of finalists is below. Winners will be announced via social media — we’re @NMA_B2B (use #NMAB2B22) — on May 26, with Gold winners in creator-focused categories receiving a $500 cash prize. All winners and nominees are also eligible to receive a certificate, while award-winning and nominated magazines are encouraged to use our official winners’ seals to promote their awards.

Top Nominees

Pivot, CPA Canada leads with 14 nominations in various categories, followed by University Affairs with 11 nominations and Queen’s Alumni Review with seven nominations. Other top nominees include University of Toronto Magazine with six nominations and The York University Magazine with five nominations. 

Nomination Highlights


Awards Presented to the Creator / Catégories Individuelles

Best Column or Regularly Featured Department / Meilleure chronique ou rubrique 

An Executor’s Life
Advisor’s Edge 
Rudy Mezzetta

PEOPLE
Canadian Grocer
Carolyn Cooper, Danny Kucharsky, Andrea Yu
Contributors: Shellee Fitzgerald, editor-in-chief; Carol Neshevich, managing editor; Josephine Woertman, art director

The Current
CIM Magazine
Robert Hiltz, Mehanaz Yakub, Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, editor-in-chief; Carolyn Gruske, section editor

Picture This: Yurt Alert; Armed and Ready; Partners in Craft
Pivot, CPA Canada
Dave Zarum, Liza Agrba, Scott Messenger
Contributors: Paul Ferriss, handling editor; Dave Zarum, handling editor


Best Profile of a Company / Meilleur profile d’un enterprise

Ready For Restoration
Canadian Fabricating & Welding
Lindsay Luminoso

Saving Hospitality
Foodservice and Hospitality
Rosanna Caira

Stand and Deliver
Pivot, CPA Canada
Sarah Liss
Contributor: Emily Landau, handling editor


Best Profile of a Person / Meilleur portrait

Representing elderly in court and beyond
Canadian Lawyer
Tim Wilbur, editor-in-chief

Dr. Alika Lafontaine reimagines the narrative of medicine
CMAJ
Wendy Glauser
Contributor: Lauren Vogel, editor

Érick Rivard, architecte du quotidien
Esquisses
Anne-Marie Tremblay
Contributors: Anne-Hélène Dupont, rédactrice en chef; Jessica Dostie, rédactrice en chef adjointe; Christine Lanthier, éditrice

Man with a Vision
FORUM
Kira Vermond
Contributor: Deanne Gage, editor

The Playmaker
Pivot, CPA Canada
Dave Zarum
Contributor: Paul Ferriss, handling editor

That Funny Lady: CBC’s Baroness von Sketch Show star Aurora Browne has the last laugh
The York University Magazine
Deirdre Kelly
Contributor: James Nixon, art director


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

Constructing a Brighter Future
Aboriginal Business Report
Andrew Snook

Support the Shape
Canadian Fabricating & Welding
Lindsay Luminoso

E-commerce in pandemic times
Canadian Food Business
Jana Manolakos
Contributor: Popi Bowman, editor

Breaking down the digital twin
Canadian Metalworking
Lindsay Luminoso

Using tailings to get to net zero
Canadian Mining Journal
Alisha Hiyate

The two sides of the coal story
CIM Magazine
Kelsey Rolfe
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, editor-in-chief; Carolyn Gruske, section editor; Dawn Fraser, graphic designer

Diamond versus diamond
CIM Magazine
Carolyn Gruske

Third-Party Delivery
Foodservice and Hospitality
Jessica Huras

The Big Quit
Strategy Magazine
Justin Crann
Contributor: Jennifer Horn, content director, editor

The Magic of Mushrooms
The York University Magazine
Deirdre Kelly
Contributor: James Nixon, art director


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

Community Ties
Azure
Stefan Novakovic, Tura Cousins Wilson

Confronting the Very Real Threat of Inflation
ICD Director Journal
Barrie McKenna

Eyes on the Prize
Pivot, CPA Canada
John Lorinc
Contributor: Paul Ferriss, handling editor

La pharmacie communautaire de demain
Profession Santé
Mathieu Ste-Marie
Collaborateurs : Dino Peressini, directeur artistique; Christian Leduc, rédacteur en chef

Apprendre à vivre avec ses erreurs
Profession Santé
Geoffrey Dirat
Collaborateurs: Dino Peressini, directeur artistique; Christian Leduc, rédacteur en chef; Anne Hébert, rédactrice en chef adjointe; Sébastien Thibault, illustrateur

Flora Feminista: Women in the Plant World Are Breaking Ground
The York University Magazine
Alanna Mitchell
Contributors: Deirdre Kelly, assigning and handling editor; James Nixon, art director

Addressing anti-black racism
University Affairs
Tayo Bero


Best News Coverage / Meilleure couverture de l’actualité

The Next Course
Azure
Elizabeth Pagliacolo

Regulators to take steps against short selling
CIM Magazine
Kelsey Rolfe
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, editor-in-chief; Matthew Parizot, section editor

The Breaking Point
Pivot, CPA Canada
Lauren McKeon
Contributor: Emily Landau, handling editor

COVID-19, un an après — Tous ensemble
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy
Collaborateurs : Christian Leduc, rédacteur en chef; Dino Peressini, directeur artistique; Francis Vachon, photographe

Un Québec autosuffisant en santé
Profession Santé
Mathieu Ste-Marie
Collaborateurs : Christian Leduc, rédacteur en chef; Dino Peressini, directeur artistique; Anne Hébert, rédactrice en chef adjointe

Call the midwife, get on a waitlist
University Affairs
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Contributor: Léo Charbonneau, editor


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

Prevention in Practice: Improving preventive screening with Indigenous peoples
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Pascale Breault, Dr. Jessie Nault, Dr.  Michèle Audette, Sandro Échaquan, Jolianne Ottawa, Olga Szafran, Dr. Neil R. Bell,  Dr. James A. Dickinson, Dr. Roland Grad, Dr. Guylène Thériault, Dr. Harminder Singh, Earle Waugh

Moving Up and Moving On; Knowing the Fine Print
FORUM
Alison MacAlpine, Jamie Golombek, Debbie Pearl-Weinberg
Contributor: Deanne Gage, editor

Call to Action – Mark Carney at COP26
Pivot, CPA Canada
Heather Whyte, Tobin Lambie, Michael Massoud
Contributor: Douglas Dunlop, handling editor


Best Series of Articles / Meilleure série d’articles 

Third Rail Series: The toxic power dynamics of gaslighting in medicine, I’m a GP, How do we know what we know?
Canadian Family Physician
Sarah Fraser, Dr. Adam Sandell, Dr. Arundhati Dhara

Patient partnership series
CMAJ
Diana Duong, Abigail Cukier
Contributor: Lauren Vogel, editor

Take Two
Foodservice and Hospitality
Amy Bostock, Danielle Schalk

The Future of Cities; How we move; Where we work; The rise of biophilic design; Where we live; What we do;
Pivot, CPA Canada
Joe Berridge, Jason Kirby
Contributor: Dave Zarum, handling editor

The virtual health care pivot series
The Medical Post
Louise Leger, Abigail Cukier, Kylie Taggart
Contributor: Colin Leslie, handling editor

University Affairs covers EDI
University Affairs
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, Kelly Boutsalis, Julie Cafley
Contributor: Ian Munroe, editor


Best Photograph / Meilleure photographie

Peace of Heart
Canadian Family Physician
Cyrus McEachern
Contributor: Eva Markvoort

Unplugged
Pivot, CPA Canada
Rodolphe Beaulieu
Contributor: Daniel Neuhaus, director of photography

Getting Covid’s Number
Queen’s Alumni Review
Jennifer Roberts

The Big Shift
The York University Magazine
Chris Robinson
Contributors: James Nixon, art director; Deirdre Kelly, editor

Portrait of Prof. Mark V. Campbell
University of Toronto Magazine
Wade Hudson
Contributors: Della Rollins, photo editor; Vanessa Wyse, art director

Portrait of Prof. Keisuke Fukuda
University of Toronto Magazine
Kate Dockeray
Contributors: Della Rollins, photo editor; Vanessa Wyse, art director


Best Illustration / Meilleure illustration

The Brain Drain
Precedent Magazine
Andrew B. Myers
Contributors: Brian Morgan, art director; Rachel Wine, art director

Therapy goes digital
University Affairs
Alain Pilon
Contributors: Underline Studio; Judith Lacerte, senior designer

Seeds of Bravery
University of Toronto Magazine
Grace J. Kim
Contributor: Vanessa Wyse, art director


Awards Presented to the Magazine / Catégories Éditoriales

Best Editorial / Meilleur éditorial

One Year Later
Advisor’s Edge
Melissa Shin, editorial director

Editorial: Climate change is a health issue
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Sarah Fraser, editorial fellow

Le temps qu’il faut
Esquisses
Pierre Corriveau, architecte, président de l’Ordre des architectes du Québec

Accounting for the Natural World
Pivot, CPA Canada
Gord Beal


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

Un laboratoire secret tiré de l’oubli
Affaires universitaires
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte
Collaborateur : Pascale Castonguay, rédactrice/réviseure francophone

The Future of Cities
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

The Brain Drain
Precedent Magazine
Brian Morgan, Rachel Wine

Five on the Rise
Queen’s Alumni Review
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Ty Burke, writer; May Truong, photographer

Threads of History
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton
Contributors: Jessica Bushey, photographer; Jana Chytilova, photographer; Patrick Langston, writer

Beneath the surface
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Weaving Indigenous and western knowledge
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte


Best Cover / Meilleure page couverture

Stage Fright
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa, art director

Follow the Money
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa, art director 
International Contributor: Noma Bar, illustration

Things We’ve Learned
Ryerson University Magazine
Studio Wyse, art direction; Lucinda Wallace, designer; Ty Dale, illustrator; Colleen Mellor, editor

November-December 2021
University Affairs
Underline Studio; Judith Lacerte, senior designer

The Miracle of Insulin, Autumn 2021
University of Toronto Magazine
Scott Anderson, Andrea Ucini, Vanessa Wyse

Spring/Summer 2021
Wood Design & Building
Sharon MacIntosh, art director; Popi Bowman, editor


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

Fall 2021
Queen’s Alumni Review
Wendy Treverton

Spring 2021
Queen’s Alumni Review
Studio Wyse

November-December 2021
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Autumn 2021 issue
University of Toronto Magazine
Vanessa Wyse


Best Issue / Meilleure numéro

March/April 2021 issue
Azure
Contributors: Kendra Jackson, Stefan Novakovic, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Evan Pavka, Danny Sinopoli

Automne 2021 — Perspectives autochtones
Esquisses
Collaborateurs : Jean-Nicolas Bouchard, membre du comité de rédaction; Chantal Grisé, membre du comité de rédaction; Joanne Parent, membre du comité de rédaction; Ange Sauvage, membre du comité de rédaction; Christine Lanthier, éditrice; Anne-Hélène Dupont (37e AVENUE), rédactrice en chef; Jessica Dostie (37e AVENUE), rédactrice en chef adjointe; Steve Proulx (37e AVENUE), conseiller à la rédaction; Maya Cousineau Mollen, collaboratrice et conseillère, Premières Nations et Inuit; Christine Dufresne, réviseure; Stéphanie Lessard (37e AVENUE), correctrice d’épreuves; Amélie Beaulieu (Kokonut design), conceptrice graphique; Cathy Beauséjour, collaboratrice; Nahka Bertrand, collaboratrice; Mario Cloutier, collaborateur; Maude Hallé Saint-Cyr, collaboratrice; Me Cassandra Iorio, collaboratrice; Sylvie Lemieux, collaboratrice; Valérie Levée, collaboratrice; Me Samuel Massicotte, collaborateur; Marie-Eve Schaffer, collaboratrice; Fabienne Théoret Jerome, illustratrice; Jean-François Venne, collaborateur

Judgment Day
ICD Director Journal
Contributors: Simon Avery, Matthew Fortier, Heather Wilson, Prasanthi Vasanthakumar

Call to Action
Pivot, CPA Canada
Contributors: Pivot and CPA Canada Team

Spring 2021
Queen’s Alumni Review
Contributors: Studio Wyse; Alex Beshara, Ruth Dunley, Wendy Treverton, Queen’s Alumni Review editorial team

The How-To Issue
The Medical Post
Contributors: Colin Leslie, editor-in-chief; Abigail Cukier, writer; Louise Leger, writer; Kylie Taggart, writer; Nancy Peterman, creative director; Josephine Woertman, art director

Cannabis
The Spark: Business & Innovation Magazine
Contributors: Kristina Svana, publisher; Lisa van de Geyn, content director & editorial consultant; Melanie Marler, creative director; Sunday Lek, senior designer; Melissa Nowakowski, senior writer; Kailee Somers, writer; Martha Beach, researcher

Summer 2021 — The Big Shift
The York University Magazine
Contributors: Deirdre Kelly, editor; James Nixon, art director

November-December 2021
University Affairs
Contributors: Ian Munroe, editor; Tara Siebarth, web editor; Pascale Castonguay, French writer/reviser; Judith Lacerte, senior designer; Underline Studio

Autumn 2021 issue
University of Toronto Magazine
Contributors: Scott Anderson, Franziska Barczyck, Cole Burston, Don Campbell, Jorian Charlton, Sally Choi, Matthew DiMera, Liz Do, Kate Dockeray, Megan Easton, Rebecca Gao, Remi Geoffroi, Meric Gertler, Johnny Guatto, Nick Iwanyshyn, Marcia Kaye, Jenna King, Patricia Lonergan, Nickita Longman, Cynthia Macdonald, Gilbert Ndikubwayezu, Sam Pierre, Cody Punter, Ali Raza, Enzo Rodriguez, Della Rollins, David Sparshott, Alice Taylor, Andrea Ucini, Vanessa Wyse, Andrea Yu


Best Magazine / Meilleur magazine

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

Pivot, CPA Canada

Attractive, interesting, and expertly designed, Pivot excels in captivating its audience from cover to cover.

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The Medical Post

Simple, yet well-designed, The Medical Post stands out with its engaging content and human-focused, no-nonsense approach to practice management.

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Queen’s Alumni Review

There is much to admire and imitate in Queen’s Alumni Review. The well-written articles complement its design, which shines on its own while contributing to an easy and engaging reading experience.

NMA: B2B Jury

This is Pivot’s fourth consecutive nomination for Best Magazine. The Medical Post was previously a finalist in this category at the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B in 2019. This is the first-ever Best Magazine nod for Queen’s Alumni Review.


B2B Leadership Award & Best Publisher

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to once again postpone awarding these prizes. All applications for these awards from 2020 and 2021 will be kept on file for consideration, and we look forward to celebrating the winners at next year’s awards.

Credit Changes & Additions

To request any changes, corrections, or additions, please send details to staff@magazine-awards.com with “NMA: B2B Credit Change” in the subject line. The deadline for credit changes and additions is May 6. 

Acknowledgements 

The NMAF gratefully acknowledges its government funders: the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Creates. Special thanks also to Hannah Browne and the team at Studio 141 for providing all the original visual elements of this year’s awards, and to Vesselin Stroumsky for developing the Foundation’s online submissions and judging platforms. 

B2B Leadership Award—Final Call for Nominations!

Our thanks to everyone who entered the 3rd annual National Magazine Awards: B2B! We’ll be announcing finalists this spring, but until then, consider nominating a colleague for the B2B Leadership Award!

This prestigious designation is a recognition of outstanding career achievement, contributions to the industry, and overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B media industry. Anyone working in the B2B publishing industry is eligible: journalists, writers, creators, editors, publishers, art directors, circulation experts, marketing managers, sales and promotion professionals, and production managers. The 2020 winner was Karen Lorimer—read up on her incredible, 40-year career in Canadian media and publishing.  

Here’s what to include in the nomination package: 

  • A cover letter indicating the candidate’s name, title, and a summary of their career achievements, including links to or examples of their work.
  • At least two supporting letters from other individuals. 

Email the entire nomination package as a single PDF file (10 pages max.) to staff@magazine-awards.com by March 2, 2021 and pay the $25 entry fee by e-transfer or PayPal. 

March 2, 2021 is also the deadline for the NMA’s Outstanding Achievement award and the DPA’s special awards, the Digital Publishing Leadership Award and the Emerging Excellence Award

Nominees will be announced this spring, over on Twitter

Call for Entries for the 3rd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B

Submissions for the 3rd annual National Magazine Awards: B2B are now open! This year, we’re celebrating and recognizing the best business-to-business publishing across 18 categories, with Gold winners in individual categories receiving a $500 cash prize.

New for 2021, there are seven additional categories that are part of a cross-programming initiative. The National Media Awards Foundation encourages NMA: B2B participants, alongside National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards participants to submit to their work to the following categories:

  • Best Virtual Event
  • Best Editorial Newsletter
  • Best Podcast: News and Politics
  • Best Podcast: Arts and Culture
  • Best Online Video: Short
  • Best Online Video: Feature
  • Best Online Video: Mini Doc

How to Submit

  1. Review the Categories and Rules
  2. Register online at https://submissions.nmab2b.com/submit
  3. Enter the details of each submission, following our submission requirements
  4. Pay the required entry fees

Please note that, in response to the challenges of this COVID-19 era, no hard copies are required this year. All entry materials can be uploaded to our online portal.

Deadlines

To save on fees, get your entries in by the early bird deadline of January 15, 2021. The final deadline for submissions is January 25, 2021 at midnight EST.

Need help?

If you’ve got questions about the program or the submissions process, we’ve got answers. Drop us a line at staff@magazine-awards.com or direct message us on Twitter.

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Categories Announced for the 3rd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B

National Magazine Awards: B2B Category Lineup for 2021.

We’re pleased to announce the lineup of categories for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B! Our program for 2021 features 18 categories, including the B2B Leadership Award, plus additional categories that are part of a new, cross-programming initiative.

Here’s the full lineup:

  1. Best Column or Regularly Featured Department
  2. Best Profile of a Company
  3. Best Profile of a Person
  4. Best Feature Article: Trade
  5. Best Feature Article: Professional
  6. Best News Coverage
  7. Best How-To Article or Series of Articles
  8. Best Series of Articles
  9. Best Photograph
  10. Best Illustration
  11. Best Editorial
  12. Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread
  13. Best Cover
  14. Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue
  15. Best Issue
  16. Best Publisher
  17. Best Magazine
  18. B2B Leadership Award

Additional Categories

New for 2021, we encourage National Magazine Awards: B2B participants to submit their work to the following categories, which will compete among those submitted to the Digital Publishing Awards and the National Magazine Awards programs. For this cross-programming initiative, all entries will be evaluated by a single panel of judges, and winners will be announced across all three programs. For more information, please see our rules.

  • Best Editorial Newsletter
  • Best Virtual Event
  • Best Podcast: News and Politics
  • Best Podcast: Arts and Culture
  • Best Online Video: Short
  • Best Online Video: Feature
  • Best Online Video: Mini-Doc

We will present the winners of the 3rd National Magazine Awards: B2B in the spring of 2021. If you’re interested in submitting to the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B, please note that the call for entries opens on December 22, 2020 and closes on January 25, 2021. To save on fees, get your entries in by the early bird deadline of January 15, 2021.

Nominees Announced for 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B

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The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to announce the nominees of the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B.

In its second year, our dedicated roster of 58 judges rigorously assessed hundreds of entries from 64 B2B publications in 19 categories. These 82 outstanding finalists emerged, made possible by the B2B industry experts who generously volunteered their time and expertise.

See the complete list of nominees here.

KAREN LORIMER NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 B2B LEADERSHIP AWARD

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The National Media Awards Foundation proudly congratulates Karen Lorimer, winner of the 2020 B2B Leadership Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding career achievement, contributions to the field, and overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B media industry. Learn more about Karen’s impressive and illustrious career here.

There’s no shortage of praise for Lorimer’s leadership and contributions to the B2B media industry: “Karen always stood out as a leading voice for the industry,” says Alison Janzen, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Torkin Manes LLP. “Not just a leader of people, she also took a leading role in shaping the Canadian legal magazine industry.”

In recognition of Lorimer’s 40 plus years of experience in the field of Canadian media and publishing, her commitment as a mentor, and her incredible leadership qualities, the National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to recognize Lorimer with our most prestigious individual award, the B2B Leadership Award. Congratulations, Karen!

TOP NOMINEES

Pivot, CPA Canada leads with an impressive 18 nominations across various categories this year. Tied for second are University Affairs and Professionally Speaking, who each earned seven nominations. Precedent, Profession Santé, Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine and Canadian Architect tied for third place with four nominations respectively.

INDIVIDUAL NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hi, I’m Mike” from Pivot, CPA Canada leads with three nominations: Best Cover, Best Issue and Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread
  • Meet Michael” from Pivot, CPA Canada received two nominations: Best Photograph and Best Profile of a Person
  • Auditing in the Drone Age” Pivot, CPA Canada was also twice nominated, in Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue and Best Cover
  • Receiving two nominations in the notable categories of Best Cover and Best Issue is Bombardier Experience Magazine’s “Spring/Summer 2019” issue
  • The “November 2019” issue from University Affairs also received two nominations: Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue and Best Issue
  • The Precedent Innovation Awards” published in Precedent, is nominated for Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread and Best Illustration
  • The King of Chefs” published in Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine received two nominations: Best Photograph and Best Profile of a Person
  • Professionally Speaking’s “December 2019” issue received nominations for Best Issue and Best Photograph

BEST MAGAZINE & BEST PUBLISHER 

There are three nominees for the prestigious Best Magazine award: EsquissesPivot, CPA Canada and University Affairs.

Pivot, CPA Canada won Best Magazine in 2019 and University Affairs earns its second straight nod in this category.

Canadian Architect, published by IQ Business Media has been selected to win Best Publisher.

See the complete list of categories and nominees here.

Top B2B magazine nominees:

MagazineNominations 
Pivot, CPA Canada18
University Affairs7
Professionally Speaking7
Profession Santé4
Precedent4
Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine4
Canadian Architect4
The Medical Post3
Esquisses3
CMAJ3
Bombardier Experience Magazine3
Azure3
Advisor’s Edge3

CREDIT CHANGES: If you would like to make any credit changes, please send details to staff@magazine-awards.com before Monday, May 4, 2020.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of: Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Creates. We are also thankful for the support of CCR Solutions, Cision and Magazines Canada.

A special thanks to Studio 141 for creating this year’s visual elements.
This year’s NMA: B2B judges volunteered their time and industry knowledge, reading and evaluating hundreds of entries; our sincerest thanks!

Last Call for Entries

Final Call Reminder - National Magazine Awards: B2B

January 17th is your very last opportunity to take part in the second annual National Magazine Awards: B2B! Through 19 distinct categories, the program recognizes the best of Canada’s B2B publishing industry, rewarding individual creators with a $500 cash prize.

The submission process is easy: simply visit our online portal, enter the details of your submission(s), and pay the fee. 

If you have questions along the way, email us at staff@magazine-awards.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (we’re @NMA_B2B), where we’ll be announcing the nominees this spring. 

Lastly, though the final call for entries is January 17th, you may nominate someone for the B2B Leadership Award up until March 2, 2020

Call for Entries for the 2nd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B

National Magazine Awards: B2B call for entries.

Canadian B2B publications and creators: submissions are now open for the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B! The 2020 awards feature 19 categories, with Gold winners in individual categories, receiving a $500 cash prize.

Submissions are open until January 17th, 2020. To take advantage of early bird pricing, get your entries in by December 31st, 2019.

How to Submit

  1. Review the Categories and Rules
  2. Register online at submissions.nmab2b.com
  3. Enter the details of each submission
  4. Upload a PDF of each submission and a JPG of the front page
  5. Pay the required entry fees
  6. Courier hard copies (if required)

Deadlines

December 31: Early Bird Deadline
January 17: Final Deadline
January 24: Final deadline for receipt of hard copy submissions

Need Help?

If you’ve got questions about the program or the submissions process, we’ve got answers. Drop us a line at staff@magazine-awards.com or send us a direct message over Twitter (we’re @NMA_B2B). 

Ready to enter?

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The NMAF Announces the 2020 NMA: B2B Categories

National Magazine Awards: B2B Category Lineup for 2020.

We’re excited to reveal the 19 categories that make up the 2020 NMA: B2B program. The lineup honours top-notch Canadian B2B content, recognizing everything from the publisher whose brand best delivers on their editorial mandate, to the best illustration that accompanies a B2B article. Here’s the list:

  1. Best Column or Regularly Featured Department
  2. Best Profile of a Company
  3. Best Profile of a Person
  4. Best Feature Article: Trade
  5. Best Feature Article: Professional
  6. Best News Coverage 
  7. Best How-to Article or Series of Articles
  8. Best Series of Articles
  9. Best Photograph
  10. Best Illustration
  11. Best Editorial
  12. Best Newsletter
  13. Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread
  14. Best Cover
  15. Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue
  16. Best Issue
  17. Best Publisher
  18. Best Magazine
  19. B2B Leadership Award

Awards presented to the creator (1-10) come with a $500 cash prize. All award winners will be presented at the NMA: B2B awards ceremony, in the spring of 2020. 

The call for entries opens on December 3, 2019 and closes January 17, 2020. If this is your first year entering, the Rules & Eligibility and Submission Requirements pages of our website provide a great primer! 

Call for Judges

National Magazine Awards: B2B Call for Judges.

Want to judge for the NMA: B2B program? Read up on How to be a Juror, and then send an email to staff@magazine-awards.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

October 2019

Email us to volunteer!

As the 2020 awards season gears up, the NMAF is now welcoming applications for judges for the  National Magazine Awards: B2B, the National Magazine Awards, and the Digital Publishing Awards.

Ideal candidates should fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  • Internationally renowned journalist, editor, designer or other expert with an interest in supporting the NMAF fulfill its mission;
  • Editor, art director, publisher, web editor or other staff member (past or present) of a Canadian magazine, whether or not your publication participates in the National Magazine Awards, Digital Publishing Awards, or National Magazine Awards: B2B;
  • Freelance or staff writer, illustrator, photographer or digital creator, where a significant portion of your work is in Canadian publications (especially if you have been nominated for or won a National Magazine Award, Digital Publishing Award, or National Magazine Award: B2B yourself);
  • Journalist (print, broadcast, digital) with expertise in a particular field represented by one or more NMA, DPA, or NMA: B2B categories (such as photojournalism, service, arts & culture, fiction, poetry, etc);
  • Academic or industry leader with expertise in a particular field;
  • Professionals and leaders from related cultural sectors, including the visual arts (film and television), the literary arts (book writing & publishing) and the performing arts (theatre, music);
  • Bilingual: Not all of our judges need be bilingual, but all awards juries will have at least one bilingual member.

We welcome applications from individuals who bring different industry perspectives – from recognized leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We also aim for the judging panels to reflect our country’s diverse Indigenous, cultural, and regional communities.

Judging will take place during February and March 2020. For more information, or to nominate a peer to the jury, contact us at staff@magazine-awards.com.