2022 National Magazine Awards: B2B Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to introduce the 2022 National Magazine Awards: B2B jury. This group of 50 judges volunteered their time and expertise to collaboratively evaluate hundreds of pieces of editorial content published in Canadian B2B magazines. From everyone at the NMAF and all who submitted entries this year, thank you!

David Agnew

David Agnew is a former senior editor at Azure. He now serves as copy editor for a diverse group of Canadian magazines, including several past National Magazine Award winners.

Ed Bajek

Edward “Ed” Bajek began working in the publishing industry in 1984. Ed has worked domestically and internationally in sales, distribution, circulation, marketing, merchandising and logistics for books and magazines. Ed has worked with some of the largest publishers, wholesalers, and disturbers in the world, and helped launch titles from B2B to consumer blockbusters on the newsstand.

Photo Credit: Justine Latour

Karine Bénézet

Fascinée par les relations humaines et l’impact des mots, Karine Bénézet est journaliste pour le magazine L’Itinéraire et responsable de formation, depuis 2016. Cette combinaison avait tout pour plaire à celle qui œuvrait, en France, dans le milieu de l’inclusion sociale par l’information. Installée à Montréal depuis 8 ans, elle superposera à son parcours professionnel une atypique reprise d’études universitaires en communication, puis cherchera tout naturellement à articuler ses valeurs et sa passion autour d’un journalisme qui place l’humain au cœur de ses publications.

Lise Boullard

Lise Boullard is a passionate lifestyle editor and writer with over a decade of experience. After completing a master’s degree in publishing from Simon Fraser University, Lise’s French roots drew her east where she served as associate editor of Reader’s Digest in Montreal. Back in Vancouver, Lise joined Glacier Media, where she spent three years living the good life—and writing about it—as managing editor of Vita and Vancouver Living magazines. Lise now works at the forefront of Canada’s digital publishing industry, crafting copy that appeals to both humans (and algorithms) as the owner of Joie Digital Marketing. She also shares her lifestyle musings on her blog, The Editor’s Diary at theeditorsdiary.com.

Joyce Byrne

Joyce Byrne is an award-winning veteran of the Canadian magazine industry. She has led publishing, editorial, creative, marketing and sales teams and boards in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary, and has worked on nearly every type of magazine, from arts and literary to light industrial, with consumer, business, health and cannabis in between. Joyce is the recipient of the National Media Awards Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement award, and is past president of Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. She is AMPA’s curriculum consultant and the host of this year’s AMPA Webinar Series. Joyce lives in Toronto and her personal brand is I Love Magazines. 

Melissa Campeau

Melissa Campeau is a senior communications professional and an award-winning writer and editor who’s worked in the fields of travel, advertising, entertainment, education, HR and finance. Her work has appeared in a range of publications including ProfitHR Professional, Professionally Speaking and Financial Post. During her three years as Senior Editor with Professionally Speaking magazine, the publication won two gold and seven silver NMA B2B awards.

Fredrik Carlberg

Fredrik Carlberg is a visual thinker, with an interest in the form & function and sustainable practices of all systems and products. He is an active and responsible consumer, applying principles of sustainability wherever possible. Fredrik has a great appreciation for simple elegant, evocative design work in any industry and appreciates the opportunity to guide the strategy and development of any project from brand identities, packaging, editorial projects to websites and new media. Fredrik served as a faculty advisor/educator at York University/Sheridan College design programs. His current clients include B2B sectors in hospitality, food service, grocery, meetings & incentive travel, financial services, recruitment, plumbing & HVAC/R.

His specialties include creative direction, brand identity and logo design, content management, graphic design, editorial design, web design and usability, illustration, photography, art direction, communication strategy and sustainability.

Peter Carter

Peter Carter is a Toronto-based writer, editor, and one-time magazine owner and publisher with 35 years of experience in Canadian magazines. The winner of a Michener Award for Public Service Journalism, Peter is currently Analysis Editor at The Lawyers’s Daily. When he’s not editing or penning his award-winning blog Pete’s Blog&Grille, Carter is either playing his accordion or riding his motorbike.

Gail Cohen

Gail Cohen is one of Canada’s most respected legal journalists. She is currently the Canadian Correspondent for American Lawyer Media as well as an editor with the New York-based professional team at Reuters. She was previously the editor in chief of Canadian Lawyer, Law Times and InHouse magazines and related digital products. Gail has extensive freelance editing and writing experience and has provided strategic communications advice, editing and writing services to a number of Canadian-based non-profit organizations. She is also an awesome gardener, mushroom hunter, chef and quilter.

Justin Dallaire

Justin Dallaire is an associate editor at MoneySense, a personal finance digital magazine. A graduate of the master’s program at the School of Journalism, he previously served as associate editor at Strategy magazine. Dallaire was nominated for Best New Magazine Writer at the 2018 National Magazine Awards and for Feature Writing at the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B. Last year, he won a Gold medal in Best Feature Article: Trade for the piece, “Who is the post-pandemic consumer?”

Tara Deschamps

Tara Deschamps is a Toronto-based business journalist with The Canadian Press covering tech, cannabis and real estate. She’s previously worked at the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, wrote a weekly real estate series for The New York Times, and freelanced for The Guardian, Star Metro News and Maclean’s.

Diana Duong

Diana Duong is the news reporter at CMAJ. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including Chatelaine, Maclean’s and Best Health.

Jacinthe Dupuis

Jacinthe Dupuis is a former Senior Editor for Air Canada enRoute. She is currently completing a Master’s in organizational communications where she studies how entrepreneurship trajectories are constituted through a communicational perspective. 

Daniel Fish

Daniel Fish is the senior editor at Precedent Magazine. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program and has a master’s in English from the University of Guelph. Daniel won Gold at the National Magazine Awards for his profile of Michael Bryant.

Gabrielle Giroday

Gabrielle (Gabe) Giroday is the media relations lead for the Temerty Facuty of Medicine at University of Toronto and editor of U of T Med Magazine. Before joining U of T in 2019, she worked as a newspaper editor and reporter, and as a provincial government spokeswoman. She was a judge for the National Newspaper Awards in 2021.

Nuria Gonzalez

Born and raised in Mexico City, Nuria Gonzalez has more than 20 years of experience in the editorial, advertising, and digital media sectors.

Nuria moved to Canada in 2003, working as the art director for Fuse and Mix magazines. Currently, she works as the art director for Benefits Canada magazine. Additionally, she oversees Benefits Canada‘s website user experience, branding strategy and supervising consistency throughout all digital platforms, including digital marketing, and e-newsletters. Previously, Nuria was the design manager at Lord Cultural Resources, where she coordinated the firm’s publications, branding and marketing initiatives for their six offices worldwide.

Nuria holds a BA in graphic communications and a master’s degree in digital media from Ryerson University.

Mara Gulens

Mara Gulens is a writer and editor whose stories have appeared in publications such as Cairo Today, The Medical Post and The Globe and Mail. She’s been editor of two Microsoft web portals, the Canada Computes family of publications and the award-winning CMA magazine. Mara’s work on CPA Canada’s dynamic e-newsletter was recognized by Association Media & Publishing and the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. Mara lives and works in Toronto.

Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris is a seasoned business writer and B2B content specialist. On the publishing side, her work has appeared in Marketing, Canadian Grocer, Foodservice & Hospitality, Hotelier, Canadian Business, and Communication Arts. Rebecca has won four Canadian Business Media Awards (formerly KRW awards) and has been nominated for 16 awards.

Andy Holloway

Andy Holloway is an editor/writer who has worked for a variety of publications in a variety of positions over the past 30+ years. He’s currently editor of Financial Post magazine, senior features editor of the Financial Post, editor of the weekly FP Investor newsletter and a contributing editor to the National Post.

Brenda Johnstone

Brenda Johnstone brings more than 30 years of trade magazine publishing experience. She launched Convenience & Carwash Canada fourteen years ago and the Women in Carwash conference two-and-a-half years ago. Brenda’s wide range of experience includes national and regional trade magazines, national and regional Tradeshow organizing, corporate event planning, golf tournament organization and more.

Joelle Kidd

Joelle Kidd is a writer and editor living in Toronto. She has worked as the editor of Ciao! Magazine and WHERE Winnipeg magazine, and as a staff writer for the Anglican Journal / Epiphanies Magazine. She is currently the editor of Franchise Canada magazine.

Emma Jarratt

Emma Jarratt is an investigative journalist in Toronto. She holds a Master of Journalism from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University. Emma is the Managing Editor of Electric Autonomy Canada where she oversees the editorial body of content for the outlet and often, herself, reports on industry news. Emma is an accredited member of The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ). Emma was previously an associate producer for W5 and freelanced for CTV, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Barents Observer and VICE in print and broadcast. She has reported from eight countries and lived abroad in Switzerland, the U.K. and Norway.

Louise Leger

Award-winning journalist, accomplished storyteller, avid fan of alliteration. Born and raised in Montreal, Louise studied English Literature at Bishop’s University, and then launched her career at the Sherbrooke Record, covering everything from sidewalk safety to sovereigntists and celebs. After dabbling in Vancouver life and press junkets to L.A., she put down roots in Toronto. 

What followed was a blur of entertainment / business / medical journalism, with a few stints editing on national news desks. She then made a semi-pivot to media relations and corporate communications. Today, Louise is a medical / lifestyle / business writer, marketing and social media copywriter and communications consultant. Her company is Catbird Communications.

Colin Leslie

Colin Leslie is a journalist in Toronto who has worked at The Medical Post for 25 years including the last 13 as editor-in-chief. He’s won gold and silver National Magazine Awards: B2B and before that a number of Kenneth R. Wilson Awards. He’s supervised editorial teams of different sizes over the years.

Wenting Li

Wenting Li is a Toronto/ Tkaronto-based illustrator, painter and muralist. Wenting has done work for The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, The New York Times, and Polaris Music Prize; her most recent public mural project is The Hope in Chinatown.

Matthew Liteplo

Matthew Liteplo is a commercial photographer based in Ottawa. Over the past decade, Matthew has worked with a variety of commercial, corporate and editorial clients throughout Canada to produce a people-focused body of work. Matthew believes that creating a thoughtful connection is the best way to make a creative project successful for the client.

Andrew Macklin

Andrew Macklin is an external communications specialist for WSP in Canada. Prior to joining WSP, Macklin was the editorial director of Toronto’s Actual Media, responsible for the company’s content development and execution for its water, environment and infrastructure brands. A jack-of-all-trades media and communications professional with nearly two decades of experience creating print, audio, and video content, his extensive portfolio also includes senior roles in municipal, provincial and federal election campaigns, as well as holding multiple leadership positions within local and provincial not-for-profit organizations. Macklin is a regular voice on the national and international conference circuit, speaking on issues such as water industry innovation, asset management, and industry investment opportunities. He is a regular contributor to provincial and national media outlets on public sector infrastructure issues, including appearances on CBC: The National, CTV’s Power Play, and CBC Power and Politics.

Gil Martínez

Gil Martínez has more than two decades of design experience and has worked for publishers throughout North America. He has been a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers since 2004, where he has reviewed portfolios for junior designers and prospective members, and participated in its Education and Ethics committees. He has received accolades from the HOW International Design Awards, the SoGood Design Awards, the Canadian Business Media Awards and others. In addition to his work as art director for Newcom Media Inc.’s Financial Group, Gil writes about branding and design for the financial industry, has written a book about calligraphy and typography, and teaches editorial design at Centennial College.

Hélène Matteau

D’abord enseignante, puis réviseure et journaliste, Hélène Matteau a aussi travaillé pendant 20 ans à la direction de magazines grand public.

Mya McNulty

Mya McNulty is an award-winning art director, specializing in custom content creation, editorial creative direction and design. With more than 15 years of experience, she helps brands tell stories that are meaningful and engaging. Over the years, she has created content for a wide range of clients, including Porter, CAA, Sobeys, Acura and Aeroplan.

Anna Minzhulina

Anna Minzhulina is a multi-award-winning Art Director and artist who has had a career spanning close to two decades in print and digital design. 

Her visionary magazine covers have been highly regarded by such industry legends as George Lois, Chip Kidd and David Drummond for their ingenuity. Minzhulina’s acclaimed graphic design and creative direction can be found in publications ranging from Maisonneuve magazine and Maclean’s magazine to Experience magazine. 

She has been on the Board of Directors for the NMA Foundation since 2018. That same year, Minzhulina was granted a Fellowship Award for her ongoing graduate studies work at Concordia University. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters Degree in Computation Arts at Concordia University and her research focus centers on magazine design and the use of traditional and artistic processes in print media. Minzhulina is also a trained artist who explores human nature through canvas and multimedia. Her first exhibit is scheduled for Spring 2023.

Dean Mitchell

A career-long advocate of illustration, Dean Mitchell has worked with many of the best and brightest illustrators in the publication world.

After more than 20 years art directing and designing some of Canada’s best-known magazines, he founded Fresh Art & Design in 2007, with his life and business partner, Susan Mitchell.

He has been invited to speak on the topics of magazine design and illustration by, the RGD, CMPA (MAGS U), OCADU, and Sheridan College’s Illustration Symposium. Served as a jury member on the Applied Arts Awards, and twice now, on both the National Magazine Awards, and the NMA B2B Awards (formerly the KRW’s).

A proud Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River, his firm takes special interest in branding and design for Indigenous organizations and companies wishing to communicate with Indigenous peoples. Clients include many Indigenous NPOs, major banks, universities, museums, corporations, and numerous federal and provincial government agencies.

Stephanie C. Mitchell

Stephanie C. Mitchell works with lawyers, judges, and senior executives across Canada to help them learn to communicate more clearly and persuasively. She has both a law degree and a first-class honours degree in journalism. She is based in Montréal and regularly beams herself around the world to lead workshops about clear writing and effective public speaking. Stephanie has years of experience choosing the best words as a news reporter and senior producer for CBC Radio in Vancouver, Victoria, and Edmonton. She has also worked in government communications and law school administration.

Candice Pinault Novak

Candice Pinault Novak has been leading editorial teams and editing magazines for the past 10 years—specializing in helping higher education institutions communicate strategically and engage their communities through innovative, award-winning print and digital magazines.

Luc Rinaldi

Luc Rinaldi is a senior editor at Toronto Life. His writing has appeared in Maclean’s, Canadian Business, The Walrus and Reader’s Digest.

Alec Scott

Alec Scott is a Canadian writer based in Oakland. His work has appeared in Toronto Life, Report on Business, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco magazine, the Guardian, and he has taught writing at Stanford. His first novel, Until It Shimmers, comes out next year. He has been nominated for 13 National Magazine Awards.

Katie Sehl

Katie Sehl is a writer and editor based in Montréal. Her writing and photography have appeared in Air Canada’s enRoute, CNN, Fortune, Maisonneuve, and VICE. She was previously editor-in-chief of APEX Experience magazine.

Jo Shackleton

Jo Shackleton has been in the design industry since graduating from St Martins College, London with a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design in 1992. She has worked for many of the larger agencies in London, Madrid and San Francisco. She received a D&AD Award for creative excellence for her work on the Siemens investor handbook. Jo founded Eighth Day Design in April 2002.

Amanda Silliker

Amanda Silliker is the editor of PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News) and Professional Distributor magazines, a part of the Vehicle Repair Group at Endeavor Business Media. She was thrilled to take on this position in April 2021 and marry her personal love of the automotive industry with her professional B2B magazine experience. 

Amanda has been editing B2B publications for 12 years. She was the editor of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, a B2B trade publication for safety professionals, and the project manager for Canada’s Safest Employers Awards at Thomson Reuters in Toronto before joining Endeavor. She previously held editor roles at Canadian HR Reporter and Canadian Family in Toronto, and Dance Magazine in New York City. She has a Bachelor of Journalism, Highest Honours, from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Amanda is an award-winning journalist. In 2020, she was the gold winner in the Best Feature Article: Trade category at the National Magazine Awards: B2B for her article about health and safety for recent immigrants. The same article was placed in the Top 25 Feature Articles list from the international 2020 Tabbie Awards. Amanda regularly conducts speaking engagements and hosts panel discussions at conferences across North America. 

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and 2-year-old daughter, Amanda is honoured to be a member of the National Magazine Awards: B2B judging panel.

Michael Sinanan

Michael is principal at Brainmetal Design. His experience has incorporated publishing, corporate communications, creative design, branding solutions and the fine arts, adding photography and industrial design to his extensive portfolio. With a love for the visual world and a near obsession with how design unites, Brainmetal has become a portal for clients to access his knowledge of business strategies, market intelligence, out-of-the-box creativity and detailed brand delivery. Working from the west to east coast, Brainmetal has explored the varied world of design incorporating international influence to create comprehensive and informed projects.

Andrew Snook

Andrew Snook is a professional writer and editor based in Mississauga, Ontario. Snook has written for more than 50 business-to-business magazines, regional and national newspapers and online publications. His articles have recently earned him two National Magazine Awards: B2B (Honourable Mentions in 2019 and 2020) and an international Tabbie Award (2020 — Top 25 B2B Magazine Articles from English Language Publications around the world, #20). Snook also won a bronze medal at the 2021 Independent Publishers Book Awards for Best Regional Fiction (Canada-West) for his second novel, Remy’s Dilemma: Special Delivery.

Neil Sutton

As the editor of Canadian Security, SP&T News and Sécurité Québec, Neil Sutton manages the content strategy for Annex Business Media’s Security group, including print and digital magazines, websites, events, award programs, and social media presence. Neil has worked with Annex for almost 15 years. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Canadian technology/business publication ITBusiness.ca. Neil is an active member of the security industry, volunteering for the Canadian Security Lifesaver Association as a board member and the Canadian Security Association on its Monitoring Station Symposium organizing committee.

John Tenpenny

John Tenpenny is an award-winning editor, writer and content creator, with more than 25 years of experience in delivering high-quality editorial content and special publishing projects. In his previous roles, he worked at the helm of a variety of trade publications, including ReNew Canada, Plumbing & HVAC, Canadian Shipper, Canadian Forest Industries, and Canadian Mortgage Professional.

Marine Thomas

Diplômée d’une maîtrise en Management de la culture et des médias de Sciences Po Paris, Marine Thomas est spécialisée dans la presse d’affaires. En 2011, elle pilote la refonte du magazine Premières en affaires, un bimestriel sur les grands enjeux économiques au féminin. Deux ans plus tard, elle participe à la création d’Inspiro, un magazine trimestriel destiné aux jeunes professionnels et entrepreneurs. Elle assure la supervision du contenu de ces deux publications jusqu’en 2015, puis devient rédactrice en chef de la revue Gestion de HEC Montréal. En décembre 2016, elle entre au journal Les Affaires à titre de directrice de contenu, Journal et Bulletin privilège avant d’en devenir la rédactrice en chef en juillet 2019. Engagée dans la communauté, Marine a été vice-présidente du conseil d’administration du Y des femmes, présidente-fondatrice du comité philanthropique Génération W et administratrice de Lire et faire lire.

Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson has been covering the Canadian manufacturing sector for nearly two decades. He is responsible for the day-to-day editorial direction of Canadian Metalworking magazine, providing a uniquely Canadian look at the world of metal manufacturing. An award-winning writer and graduate of the Sheridan College journalism program, he has published articles worldwide in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical, infrastructure, and entertainment.

Conan Tobias

Conan Tobias is the editor-in-chief, publisher, and founder of Taddle Creek magazine, and the executive director of the Doug Wright Awards.

Michael Tong

Based in Toronto, Michael is the art director at Group SJR, a global marketing and advertising agency. He has worked on multimedia projects for a variety of luxury and lifestyle clients including Fairmont, Birks, Lindt, Air Canada, Bombardier, Hudson’s Bay, Interac and Corby Spirit & Wine. A cross-platform creative, Michael brings his interests in food, travel, design, and culture to life through comprehensive art direction and graphic design.

Brianne Tulk

Brianne Tulk is a Toronto-based communications specialist with over 10 years of experience in healthcare, research, and higher education. She is passionate about storytelling and the role that communications plays as a key part of knowledge translation.

Tim Wilbur

Tim Wilbur is a licensed lawyer and current Editor-In-Chief of Key Media’s print and digital law publications including Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer, InHouse, and Law Times. He is a graduate of McMaster University with a degree in Philosophy & Human Rights and Juris Doctor Law degree from the University of Toronto. He has over 16 years of publishing experience, starting as the Focus Editor on The Lawyers Weekly publication at LexisNexis and managing legal editorial content for Thomson Reuters. His reporting covers all areas of law in Canada, and he also oversees content for Key Media’s legal events, including the Canadian Law Awards and Lexpert Rising Stars. He has appeared on panel discussions and has chaired and emceed leading events for the legal community in Canada.

We’ll be announcing the nominees for the 2022 National Magazine Awards: B2B very soon! Please make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details.

Judging Application

We welcome applications from people who bring different perspectives to the judging process—from established industry leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We are also committed to addressing systemic racism and structural biases in Canadian media by ensuring that our judging panels are reflective of Canada’s cultural diversity. Do you have any questions about the judging process? Email us at staff@magazine-awards.com!

Portez-vous candidat(e) dès maintenant

Nous encourageons les candidatures de personnes qui apportent une perspective différente au processus d’évaluation—des chefs de file de l’industrie aux talents émergents reconnus. Nous nous engageons également à lutter contre le racisme systémique et les préjugés structurels au sein des médias canadiens en garantissant que nos panels de juges reflètent la diversité culturelle du Canada. Avez-vous des questions sur le processus de jugement? Écrivez-nous à staff@magazine-awards.com!

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.


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.

Ready to Enter?

Click here to get started.

An Inside Look at the Creative Process with National Award Magazine Winners Studio 141


With the nominees announced for the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B, we are sharing a sneak peek into the creative development of this year’s program. We are grateful and honoured that the talented team at Studio 141 Inc. partnered with us to create the visuals that will help define our celebration of Canadian B2B magazines and creators.

We recently spoke with Dave Curcio, President and Creative Director at Studio 141 Inc., about the compelling artwork for the 2020 NMA: B2B Awards and the creative process behind delivering concepts that help bring messages and meaning to life.

NMAF: Studio 141 Inc. won two Silver National Magazine Awards in 2019. What did it mean to the team to receive those awards?

Dave Curcio: It’s always fantastic to get recognition for work our team has produced. At Studio 141 we take a collaborative approach to our projects and consider ourselves to be only one part of the equation to success. Our clients are the most knowledgeable when it comes to their brands so we take time to learn from them before we offer solutions. Whether it’s a photographer or illustrator we’d like to commission for a magazine or a new approach to a branding project, we involve our clients every step of the way.

As an outside agency, feeling like we’re part of a magazine team can be more difficult than for an internal art department, so we’re grateful to our clients who choose us as a part of their team. Satisfaction from receiving these awards is shared because the ownership of the work is shared; we work as a team and we share the rewards as a team.

NMAF: How does the team feel about now working with the National Media Awards Foundation?

DC: Our team was both flattered and excited to be asked to work with the NMAB2B to create their first brand identity since joining forces with the National Magazine Awards in 2019. Our team has been accumulating Kenneth R. Wilson Awards (KRWs) for nearly 25 years for our work on several publications. To be part of the evolution from the KRWs to the NMAB2Bs is being part of Canadian Publishing industry history. It’s a true honour.

2020 creative in use, concept designed by Studio 141 Inc.

NMAF: Can you tell us about the work Studio 141 is doing for this year’s awards?

DC: For the 2020 NMAB2Bs we wanted to take things back to basics. We created a look that is fresh and modern and draws a distinct connection to the magazine industry. Using a tactile ripped paper motif along with text as texture felt right. Text, colour, texture and balance — the fundamentals of design for a physical magazine in a digital space.

NMAF: What are some upcoming projects for Studio 141?

DC: The Ontario College of Teachers, The College of Nurses of Ontario, The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation along with several smaller organizations are keeping our team busy with a wide variety of projects.

While magazine art direction, design and production is a considerable aspect of the services we offer, we have seen an increasing demand for motion graphics and video production. We have adapted for this demand and transferred our editorial sensibility and aesthetic and applied it to a wide variety of corporate communications beyond the printed page. Our clients love this fresh, elevated approach to their projects.

NMAF: What’s in the near future for Studio 141?

DC: Covid-19 has changed the way we all work. In the short term we are focused on how to continue to produce effective communications with the challenges that physical distancing poses. Our team has worked on a variety of projects with some art and design budgets as low as zero. While this does present a challenge, creating great work with little-to-no resources is not new to our team. In the long term we are optimistic that this challenging time will pass and we will have gained insight into new and exciting solutions we can bring forward.

We at the NMAF graciously thank Studio 141 for their incredible contributions and talents in developing the creative for the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B. You can learn more about Studio 141 on their website studio141.ca.

2020 B2B Leadership Award

Members of the Canadian B2B media industry: Is there a member of your team who has made outstanding career achievements and contributions to the industry? Someone who has demonstrated incredible leadership? Consider nominating them for the 2020 B2B Leadership Award

This award is open to journalists, writers, creators, editors, publishers, art directors, circulation experts, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, and production managers.

Applications for the NMA: B2B’s Leadership Award are open until March 2, 2020, and the entry fee is only $25. Click here to download a PDF with everything you need to know about the award. 

How to Enter

Submissions should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the candidate’s name, title, and a summary of their career achievements, including links to or examples of their work
  • Two supporting letters from other individuals

Note that the entries submission package should consist of a single PDF (with a maximum of 10 pages). 

No hard copies are required. Simply email the PDF to staff@magazine-awards.com

Good luck!

Early Bird Deadline for the 2nd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B

Take note: December 31st, 2019 is the very last day to take advantage of the NMA: B2B’s early bird pricing!

Our 2020 program recognizes the best of 2019’s Canadian, business-to-business publishing, through 19 various categories. Check out the rules and eligibility, then head on over to our online submissions portal. Note that the final deadline to submit entries is January 17, 2020. 

Got questions? Send them over to staff@magazine-awards.com or give us a call at 416-939-6200.

If you’re looking for digital-focused categories, our sister program—the Digital Publishing Awards—is accepting entries up until January 23rd, 2020. The 43rd annual National Magazine Awards have also put out a call for entries that is open until January 22, 2020. 

We can’t wait to receive your entries!

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)


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?

Click here to begin the process.

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.

The 2019 National Magazine Awards: B2B Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is proud to present the 2019 roster of National Magazine Awards: B2B judges. These individuals volunteered their time and expertise, collaboratively evaluating hundreds of entries. From the NMAF, and from those who submitted their work for consideration, thank you!

Ryan Bergen joined CIM Magazine, the flagship publication of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, in 2009. He has a background in the Humanities, training as a journalist and – prior to immersing himself in all things mining – experience reporting in Canada and the United States, covering topics from self-dealing small-town Kansas mayors to Kingston prison breaks to Montreal’s famously crumbling infrastructure. He has been the editor-in-chief of the magazine since 2012. During his tenure, CIM Magazine has been recognized multiple times for the editorial quality of its coverage of the mining industry.

Christian Blais is a professional photographer with more than 10 years of experience in advertising. Citizen of the world, he uses space as a creative laboratory and with a perfect combination of passion and technique. With a keen eye for details, he specializes in portraits, advertising, corporate and industrial. Christian show empathy and a certain sensitivity that are essential to capture the strength and personality of the subjects who sits in front of his camera. He has received numerous awards for the quality and the creativity of his work such as a 2017 and 2016 Communication Arts award, Applied Arts and Lux Photography Award.

Diplômé en rédaction-communications de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Steve Bouchard écrit sur le camionnage depuis plus de 20 ans. Il est le rédacteur en chef du magazine Transport Routier depuis sa création en 2000. Il est aussi le rédacteur en chef du site web transportroutier.ca, il agit comme rédacteur conseil du magazine L’automobile et il contribue aux magazines Today’s Trucking et Truck News. Il a remporté divers prix de journalisme spécialisé au Canada et aux États-Unis et il a reçu le prestigieux prix «Amélioration de l’image de l’industrie» remis par l’Association du camionnage du Québec.

Christine Brousseau is the National Editor at The Globe and Mail. Previously, she was the Executive Producer of News at the Ottawa Citizen.

Currently Writer and Editor with industry blog Chemical Matters, Leslie Burt has been writer, editor and publisher of a variety of business publications in Canada and Asia. Titles include Lab Product News, Adweek Asia, Asian Advertising & Marketing, Asian Venture Capital Journal, and Process Industries Canada, among others.

Tom Button is editor of Country Guide, where he has led its transformation into a national business magazine for farmers. Country Guide articles are frequent winners of national and international awards. In addition to journalism, Tom worked extensively in public and corporate relations, advising senior corporate and government clients across Canada on agricultural marketing and communications.

Rosanna Caira is the editor and publisher of Kostuch Media overseeing its varied portfolio of print, digital and events products. In her capacity as editor of Canada’s two leading hospitality publications, Foodservice and Hospitality and Hotelier magazines, Rosanna directs the editorial and graphic content of both publications, and is responsible for the editorial vision of the magazines and its many digital products. In addition to her editorial duties, Rosanna also serves as publisher, directing the strategic development of the Sales and Marketing, Production and Circulation departments. In September 2006, the Italian Chamber of Commerce named Rosanna one of the 32 most successful business women in Canada of Italian Origin. And, in 2016, Rosanna was bestowed with an Honorary degree – the Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality — from Toronto’s George Brown College.

John Carson is a seasoned professional of 24 years in journalism, editing, communications, digital and social media content management. Also a published author, digital consultancy founder and non-profit co-founder. Currently the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Lawyer’s Daily.

For the past 21 years, Dawn Chafe has been executive editor of Atlantic Canada’s most award-winning and largest circulation business magazines: Atlantic Business Magazine and Natural Resources Magazine. Her tenure has been dedicated to the continuous improvement of the publication and the publishing industry, particularly with regards to an uncompromising editorial standard. Under her leadership, the magazines have won 39 Atlantic Journalism Awards, 14 TABBIE international business press awards, and 4 KRW national business press awards; it has also been a finalist for multiple National Magazine awards.

Nadia Chegrinec is senior marketing manager with 20 years of experience who has successfully implemented leading edge marketing and competitive intelligence strategies by interpreting market trends and activities. Nadia has taken this approach and her keen ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to meet key business objectives throughout her career at Bell, Nortel, and Open Text. At Canada Post for more than 15 years, Nadia has successfully executed integrated marketing campaigns that get results – in both B2C and B2B environments.

Adam Cholewa is a freelance editorial designer and art director of print, photography and video for a variety of projects. In addition to his freelance clients, he is currently the art director of Pivot, a business magazine launched in 2018 on behalf of CPA Canada by Strategic Content Labs, the custom content division of St. Joseph Communications. Adam’s work has been internationally recognized by the Canadian National Magazine Awards, the Society of Publication Designers and the Society for News Design. His previous roles include art director of Air Canada’s enRoute and édition magazines; associate art director for the Grid magazine; and graphic designer for Canada’s pre-eminent news magazine, Maclean’s. He is also an accomplished illustrator and, in his spare time, is perfecting his work with motion graphics.

Marco Cibola is a freelance graphic artist working out of Dundas, Ontario, a small town about an hour outside of Toronto. His clients include Time magazine, Financial Times London, New York Times, Washington Post, Outside magazine, ESPN, Burton Snowboards, Element Skateboards, Livestrong, Random House and many others. Marco is also a professor at Sheridan College in the Illustration Program.

An award-winning journalist in daily and business news for more than 25 years, Gail Cohen has spent the last two decades covering all aspects of the legal profession in Canada. She was the editor in chief of the most comprehensive group of publications and digital products covering the law in Canada, which includes Canadian Lawyer, Law Times, InHouse, and 4Students as well as the daily Legal Feeds blog and FindLaw.ca. She was recently the first journalist in residence at Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School. Gail is currently working on a book about LGBTQ equality rights in Canada.

Claire Cooper is the managing editor of CAA Magazine, a travel and automotive- based quarterly that goes out to 1.7 million members of the Canadian Automobile Association. Claire first started in custom/branded content when she worked on Inspired, a food magazine published for Sobeys. Before that, she worked at Toronto Life magazine for six years. In her spare time, Claire likes to putter in the kitchen and try out new recipes. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

A graphic designer and creative director, Claire Dawson co-founded the design firm Underline Studio over ten years ago. Claire’s work has been widely published and honoured with awards from the most distinguished national and international competitions, among them the ADCC, D&AD, the Society of Publication Designers (NY) and the Art Director’s Club (NY). Claire’s writing on design has been published by Applied Arts and she has curated panels for Canada’s largest design conference, Design Thinkers. She has given numerous lectures on design topics, including for the speakers series CreativeMornings. She has served as a judge for the One Show, as well as many other national and international creative awards competitions.

Charles Desgroseilliers est directeur artistique dans le milieu éditorial depuis plus de 10 ans. Il a commencé par le magazine Commerce en 2007, avant de se voir confier la responsabilité de créer la grille ainsi qu’assumer la direction artistique des magazines Premium (2009), Les Affaires Plus (2010) et finalement le journal Les Affaires (2014). À travers les années, sa passion pour le design imprimé l’a amené à avoir à développer une expertise en vidéo, en illustration et en publicité.

Kristin Doucet is a seasoned communications professional with over 20 years’ experience editing professional magazines. She is the managing editor of Professionally Speaking, published by the Ontario College of Teachers, which has a circulation of 250,000 readers. Prior to this position, Kristin worked in editing and communications roles in financial services for 15 years. She is the former editor of CMA Magazine (now Pivot magazine, published by CPA Canada) and FORUM magazine, published by Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, where she was also the Director of Communications.

Jacinthe Dupuis is a senior editor at Air Canada enRoute magazine and is based in Montreal.

Daniel Fish is the senior editor at Precedent and PrecedentJD. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program and has a master’s in English from the University of Guelph. Daniel won Gold at the National Magazine Media Awards for his profile of Michael Bryant.

Shellee Fitzgerald been on the Canadian Grocer team for more than 16 years and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. Read coast to coast, Canadian Grocer has been serving the grocery industry for more than 130 years. A graduate of Queen’s University, Shellee has previously worked in communications at the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (now Restaurants Canada) and was an associate editor at Chapters Online.

Renée Francoeur is the editor of Blue Line, Canada’s only independent magazine for law enforcement. She previously worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper in Alberta and community weekly in the Northwest Territories. She has also worked on the Electrical Business and Canadian Security brands at Annex Business Media.

Olga Gabrieleva is a multi-award-winning designer. Branding specialist with more then 25 years of experience. She is currently working as Senior Graphic and Web Designer at the RNAO.

Raj Grainger (R.G.D.) is a UK-born multidisciplinary graphic designer who lives and works in Toronto. He has worked as a Senior Graphic Designer for Underline Studio and the University of Toronto. He is a Registered Graphic Designer (RGD) member and specializes in editorial and digital design, as well as art direction. He studied conceptual art and media design and has a BA in studio art from the University of Guelph. raj worked for several years on the west coast at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver as an in-house designer before returning home to Toronto. His work has been recognized by Applied Arts magazine, the RGD and nominated for National Magazine Awards. He volunteers for the RGD as an awards juror and mentor. @rgrainger

John Greig is editor of Farmtario, which covers Ontario agriculture in a daily newsletter and biweekly newspaper. It launched a year ago. He’s spent his career in business to business journalism, most of it covering agriculture and food. John is a graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program. He works mostly from home near Lucan, Ontario when he’s not traveling the province gathering stories.

Rebecca Harris is an award-winning writer with nearly 20 years of experience in business publishing. She was a long-time writer and editor at Marketing magazine before going freelance in 2012. Rebecca is currently a regular contributor to Canadian Grocer, Food in Canada, Foodservice & Hospitality and Hotelier. Her work has also been published in Canadian Business, Women of Influence and YouAreUnltd. Throughout her career, Rebecca has won four Canadian Business Media Awards (formerly KRW awards) and has been nominated for 14 awards.

Niel Hiscox is the president of Universus Media Group, a publisher and custom media company.

Miriam Ho is a founding co-editor-in-chief of The Site Magazine. Since its inception in 2016, she and her team has won two gold awards: Best Magazine (2018), Best Art and Literary (2018) and a silver: Best Editorial Package (2018) at the National Magazine Awards, and Best Art Direction (2017) at the Mags Grand Prix. Miriam is also an architect, artist and fiction writer based in Toronto.

Jessica Hotson is the Creative Director of The Kit. Her career has covered the Canadian publishing landscape, including positions at FLARE, Glow, Style at Home and Maclean’s. As The Kit’s creative director, she oversees the look and feel of the brand’s print, web and social platforms. She and her team conceptualize, plan and oversee endless photo shoots, as well as design countless pages for the brand’s paper editions. Jessica’s daily goal is to bring beauty and excitement to every aspect of The Kit, translating that joy to its readers, however they may interact with The Kit brand.

Brian Jackson is the editorial director at ITWC; the publisher of ITWorldCanada.com, ITBusiness.ca, and ComputerDealerNews.com. Over 11 years of working with Canada’s largest B2B IT publisher, Brian has lead many editorial initiatives including custom-content programs, the launch and scale-up of a Youtube channel, daily podcasts, and encouraged deep and useful storytelling for a professional audience. During Brian’s time at ITWC, the company has been recognized more than any other B2B publication at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. Outside of work, Brian is an outdoors enthusiast, canoe camping whenever Canada’s weather allows alongside his wife.

Deborah Jaremko leads oilsands editorial content for JWN. She was editor of Oilsands Review magazine from its founding in 2006 to its closure in 2017, and continues to guide JWN’s coverage of this key market space in the Daily Oil Bulletin. She is also responsible for writing and managing daily oil and gas news as editor of jwnenergy.com. Deborah joined JWN in 2003 following graduation from the Bachelor of Applied Communications in Journalism program at Mount Royal College.

Brenda Jane Johnstone is the owner and publisher of Convenience & Carwash Canada magazine, a national, bi-monthly trade magazine targeted to the owners and operators of convenience stores, retail petroleum and carwash sites and is launching the first-ever Women in Carwash™ conference being held April 29 – May 1, 2019 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and will host the 9 th annual Western Convenience Stores golf tournament June 28 th in Cochrane, AB. When Brenda isn’t working on the next big issue, she can be found either on the golf course or in her kayak at the lake.

Meagan Kashty is an award-winning editor and writer. She currently works as alumni editor with Sheridan College. Previously, she worked as an associate editor with realscreen magazine, an international trade magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. You can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty.

Christine Lanthier est la rédactrice en chef du magazine Esquisses, publié par l’Ordre des architectes du Québec. Elle assure également la présence de l’organisme sur les réseaux sociaux. Auparavant, elle a coordonné de nombreux projets d’édition chez Jobboom, pour l’imprimé, le Web et les tablettes.

Christian Leduc est rédacteur en chef adjoint du magazine Profession Santé. Il est également directeur adjoint de la rédaction pour la publication de formation continue Québec Pharmacie. Comme journaliste, il se spécialise à couvrir le domaine de la santé depuis 2007.

Colin Leslie is an award-winning journalist in Toronto who has worked at the Medical Post for the 20 years including the last 10 as editor-in-chief.

Brian MacLeod is the editor at the Western Producer, the largest newspaper in Canada serving the agricultural industry. He has worked at seven newspapers and has been nominated three times for editorial, opinion and analysis writing at the Ontario Newspaper Awards, winning in 2014. He has judged the National Newspaper Awards and is a former member of the board of directors of the Ontario Newspaper Awards. He lives near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Hélène Matteau exerce depuis toujours dans le domaine des communications, et plus particulièrement du journalisme, à la télé, à la radio et l’écrit. Elle a travaillé 25 ans à la direction de magazines.

Nicolas Mesly est reporter-photographe pigiste spécialisé dans les enjeux agroalimentaires et écologiques. Agroéconomiste (BSc Université McGill), il  a amorcé sa carrière comme journaliste et photographe au Bulletin des agriculteurs avant d’être attaché de presse du ministre de l’Agriculture du Canada, E. Whelan. Par la suite, il a été responsable du développement commercial du secteur agroalimentaire canadien avec la Chine et l’Amérique latine pour Agriculture et agroalimentaire Canada; puis il a occupé le poste de secrétaire commercial et vice-consul à l’ambassade canadienne à Caracas, au Venezuela.

Dushan Milic is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary illustrator, designer and educator whose evocative, conceptually driven imagery appears in some of today’s most influential publications. Winner of over 40 awards from Applied Arts, American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3×3, Society of Illustrators, the Society of Newspaper Designers, the National Magazine Awards, and a Bronze Lion at Cannes, Dushan also teaches illustration and graphic design at Ryerson University and OCADU and holds an MFA in Digital Futures from OCADU, researching alternative forms of data visualization using the aesthetics of the sublime. See his work at http://www.dushanmilic.com.

John Milne is president of Breakwell & Company, a national business communications and publishing consulting firm whose clients include both national and regional publishers, associations and media services suppliers. Over a 35-year career in business publishing, John earned national writing awards as well as launching award-winning publications for both Maclean Hunter Limited and Rogers Publishing while effectively managing the transition from print to multiple platforms. An active contributor to Magazines Canada’s Travelling Consultants Program, John has organized each of the association’s Business Media Leadership Summits since their inception. He is the co-author of a series of Magazines Canada White Papers on the history and evolution of the country’s Business Publishing industry. He is a respected and sought-after public speaker with well-established Canadian and U.S. professional networks.

Cathy Mullaly spent the first eight years of her career working as a junior artist at Western Living magazine and then as the associate art director at Vancouver magazine. After taking a few years off to start her family, she returned to the publishing world at Canada Wide Media as the senior art director for seven different pubications before taking on their flagship magazine, BCBusiness. More than 20 years later, Cathy has had her hand in over 13 different publications at Canada Wide Media and still remains the creative director for BCBusiness. As of June 2018 things came full circle when Canada Wide Media purchased Vancouver magazine and she became the creative director for that publication as well. Over the last eight years, Cathy has also taught design in the School of Communications at Capilano University in North Vancouver.

Philippe Orfali est reporter économique au sein de la section Argent du Journal de Montréal et du Journal de Québec. Auparavant, il a œuvré pendant une dizaine d’années à titre de journaliste généraliste et politique, d’abord au Droit d’Ottawa puis au Devoir. Il a également collaboré au magazine Les Affaires et à La Presse. Il est détenteur d’une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) de l’Université d’Ottawa et d’un baccalauréat en journalisme de l’UQAM.

Greg Paliouras has decades of experience in the B2B publishing industry. Currently, the publisher of Shop Metalworking Technology magazine. Shop Metalworking Technology is the top publication covering the Canadian metalworking industry. As well, Greg has served as the publisher of Canadian Plastics magazine and the publisher of Plastiques et Moules. Both publications focused on the plastics manufacturing sector in Canada with Plastiques et Moules targeting Quebec and the Maritimes. As well as manufacturing, Greg has spent over a decade in the construction, architecture and design sector. Serving as the Associate Publisher of the award-winning Canadian Architect magazine and Building magazine! As well, Greg has spent a few years in the DIY retail industry, most notably as the publisher of Hardware & Home Centre magazine.

Spécialiste en communication, Fabienne Papin est coordonnatrice des communications à l’Association médicale du Québec. Au cours d’une carrière de plus de 20 ans dans les médias, elle a entre autres été journaliste à l’Actualité médicale et Profession Santé, directrice de production pour Loulou et rédactrice en chef du magazine Guide Internet.

Sandra Parente is a business development executive who started her career in advertising sales at Rogers Media (formerly Maclean Hunter). In her 25+ years at Rogers, Sandra held leadership roles from Ad Director of Canadian Business, PROFIT and MoneySense magazines, GM of Corporate Sales for b2b publishing, and Group Publisher of MoneySense, Maclean’s and Sportsnet magazines until 2016. In 2017, Sandra joined Newcom Media as their Director of Business Development and has recently been appointed to the Managing Director role responsible for the Insurance Media brands including Canadian Underwriter and Claims Canada. Sandra’s media experience spans across several b2b industries including healthcare, financial services and retail/grocery. She is passionate about developing new revenue streams and helping advertisers reach their marketing goals through a consultative sales approach.

Jennifer Paterson has spent the majority of her career at B2B magazines, with a focus on employee benefits, pensions and HR over the past eight years, first at Employee Benefits in the U.K. and now as the editor of Benefits Canada.

Craig Patterson is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s most-read retail industry publication, Retail Insider. He’s also a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada, and the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

Luc Rinaldi is the senior editor of Pivot magazine. He has written for Toronto Life, The Walrus, Maclean’s and Maisonneuve.

Guillaume Roy est journaliste indépendant basé à Saint-Félicien au Lac-Saint-Jean. Diplômé en sciences de l’environnement et passionné de grandes aventures, il couvre l’actualité en lien avec les ressources naturelles, l’entrepreneuriat et le plein air. Il collabore entre autres avec L’Actualité, Québec Sciences, Espaces, Planète F, Beside et La Terre de chez nous. Il est également rédacteur en chef du magazine Opérations forestières.

Tamar Satov is an award-winning freelance writer and editor specializing in business, parenting and personal finance. Her work has appeared in many B2B and consumer magazines, including CPA Magazine (and its predecessor, CAmagazine), FORUM, Precedent, Pharmacy Practice, Canadian Living, Today’s Parent, Canadian House & Home, Report on Business Magazine, Canadian Business and Vancouver magazine. She is the former Managing Editor of CPA Magazine, where she won multiple Kenneth R. Wilson awards, including Gold for Best How-To Feature in 2016. Tamar also wrote a popular blog for CPA Canada on raising money-smart kids and is a strong proponent of financial literacy for all Canadians.

Shane Schick tells stories that help people innovate, and to manage the change innovation brings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of B2B News Network, which is read by CIOs, CMOs and other senior executives. He is a regular contributor Marketing Dive, Mobile Marketer and other publications covering the branding and advertising sectors. He writes news stories about cyber-threats and data protection for Security Intelligence. He is also covers fashion and lifestyle for Swagger magazine, a B2C title aimed at affluent men. Shane is the former Editor-in-Chief of Marketing magazine and has also been Vice-President, Content & Community (Editor-in-Chief), at IT World Canada, a technology columnist with the Globe and Mail and Yahoo Canada and was the founding editor of ITBusiness.ca. Shane has been recognized for journalistic excellence by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and the Canadian Online Publishing Awards, where he has also served as a judge.

Anqi Shen is a journalist living in Ottawa. She covers higher education news and works on audience engagement at University Affairs magazine. Her writing has appeared elsewhere in The Globe and Mail, Briarpatch, This, National Gallery of Canada Magazine, among others. She was selected in 2017 to participate in the DOC Institute’s New Visions Incubator for emerging filmmakers. With an abiding interest in the non-profit sector, Anqi has volunteered and worked with organizations including Carty House, Ottawa Art Gallery, Synapcity, Canadian Women’s Foundation, and what was formerly known as the St. Joseph’s Women’s Immigrant Centre in Hamilton.

Alina Skyson is a senior designer at The Office of Gilbert Li in Toronto, Canada. She enjoys focusing her conceptual eye on editorial and book design, identity projects as well as art direction for photography and illustration. Having begun her career at McCann Toronto, Alina has had extensive experience developing campaigns for some of the largest brands in the country. Her work has been recognized by the National Magazine Awards, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, Applied Arts, and the Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCCs), among others.

Peter Sobchak has been discussing topics related to design, architecture and real estate development in Canada through various mediums for over 15 years. He is the editor of Canadian Interiors magazine and Building magazine, his writing has appeared in publications in England, Germany, the Netherlands, China and elsewhere, and his work has won several awards for business writing. He was also the host and producer of Building Toronto, which aired on Rogers TV.

Caroline Tapp-McDougall is the Editor In Chief and Publisher of a collection national magazines and a multi-platform content developer at the BCS Media Group. She is a sought after speaker, a strategic marketing professional and her energetic, results-oriented approach generates solid reader engagement and industry relationships. Caroline is a volunteer on the Board Canadian Abilities Foundation and is committed to advocating for a more inclusive and accessible Canada.

Diplômée d’une maîtrise en Management de la culture et des médias de Sciences po Paris, Marine Thomas a travaillé comme journaliste pour la presse écrite et la télévision. En 2011, elle pilote la refonte du magazine Premières en affaires et participe en 2013 à la création d’Inspiro, avant d’assurer la supervision éditoriale de ces deux magazines. Elle est rédactrice en chef de la revue Gestion de HEC Montréal jusqu’en décembre 2016 avant d’entrer au journal Les Affaires à titre de directrice de contenu, journal et Bulletin privilège. Engagée dans la communauté, Marine est vice-présidente du conseil d’administration du Y des femmes, présidente de Génération W, et administratrice de Lire et faire lire. Elle fait également partie du comité Jeunes Premiers du Théâtre du Nouveau Monde.

Joe Thompson has been covering the Canadian manufacturing sector for nearly two decades. He is responsible for the day-to-day editorial direction of the magazine, providing a uniquely Canadian look at the world of metal manufacturing. An award-winning author and graduate of the Sheridan College journalism program, Joe has published articles worldwide in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, civil infrastructure, pharmaceutical, medical, and entertainment.

Based in Toronto, Michael Tong serves as the art director for the Luxury & Lifestyle Group at Bookmark Content and Communication, a global content marketing agency. He has worked on multimedia projects for clients including Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Birks, Lindt, Air Canada and Related Companies, bringing his interests in food, travel, design and culture to life for editorial and digital platforms through creative direction and graphic design.

Gestionnaire chevronnée spécialisée en stratégie de marque et de contenu, Caroline Trudeau possède près de 12 ans d’expérience dans les médias. Elle a été rédactrice en chef des magazines Cool!, Star Système et Femmes etc., et est aujourd’hui Directrice de contenu chez Edikom, un groupe médiatique qui publie les magazines LE must et L’actualité ALIMENTAIRE. Forte de sa maîtrise en journalisme de Syracuse University et de son MBA des HEC, Caroline est une communicatrice hors pair, reconnue pour ses qualités de leader et sa créativité.

Martine Turenne est rédactrice en chef de La Conversation Canada, un site de journalisme académique qui fait partie du réseau global The Conversation. Elle était auparavant rédactrice en chef de Droit-inc, un site d’actualités juridiques, et d’Espresso-jobs, un site spécialisé en TI.  Elle a auparavant occupé les fonctions de journaliste et de rédactrice en chef au sein de plusieurs médias québécois, notamment TC Média (Les Affaires et Commerce), Québecor (TVA et Le Journal de Montréal), L’actualité et Radio-Canada. Elle a aussi publié plusieurs ouvrages, reçu plusieurs prix en journalisme et une bourse de la Fondation Michener.

Carey van der Zalm is the national award winning creative director for The Site Magazine, the leading independent Canadian architecture magazine and the National Magazine Awards 2018 Magazine of the Year. In addition to her work in print design, exhibition design, and publishing, Carey is an architect who practices with a focus in healing architecture.

Tim Wilbur is a senior editor and licensed lawyer with over thirteen years of experience in the publishing industry. He is the managing editor Canadian Lawyer, the leading magazine for lawyers in Canada published by Thomson Reuters. Previously, he was managing editor of Lexpert magazine and The Lawyers Weekly. He graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 2003 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

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Presenting the Winners of the Inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 National Magazine Awards: B2B, which were presented this afternoon at the NMA: B2B luncheon. The luncheon was hosted by Peter McNeill and held at One King West in Toronto, with gold winners in creator-focused categories received a $500 cash prize in addition to their award.


Pivot, CPA Canada won the prestigious Best Magazine award. The Medical Post and University Affairs received Honourable Mentions. Les Affaires (TC Media) was the recipient of the inaugural Best Publisher award, with Franchise Canada receiving an Honourable Mention.


Writer Luc Rinaldi of Pivot, CPA Canada is a two-time Gold winner in the categories of Best Profile of a Company (for “Boy Wonder”) and Best Profile of a Person (for “The Decider”).

Taking home two silver awards was Tristan Bronca, the first for “Selling Out: The Story of the MD Financial Sale” (Best Profile of a Company) and the second for “The best places to practise medicine in Canada”, co-written with Colin Leslie (Best Series of Articles). Both were published in The Medical Post.

Here’s the complete list of Gold and Silver winning publications:

Congratulations also goes to the publications who took home Honourable Mention(s). They include: Advisor’s Edge, Avantages, Canadian Family Physician, Canadian Mining Journal, Canadian Shipper, CIM Magazine, Conseiller, Convenience & Carwash Canada, Experience, Foodservice and Hospitality, Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly, Law Times, Le Médecin du Québec, MENU Magazine, Registered Nurse Journal, Rock to Road, Skies Magazine, The Business Advisor, and The Northern Miner.

2019 National Magazine Awards: B2B Results

Best Profile of a Company

Boy Wonder
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson

Selling Out: The Story of the MD Financial Sale
The Medical Post
Tristan Bronca, Colin Leslie

Best Column or Regularly Featured Department

Millennials in Franchising
Franchise Canada
Jordan Whitehouse, Jessica Burgess, Andrew Schopp

Remarkable Teacher
Professionally Speaking
Bill Harris, Richard Ouzounian, Leata Lekushoff

Best Feature Article: Professional

In the Dark
Precedent Magazine
Daniel Fish, Melissa Kluger

Opening our offices: The rise of open concept
Canadian Lawyer
Jonathan Kay, Tim Wilbur

Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread

Seven teaching tips to consider for your classroom
University Affairs
Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

Marketing sous influence
Les Affaires
Charles DesGroseilliers, Martin Flamand

Best Feature Article: Trade

Amazing Concrete
Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Catherine Osborne

Has suicide become an occupational hazard of practising medicine?
Lauren Vogel, Roger Collier

Best Illustration

The Loyalty Dilemma
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Billington, Adam Cholewa

Distance Learning
Professionally Speaking
Janice Kun, Studio 141, Kristin Doucet

Best News Coverage

Many doctors feel “betrayed” by sale of MD Financial Management
Brian Owens, Roger Collier

Le malaise américain
Profession Santé
Mathieu Ste-Marie, Christian Leduc, Éric Grenier

Best Profile of a Person

The Decider
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson

Beyond the History Books
Professionally Speaking
Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff

Best Series of Articles

Falling through the cracks / Some provinces offer partial fixes to medical residency shortfall
University Affairs
Wendy Glauser, Léo Charbonneau

The best places to practise medicine in Canada
The Medical Post
Colin Leslie, Tristan Bronca

Best How-to Article or Series of Articles

How to Manage your Classroom Environment
Professionally Speaking
Lisa Van De Geyn, Kristin Doucet

Battling Investment Bias
CPA Magazine
Tamar Satov, Bernadette Kuncevicius

Best Photograph

The Minister of Everything
Pivot, CPA Canada
Guillaume Simoneau, Adam Cholewa

Fractionner la classe de maths
Pour parler profession
Matthew Liteplo, Studio 141

Best Editorial

Design Like a Mother
Canadian Architect
Elsa Lam

Apocalypse postantibiotique – Sortir du modèle hospitalo-centriste – L’alcool, le nouvel ennemi
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier

Best Newsletter

University Affairs Newsletter
University Affairs
Anqi Shen, Tara Siebarth

Best Cover

The Medical Post
Justin Poulsen, Nancy Peterman, Erin McPhee

Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue

The Future of Audit
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

November 2018 Issue
University Affairs
Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

Best Issue

The Urbanism Issue
Danny Sinopoli, Cristian Ordonez, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Kendra Jackson, Erin Donnelly

Feb/March 2018 Issue
Vertical Magazine
Mike Reyno, Oliver Johnson, Jen Colven, Elan Head, Dayna Fedy

Best Publisher

Les Affaires

Best Magazine

Pivot, CPA Canada

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