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Call for Judges

The National Media Awards Foundation is now welcoming applications for judges for the 2022 National Magazine Awards: B2BDigital Publishing Awards, and National Magazine Awards.

Since 1977, the NMAF has promoted and honoured excellence in journalism, writing, and visual creation in the Canadian magazine industry. In 2021, almost 2,000 entries across all three of our awards programs were evaluated by a dedicated roster of more than 230 volunteer judges from all areas of the magazine and digital media industries.

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.

Judging will take place in February and March, 2022. To volunteer as a judge, please apply using the form on our website. If you have any questions about how to apply or the rest of the judging process, please email us at staff@magazine-awards.com.

Presenting the Winners of the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B

The National Media Awards Foundation revealed the 2021 NMA: B2B Gold and Silver winners on May 27 across various digital channels, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, www.NMAB2B.com and e-newsletter. Gold winners in creator-focused categories received a $500 cash prize in addition to their award. 

If you are a gold or silver winner, please contact us with your mailing information. Honourable Mention certificates are available upon request. Gold, silver and finalist’s seals are available for download here. 

Winner’s Highlights

  • Pivot, CPA Canada earned six gold medals—including the program’s coveted Best Magazine award—and two silver medals. “Magazine Article. May Contain Sentences.” received both gold (in Best Profile of a Company) and silver (in Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread) medals. 
  • Profession Santé is a two-time gold winner (Best Editorial and Best Profile of a Company) and two-time silver winner (Best Feature Article: Professional and Best News Coverage). 
  • Receiving two silver awards is Director Journal, for Best Issue and Best Profile of a Person. 
  • University Affairs also received two silver medals, for Best News Coverage and Best Series of Articles.
  • “Remarkable Teacher” and “Pratiques Exemplaires, Une classe ou l’ou se sent bien” earned Professionally Speaking two silver awards, in the categories of Best Column or Regularly Featured Department and Best Photograph. 

Gold and Silver-Winning Publications

2021 NMA: B2B Winners List

BEST COLUMN OR REGULARLY FEATURED DEPARTMENT / MEILLEURE CHRONIQUE OU RUBRIQUE 

GOLD

Purpose Driver: The Giver; Sweet Success; The Next Generation
Pivot, CPA Canada
Rebecca Fleming, Melissa Buote, Jason Kirby
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

SILVER

Remarkable Teacher
Professionally Speaking
Richard Ouzounian, Teddy Katz
Contributor: Bill Harris
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

HONOURABLE MENTION

Best behaviour
Advisor’s Edge
Mark Burgess
Handling Editor: Melissa Shin

Patient Portraits
CMAJ
Seema Marwaha

Spa Star
Spa Inc.
Jana Manolakos
Handling Editor: Popi Bowman

Adventures in Academe
University Affairs
Jessica Riddell
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST PROFILE OF A COMPANY / MEILLEUR PROFIL D’UNE ENTREPRISE

GOLD

Magazine article. May contain sentences.
Pivot, CPA Canada
Shawn Micallef
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

SILVER

De garde 24/7 – Une aventure hors du commun
Profession Santé
Denis Méthot
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

HONOURABLE MENTION

Keeping it fresh
Canadian Grocer 
Shellee Fitzgerald
Handling Editor: Carol Neshevich

All that Glitters
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

The shiny new university in Canada’s North
University Affairs
Rhiannon Russell
Handling Editor: Natalie Samson

BEST PROFILE OF A PERSON / MEILLEUR PORTRAIT

GOLD

Unbroken
Pivot, CPA Canada
Denis Trottier, Lara Zarum
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

SILVER

Crafting Decisions in a Crisis
Director Journal
Richard Blackwell
Handling Editor: Simon Avery

HONOURABLE MENTION

The Jeff Dahn interview: One-on-one with Canada’s foremost lithium-ion battery expert
Electric Autonomy Canada
Emma Jarratt
Handling Editor: Brian Banks

Remarkable Teacher, Wonder Woman
Professionally Speaking
Teddy Katz
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

Great Teaching, Character Driven
Professionally Speaking
Stuart Foxman
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE: TRADE / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND : COMMERCIAL

GOLD

Who is the post-pandemic consumer? 
Strategy
Justin Dallaire
Handling Editor: Jennifer Horn

SILVER

The Future of Plastic
Azure
Susan Nerberg
Handling Editor: Elizabeth Pagliacolo

HONOURABLE MENTION

Taking Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Canadian Grocer 
Rebecca Harris 
Handling Editors: Shellee Fitzgerald, Carol Neshevich

Where We Go From Here (Is Anybody’s Guess)
Canadian Interiors
Peter Sobchak

Has sustainability reporting become unsustainable?
CIM Magazine
Kelsey Rolfe
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, Dawn Fraser
Handling Editor: Carolyn Gruske

Why we should be tipping the iceberg: a case study in innovation
SUSTAIN
Stacey Newman
Handling Editor: Stacey Newman

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE: PROFESSIONAL / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND : PROFESSIONNEL

GOLD

Biais sexiste en santé – D’égale à égal
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie
Collaborateur : Éric Grenier
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

SILVER

In recovery
Precedent Magazine
Daniel Fish
Handling Editor: Melissa Kluger

HONOURABLE MENTION

Porteurs de sens collectif
Esquisses
Benoîte Labrosse

Double Duty
FORUM 
Tamar Satov
Handling Editor: Deanne Gage

My artificial pancreas
Pharmacy Practice+Business
Jonathan Garfinkel
Handling Editor: Vicki Wood

All that Glitters
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor

Making medical school admissions more diverse
University Affairs
Wendy Glauser 
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST NEWS COVERAGE / MEILLEURE COUVERTURE DE L’ACTUALITÉ

GOLD

Santé publique – Profiter de la crise
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier, Christian Leduc, Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

SILVER

In mourning, universities memorialize the victims of Flight 752
University Affairs
Christina Frangou
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

HONOURABLE MENTION

Protection Services
Azure
Simon Lewsen
Handling Editor: Danny Sinopoli

Pandemic Effect
Canadian Architect
Elsa Lam

From the Ashes
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

The Changeup
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Hague
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

Researchers respond to gender-based violence, ‘the pandemic within a pandemic’
University Affairs
Melissa Fundira
Handling Editor: Natalie Samson

BEST PHOTOGRAPH / MEILLEURE PHOTOGRAPHIE 

GOLD

Mr. Clean
Pivot, CPA Canada
Troy Moth

SILVER

Pratiques Exemplaires, Une classe ou l’ou se sent bien
Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession
Matthew Liteplo 
Collaborateurs : Studio 141, Melissa Campeau

HONOURABLE MENTION 

The alcohol problem
Precedent Magazine
Nick Wong

Paul Taylor, FoodShare Toronto
SUSTAIN
Stacey Newman

Out of Action, Comes Hope
University of Toronto magazine
Jorian Charlton
Editor: Scott Anderson; Art Director: Studio Wyse

BEST HOW-TO ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES / MEILLEUR ARTICLE OU MEILLEURE SÉRIE D’ARTICLES DE CONSEILS PRATIQUES 

GOLD

Referral etiquette guide
The Medical Post
Louise Leger
Handling Editor: Colin Leslie

SILVER

The Trust Crisis: The Trust Crisis; Mr. Clean; Gimme Shelter
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor, Adrienne Tanner, Micah Toub
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

HONOURABLE MENTION

Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction Materials (series of three articles)
Canadian Architect
Jennifer O’Connor, Anthony Pak, Kelly Alvarez Doran
Handling Editor: Elsa Lam

Making connections to serve indigenous communities
Pharmacy Practice + Business
Sonya Felix
Handling Editor: Vicki Wood

Donnez-vous vos données?/Cyberattaques: l’industrie est vulnérable
Transport Routier
Steve Bouchard

BEST SERIES OF ARTICLES / MEILLEURE SÉRIE D’ARTICLES 

GOLD

The Future of Work: Signed, Sealed, Delivered; No Fixed Address, Safe Spaces
Pivot, CPA Canada
Jason McBride 
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

SILVER

Our pandemic moment; virtual dissertations; a return, but not to normal
University Affairs
Moira MacDonald; Suzanne Bowness; Emily Baron Cadloff, Shauna McGinn, Mark Cardwell
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

HONOURABLE MENTION

Prevention in Practice
Canadian Family Physician
Guylène Thériault MD CCFP, Pascale Breault MD CCFP, James A. Dickinson MB BS PhD CCFP FRACGP, Roland Grad MD CM MSc CCFP FCFP, Neil R. Bell MD SM CCFP FCFP, Harminder Singh MD MPH FRCPC, Olga Szafran MHSA
Handling Editor: Nicholas Pimlott, Kathryn Taylor

COVID-19: How grocery is contending with a crisis
Canadian Grocer 
Rosalind Stefanac, Rebecca Harris, Chris Powell
Handling Editor: Shellee Fitzgerald, Carol Neshevich

Future-proofing against climate change/Zeroing in on CO2/Taking heat
CIM Magazine
Cecilia Keating/Herb Mathisen
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, Dawn Fraser
Handling Editor: Carolyn Gruske

How Indigenous people are coping with COVID-19
CMAJ
Jolene Banning
Handling Editor: Lauren Vogel

Spécial COVID-19
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie, Denis Méthot
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

BEST ILLUSTRATION / MEILLEURE ILLUSTRATION

GOLD

The lawyer’s guide to not drinking
Precedent Magazine
Wenting Li

HONOURABLE MENTION

Factory Farming
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Billington

Learning in Motion
Professionally Speaking
Jeannie Phan
Contributors: Melissa Campeau, Senior Editor; Bill Powell, Editor-in-Chief; Richard Lewko, Publisher

BEST EDITORIAL / MEILLEUR ÉDITORIAL

GOLD

The Third Rail
Canadian Family Physician
Sarah Fraser MSc MD CCFP

SILVER

Un scandale bien mal venu
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier

HONOURABLE MENTION

Editor’s Desk
Canadian Lawyer
Tim Wilbur

Le logement comme infrastructure collective
Esquisses
Pierre Corriveau

BEST ART DIRECTION: SINGLE ARTICLE OR OPENING SPREAD / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE : ARTICLE OU DOUBLE-PAGE D’OUVERTURE

GOLD

Big Picture
Ryerson University magazine – Summer 2020
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Edward Burtynsky, Alia Youssef, Finbarr O’Reilly, Lucy Lu
Handling Editor: Colleen Mellor

SILVER

Magazine article. May contain sentences.
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

HONOURABLE MENTION

Second to None
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty

Beautiful Belize
CAA Saskatchewan Magazine
Mya McNulty

The pull of procrastination
University Affairs
Graham Roumieu, Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Out of Action, Comes Hope
University of Toronto magazine – Winter 2020
Studio Wyse
Editor: Scott Anderson; Photographer: Jorian Charlton

BEST COVER / MEILLEURE PAGE COUVERTURE

GOLD

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty, Angela Southern

HONOURABLE MENTION

Winter 2020
Ryerson University magazine
Art Director: Studio Wyse, Editor: Colleen Mellor; Illustrator: Andy Rementer

Truth Tellers issue
University of Toronto magazine
Editor: Scott Anderson; Art Direction: Studio Wyse; Photographer: Luis Mora

BEST ART DIRECTION OF A COMPLETE ISSUE / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE D’UN NUMÉRO

GOLD

Spring 2020
University of Toronto magazine
Studio Wyse

HONOURABLE MENTION

25 Great Places Waiting to Be Discovered
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty

Taking care of yourself
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

BEST ISSUE / MEILLEUR NUMÉRO

GOLD

The Resiliency Issue
Azure
Danny Sinopoli, Cristian Ordóñez, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Kendra Jackson, Evan Pavka, Vicky Lee, Kari Silver, Anna Lin

SILVER

Doing the Right Thing
Director Journal
Matthew Fortier and Simon Avery

HONOURABLE MENTION

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List
CAA Magazine
Paul Ferriss, Mya McNulty, Claire Cooper, Cindy Lubinc

Breaking the Silence
FORUM
Deanne Gage, Giselle Sabatini, Alex Mlynek, Peter Wilmshurst

The Alcohol Issue
Precedent Magazine
Melissa Kluger, Daniel Fish, The Office of Gilbert Li

Pivoting in a Pandemic
The Spark: Business & Innovation Magazine
Kristina Svana, Publisher / Lisa van de Geyn, Content Director & Editorial Consultant / Melanie Marler, Creative Director / Melissa Nowakowski, Senior Writer / Frank Auddino, Advertising & Circulation Director

Back to school?
University Affairs
Léo Charbonneau, Natalie Samson, Tara Siebarth, Pascale Castonguay, Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

BEST MAGAZINE / MEILLEUR MAGAZINE

GOLD
Heather Whyte, Publisher of Pivot
HONOURABLE MENTION

Esquisses

University Affairs

Cross-Programming Categories

BEST EDITORIAL NEWSLETTER / MEILLEURE INFOLETTRE EDITORIALE 

GOLD

Infolettre Quatre95
URBANIA / Quatre95
Jean-Pierre Bastien, rédaction; Marc-Antoine Jacques, design; Théo Gjini, David Mongeau-Petitpas, intégration

SILVER

LiisBeth: Dispatch
Liisbeth.com Dispatch
Meral Mohammad Jamal, Lana Pesch, pk mutch

HONOURABLE MENTION

Hi, Art!
CBC Arts
Leah Collins

L’actualité politique
L’actualité
Mathieu Carbasse, Alec Castonguay, Pierre Fortin, Philippe J. Fournier, Chantal Hébert, Rafael Jacob, Karel Mayrand et Camille Payant

Le courrier du coronavirus
Le Devoir
Alexis Riopel, Alexandre Shields, Olivier Sylvestre, Claire Dazat

Le courrier américain
Le Devoir
Philippe Papineau, Baptiste Barbe, Stéphane Baillargeon, Carine Touma, Sarah Boumedda et Guillaume Saint-Hilaire

Globe Climate Newsletter
The Globe and Mail
Sierra Bein

The Narwhal Newsletter
The Narwhal
Arik Ligeti

The Supplement Newsletter
The Supplement
Samantha McCabe, Alex Nguyen, Sierra Bein

BEST PODCAST: NEWS & POLITICS / MEILLEUR BALADO : ACTUALITÉS ET POLITIQUE

GOLD

Laissez-nous raconter l’histoire crochie : Décoloniser l’Histoire un mot à la fois
Radio-Canada
Production Terre Innue en collaboration avec Radio-Canada OHdio; Marie Andrée Gill, animation; Brad Gros-Louis & Karine Lanoie-Brien, co-réalisateurs; Karine Lanoie-Brien, concept; Isabelle Picard, recherche; Lynne Trépanier, prise de son; et al. 

SILVER

Brainwashed
CBC Podcasts
Michelle Shephard, host/writer; Chris Oke & Lisa Ellenwood, writers/producers; Cesil Fernandes, sound design; Sarah Melton, associate producer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer; Evan Aagaard, video producer; Ben Shannon, art director

HONOURABLE MENTION

CANADALAND
Canadaland
Jesse Brown, host; Kasia Mychajlowycz, senior producer; Roslyn Kufuor, senior producer; Andréa Schmidt, managing editor; Kevin Sexton, managing editor; Tiffany Lam, Karl Dockstader, Sean Vanderklis, and Justin Ling, contributing reporters

Recall: How to Start a Revolution
CBC Podcasts
Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, creators;  Geoff Turner, showrunner; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, associate producers; Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, writers; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Satanic Panic
CBC Podcasts
Lisa Bryn Rundle, host; Lisa Bryn Rundle & Ilina Ghosh, script writers; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Tanya Springer, producer; Christopher Oke, editor; Olivia Pasquarelli, scoring and music supervision; Evan Kelly, sound engineer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Party Lines
CBC Podcasts & CBC News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Rosemary Barton, Emma Godmere, Kristin Nelson; Fabiola Melendez Carletti, digital producer

Le Casanova de Montréal
QUB radio Le Bureau d’enquête
Brigitte Noël, Anne-Sophie Carpentier, Étienne Roy, Ève Lévesque, Bastien Gagnon-Lafrance, Philippe Séguin

Dérives
Radio-Canada
Olivier Bernard, animateur et réalisateur; Jo-Annie Larue, chef de projet de contenu; Alain Kemeid, conseiller au contentu; Annie Reeves,  directrice développement et production audionumérique; et al.

Spacing Radio
Spacing
Glyn Bowerman, Neil Hinchley, Matthew Blackett

The Big Story
The Big Story
Jordan-Heath Rawlings, Claire Brassard, Stefanie Phillips, Ryan Clarke

BEST PODCAST: ARTS & CULTURE / MEILLEUR BALADO : ARTS ET CULTURE

GOLD

Cool Mules
Canadaland
Kasia Mychajlowycz, host/reporter/producer; Jesse Brown, producer/co-writer; Jonathan Goldsbie, research; Nathan Burley, music; Chandra Bulucon, sound design/mixing

SILVER

The Hopeful
The Hopeful
Shayda Omidvar, Portia Larlee, Claire Brassard, Ryan Clarke

HONOURABLE MENTION

Les pires moments de l’Histoire avec Charles Beauchesne – Saison III
URBANIA
Charles Beauchesne, animation; Charles Beauchesne, Odrée Rousseau, François DeGranpré, texte et recherche; Barbara-Judith Caron, réalisation; Lucie Fournaison et Alexandre Sarkis, montage; Raphaëlle Huysmans et Philippe Lamarre, producteurs exécutifs

Off The Chart: Xtra’s L Word podcast
Xtra Magazine
Erica Lenti, Chelle Turingan, co-hosts; Chelle Turingan, producer/audio editor; Rachel Giese, executive producer; KidKulit, music

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: SHORT / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : FORMAT COURT

GOLD

Marion et les collages féministes
Le Devoir
Daphnée Hacker-B., Cédric Gagnon, Bénédicte Millaud

SILVER

Au front, aux soins intensifs de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Radio-Canada
Simon Coutu, journaliste; Maryse Gagnon, rédactrice en chef; Frédéric Lacelle, réalisateur; Charlie Debons-Ricard, motion designer

HONOURABLE MENTION

The Original Pandemic
CBC Arts
Lucius Dechausay, Des Mckenzie

Are you making these face mask mistakes?
CBC News
Amara McLaughlin, Roxanna Woloshyn, Anne MacRae, Scott Galley, Tashauna Reid

The race for a vaccine
CBC Toronto
Chris Glover, Paul Borkwood

Cécile et la deuxième vague de COVID-19
Le Devoir
Jasmine Legendre, Matt Joycey, Bénédicte Millaud

Roundup
National Film Board of Canada
Nettie Wild, director; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Le choc des cultures
ONFR+
Andréanne Baribeau, Amine Beckoury, Aimé Majeau Beauchamp

‘We’re still a neighbourhood’: A Toronto couple runs errands for their COVID-19 isolated community
The Globe and Mail
Timothy Moore

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: FEATURE / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : FORMAT LONG

GOLD
SILVER

60 Day Cycle
National Film Board of Canada
Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, directors; Darcy Wittenburg, writer; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

HONOURABLE MENTION

Perfumed Dreaming
National Film Board of Canada
Kathleen Hepburn, director; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Bibelot et bingo : la vieillesse vue autrement
Radio-Canada
Joannie Lafrenière

When fracking and hydro dams collide
The Narwhal
Ben Parfitt, Jayce Hawkins, Carol Linnitt

We Crack Open Dr. Henry’s Model for Taming the Pandemic
The Tyee
Jesse Lupini, Koby Michaels, Lucas Kavanagh, Jeanette Ageson, David Beers

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: MINI-DOC / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : MINI-DOCUMENTAIRE

GOLD

Manhunt, Manitoba
The Globe and Mail
Timothy Moore, Melissa Tait

SILVER

Agriculture : le Québec loin de l’autonomie alimentaire
Radio-Canada
Maxime Corneau, journaliste; Étienne Marcoux, réalisateur; François Dubuc, motion designer; Georges Sheehy, François Warnet, Marie-Andrée Cormier, preneurs de son; Catherine Marineau-Dufresne, réalisatrice-coordonnatrice; et al.

HONOURABLE MENTION

Canada’s a Drag: Mx. Wolverine, Toronto
CBC Arts
Lucius Dechausay, Peter Knegt, Mercedes Grundy

The Bomb Captain
CBC Podcasts
Craig Desson, Evan Aagaard, producers/editors; Evan Aagaard, camera/cinematography; Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, original reporting; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Amachewespimawin: Shooting for the Cree way of life
CBC Saskatchewan
Madeline Kotzer, Heidi Atter, Matt Duguid, Trent Peppler

How the Nova Scotia mass shooting unfolded: 13 hours. 22 dead. 16 crime scenes.
Global News
Emanuela Campanella, James Hawkins, Julieta Tobon, Brian Royer, Christian Jeri

Fraude Organisée
Rad
Simon Coutu, journaliste; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Thomas Christopherson, Patrick André Perron, Carl Mondello, vidéaste; Jean-Philippe Gagnon, monteur; Mathieu Waddell, réalisateur; Pasquale Harrison-Julien, chef de pupitre; et al. 

BEST VIRTUAL EVENT / MEILLEUR ÉVÉNEMENT VIRTUEL

GOLD

Avenue magazine Top 40 Under 40 Meet the Class of 2020
Avenue
Käthe Lemon, RocketHouse (Steve Klintberg-Nagy and Zoe Klintberg-Nagy), Dallas Flexhaug

SILVER

Confronting COVID: The National Virtual Town Hall
CBC News
Lara Chatterjee, Angela Naus, Meg Banks, Steve Pennie, Cheryl Brown, Natalie Crowell, Joel Perron

HONOURABLE MENTION

AZ Awards Gala 2020
Azure Magazine
Nelda Rodger, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Vicky Lee, Anna Lin, Kari Silver, Evan Pavka, Mahasti Eslahjou, Wyatt Clough, Paddy Harrington, Tristan Marantos, Jessica Allen, Francesco Sgaramella

Quel avenir pour les ensembles et paysages patrimoniaux ?
Esquisses, le magazine de l’Ordre des architectes du Québec
Cathy Beauséjour, conseillère en communication (OAQ); Virginie Harvey, coordonnatrice de la formation continue (OAQ); Véronique Bourbeau, directrice des communications et des relations publiques (OAQ); Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec

Ask & Answer: Government Pandemic Support
HuffPost Canada
Althia Raj, host/producer; Amanda De Souza, producer; Stephane Sannuto, director; Allia McLeod, supervising producer; Luisa Cruz, floor director; Sasha Nagy, executive producer; Jessica Zimmerman, post-production supervisor

Microfestival – Pierre Kwenders Live
URBANIA
Pierre Kwenders, artiste; Gabriel Lajournade, réalisateur; Nicolas Roy-Bourdages, directeur technique; Alexis Demers, Aiguilleur Xavier Havitov, ingénieur son; Natan B. Foisy, Antoine Benhini, caméramans; Francis Robert, assistant caméra; et al.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

Nominees Announced for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B

The National Media Awards Foundation is proud to present the nominees of the third annual National Magazine Awards: B2B. 51 judges generously dedicated their time and expertise, evaluating over 200 submissions from 57 B2B publications across Canada. From their evaluations, 82 finalists emerged, representing the exemplary work produced by Canadian creators and publications in 2020.

The complete list of finalists is below. Winners will be announced via social media—we’re @NMA_B2B (using hashtag #NMAB2B21)—on May 27th, 2021, with gold winners in creator-focused categories receiving a $500 cash prize.

Top Nominees 

Pivot, CPA Canada received recognition across various categories, for a total of 13 nominations. University Affairs follows with an impressive 10 nominations. Both Pivot, CPA Canada and University Affairs are competing—alongside Esquisses—for the coveted title of Best Magazine. Profession Santé and Professionally Speaking are tied for third place with five nominations each, while CAA Magazine, Precedent Magazine and University of Toronto magazine are in fourth with four nominations each. Publications receiving three nominations include Azure, Canadian Grocer, and Esquisses.

Nomination Highlights

  • “All that Glitters,” published in Pivot, CPA Canada, is nominated twice, in Best Profile of a Company and Best Feature Article: Professional.
  • “Out of Action, Comes Hope,” published in University of Toronto Magazine, is a finalist for Best Photograph and Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread.
  • Professionally Speaking’s Remarkable Teacher series is nominated in both Best Column or Regularly Featured Department and Best Profile of a Person. 
  • Pivot, CPA Canada’s “Magazine Article. May Contain Sentences.” is a finalist in both Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread and Best Profile of a Company.
  • CAA Magazine’s “The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List” is a nominee in both Best Issue and Best Cover.

Awards Presented to the Creator / Catégories Individuelles

BEST COLUMN OR REGULARLY FEATURED DEPARTMENT / MEILLEURE CHRONIQUE OU RUBRIQUE 

Best Behaviour
Advisor’s Edge
Mark Burgess
Handling Editor: Melissa Shin

Patient Portraits
CMAJ
Seema Marwaha

Purpose Driver: The Giver; Sweet Success; The Next Generation
Pivot, CPA Canada
Rebecca Fleming, Melissa Buote, Jason Kirby
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

Remarkable Teacher
Professionally Speaking
Richard Ouzounian, Teddy Katz
Contributor: Bill Harris
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

Spa Star
Spa Inc.
Jana Manolakos
Handling Editor: Popi Bowman

Adventures in Academe
University Affairs
Jessica Riddell
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST PROFILE OF A COMPANY / MEILLEUR PROFIL D’UNE ENTREPRISE

Keeping it Fresh
Canadian Grocer 
Shellee Fitzgerald
Handling Editor: Carol Neshevich

Magazine article. May contain sentences.
Pivot, CPA Canada
Shawn Micallef
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

All that Glitters
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

De garde 24/7 – Une aventure hors du commun
Profession Santé
Denis Méthot
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

The shiny new university in Canada’s North
University Affairs
Rhiannon Russell
Handling Editor: Natalie Samson

BEST PROFILE OF A PERSON / MEILLEUR PORTRAIT

Crafting Decisions in a Crisis
Director Journal
Richard Blackwell
Handling Editor: Simon Avery

The Jeff Dahn interview: One-on-one with Canada’s foremost lithium-ion battery expert
Electric Autonomy Canada
Emma Jarratt
Handling Editor: Brian Banks

Unbroken
Pivot, CPA Canada
Denis Trottier, Lara Zarum
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

Remarkable Teacher, Wonder Woman
Professionally Speaking
Teddy Katz
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

Great Teaching, Character Driven
Professionally Speaking
Stuart Foxman
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE: TRADE / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND : COMMERCIAL

The Future of Plastic
Azure
Susan Nerberg
Handling Editor: Elizabeth Pagliacolo

Taking Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Canadian Grocer 
Rebecca Harris 
Handling Editor: Shellee Fitzgerald, Carol Neshevich

Where We Go From Here (Is Anybody’s Guess)
Canadian Interiors
Peter Sobchak

Has sustainability reporting become unsustainable?
CIM Magazine
Kelsey Rolfe
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, Dawn Fraser
Handling Editor: Carolyn Gruske

Who is the post-pandemic consumer? 
Strategy
Justin Dallaire
Handling Editor: Jennifer Horn

Why we should be tipping the iceberg: a case study in innovation
SUSTAIN
Stacey Newman
Handling Editor: Stacey Newman

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE: PROFESSIONAL / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND : PROFESSIONNEL

Porteurs de sens collectif
Esquisses
Benoîte Labrosse

Double Duty
FORUM 
Tamar Satov
Handling Editor: Deanne Gage

My artificial pancreas
Pharmacy Practice+Business
Jonathan Garfinkel
Handling Editor: Vicki Wood

All that Glitters
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor

In recovery
Precedent Magazine
Daniel Fish
Handling Editor: Melissa Kluger

Biais sexiste en santé – D’égale à égal
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie
Collaborateur : Éric Grenier
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

Making medical school admissions more diverse
University Affairs
Wendy Glauser 
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST NEWS COVERAGE / MEILLEURE COUVERTURE DE L’ACTUALITÉ

Protection Services
Azure
Simon Lewsen
Handling Editor: Danny Sinopoli

Pandemic Effect
Canadian Architect
Elsa Lam

From the Ashes
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

The Changeup
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Hague
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

Santé publique – Profiter de la crise
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier, Christian Leduc, Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

In mourning, universities memorialize the victims of Flight 752
University Affairs
Christina Frangou
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

Researchers respond to gender-based violence, ‘the pandemic within a pandemic’
University Affairs
Melissa Fundira
Handling Editor: Natalie Samson

BEST PHOTOGRAPH  / MEILLEURE PHOTOGRAPHIE

Mr. Clean
Pivot, CPA Canada
Troy Moth

The alcohol problem
Precedent Magazine
Nick Wong

Pratiques Exemplaires, Une classe ou l’ou se sent bien
Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession
Matthew Liteplo 
Collaborateurs : Studio 141, Melissa Campeau

Paul Taylor, FoodShare Toronto
SUSTAIN
Stacey Newman

Out of Action, Comes Hope
University of Toronto magazine
Jorian Charlton
Editor: Scott Anderson; Art Director: Studio Wyse

BEST HOW-TO ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES / MEILLEUR ARTICLE OU MEILLEURE SÉRIE D’ARTICLES DE CONSEILS PRATIQUES 

Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction Materials (series of three articles)
Canadian Architect
Jennifer O’Connor, Anthony Pak, Kelly Alvarez Doran
Handling Editor: Elsa Lam

Making connections to serve indigenous communities
Pharmacy Practice + Business
Sonya Felix
Handling Editor: Vicki Wood

The Trust Crisis: The Trust Crisis; Mr. Clean; Gimme Shelter
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor, Adrienne Tanner, Micah Toub
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

Referral etiquette guide
The Medical Post
Louise Leger
Handling Editor: Colin Leslie

Donnez-vous vos données?/Cyberattaques: l’industrie est vulnérable
Transport Routier
Steve Bouchard

BEST SERIES OF ARTICLES / MEILLEURE SÉRIE D’ARTICLES

Prevention in Practice
Canadian Family Physician
Guylène Thériault MD CCFP, Pascale Breault MD CCFP, James A. Dickinson MB BS PhD CCFP FRACGP, Roland Grad MD CM MSc CCFP FCFP, Neil R. Bell MD SM CCFP FCFP, Harminder Singh MD MPH FRCPC, Olga Szafran MHSA
Handling Editor: Nicholas Pimlott, Kathryn Taylor

COVID-19: How grocery is contending with a crisis
Canadian Grocer 
Rosalind Stefanac, Rebecca Harris, Chris Powell
Handling Editor: Shellee Fitzgerald, Carol Neshevich

Future-proofing against climate change/Zeroing in on CO2/Taking heat
CIM Magazine
Cecilia Keating, Herb Mathisen
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, Dawn Fraser
Handling Editor: Carolyn Gruske

How Indigenous people are coping with COVID-19
CMAJ
Jolene Banning
Handling Editor: Lauren Vogel

The Future of Work: Signed, Sealed, Delivered; No Fixed Address, Safe Spaces
Pivot, CPA Canada
Jason McBride 
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

Spécial COVID-19
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie, Denis Méthot
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

Our pandemic moment; virtual dissertations; a return, but not to normal
University Affairs
Moira MacDonald, Suzanne Bowness, Emily Baron Cadloff, Shauna McGinn, Mark Cardwell
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST ILLUSTRATION / MEILLEURE ILLUSTRATION

Factory Farming
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Billington

The Lawyer’s Guide to Not Drinking
Precedent Magazine
Wenting Li

Learning in Motion
Professionally Speaking
Jeannie Phan
Contributors: Melissa Campeau, Senior Editor; Bill Powell, Editor-in-Chief; Richard Lewko, Publisher

Awards Presented to the Magazine / Catégories Éditoriales

BEST EDITORIAL / MEILLEUR ÉDITORIAL

The Third Rail
Canadian Family Physician
Sarah Fraser MSc MD CCFP

Editor’s Desk
Canadian Lawyer
Tim Wilbur

Le logement comme infrastructure collective
Esquisses
Pierre Corriveau

Un scandale bien mal venu
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier

BEST ART DIRECTION: SINGLE ARTICLE OR OPENING SPREAD MEILLEURE / DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE : ARTICLE OU DOUBLE-PAGE D’OUVERTURE

Second to None
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty

Beautiful Belize
CAA Saskatchewan Magazine
Mya McNulty

Magazine article. May contain sentences.
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

Big Picture
Ryerson University magazine – Summer 2020
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Edward Burtynsky, Alia Youssef, Finbarr O’Reilly, Lucy Lu
Handling Editor: Colleen Mellor

The pull of procrastination
University Affairs
Graham Roumieu, Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Out of Action, Comes Hope
University of Toronto magazine – Winter 2020
Studio Wyse
Editor: Scott Anderson; Photographer: Jorian Charlton

BEST COVER / MEILLEURE PAGE COUVERTURE

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty, Angela Southern

Winter 2020
Ryerson University magazine
Art Director: Studio Wyse, Editor: Colleen Mellor; Illustrator Andy Rementer

Truth Tellers issue
University of Toronto magazine
Editor: Scott Anderson; Art Direction: Studio Wyse; Photographer: Luis Mora

BEST ART DIRECTION OF A COMPLETE ISSUE / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE D’UN NUMÉRO

25 Great Places Waiting to Be Discovered
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty

Taking care of yourself
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Spring 2020
University of Toronto magazine
Studio Wyse

BEST ISSUE / MEILLEUR NUMÉRO

The Resiliency Issue
Azure
Danny Sinopoli, Cristian Ordóñez, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Kendra Jackson, Evan Pavka, Vicky Lee, Kari Silver, Anna Lin

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List
CAA Magazine
Paul Ferriss, Mya McNulty, Claire Cooper, Cindy Lubinc

Doing the Right Thing
Director Journal
Matthew Fortier and Simon Avery

Breaking the Silence
FORUM
Deanne Gage, Giselle Sabatini, Alex Mlynek, Peter Wilmshurst

The Alcohol Issue
Precedent Magazine
Melissa Kluger, Daniel Fish, The Office of Gilbert Li

Pivoting in a Pandemic
The Spark: Business & Innovation Magazine
Kristina Svana, Publisher; Lisa van de Geyn, Content Director & Editorial Consultant; Melanie Marler, Creative Director; Melissa Nowakowski, Senior Writer; Frank Auddino, Advertising & Circulation Director

Back to school?
University Affairs
Léo Charbonneau, Natalie Samson, Tara Siebarth, Pascale Castonguay, Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

BEST MAGAZINE / MEILLEUR MAGAZINE

For Best Magazine—the program’s most prestigious award—there are three nominees: Esquisses, Pivot, CPA Canada, and University Affairs. 

Esquisses
Esquisses tackled the subject of the pandemic and architecture with a human angle, and their design is always on point.” — NMA Jury

Pivot, CPA Canada
Pivot was an unexpectedly playful magazine, impressing with its interesting content and well-executed artistic direction. “ — NMA Jury

University Affairs
“It’s not easy to pull off both an airy design and heavy bilingual content—but, University Affairs did it, and they did it well.” — NMA Jury

CROSS-PROGRAMMING CATEGORIES 

Nominees in these categories will be announced on May 12, 2021, when the Digital Publishing Awards finalists are revealed. 

B2B LEADERSHIP AWARD & BEST PUBLISHER

After careful consideration, our Board of Directors made the decision to postpone awarding these prizes. Rest assured that applications from 2020 will automatically be kept on file and considered for the 2021 awards season. The winner will then be presented, on stage, at the spring 2022 event. This was a difficult decision, but we look forward to awarding these prizes when it is safe for the industry to gather and celebrate.

CREDIT CHANGES & ADDITIONS

If you would like to make any credit changes or additions, please send details to staff@magazine-awards.com with subject line “NMA: B2B Credit Change.” The deadline for credit changes and additions is Monday, May 17, 2021 at midnight ET.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of: the 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 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

2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to introduce the roster of judges for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B. Thank you to the 51 judges who volunteered their time and expertise this year to help us recognize excellence in editorial content published in Canadian B2B magazines!

Hamda Al Naimi is an award-winning multidisciplinary graphic designer who desires to contribute positively to the world through design. She specializes in print, branding, environmental and visual design. During her career, Hamda tackled editorial design and journalism while working at Gulf News in Dubai, brand and environmental design at Studio o+a in San Francisco, and visual and graphic design at Google in the bay area. Currently, Hamda is working on personal projects to expand her scope of knowledge in experimental typography and typeface design. 

During her childhood, she used visuals to navigate the complexities of learning in school, which led her to fall in love with and appreciate the importance of arts and design. Later in life, that background became her philosophy as a professional designer; one who strives to take the most tangled concepts and present them in the simplest way possible. 

Hamda’s work has been recognized by internationally known design competitions. A select list of her awards include Communication Arts, Print, International Design Awards, IJungle Awards, DNA Paris, and London International Creative Competition. Her projects were also featured in Packaging of the World and Women of Graphic Design. 

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 marketing 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. (Photo Credit: Ellen Hong Photography)

Julia Breckenreid is an illustrator in Toronto, fascinated by people and the stories they’ve lived. Her work has been awarded a gold medal by the Society of Illustrators in New York and acknowledged multiple times by American Illustration, Communication Arts and 3×3 awards annuals. Featured in a few books about illustration, but most notably in 100 Illustrators, as selected by Steven Heller & Taschen Books.

Keep an eye out for a non-fiction picture book that Julia has illustrated about art collectors Herbert & Dorothy Vogel, with a publication date set for the fall, 2021.

Tristan Bronca is a magazine writer in Toronto and formerly the senior editor at The Medical Post.

Joyce Byrne is Alberta Magazine Publishers’ past President and an award-winning veteran of the Canadian magazine industry, including the National Magazine Awards Foundation Outstanding Acheivement in 2018. She has led creative, marketing and sales teams and boards in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary, and has worked on nearly every type of magazine, from literary to light industrial, with consumer, business, health and cannabis in between. Her personal brand is I Love Magazines.

Solana Cain is a photo editor at The Globe and Mail. She is passionate about ensuring diversity and inclusion behind the lens in news coverage. Solana has worked as a photo editor for Maclean’s, Getty Images and HELLO! Canada. She is a member of Diversity Photo, The Authority Collective, Women Photograph and a mentor in the newly launched BIPOC photojournalism mentorship program, Room Up Front.

For the past 23 years, Dawn Chafe has been executive editor of Atlantic Canada’s longest-publishing, most award-winning and largest circulation business magazine, Atlantic Business 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.

Claire Cooper is the managing editor of CAA Magazine, which goes out to 1.7 million members of the Canadian Automobile Association. Claire got her start in magazines at Toronto Life, and has almost 20 years of experience working in both custom content and newsstand publications. Stories about people and places are her favourites to work on, but Claire can help make just about any topic interesting to a variety of readers.

Kristin Doucet is a seasoned communications professional with over 25 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.

Diana Duong is a health journalist who has written for a variety of publications including The Medical Post, Chatelaine, and CMAJ News. She’s passionate about the human impact healthcare has on us all.

Jacinthe Dupuis is a senior editor at Air Canada enRoute based in Montréal and a graduate student in Organizational communication at Université de Montréal.

Byron Eggenschwiler is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and GQ. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators (New York), Communication Arts, the National Magazine Awards and Applied Arts. He lives and works in Calgary, Alberta.

Daniel Fish is the senior editor at Precedent. 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. He also won a Gold medal at the National Magazine Awards: B2B for the piece, “The mental-health crisis in law.”

Angelyn Francis is currently a reporter for the Toronto Star, covering equity and inequality. She regularly covers race, food, music, culture and community initiatives, sometimes all at once. Francis previously hosted season one of HuffPost’s award-winning podcast “Born and Raised,” which was about second generation Canadians and how food influences their lives. In addition, she founded Angelyn Francis Media, where she collaborates on video, photography, writing and hosting projects.

Deanne Gage is a Toronto-based editor and writer who specializes in personal finance. She’s the editor of FORUM magazine, and is a regular contributor to Globe Advisor. A recipient of several journalism awards, Deanne’s work has also appeared in Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, the Toronto Star, MoneySense, and leading B2B publications.

David Gambrill re-joined Canadian Underwriter as Editor-in-Chief in November 2017. He was previously Editor and Senior Editor of Canadian Underwriter between 2005 and 2012. Before returning to the publication, he worked as a Communications Consultant for four years at the Insurance Institute of Canada. From 2001-04, he was a staff writer and copy editor for Law Times, a weekly newspaper for the legal profession in Ontario, as well as a regular contributor to Canadian Lawyer magazine. His work has appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, The Kingston Whig-Standard and Maclean’s magazine.

Jeff Hannaford is an award-winning art director with over 20 years of experience. He has art directed Zoomer, Canadian Family, Salon, and Hamilton Magazine, and spent five years as the Associate Art Director of FLARE. He has previously judged for the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, Applied Arts Magazine Design Awards, and has sat on the Les Usherwood Award committee.

Rebecca Harris is an award-winning writer with 20 years’ experience in business publishing. She was a writer and editor at Toronto-based Marketing magazine for 12 years, and held the managing editor post from 2009-2012. Now a full-time freelance writer, her work has appeared in Canadian Grocer, Foodservice & Hospitality, Hotelier, Canadian Business and Communication Arts. Throughout her career, Rebecca has won four Canadian Business Media Awards (formerly Kenneth R. Wilson Awards) and has been nominated for 14 awards.

Andy Holloway is an editor/writer who has worked for a variety of publications in a variety of roles over the past 30 or so years. Currently editor of Financial Post Magazine, features editor at Financial Post and a contributing editor at the National Post.

Elio Iannacci is an award-winning editor, writer and content creator. His work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, the National Post, the Toronto Star, More UK and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as numerous North American and European publications. His media credentials also include two long standing tenures with Flare magazine (as Executive Editor) and FASHION magazine (as Features Editor). He is currently the Editorial Director of Experience magazine and last served as a jury member for The Writer’s Trust of Canada’s prestigious Dayne Ogilvie Prize. As one of the country’s most qualified and experienced arts and culture reporters, Iannacci has had the opportunity to speak to some of the world’s most fascinating people. Included in his list of in-depth profiles are names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Joni Mitchell, Beyoncé Knowles, Laverne Cox and Lady Gaga. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC News, Entertainment Tonight, Breakfast Television, CTV News and Global News. (Photo Credit: Alexandra Votsis)

Kendra Jackson is the deputy editor of Azure magazine, Canada’s leading publication that celebrates the very best in international architecture and design and the vanguard practitioners who are contributing to the betterment of the built world and beyond. Working in the magazine publishing industry for nearly 20 years, Jackson has successfully combined her passions for journalism and for contemporary design, and is continuously inspired by the people and projects she encounters through her position at the magazine, on both a national and global scale.

Deborah Jaremko is an industrial journalist who has been covering Canada’s oil and gas sector for more than 17 years, currently as director of content and website management for the Canadian Energy Centre. Previously Deborah was editor of jwnenergy.com and led oilsands content for the Daily Oil Bulletin. She was editor of Oilsands Review magazine from its launch in June 2006 to its close in spring 2017. Deborah graduated from the journalism degree program at Mount Royal College in Calgary in 2003. 

Alma Kamal is an award-winning graphic designer with a serious passion for print. Alma moved across the globe to learn more about design, herself and others. She believes that design can be applied to literally everything, but it works best when utilized to spread knowledge, love and compassion.Her work has been featured by major media including Adobe Live, Communication Arts, Print magazine and Print Finishes: Push your Designs from Good to Great.

Vicky Lee is the art director of Designlines magazine, as well as the associate art director of the award-winning Azure magazine.

Leata Lekushoff is an award-winning writer, editor and content creator with 15+ years experience in publishing and corporate communications. During her time as Senior Editor at Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession magazine, dozens of contributors were nominated as well as rewarded for their work under her direction—both at national and international levels. Leata began her career in film and TV, and has a background in photography. She is proud to be part of the jury for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Colin Leslie is a journalist in Toronto who has worked at The Medical Post for over 20 years including the last 10 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. The Medical Post is a six-times a year magazine and a daily newsletter for Canada’s doctors and is a magazine with a 56-year history.

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, wrote a book about calligraphy and typography, and teaches editorial design at Centennial College.

Elisabeth Massicolli évolue depuis plusieurs années dans l’univers des magazines féminins. Elle s’intéresse de près à la mode durable, aux voyages, au féminisme et à la culture populaire. Passionnée des mots, elle est également éditrice et autrice. Son premier roman, La Bouche Pleine, est paru à l’automne 2020, chez Québec Amérique. 

Mya McNulty is an Art Director at Strategic Content Labs, the custom content division of St. Joseph Communications. She currently oversees the CAA group of magazines, which goes to almost 3 million members from Alberta to Newfoundland. Over the course of her career, she has created content for a wide range of clients, including Mazda, Sobeys, Acura and Aeroplan. Her work has crossed multiple channels and includes editorial, advertising, direct mail, and in-store, both in print and online. Mya graduated from NSCAD University with an honours degree in Communication Design.

Anna Minzhulina is an award-winning art director and designer, specializing in editorial and communication design. Her work includes National Magazine Award-winning feature designs, editorial packages and covers for titles such as Maisonneuve magazine. Her work has also been recognized by the Folio Awards, which recently acknowledged her designs and art direction for Experience magazine. Experience magazine was presented with awards for the “Overall Design,” “Cover Design,” “Feature Design,” and “Graphic Art”. Last year she was among nominees for the B2B National Magazine Awards for best art direction and cover design (which won gold). Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for the National Magazine Awards Foundation, an institution she has been working with for years. In 2018, she became the recipient of the Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship Award, from Concordia University. Now, she is in the process of finishing her graduate thesis on the importance of the sketch method during the design process.

Carol Moskot is an editorial art director and creative director based in New York with 25+ years of magazine and custom publishing experience in the US and Canada. Carol is an award-winning designer specializing in art direction, photo direction and branding. Her studio, Carol Moskot Design + Direction, focuses on the intersection of publication design and story-telling for magazines and nonprofits to help them tell their stories for the common good. She has won over 80 awards for her work from the National Magazine Awards, Society of Publications Designers and Advertising and Design Club of Canada. One of her current projects is art directing Broadview, which she recently rebranded and redesigned for the United Church of Canada.

Elizabeth Pagliacolo is Editor In Chief at Azure, an independent Toronto-based publication that has covered the cutting-edge of design and architecture around the globe for over 35 years. A National Magazine Award–winning editor and writer, Pagliacolo has reported from international design fairs, covered major architectural projects and interviewed the leading lights of contemporary design. She has also participated on design juries in Toronto and New York. In 2017, she was the Director of Programming of the EDIT Festival, presented by Design Exchange in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme. She has also written for The Globe and Mail, enRoute Edition, Frame and many other publications.

Mariève Paradis a été journaliste pendant près de 15 ans. Elle travaille maintenant en communications dans le réseau de la santé en plus de poursuivre sa maîtrise en journalisme à l’Université Concordia.

Émilie Pontbriand is the Manager of Marketing & External Relations at Imagine Canada, overseeing communications, marketing and branding initiatives. Before coming to Imagine Canada, Émilie was the Director of Programs & Communications at the National Media Awards Foundation. Prior to working in the charitable sector, she worked in the music industry as the Marketing Manager for Celinedion.com. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a certificate in Political Science from Laval University, as well as a Translation certificate from the University of Toronto.

Martha Porado is the managing editor of The Medical Post and Pharmacy Practice + Business and has written for numerous B2B publications including Benefits Canada and Advisor’s Edge.

Karyn Pugliese, aka Pabàmàdiz, is best known for her work as a Parliament Hill reporter and as the Executive Director of News and Current Affairs at APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), where she ran the news department for seven years. She joined Ryerson’s faculty in the Spring of 2020 while completing a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. Karyn has worked in both daily news and on long-form investigations at a variety of outlets including ichannel, VisionTV, CBC and CTV.

Karyn is a past president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and she is a board member of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. She is a Journalists for Human Rights Ambassador and worked as an expert trainer for the program in South Sudan in 2018.

Her journalism has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Canadian Screen Awards, the Native American Journalists Association and the Public Policy Forum. She holds degrees in Journalism and History.

Karyn is a citizen of the Pikwàkanagàn First Nation in Ontario, and is of mixed Algonquin and Italian descent. When she is not engaged in acts of journalism, you’ll find her paddling a canoe, shooting photos and eating frybread.

Elizabeth Raymer is Senior Editor for Canadian Lawyer and Lexpert, where she assigns and edits stories and newsletters, and covers the Supreme Court of Canada, national/federal and Quebec beats and litigation, among other topics. She cut her teeth in legal journalism as a staff writer for The Lawyer’s Weekly and has written broadly for other publications, including the CBA’s National magazine, University Affairs and The Bottom Line. She previously worked as an editor for Thomson Reuters, Rogers Publishing’s Pharmacy Post, the Book and Periodical Council’s annual Freedom to Read review, and for all three Toronto daily broadsheets.

She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Women’s Studies and Literature, holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a diplôme de langue et de civilisation françaises (niveau avancé) from the Sorbonne.

Dr. Jessica Riddell is a Full Professor of Early Modern Literature in the English Department at Bishop’s University (Quebec, Canada), specializing in early modern dramatic and non-dramatic literature. Dr. Riddell was awarded the 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 2015, the first recipient of the award at Bishop’s University. She holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence at Bishop’s University; in this capacity, she explores innovative teaching and learning practices, creates mentorship opportunities for students and faculty, and participates in a wide range of consultations at the national and international levels. Dr. Riddell is also the Executive Director of the Maple League of Universities, a consortium of four universities – Bishop’s, Mount Allison, Acadia, and St. Francis Xavier – that share a focused commitment to quality undergraduate education. She works across the four universities to support high impact practices as part of a 21st century liberal education. She engages in public-facing activities and projects, including as an active contributor to public scholarship as a longstanding columnist for University Affairs Magazine (2015 – 2020), national media contributor (with CBC Sunday Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and other venues), as a keynote speaker at international conferences, and as a visiting scholar in the UK, Norway, and Australia. She sits on a number national and international boards, including the Future Skills Research Advisory Board (Social and Emotional Skills – SES), and is a member of Future Skills Talent Council.

Luc Rinaldi is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and the former editor of Pivot magazine. His work has appeared in Maclean’s, Toronto Life and Reader’s Digest.

Kelsey Rolfe is an award-winning journalist and editor based in Toronto, with bylines in TVO, the Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve Magazine and the Northern Miner, among others. She has worked as a section editor for CIM Magazine and an associate editor for Benefits Canada. Currently freelance, she writes about mining, employment and labour, health, technology and cities. Her work has been recognized by the National Magazine Awards: B2B, SABEW Canada’s Best In Business awards and the Canadian Association of Journalists awards.

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, les sciences et le plein air. Il collabore entre autres avec Espaces, Le Quotidien, Caribou, Unpointcinq, Quatre-Temps, L’Actualité, Québec Sciences, et Beside. Il est aussi le rédacteur en chef du magazine Opérations forestières. 

Sunaya Sapurji is an award-winning journalist who has worked in digital, print, TV and radio. Currently, she is currently a Toronto-based editor and writer at The Athletic. Her previous stops include the Toronto Star, Yahoo Sports and CBC News.

Amanda Silliker is the Branding and Communications Director at SendtoNews, an online video platform that delivers content, technology and monetization to publishers across North America. She was the gold winner in the Best Feature Article: Trade category at the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B for her article about health and safety for recent immigrants in Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine. She also placed in the Top 25 Feature Articles for the same article at the 2020 Tabbie Awards. Amanda was the editor of COS, published by Thomson Reuters, for eight years as well as the project manager for the publication’s annual awards program, Canada’s Safest Employers. She has held previous roles at Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Family and Dance Magazine. Amanda has a Bachelor of Journalism, Highest Honours, from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Bill Skerrett PhD has spent many years involved with the media industry in Atlantic Canada. He helped create the Atlantic Magazines Association and is the founding and current Executive Director of the 40 year old Atlantic Journalism Awards, which has a magazine awards component. He was a commentator/producer at CBC television and radio. Bill is an inductee into the Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame and has written many articles for Atlantic magazines. He has operated his own film/video production/media company and as such is the key writer/producer/director for hundreds of documentaries, TV series and print publications. He has also lectured in writing, communication and media at several Atlantic universities.

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 est 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 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.

Based in Toronto, Michael Tong 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 Related Companies. A cross-platform creative, Michael brings his interests in food, travel, design, and culture to life through comprehensive art direction and graphic design.

Lisa van de Geyn is a self-proclaimed life-long magazine junkie and a nearly 20-year veteran in Canada’s magazine industry. The award-winning magazine writer and editor has worked on staff and freelance for a variety of publications, including Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Today’s Parent, CPA Magazine, House & Home and Living Luxe. She’s a mom to two tweenagers and loves her Netflix subscription.

Jeff Wasserman is a Toronto based food, drink and still life photographer. Previously, Jeff was the Photography Editor at the National Post for thirteen years—the flagship paper for Canwest Global (which later became Postmedia). There, he led a team of photo editors, staff photojournalists and a large roster of freelance photojournalists around the world to produce award-winning content. Before that Jeff was a photojournalist at The Globe and Mail and the Financial Post, covering a wide range of national and international assignments. Jeff’s roots are in Windsor, Ontario where he began his photographic career as a commercial photographer, shooting catalogues and other commercial assignments in the Windsor area, before moving to Toronto.

Tim Wilbur is a licensed lawyer and current Editor-In-Chief of Key Media’s print and digital law publications including LexpertCanadian LawyerInHouse, 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 14 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 inaugural 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.

Rachel Wine is a freelance art director and photo editor based in Toronto. She has worked at The Globe and Mail, where she was the photo editor for documentary features and lifestyle publications Globe Style Advisor and Globe Pursuits. Prior to The Globe, she worked at Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and was a contributing editor at Maclean’s and Canadian Business. She is an independent curator who lectures, writes and consults on photography and visual projects.

As editor of the Pharmacy Group of media at EnsembleIQ, Vicki Wood oversees content in Canada’s leading pharmacy publication, Pharmacy Practice+Business, and on pharmacists’ most popular information site, CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca.

Vanessa Wyse is the founder and Creative Director of Studio Wyse. A native of Sydney, Australia now based in Toronto, Canada. Studio Wyse creates print and digital editorial visual solutions, branding and strategy for some of the world’s largest media brands and institutions including The University of Toronto, Chatelaine, xtramagazine.com and The Globe and Mail to name just a few. Previous to launching Studio Wyse, Vanessa was the founding Creative Director of the internationally recognized city weekly The Grid. Her work has received awards and accolades from the NMAF (Canada), SPD (U.S.), ADCC (Canada), Applied Arts (Canada), SND (U.S.), Type Directors Club and D&AD (UK).

We’ll be announcing the nominees for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B very soon! Please make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details.

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.

Ready to Enter?

Click here to get started.

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.

Call for Judges: 3rd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B

The National Media Awards Foundation 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 2021. For more information, or to nominate a peer to the jury, contact us at staff@magazine-awards.com.

Applicants, please include in your email: a short biography of yourself, a headshot, your preferred category (if any), what languages you are comfortable judging in (English, French or both), your contact information, and whether or not you are currently on the masthead of a publication.

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

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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.