On Wednesday, May 29, the NMAF will present Winners’ Circle, a special event that will bring together award-winning and nominated writers, editors, artists, art directors to meet, mingle, pitch and learn about social media advertising.
Learn & Leverage Presentation The two-part event will begin with a discussion lead by Kyle Verge from PUSH Media. Verge will speak about demystifying social advertising, and how magazine marketers and independent creators/freelancers can craft successful e-commerce initiatives using Facebook and Instagram.
Fast Pitch After the presentation, it’s time to mingle and network with your peers. We’ll be facilitating introductions between writers, artists, editors and art directors. If you’re planning to attend and would like to have a chance to sit down with an award-winning writer/artist or an award-winning magazine editor or art director, send a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you on May 29 from 3pm to 5pm at One King West Hotel in downtown Toronto.
All nominees from the National Magazine Awards, the Digital Publishing Awards and the National Magazine Awards: B2B are invited to attend. Contact us to RSVP or request more information. Please RSVP by May 22. Space is limited and available on a first come basis.
We’ll celebrate Gold, Silver, and Honourable Mention winners, and those winning Gold in creator-focused categories will receive a $500 cash prize. Hosting the ceremony is Peter McNeil, a digital thought leader, publisher, and subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive.
In this inaugural year, our dedicated roster of 62 judges nominated 95 entries from 34 various B2B publications. These finalists emerged from a rigorous judging process, made possible by the B2B industry experts who volunteered their time and expertise.
“Business-to-business journalism is unique. This is why the National Media Awards Foundation launched the National Magazine Awards: B2B in 2019: so the hard-working professionals of the B2B sector could be celebrated and recognized by their peers. The inaugural year of the program was a great success, and we would like to thank the B2B publishing community for their heartwarming support. It is truly an honour and a privilege to facilitate these awards, and to work in collaboration with the creators of such a vibrant and resilient industry. Congratulations to the deserving finalists of the 2019 NMA: B2B Awards!” – Julie Cailliau, NMAF President.
Join us for a formal luncheon on May 29th at One King West, Toronto, which includes the presentation of the NMA: B2B awards. We’ll celebrate Gold, Silver, and Honourable Mention winners, and those winning Gold in creator-focused categories will receive a $500 cash prize. Hosting the ceremony is Peter McNeil, a digital thought leader, publisher, and subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive. While at KPMG, Peter developed and launched digital publications and content platforms for entrepreneurs, called “inBusiness” and “The Next Million.” Peter has also been a NMAF board member for the past two years. To join us on the 29th, purchase a ticket through nmab2b.com/tickets.
University Affairs and Pivot, CPA Canada are this year’s top nominees, each earning an impressive 13 nominations across various categories. Professionally Speaking comes in second with 11 nominations, followed by Les Affaires with six nominations. CMAJ, Foodservice and Hospitality, and The Medical Post each earned four nominations.
INDIVIDUAL NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS
PrecedentJD’s “The Interview Issue” is nominated for both Best Cover and Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue.
“Beyond the History Books”—written by Stuart Foxman, with photos by Markian Lozowchuk, and published in Professionally Speaking—is a finalist in both Best Photograph and Best Profile of a Person.
Art director Adam Cholewa (of Pivot, CPA Canada) has two entries that are finalists in both Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue and Best Issue. Those entries are “The Most Important Meeting of Your Life” and “The Future of Audit.”
“The Minister of Everything”—created byGuillaume Simoneau (photographer), Adam Cholewa (art director), Luc Rinaldi (writer), and Mark Stevenson (handling editor) received nominations for Best Profile of a Person and Best Photograph.
BEST MAGAZINE & BEST PUBLISHER
There are three nominees for the prestigious Best Magazine award: Pivot, CPA Canada, The Medical Post, and University Affairs.
For the inaugural Best Publisher award, the two outstanding nominees: Franchise Canada (Canadian Franchise Association) and Les Affaires (TC Media).
Best Profile of a Company
A Staged Start-up CIM Magazine Virginia Heffernan, Tom DiNardo
Market Driven Foodservice and Hospitality Rosanna Caira, Amy Bostock
« Notre camion électrique sortira avant celui de Tesla » Les Affaires Martin Jolicoeur, Marine Thomas
Boy Wonder Pivot, CPA Canada Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson
Have We Hit Peak Lettuce? Pivot, CPA Canada Jason Kirby, Mark Stevenson
Chasing the Sun (Sunwing Airlines) Skies Magazine Lisa Gordon
A Smooth Succession The Business Advisor Brent Banda
Selling Out: The Story of the MD Financial Sale The Medical Post Tristan Bronca, Colin Leslie
Black Iron Advances Shymanivske in Ukraine The Northern Miner John Cumming
Best Column or Regularly Featured Department
Sous la loupe Conseiller Christine Bouthillier
Food File Foodservice and Hospitality Janine Kennedy, Jennifer Febbraro, Amy Bostock
Millennials in Franchising Franchise Canada Jordan Whitehouse, Jessica Burgess, Andrew Schopp
The Workplace Pivot, CPA Canada Lauren McKeon, Adrienne Tanner, Erica Lenti, Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson
Great Teaching Professionally Speaking Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff
Remarkable Teacher Professionally Speaking Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff
Adventures in Academe University Affairs Jessica Riddell,Léo Charbonneau
Best Feature Article: Professional
Une pilule difficile à avaler Avantages Pierre-Luc Trudel, Simeon Goldstein
How to Fix Social Housing (In Six Easy Lessons) Azure John Lorinc, Danny Sinopoli, Patrick Pittman
Opening our offices: The rise of open concept Canadian Lawyer Jonathan Kay,Tim Wilbur
Réalité virtuelle : évaluer et traiter dans une autre dimension Le Médecin du Québec Emmanuèle Garnier, Martine Picard
In the Dark Precedent Magazine Daniel Fish, Melissa Kluger
Our Dark Past Precedent Magazine Mai Nguyen, Daniel Fish
Canada Bets Big on AI University Affairs Michael Smith, Léo Charbonneau
The Compassionate Professor’s Dilemma University Affairs Moira Farr, Léo Charbonneau
Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread
Global Expectations: The Nuage Chair Experience Anna Minzhulina
Marketing sous influence Les Affaires Charles Desgroseilliers, Martin Flamand
Think Like an Artist Professionally Speaking Studio 141, Markian Lozowchuk, Leata Lekushoff
I was sexually assaulted. I turned to my university for help. Here’s what happened University Affairs Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio
Seven teaching tips to consider for your classroom University Affairs Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio
Best Feature Article: Trade
Amazing Concrete Azure Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Catherine Osborne
Block Party Canadian Shipper Carolyn Gruske, John Tenpenny
Has suicide become an occupational hazard of practising medicine? CMAJ Lauren Vogel, Roger Collier
Cost Conscious Foodservice and Hospitality Chris Powell, Amy Bostock
Cannabis is Coming MENU Magazine Stacey Newman
Verifiable: transforming foodservice on the blockchain MENU Magazine Luke Bradley, Stacey Newman
Pothole-free pavement? Rock to Road Andrew Snook
The Legendary Lancaster Skies Magazine Lisa Gordon
Still Life with Kidney Canadian Family Physician Dr. Sonya Englert, Kathryn Taylor
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 CMAJ Brian Owens, Roger Collier
Le malaise américain Profession Santé Mathieu Ste-Marie, Christian Leduc, Éric Grenier
Arbitration decision on student evaluations of teaching applauded by faculty University Affairs Moira Farr, Léo Charbonneau
Universities maneuver through the complexities of cannabis legalization University Affairs Sneh Duggal, Léo Charbonneau
Norway H225 crash report released Vertical Magazine Oliver Johnson, Thierry Dubois
Best Profile of a Person
L’homme de trois milliards Les Affaires Martin Jolicoeur, François Pouliot
Quand le patron devient la patronne Les Affaires Olivier Schmouker,Julie Cailliau
The Decider Pivot, CPA Canada Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson
The Minister of Everything Pivot, CPA Canada Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson
Beyond the History Books Professionally Speaking Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff
Jim Yuel: Always the Hunter The Business Advisor Ray Penner, Brent Banda
Mining titan and philanthropist Peter Munk’s lifetime of achievement The Northern Miner Trish Saywell, John Cumming
Best Series of Articles
Prevention in Practice Canadian Family Physician Neil R. Bell, Kathryn Taylor
CMAJ: Best News Series CMAJ Wendy Glauser, Roger Collier
Healthy Workplace Foodservice and Hospitality Amy Bostock, Chris Powell, Sarah B. Hood
Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges/What will Ontario do with more lawyers?/Ryerson’s law school proposal headed to ministry Law Times Anita Balakrishnan, Gabrielle Giroday
Cannabis médical: Ce que dit maintenant la science Profession Santé Marika Vachon-Plante, Éric Grenier
The best places to practise medicine in Canada The Medical Post Colin Leslie, Tristan Bronca
Falling through the cracks / Some provinces offer partial fixes to medical residency shortfall University Affairs Wendy Glauser, Léo Charbonneau
Best How-to Article or Series of Articles
Help your client prepare to write a will Advisor’s Edge Michelle Schriver, Mark Burgess
Assurer un client après la maladie Conseiller Hélène Roulot-Ganzmann, Christine Bouthillier
Blueprint to Foodservice Convenience & Carwash Canada Meline Beach, Angela Altass
February 1st is your last opportunity to take part in the National Magazine Awards: B2B! These inaugural, much-anticipated awards recognize the best of Canada’s B2B publishing industry, rewarding individual creators with a $500 cash prize.
Interested in submitting? The process is painless: visit our online portal, enter the submission(s) details, pay the fee, and you’re on your way!
Mark your calendars: Friday, January 25th (at midnight ET) is the last day to submit entries at the early-bird rate for the 2019 National Magazine Awards: B2B. This newly minted program recognizes the stellar work of Canadian, business-to-business publishing produced in 2018. There are categories focused on news coverage, newsletters, columns, and more—check out the full list, here. While you’re at it, review the fees and the rules and eligibility requirements. The final deadline to submit entries is February 1st, 2019.
If your works leans towards the digital publishing field, consider submitting it to our sister program, the Digital Publishing Awards. The early-bird deadline for the DPAs is also January 25th, 2019, and the final deadline, January 31st, 2019.
The National Media Awards Foundation is calling for nominations for the 2019 B2B Leadership Award. The inaugural award will be presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Canadian B2B media industry while demonstrating leadership and career achievement. This award is open to anyone working in the B2B publishing industry, including: journalists, writers, creators, editors, publishers, art directors, circulation experts, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, and production managers.
Nominations are welcome from anyone involved with Canadian B2B magazines, and must consist of:
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.
Send your nomination package (which should be a single PDF file, not longer than 10 pages in length) to email@example.com by March 1, 2018.
We will announce the B2B Leadership Award winner in April, and present them with their award at the inaugural NMA: B2B gala. Please click here for more information on this award, and to view the program’s entire list of award categories.
We are now accepting submissions for the first National Magazine Awards: B2B. Open to Canadian B2B publications and creators, the 2019 NMA: B2B Awards feature 19 categories. Gold award winners in individual categories will receive a $500 cash prize.
February 1, 2019 is the final deadline for entries. Submit before January 25, 2019 to take advantage of our Early Bird discount rate!
From everyone at the National Media Awards Foundation, have a warm, happy, and healthy holiday season. Our office will be closed on December 25th, December 26th, and January 1st, and the call for entries for the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B will open on January 3rd. The early-bird deadline is January 25, 2019, and the final online submissions deadline is February 1, 2019. May the new year greet you with many great stories waiting to be read!
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;
Editor, art director, publisher, web editor or other staff member (past or present) of a Canadian B2B 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 an award yourself);
Journalist (print, broadcast, digital) with expertise in a particular field represented by one or more NMA, DPA, or NMA: B2B categories;
Academic or industry leader with expertise in a particular field;
Professionals and leadersfrom 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.
The NMAF welcomes 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 2019. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to nominate someone to the jury.
Join the great tradition of recognizing achievement by the creators of Canadian magazines, business-to-business publishing, and digital publishing!
B2B publications will be recognized across 19 awards categories, including recognition for achievement in personal and company profiles, trade and professional feature articles, overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B industry, and more. Awards will include a $500 cash prize in creator-focused categories, awarded to the individual Gold winner.
To craft the 2019 NMA: B2B awards program, including the categories, rules and judging guidelines, and to ensure that the program reflects the industry, the NMAF collaborated with leaders in Canadian B2B publishing. Many thanks to our steering committee for their invaluable help and guidance:
Charles DesGroseilliers, Art Director, Les Affaires
Ryan Bergen, Editor-in-Chief, CIM Magazine
The NMA: B2B awards are open to all editorial publications that self-describe as a professional, association, alumni, or trade magazine with a permanent editorial staff in Canada. Print and digital magazines are both welcome to apply, whether published in English, French, or both languages.
Call for Judges
We’re currently looking for individuals interested in serving on the juries for the NMA: B2B awards. Information about the judging process can be found here, or get in touch with us at email@example.com.