Magazine Award nominees announced

The nominees for The National Magazine Awards are now listed online.

The three magazines up for the coveted Magazine of the Year are Maisonneuve, Report on Business and Up Here. It’s also the first year the event will recognize online-only magazines, with seven new online categories.

D.B. Scott, on his Canadian Magazines blog, wrote:

“Terry Sellwood is to receive the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 33rd National Magazine Awards, it was announced today. Sellwood is currently the chair of Magazines Canada, general manager of Quarto Communications (Cottage Life, explore, Outdoor Canada, Canadian Home Workshop) and was recently the chair of the awards foundation. Sellwood said: “It’s one hell of an honour.”

“For the first time in many years, Maclean’s magazine is one of the leaders in number of finalists (27); only The Walrus exceeded Maclean’s, with 33 total nominations. The nominations were announced today in Montreal and the winners will be announced June 4 at the awards gala at the Carlu in Toronto, hosted by Scott Feschuk.”

National Magazine Award nominees 2010

Fifteen articles that have been nominated for writing awards in two categories:

-An Inconvenient Talk by Chris Turner, The Walrus (Politics & Public Interest and Science, Technology & the Environment)
-C’était le temps des ayatollahs by Jean Paré, L’actualité (Essays and Personal Journalism)
-Cause & Effect by Lynn Cunningham, The Walrus (Health & Medicine and Personal Journalism)
-Cycle of Life by Rich Poplak, explore (Personal Journalism and Sports & Recreation)
-Fly at Your Own Risk by Carol Shaben, The Walrus (Investigative Reporting and Politics & Public Interest) (Shaben was also nominated for Best New Magazine Writer for this piece)
-Global Impositioning Systems by Alex Hutchinson, The Walrus (Health & Medicine and Science, Technology & the Environment)
-Intelligence sur ordonnance by Louise Gendron, L’actualité (Health & Medicine and Society)
-Into the Heart of T.O. by Jay Teitel, explore (Sports & Recreation and Travel)
-Kids Gone Wild by Bruce Grierson, explore (Columns and Society)
-The Age of Breathing Underwater by Chris Turner, The Walrus (Essays and Science, Technology & the Environment)
-The Big, Bad Chill by Ray Ford, Cottage Life (Personal Journalism and Service: Health & Family)
-The First Letter Arrived on Oct. 10. The Explosion Went Off Two Days Later by Jake MacDonald, Report on Business (Business and Society)
-The Governor Gets His Hands Dirty by Sinclair Stewart, Report on Business (Business and Politics & Public Interest)
-The Land of the Rich and Infamous by Chris Nuttall-Smith, Toronto Life, (Investigative Reporting and Politics & Public Interest)
-Walking The Way by Timothy Taylor, The Walrus (Personal Journalism and Travel)

From the NMA website:

WHERE:         The Carlu, 444 Yonge St., 7th Floor, Toronto
WHEN:           5:00 p.m. VIP reception and presentation of website awards
                       6:00 p.m. Cocktails, food-station style dinner and cash bar
                       8:00 p.m. Awards presentation – tables of 10 available
                       10:00 p.m. Late-night snacks, dessert, coffee and cash bar
TICKETS:       Early-bird tickets are $125 each and $150 after May 18, 2010. Buy here
ATTIRE:         Cocktail
DELIVERY    Tickets purchased by May 18 may be mailed if requested.
                      Tickets will be available for courier pick up until June 2.
                 Tickets purchased after June 2 will be available for pick up at the gala on June 4 after 5p.m.
REFUNDS    Ticket refunds are not permitted