The award for Canada’s Magazine of the Year
will be announced on Friday during the 37th annual National Magazine Awards.
Azure, Cottage Life and Nouveau Projet
are the three finalists.
According to the judges:
: With outstanding design and art direction, Azure
offers us a new way of looking at the world around us. Through a masterful integration of images and words, and guided by an intelligent and playful editorial curation, Azure
showcases design solutions in a way that’s accessible and inspiring. Lively and surprising, the magazine understands what it’s readers crave, and covers the international design scene with a Canadian perspective.
: Smart, engaging and instructive; a magazine that manages to be both realistic and aspirational, and really knows its audience. With its versatile range of long-form features, profiles and service pieces, sophisticated mix of editorial illustration, photography and information graphics, and a cohesive typographical approach, Cottage Life
delivers with confidence on its mandate to enhance and preserve the quality of cottage living.
: A beautifully designed magazine of ideas that feels fresh, this three-year-old publication has burst on the scene with a bold, contemporary look and an astonishing range of compelling stories, essays, narrative reporting and cultural critique. Each issue of Nouveau Projet is a journey of the unexpected that ultimately informs and delights. The art direction, design and production are of the highest order.
The gala will take place June 6, at the Carlu in Toronto.