Canadian Magazine Industry News
3 May 2011,     TORONTO
Walrus leads National Magazine Award pack of finalists
After a false start, the final countdown has begun to the 34th annual National Magazine Awards with the release yesterday of the official list of finalists.

Leading the pack in total nominations, as it has for several years, is Toronto-based current affairs magazine The Walrus. And the three finalists for Magazine of the Year are Winnipeg-based Canada’s History (editor Mark Reid), Toronto-based Cottage Life (editor Penny Caldwell), and personal finance title MoneySense (editor Duncan Hood).

The Top 12 list of nominated titles follows the break.

The NMAs hand out metal in 43 written, visual, integrated and online categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced in Toronto on June 10 at the gala presented by CDS Global. Click here for tickets.

First-time nominated magazines this year include Eye Weekly, Maison & Demeure, The Feathertale Review, Open File, Sparksheet, Boulderpavement, CNQ: Canadian Notes & Queries, Corporate Knights, Garden Making, Hardly Magazine, International Architecture & Design, Legion, Moi & cie, Musicworks, Western Living Condo, and Your Business.

The National Magazine Awards Foundation apologized for the glitch that saw a premature and incorrect list of nominees released on April 6. “The NMAF sincerely regrets this unfortunate incident and any confusion caused to individuals who were named on that list but are not nominees for this year’s awards,” the non-profit organization stated.

Top 12 Finalist Magazines, by total nominations

Title Nominations
The Walrus 35
Report on Business 31
Toronto Life 30
L’actualité 22
explore     18
Maisonneuve  16
Maclean’s 13
enRoute     12
Swerve     10
Canadian Geographic   9
Cottage Life 9
Chatelaine 9
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