Canadian Magazine Industry News
12 June 2011, TORONTO
The Walrus tops list of gold winners at 34th National Magazine Awards
The Walrus topped the gold list at the 34th National Magazine Awards at the Carlu in Toronto June 10.
The Walrus took top honours in the categories of arts and entertainment (Noah Richler for My Dad, the Movie, and Me); best digital design (Matthew McKinnon, Walrusmagazine.com); photojournalism/photo essay (Donald Weber for Dark Element); best new creative talent (Matthieu Aikins for Last Stand in Kandahar); essays (J.B. MacKinnon for A 10 Percent World); and politics and public interest (Life on the Instalment Plan by Marian Botsford Fraser).
Walrus topped off the evening with four silvers and 26 honourable mentions.
Accepting the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement was D.B. Scott with a magazine career spanning four decades. "When I got the call I was accepted, I was stunned," he told the audience. "It was one of my greatest achievements to help create this award."
Macleans.ca won digital magazine of the year, while MoneySense was the gold recipient for print magazine of the year. Concrete Design Communications won best art direction for an entire issue for its work on Azure (Inside the Design Mind).
Masthead sponsored the category of best short feature, with the gold going to Heather O'Neill for Heather O'Neill on the First Time She Ran Away (Elle Canada).
The jovial audience of more than 600 was led by an enthusiastic M.C. Jacqueline Hennessy, a freelance writer, actor and broadcast journalist in Toronto.
For a list of all winners, click here.
— Jeff Hayward
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