Canadian Magazine Industry News
21 November 2016,     TORONTO
The Magazine Grands Prix Announce Judging Co-Chairs and Guiding Principles for Judging
The Magazine Grands Prix anounced author, commentator and critic Stanley Péan and award-winning writer Soraya Peerbaye as judging co-chairs for the new award and fellowship program that celebrates the diversity of the country’s magazine media.
“We are building a robust, transparent awards program that we can be proud of: right from the ground up,” said Matthew Holmes, Magazines Canada’s President and CEO. “With Canada’s 150th being celebrated next year, we wanted to look forward and make a very intentional shift to include the full diversity of Canada’s creators and—just as important—our community of readers, right into our judging process.”
Magazines Canada announced the awards and fellowship program in September. They will feature 26 categories: 13 awards for individuals and creators, and 13 for magazines that honour creative and editorial vision and execution.
“Stanley Péan and I are honoured and immensely pleased to be co-chairing the adjudication process of the Magazine Grands Prix,” said Peerbaye. “The team at Magazines Canada has developed a far-seeing vision for the awards; energetic and generous, they are broadening the circle of inclusion, and invigorating the conversation on both popular and critical culture in the magazine sector.”
With input and advice from judging co-chairs Péan and Peerbaye, the Magazine Grands Prix judging process will reflect an ambitious set of guiding principles, released today on the official awards website,

Submissions open: December 12, 2016
Submissions close: January 30, 2017
Awards fête: April 27, 2017, in conjunction with Magazine Canada’s annual MagNet conference, North America’s largest annual gathering of magazine professionals.
For more on the awards, visit
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