On Wednesday, Canada’s National Magazine Awards Foundation unveiled the nominees for the 36th annual National Magazine Awards, and once again Outdoor Canada is in the running for several of the prestigious honours.
Congratulations to all of our nominated contributors and Field Editors, as well as to my talented editorial team: Art Director Sandra Cheung, Managing Editor Bob Sexton, Associate Editor Scott Gardner, Copy Editor Deanna Dority and former Associate Art Director Matt Filion. And a special doff of the toque goes to Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer and contributor Charles Wilkins, both of whom earned two shots at winning an award.
This year, the awards program entertained some 2,000 entries from across the country in 47 written, visual, integrated and special categories. Outdoor Canada’s nominations are as follows:
Editorial Package category: “Why We Do It: 40 Great Reasons to Celebrate Fishing and Hunting” (Summer 2012), by Tom Adamchick, Mark Anderson, Ken Bailey, Jack Bramm, Mario Carlucci, Darryl Choronzey, Alan Davy, Brad Fenson, Scott Gardner, George Gruenefeld, John Hoover, Jake MacDonald, Gord Nuttall, Angelo Paino, Wayne Phillips, Gord Pyzer, Brian Randle, Bonnie Schiedel, T.J. Schwanky, Bob Sexton, Ryan Shervill, Matt Straw, Kevin Van Tighem, Patrick Walsh & Charles Wilkins
How-to category: “Top Secrets Revealed!” (Winter 2012), by Gord Pyzer
Science, Technology & the Environment category: “Losing Lake Winnipeg” (May 2012), by Charles Wilkins
The winners will be announced June 7 during the annual gala ceremony at The Carlu in Toronto. Please cross some fingers for us!
I should also note that our sister publication, Cottage Life, is up for 10 awards, including the coveted Magazine of the Year title. Good luck, friends! For more information on the National Magazine Awards and a complete list of nominees, click here.