2013

GoldSilver

36th National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Illustration: ”Apocalypse Soon” by Sam Weber
  • Society:Fade to Light” by Dave Cameron
  • Travel:On Tipping in Cuba” by Chris Turner
Silver
  • Arts and Entertainment:After Midnight” by Stephanie Nolen
  • Words and PicturesRingmasters” by Sean Michaels
Finalist
  • Arts and Entertainment: ”A Humble Architect” by Witold Rybczynski
  • Fiction:Flesh and Numbers” by Stephen Marche
  • Health and Medicine:The Errors of Their Ways” by Rachel Giese
  • Health and Medicine:Fade to Light” by Dave Cameron
  • Personal Journalism:The Missing Piece” by Terence Byrnes
  • Politics and Public Interest:Civil Warrior” by Michael Harris
  • Profiles:His One Demand” by Mark Leiren-Young
  • Science, Technology and the Environment:The Race against Time” by Alex Hutchinson
  • Society:Manufacturing Taste” by Sasha Chapman
  • Portrait Photography:After Midnight” by Jaime Hogge
  • IllustrationWar Games” by Barry Blitt
  • Spot Illustration: ”Miscellany” by Kelsey Heinrichs

2012

GoldSilver

35th National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Best Digital Design: walrusmagazine.com by Matthew McKinnon, Heather Cleland, Dave Grant, Lindsay Lafreniere, and David Rusak
  • Illustration: ”Meet You at the Door” by Selena Wong
  • Investigative Reporting:A Political Meltdown” by Alison Motluk
  • One of a Kind:Adrift on the Nile” by Paul Wilson
  • Profiles:Madam Premier” by Lisa Gregoire
  • Society:The Long Goodbye” by Katherine Ashenburg
Silver
  • Essays:The New Solitudes” by Erna Paris
  • One of a Kind:The Archivist” by Paul Wilson
  • Photojournalism and Photo Essay: ”Amazon of the North” by Eamon Mac Mahon
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:A Rock and a Hard Place” by Chris Wood
  • Society:The Farms Are Not All Right” by Chris Turner
  • Words and Pictures: ”Portraits of the War” by Joanne Tod, Brian Morgan, and Amy Macfarlane
Finalist
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article: ”The Meaning of Hockey” by Brian Morgan
  • Art Direction for an Entire Issue: November 2011 by Brian Morgan
  • Arts and Entertainment: ”Adventures of a Supernumerary” by Tom Jokinen
  • Arts and Entertainment: ”Modern Inconveniences” by Adele Weder
  • Best Short Feature:The Stag” by Deirdre Dodds
  • Best Short Feature:As the Crow Flies” by Lisa Gregoire
  • Essays:The Morgentaler Effect” by Wayne Sumner
  • Fiction:Meet You at the Door” by Lawrence Hill
  • Fiction:Noisemakers” by Grace O’Connell
  • Health and Medicine:Blinded by Science” by Timothy Caulfield
  • Humour:Housebroken” by Pasha Malla
  • Illustration: ”The Farms Are Not All Right” by Scott McCowen
  • Investigative Reporting:The Only Risk Is Wanting to Stay” by Arno Kopecky
  • Magazine Covers: The Future of Food by Brian Morgan
  • One of a Kind:Notes from Newfoundland” by Lisa Moore
  • Personal Journalism:Adventures of a Supernumerary” by Tom Jokinen
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:Climate Controlled” by John Lorinc
  • Society:Arrival of the Fittest” by Rachel Giese
  • Sports and Recreation:The Pain Principle” by Richard Poplak
  • Spot Illustration: ”Supersized” by Raymond Biesinger
GoldSilver

Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Gold, Consumer Magazine
  • Best Companion Website: walrusmagazine.com
Silver, Consumer Magazine
  • Best Web Design: walrusmagazine.com by Matthew McKinnon

2011

GoldSilver

34th National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Arts and Entertainment:My Dad, the Movie, and Me” by Noah Richler
  • Best Digital Design: walrusmagazine.com by Matthew McKinnon
  • Best New Creative Talent:Last Stand in Kandahar” by Matthieu Aikins
  • Essays:A 10 Percent World” by J.B. MacKinnon
  • Photojournalism and Photo Essay:Dark Element” by Don Weber
  • Politics and Public Interest:Life on the Instalment Plan” by Marian Botsford Fraser
Silver
  • Best Short Feature:Aftershock” by Chris Jones
  • Humour:The Air Strip” by Pasha Malla
  • Investigative Reporting:The Human Egg Trade” by Alison Motluk
  • One of a Kind:A Tale of Two Cities” by Gary Stephen Ross
Finalist
  • Arts and Entertainment:Mister Nice Guy” by Jeet Heer
  • Arts and Entertainment:What Tom Thomson Saw” by Ross King
  • Best Multi-Media Feature:Lucy Hardin’s Missing Period” by Stephen Marche, Jared Bland, and Matthew McKinnon
  • Essays:The Shout Doctrine” by Mark Kingwell
  • Health and Medicine:The Enemy Inside” by Daniel Baird
  • Health and Medicine:Approximate Directions to a Burial” by Dave Cameron
  • Health and Medicine:The Human Egg Trade” by Alison Motluk
  • Illustration:Quieter Revolutions” by Mathieu Lavoie
  • Illustration:The Enemy Inside” by Balint Zsako
  • Illustration:Hard Currency” by Marlena Zuber
  • Investigative Reporting:Last Stand in Kandahar” by Matthieu Aikins
  • One of a Kind:Pravda and Other Words for Truth” by Medeine Tribinevicius
  • Personal Journalism:Approximate Directions to a Burial” by Dave Cameron
  • Personal Journalism:The Flight Album” by Kaitlin Fontana
  • Personal Journalism:My Dad, the Movie, and Me” by Noah Richler
  • Politics and Public Interest:Last Stand in Kandahar” by Matthieu Aikins
  • Politics and Public Interest:The Stranger Within” by Ron Graham
  • Politics and Public Interest:The Human Egg Trade” by Alison Motluk
  • Politics and Public Interest:The Last Great Water Fight” by Chris Wood
  • Profiles:Dragon Done” by Trevor Cole
  • Profiles:The Unrepentant Whore” by Michael Harris
  • Profiles:Big Game Hunter” by Chris Jones
  • Science, Technology and the Environment:The New Grand Tour” by Chris Turner
  • Sports and Recreation:Faster, Higher, Sneakier” by Alex Hutchinson
  • Spot Illustration:The Long Decline” by Neil Doshi
GoldSilver

Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Gold, Consumer Magazine
  • Best Companion Website: walrusmagazine.com
Silver, Consumer Magazine
  • Best Use of Social Media: @walrusmagazine
Finalist, Consumer Magazine
  • Best Blog: The Walrus Blog
  • Best Web Design: walrusmagazine.com
ADCC

Advertising and Design Club of Canada

Gold
  • Editorial design, magazine covers: “This Magazine Contains an Essay on Freedom by a Canadian Convicted of Murder” by Brian Morgan and Mathieu Lavoie

2010

GoldSilver

33rd National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Best Single Issue: October 2009
  • Essays: “The Age of Breathing Underwater” by Chris Turner
  • Humour: “A Film for Would-Be Immigrants” by Pasha Malla
  • Investigative Reporting: “Fly at Your Own Risk” by Carol Shaben
  • Personal Journalism: “Cause and Effect” by Lynn Cunningham
  • Politics and Public Interest: “An Inconvenient Talk” by Chris Turner
  • Society: “The Most Hated Name in News” by Deborah Campbell
  • Spot Illustration: “An Arboreal History According to the Guild of St. Luke” by Lauchie Reid
  • Travel: “Walking the Way” by Timothy Taylor
Silver
  • Health and Medicine: “Cause and Effect” by Lynn Cunningham
  • Illustration: “Are We Safe Yet?” by Leif Parsons
  • Politics and Public Interest: “Fly at Your Own Risk” by Carol Shaben
Finalist
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article: “Alice in Borderland” by Charles Foran
  • Arts and Entertainment: “That Old Flame” by Don Gillmor
  • Arts and Entertainment: “The Secret” by Brett Grainger
  • Best New Magazine Writer: Carol Shaben (“Fly at Your Own Risk“)
  • Business: “Turning the Page” by Noah Richler
  • Essays: “A Sorry State” by Mitch Miyagawa
  • Health and Medicine: “Global Impositioning Systems” by Alex Hutchinson
  • Health and Medicine: “Zero Sum” by Mary Rogan
  • Humour: “Stephen Harper: A Short Biography” by Andrew Clark
  • Humour: “The Obstecritic” by Pasha Malla
  • Illustration: “The True Sorrows of Calamity Jane” by Selena Wong
  • Magazine Covers: “Please Forgive Us” (December 2009)
  • Personal Journalism: “Walking the Way” by Timothy Taylor
  • Politics and Public Interest: “Off the Rails” by Monte Paulsen
  • Politics and Public Interest: “The Future Has Begun” by Nora Underwood
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment: “An Inconvenient Talk” by Chris Turner
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment: “Global Impositioning Systems” by Alex Hutchinson
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment: “The Age of Breathing Underwater” by Chris Turner
  • Spot Illustration: “Extraordinary Canadians” by Graham Roumieu
  • Spot Illustration: “Schematic Diagrams for Proposed Objects” by Marc Bell
  • Spot Illustration: “Spiritual Citizenship” by Jason Logan
Finalist

Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Finalist
  • Best Article: “Drinking With Men Who Are Not Russell Smith” by Stacey May Fowles
  • Best Blog: The Walrus Blog

2009

GoldSilver

32nd National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article:Part One: A Legend is Born” by Miles Collyer, Antonio De Luca, and Bree Seeley
  • Humour:A Liar’s Life” by Bruce McCall
  • Society:Not So Down” by Peter Valing
  • Words and Pictures: Our Faces, Our Selves” by Daniel Baird, Antonio De Luca, Matthew McKinnon, Giles Revell, Bree Seeley, and Matt Willey
Silver
  • Essays: “Geared Up” by Bill Reynolds
Finalist
  • Essays:The Events Leading Up to Sir Norman Foster” by Don Gillmor
  • Essays:Failure to Fail” by Jay Teitel
  • Health and Medicine:Minor Keys” by Moira Farr
  • Humour:Our Marriage: Annual Report 2008” by Kevin Chong
  • Humour:Death on the Installation Plan” by Jeremy Keehn
  • Humour:At the Whisky Tasting” by Pasha Malla
  • Investigative Reporting:Nuclear Reaction” by Kate Harries
  • One of a Kind:Taking the Cure” by Christopher Shulgan
  • One of a Kind:The Lynching of Louie Sam” by John Vaillant
  • One of a Kind:The Incinerator Incident” by Michael Winter
  • Personal Journalism: Shelter from the Storm” by Don Gillmor
  • Personal Journalism:All the Way Home” by Wendy Dennis
  • Politics and Public Interest:Part One: A Legend is Born” by Barry Campbell
  • Politics and Public Interest:The Business of Saving the Earth” by Chris Wood
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:Fat of the Land” by Brian Payton
  • Society:Frontier Families” by Matthew Hays
  • Spot Illustration:Facemasking” by Gary Taxali
  • Spot Illustration:The Earthship Has Landed” by Sam Weber
  • Still-Life Photography:Eels on Wheels” by Natasha V
  • Travel:The Archipelago of Fear” by Charles Montgomery
Utne Independent Press Awards

Utne Independent Press Awards

The Walrus won the 2009 Utne Independent Press Award for Best Writing. The awards, presented by the Utne Reader, were given on the evening of May 18, 2009, at the Independent Magazine Conference in Boulder, Colorado. “The goal is to honor independently minded publications that don’t shy away from tough stories and innovative ideas,” the magazine explained.

The editors said:
It is, once again, the year of The Walrus. Since launching in 2003, the Canadian general interest magazine “with an international outlook” has nabbed three Utne Independent Press Award nominations, taking the prize in 2004 for best new publication. Five years later and counting, it’s been consistently delightful to read—and last year the magazine outdid itself, its sparkling articles and fluid essays orbiting high above the rest of us earthbound publications. As a digest charged with reprinting “the best of the alternative press,” we were exceptionally grateful to have it at our disposal. We culled Moira Farr’s exquisite “Minor Keys” about the emotional power of music and Charles Montgomery’s droll and heartwarming “Me Want More Square Footage.” All year long, the magazine’s Field Notes bulged with unpredictable global vignettes, from a visit to Somaliland’s only mental hospital to the history of Paraguay’s 100-year-old colony of Germans. Walrus writers have a knack for telling personal stories and infusing them with contemporary meaning, giving its global news a beating, human heart. In “The First Little Mosque on the Prairie,” for example, a family saga gives way to the history of Islam in Canada. “Fat of the Land” whisks readers along on a trip to Borneo, unraveling the human and environmental consequences of the trans fat ban. Pick up The Walrus and you will read about things you never knew existed; you will be delighted, challenged, and, above all, sated.
Read more at utne.com.
ADCC

Advertising and Design Club of Canada

Silver
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article: “Our Faces, Our Selves” by Antonio De Luca, Bree Seeley, and Chris Lee (photography by Giles Revell and Matt Willey)
Two merit awards

2008

GoldSilver

31st National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Arts and Entertainment: “The Mindful Museum” by Adam Gopnik
  • Best New Magazine Writer: “Red Rush” by Patrick White
  • Fiction: “The Dead Are More Visible” by Steven Heighton
  • Illustration: “God’s Slow Death” by Sam Weber
  • Politics and Public Interest: “Once Upon a Country” by Don Gillmor
  • Portrait Photography: “Miss Canadiana” by Robyn Cumming
  • Spot Illustration: “Tank Talk” by Leif Parsons
Silver
  • Magazine Covers: “Lightness of Being (The Queen)” by Antonio De Luca
  • Personal Journalism: “The Autobiography of an Idea” by Rick Salutin
  • Photojournalism and Photo Essay: “The Chinese Dust Bowl” by Benoit Aquin
  • Still-Life Photography: “Digby Neck” by Russell Monk
Finalist
  • Arts and Entertainment:Unlimited Editions” by Timothy Taylor
  • Best Short Feature:Forgiveness” by June Callwood
  • Best Short Feature:The Archetypal Walrus” by John Vaillant
  • Essays:A House Divided” by Jonathan Garfinkle
  • Essays:The Autobiography of an Idea” by Rick Salutin
  • Fiction:The Man on the Island” by Wayne Grady
  • Fiction:Bob Dylan Goes Tubing” by Marni Jackson
  • Health and Medicine:Oasis of Hope” by Layne Coleman
  • Humour:All the Rage” by Andrew Clark
  • Humour:St. Patrick’s Day” by Andrew Clark
  • Humour:Veils for Western Women” by Marni Jackson
  • Humour:The Hidden Mickey Mouse” by John Reardon
  • Illustration:Cherry Blossom” by Marcos Chin
  • Illustration:Snail Males” by Zoe Barcza
  • Investigative Reporting:Rock Bottom” by Noah Richler
  • Investigative Reporting:Life on Nut Island” by Stephen Williams
  • One of a Kind:Dominick’s Fish” by RM Vaughan
  • Photojournalism and Photo Essay:War Stories” by Rita Leistner
  • Politics and Public Interest:Camels in the Arctic?” by Franklyn Griffiths
  • Politics and Public Interest:No Refuge” by Andrew Mitrovica
  • Politics and Public Interest:Rock Bottom” by Noah Richler
  • Travel:A Pianist in Rwanda” by Deborah Kirshner
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:Breaking D-Wave” by Alex Hutchinson
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:Driven to Distraction” by John Lorinc
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:Red Rush” by Patrick White
  • Spot Illustration:15 Love Songs” by various illustrators
  • Still-Life Photography:Award-Winning Books” by Birthe Piontek
Prix Pictet

Prix Pictet

The Prix Pictet is given to photography projects that highlight sustainability issues. The inaugural winner was Walrus contributor Benoit Aquin, for his photo gallery “The Chinese Dust Bowl,” about the desertification of farmland in China. In presenting the award to Aquin, Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, said, “It is my hope that the Prix Pictet will help to deepen understanding of the changes taking place in our world and raise public awareness about the urgency of taking preventative action.”
ADCC

Advertising and Design Club of Canada

Silver
  • Art direction for a single magazine page or spread: “The Counterpart” by Antonio De Luca, Paul Kim, Chris Lee, and Bree Seeley (illustration by Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau)
  • Illustration: “Parallel Universe” by Graham Roumieu
  • Illustration: “Tunneling Through Time” by Chris Lee
  • Magazine cover: “Lightness of Being (The Queen)” by Antonio De Luca, Paul Kim, Chris Lee, and Bree Seeley (photograph by Chris Levine)
Arthur Kroeger Award

Arthur Kroeger Award for Public Discourse

Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs:

Devoted to insightful, informed discussion of Canadian current affairs, The Walrus magazine has quickly established itself as one of the best periodicals in Canada, and the only one of its type. The jury notes that:
For nearly five years now, The Walrus has been serving up compelling and thought-provoking ideas in an eclectic mix of enticingly-written articles, essays, and reviews. It has established itself as a periodical that digs deep, with a critical eye, into issues both mundane and arcane, from a perspective both Canadian and global. We all know how extraordinarily challenging the magazine industry in Canada can be. Nevertheless, reader by reader, The Walrus has been expanding its reach. It is now clearly tapping the shoulders of key thinkers and decision-makers in this country.

2007

Magazine of the YearGoldSilver

30th National Magazine Awards

Magazine of the year
Gold
  • Art direction for a single article: “The Teenage Brain” by Antonio De Luca
  • Essays: “My Life With Tolstoy” by David Gilmour
  • Humour: “Married With Husbands” by Wendy Dennis
  • Personal journalism: “My Life With Tolstoy” by David Gilmour
  • Science, technology, and the environment: “Far From Home” by Monte Paulsen
  • Society: “Iran’s Quiet Revolution” by Deborah Campbell
Silver
  • Art Direction for an Entire Issue: “Bird Flu Fever” by Antonio De Luca
  • Business: “Domestic Terroir” by Don Gillmor
  • Essays: “Iran’s Quiet Revolution” by Deborah Campbell
  • Fiction: “The Smell of Smoke” by Peter Behrens
  • Health and Medicine: “Waiting for the Pandemic” by Gwynne Dyer
  • Illustration: “Hijacking History” by Graham Roumieu
  • Magazine Cover: “The Alberta Cash Cow” by Antonio De Luca and Brian Rea
  • Politics and public interest: “Fake Left, Go Right” by James Laxer
  • Service: Health and Family: “The Teenage Brain” by Nora Underwood
  • Society: “Identity Crisis” by Allan Gregg
Finalist
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article:National Dreams” by Antonio De Luca
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article:Waiting for the Pandemic” by Antonio De Luca
  • Arts and Entertainment:Snapshots from Cannes” by Marni Jackson
  • Arts and Entertainment:The Truth About Lying” by Joseph Kertes
  • Arts and Entertainment:Hunting for Zacharias Kunuk” by Denis Seguin
  • Essays:The Conspiracy Against Africa” by Gerald Caplan
  • Essays:Bolivar’s Ghost” by Pedro Sanchez and Gord Westmacott
  • Essays:Stars Above Africa” by Chris Tenove
  • Fiction:Water Spider” by Randy Boyagoda
  • Fiction:What He Saw” by Michael Winter
  • Humour:A Billion Little Pieces” by Don Gillmor
  • Humour:Designs for Dementia” by Marni Jackson
  • Illustration:Nicaragua’s Crazy Sickness” by Fiona Smyth
  • Illustration: “Optimism” by various artists
  • Investigative Reporting:Stephen Harper and the Theo-cons” by Marci McDonald
  • Magazine Cover:Bird Flu Fever” by Antonio De Luca
  • Magazine Cover: “Face It!” by Antonio De Luca
  • One of a Kind:Caught in Time’s Current” by Christopher Dewdney
  • One of a kind:Bombs Over Cambodia” by Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan
  • One of a kind:Night of the Hissing Cockroaches” by Daniel Wood
  • Personal Journalism:The Changeling” by Gail Gallant
  • Politics and Public Interest:Soldiers, Not Peacekeepers” by Sean Maloney and Tom Fennell
  • Politics and Public Interest:Stephen Harper and the Theo-cons” by Marci McDonald
  • Profiles:Master of the Guillotine” by Sarah Richards
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:Dream Genes” by Arno Kopecky
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:The Teenage Brain” by Nora Underwood
  • Service: Health and Family:The Cost of Care” by Alastair Brown
  • Sports and Recreation:5,6, Pickup Sticks” by Daniel Sanger
  • Spot Illustration: “Letters” by Julie Morstad
  • Still-Life Photography:Domestic Terroir” by Natalie Matutschovsky and Antonio De Luca
  • Travel:The Octopus” by Charles Montgomery
  • Travel:Looking for Jean Rhys” by Ellen Vanstone
  • Words and Pictures:Safe and Sexy” by Sarah Hughes
ADCC

Advertising and Design Club of Canada

Gold
  • Illustration: “God’s Slow Death” by Sam Weber
  • Magazine Cover: “Too Wired To Think” by Antonio De Luca and Ludimar Hermann
  • Photojournalism: “The Last Lumberjacks” by Rita Leistner
Silver
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article: “The Teenage Brain” by Antonio De Luca, Paul Kim, and Frank Weidenfelder
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Spread: “Red Rush” by Antonio De Luca, Chris Lee, and Eamon Mac Mahon
  • Conceptual Photography: “A House Half Built” by Liz Cowie
  • Conceptual Photography: “Brighter Lights, Bigger Cities” by Eamon Mac Mahon
  • Illustration: “Snail Males” by Zoe Barcza
  • Illustration: “Kissers (Cherry Blossoms)” by Marcos Chin
  • Illustration: “Her Dog” by Jillian Tamaki
  • Photojournalism: “Separate and Unequal” by Eamon Mac Mahon
  • Portrait Photography: “Miss Canadiana” by Robyn Cummings
Eight merit awards

2006

Winner

29th National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article: “Totally Genius” by Antonio De Luca
  • Arts and Entertainment: “Artful Crimes” by Joshua Knelman
  • Essays: “Is Africa’s Pain Black America’s Burden?” by Lawrence Hill
  • Health and Medicine: “Chasing the Crab” by Bill Cameron
  • Humour: “My Living Media Will” by Marni Jackson
  • Illustration: “Dangerous Liaisons” by Jillian Tamaki
  • Personal Journalism: “Chasing the Crab” by Bill Cameron
  • Politics and Public Interest: “Melting Point” by Chris Wood
  • Portrait Photography: “Jew Funk” by Davida Nemeroff
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment: “Melting Point” by Chris Wood
  • Service: Health and Family: “Why Psychoanalysis Matters” by Wendy Dennis
  • Spot Illustration: “Revenge of the Small” by Marco Cibola
  • Words and Pictures: “Al Rashad” by Antonio De Luca, Joshua Knelman, and Rita Leistner
Silver
  • Poetry: “Hand Luggage: Calgary, Montreal, and Brazil” by P.K. Page
  • Politics and Public Interest: “The Peace Wager” by Kathy Cook
  • Sports and Recreation: “Foreign Billionaires Bring English Football to World, Agony and Ecstasy to Fans” by Timothy Taylor
Alexander Ross Award for Best New Writer
  • Danger Signs” by Larry Frolick
Finalist
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article:Is Africa’s Pain Black America’s Burden?” by Antonio De Luca
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article:Strange Journey” by Antonio De Luca
  • Arts and Entertainment:Striking Back at the Empire” by Andrew Clark
  • Business:Shifting Sands” by Don Gillmor
  • Columns:In Memory Of,” “Missing Mordecai,” and “What Lies Beneath” by Ken Alexander
  • Essays:Totally Genius” by Dan Falk
  • Essays:The Wilderness Within” by Adam Gilders
  • Essays:America the Beautiful” by Don Gillmor
  • Essays:The Rising Fall of the American Empire” by James Laxer
  • Fiction: “Catechism” by Wayne Johnston
  • Fiction:Miss You Already” by Merilyn Simonds
  • Illustration: “Torrential Reign” by Jason Logan
  • Illustration: “Wireless” by Julie Morstad
  • Illustration: “A Decentralized Day” by Leif Parsons
  • Illustration: “Green Party Blues” by Mark Saunders
  • Illustration: “Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Little Guys” by Seth Scriver
  • Illustration: “Arsenal of Illusion” by Balint Zsako
  • Investigative Reporting:A Gentle Revolution” by Monte Paulsen
  • Photojournalism and Photo Essay:Al Rashad” by Rita Leistner
  • Politics and Public Interest:A Tribute Paid to Reason” by Chris Tenove
  • Politics and Public Interest:Shifting Sands” by Don Gillmor
  • Portrait Photography: “Corporate Cannabis” by Kourosh Keshiri
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:Totally Genius” by Dan Falk
  • Science, Technology, and the Environment:Danger Signs” by Larry Frolick
  • Spot Illustration: “To Catch a Fish” by David Collier
  • Spot Illustration: “My Tennis Game” by Clayton Hanmer
  • Spot Illustration: “Tusky/Letters” by Jeff Ladouceur
  • Spot Illustration: “The Dictator Debt Catch” by Graham Roumieu
  • Spot Illustration: “Til Decree Do Us Part” by Sam Weber
  • Sports and Recreation:To Catch a Fish” by John DeMont
  • Travel:Israel on the Brink” by David Berlin
  • Travel:Danger Signs” by Larry Frolick
  • Travel:America the Beautiful” by Don Gillmor
  • Words and Pictures:The Forest’s Edge” by Ken Alexander, Antonio De Luca, Patrick Lane, and Eamon Mac Mahon
ADCC

Advertising and Design Club of Canada

Gold
  • Art Direction for an Entire Magazine Issue: “Bird Flu Fever” by Antonio De Luca
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article: “Waiting for the Pandemic” by Antonio De Luca
  • Illustration: “Tank Talk” by Leif Parsons
Silver
  • Magazine Cover: “The Last Days of Suburbia” by Antonio De Luca and Seymour Chwast
Nine merits

2005

NMA

28th National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Art Direction for a Single Article: “Why Bush Will Win/” by Antonio De Luca
  • Politics and Public Interest: “The Man Behind Stephen Harper” by Marci McDonald
  • Spot Illustration: “How to Save Democracy” by Leif Parsons
  • Words and Pictures: “Inside a Different Kabul” by Ahmet Sel
Silver
  • Humour: “Samson and Delilah” by Jonathan Goldstein
  • Society: “The Mystery of Marriage” by Wendy Dennis
Finalist
  • Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article:The Burning Tip of the Spear” by Antonio De Luca
  • Arts and Entertainment:Unrepentant” by Gare Joyce
  • Columns:Language: Eloquence Lost,” “Language: Idiom-Proof,” and “Language: MSN Spoken Here” by Charles Foran
  • Essays:The Mystery of Marriage” by Wendy Dennis
  • Health and Medicine:Life, at What Price?” by Ivor Shapiro
  • Health and Medicine:Mapping the Blues” by Mark Witten
  • Illustration: “An Anatomy of Hypochondria” by Balint Zsako
  • Investigative Reporting: “The Black Hole of Guantanamo Bay” by Bill Cameron
  • Investigative Reporting:The Burning Tip of the Spear” by Rita Leistner
  • Magazine Covers:What Is Marriage?” by Antonio De Luca
  • Personal Journalism:The Genocide Problem: ‘Never Again’ All Over Again” by Gerald Caplan
  • Politics and Public Interest: “The Black Hole of Guantanamo Bay” by Bill Cameron
  • Politics and Public Interest:The Burning Tip of the Spear” by Rita Leistner
  • Portrait Photographry:The Burning Tip of the Spear” by Rita Leistner
  • Profiles:The Book of Bob” by Bruce Grierson
  • Society:Life, at What Price?” by Ivor Shapiro
  • Words and Pictures:The Burning Tip of the Spear” by Rita Leistner

2004

NMA

27th National Magazine Awards

Gold
  • Arts and Entertainment: “The Genius of Django” by Deborah Kirshner
  • Investigative Reporting: “Blind Trust” by Marci McDonald
  • Science and Technology: “Is the West Rearming Russia?” by Paul Webster
Finalist
  • Essays: “Resisting the Veil” by Margaret Atwood
  • Essays:Ich Bin Ein Indianer” by Adam Gilders
  • Humour:Reader Rage” by Douglas Bell
  • Photojournalism and Photo Essay:Blind Trust” by Eamon Mac Mahon
  • Politics and Public Interest:Reasonable Doubts” by Larry Krotz
  • Politics and Public Interest:Blind Trust” by Marci McDonald
  • Still-Life Photography: “One Man’s Trash” by Douglas Coupland
  • Travel:The Genius of Django” by Deborah Kirshner
Utne Independent Press Awards

Utne Independent Press Awards

The Walrus has won the 2004 Utne Independent Press Award for Best New Title:
“To call The Walrus Toronto’s answer to Harper’s is to put it in fine company, but doesn’t quite convey what makes it so good in its own right. Smart, literary, and quintessentially Canadian, this quasi-monthly is a flash of brilliance from the city with the hottest magazine scene in the hemisphere.”