The Walrus Foundation is pleased to announce that The Walrus magazine has received twenty-three National Magazine Award nominations for our work in 2012. Our contributors were nominated for fifteen written, five visual, and three integrated awards. The winners will be announced at the thirty-sixth annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 7 in Toronto.
“We want to congratulate all of our nominated contributors, without whom we couldn’t produce The Walrus magazine,” said co-publishers John Macfarlane and Shelley Ambrose. “As The Walrus celebrates its tenth anniversary year, we remain committed to the public square, and to providing a print and digital forum for the country’s best writers, artists, and journalists to bring their talents to Canadians.”
The Walrus won the 2006 award for Magazine of the Year and has won more National Magazine Awards since its inception than any other publication, including fifty-nine golds, thirty-six silvers, and 202 honourable mentions.
The Walrus congratulates all of our nominated contributors and staff members, listed here:
- Arts and Entertainment: A Humble Architect by Witold Rybczynski; After Midnight by Stephanie Nolen
- Best Single Issue: November 2012
- Fiction: Flesh and Numbers by Stephen Marche
- Health and Medicine: The Errors of Their Ways by Rachel Giese; Fade to Light by Dave Cameron
- Illustration: Apocalypse Soon by Sam Weber; War Games by Barry Blitt
- Magazine Covers: That Time We Beat the Americans by Anita Kunz
- Magazine Website Design: TheWalrus.ca by Matthew McKinnon, John Piasetzki, and Alan Wu
- One of a Kind: That Time We Beat the Americans by Stephen Marche; Calgary Reconsidered by Chris Turner; What Would Tommy Douglas Think? by Tom Jokinen
- Personal Journalism: The Missing Piece by Terence Byrnes
- Politics and Public Interest: Civil Warrior by Michael Harris
- Portrait Photography: After Midnight by Jaime Hogge
- 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; Fade to Light by Dave Cameron
- Spot Illustration: Miscellany by Kelsey Heinrichs
- Travel: On Tipping in Cuba by Chris
- Words and Pictures: Ringmasters by Roger LeMoyne and
The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit (No. 861851624-RR0001) with an educational mandate to create forums for matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals across multiple platforms: publishing The Walrus magazine ten times a year, in print, tablet, and smart phone editions; curating the Walrus Talks, leadership dinners, speakers’ series, and other events across the country; posting original, high-quality content at thewalrus.ca; and through such digital projects as Walrus Ebooks. The foundation also partners with Blue Ant Media to produce documentaries and other programming at thewalrus.ca/tv; and trains young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development.