The Walrus earns twenty National Magazine Award nominations

Illustration by Ashley MacKenzie

The Walrus would like to congratulate our contributors and staff for receiving a total of 20 nominations from the 39th National Magazine Awards. The winners will be announced on June 10. In the meantime, we invite you to read (or re-read!) these acclaimed pieces.

Science, Technology, & the Environment
Arts and Entertainment
Politics and Public Interest
Personal Journalism
One of a Kind
Health & Medicine
Best New Magazine Writer
Words and Pictures
Photojournalism & Photo Essay
Spot Illustration
Portrait Photography

Since its inception, The Walrus has become Canada’s most decorated publication, having won a total of 75 golds, 46 silvers, and 242 honourable mentions from the National Magazine Awards.

The Walrus launched in September 2003 with a straightforward mandate: to be a national general interest magazine about Canada and its place in the world and to present the best work by the best writers and artists, on a wide range of topics for curious Canadians. The Walrus is published by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and to creating forums for conversations on matters vital to Canadians. We achieve these goals by publishing The Walrus magazine ten times a year, curating the national series of Walrus Talks, organizing leadership dinners, and posting original, daily content at The foundation also trains the future leaders in media, publishing, and non-profit development.