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Best New Magazine Writer


The winner of this year's Best New Magazine Writer award is Desmond Cole.


Writer Desmond Cole was the top individual winner of the evening (3 medals), winning his Gold Medal for Best New Magazine Writer as well as Silver Medals in Essays and in Personal Journalism for his stirring Toronto Life memoir “The Skin I’m In”. This piece also won Honourable Mention in Politics & Public Interest.



Honourable Mentions:


Richard Kelly Kemick, “Playing God

(The Walrus)



Karen Ho, “A Daughter’s Revenge

(Toronto Life)


Kat Shermack, “The Tenant from Hell

(Toronto Life)




Best New Magazine Photographer


The winner of this year's Best New Magazine Photographer award is Marta Iwanek.


In addition to winning the award for Best New Magazine Photographer, she also won the Gold Medal in Photojournalism & Photo Essay for her extraordinary Maisonneuve feature “The Maidan”.




Honourable Mentions:



Luis Mora, “The Sex Ed Revolution

(Toronto Life)


Ted Belton, “Fringe & Fluff

(FILLER Magazine)


Hannah Eden, “Face Time

(Up Here) 


Previous Winners of Best New Magazine Writer

2014 - Genna Buck - "Finding a Place" (Maisonneuve)

2013 - Catherine McIntyre - "Clusterf*ck" (THIS Magazine)
2012 - Sierra Skye Gemma - “The Wrong Way” (The New Quarterly)

2011 - Liam Casey, “Suicide Notes” (Ryerson Review of Journalism)
2010 - Matthieu Aikins, "Last Stand in Kandahar" (The Walrus)
2009 - Danielle Groen, "This is Your Brain on Love" (Chatelaine)
2008 - Kris Demeanor, "Get a Real Job" (unlimited)
2007 - Patrick White, "Red Rush" (The Walrus)
2006 - Jeremy Klaszus, "Big Oil on Trial" (AlbertaViews)
2005 - Larry Frolick, "The Wired Cabin"; "Danger Signs" (Outpost)
2004 - Sophie Lees (AlbertaViews)
2003 - Chantal Srivastava (L'actualité)
2002 - Jean-Francois Bégin (L'actualité)
2001 - Jonathan Trudel (L'actualité)

2000 - Matthew McKinnon

Previous Winners of Best New Visual Creator

2014 - Hudson Christie - "A Portrait of the Artist with Testicles in Hand" (Maisonneuve)
2011 - The Coveteur, “Gifts” (Report on Business)
2009 - Byron Eggenschwiler "Tales from Riverheights Terrace" (Swerve)

Previous Winners of Best Student Writer
2008 - Chris Watt, "Iraq's Walking Dead", Maisonneuve
2007 - Julia Belluz, “I” (Ryerson Review of Journalism)

2006 - Buffy Cram, "Man Hands," Prairie Fire
2005 - Leigh Doyle, "So Long" (Ryerson Review of Journalism)