Magazine of the Year

Canada’s 2017 Magazine of the Year is Cottage Life. The award for magazine of the year goes to the publication that most consistently engages, surprises, and serves the needs of its readers. The award is judged according to four criteria—overall quality, impact, innovation, and brand awareness—and success relative to the magazine’s editorial mandate.

 

With a clear and creative editorial strategy that is loyal to their brand, audience, and business, Cottage Life continues to diversify its mandate, grow its readership, and excel at publishing. The magazine’s tone is perfectly playful, its stories educate and delight, and its story packaging is alluring. Cottage Life has demonstrated creativity and excellence in evolving its brand through events, shows, and multimedia—reinventing itself again and again. And throughout its evolution, the magazine itself remains fresh and fascinating.

The National Magazine Awards Jury

 

Honourable Mention for Magazine of the Year went to Explore, Nouveau Projet, Ricardo, and The Kit Compact.

 

JUDGING

The award for Magazine of the Year is judged by a five-member jury comprised of an editor, an art director and a publisher or executive, all of whom are recognized as leaders in the Canadian magazine industry. Each member of the jury evaluates all entries, and in discussion the jury will come to a consensus on three to five finalists and from them a single winner. The other finalists will receive Honourable Mention. 

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Magazine of the Year

2017 - Cottage Life

2016 - Maisonneuve

2015 - Nouveau Projet

2014 - Cottage Life
2013 - Corporate Knights

2012 - Maisonneuve
2011 - MoneySense
2010 - Up Here
2009 - AlbertaViews
2008 - Toronto Life
2007 - The Walrus
2006 - Maclean's
2005 - Maisonneuve
2004 - Border Crossings
2003 - Outpost
2002 - Canadian Geographic
2001 - Azure
2000 - Chatelaine
1999 - Adbusters
1998 - Vancouver Magazine
1997 - Canadian Living
1996 - Canadian House & Home
1995 - Canadian Art
1994 - Owl & Chickadee
1993 - Cottage Life
1992 - The Idler
1991 - West
1990 - Toronto Life
1989 - Applied Arts Quarterly
1988 - Report on Business
1987 - Quill & Quire
1986 - Toronto Life
1985 - Saturday Night
1984 - Vancouver
1983 - Equinox

 

From 1982-2002, there were separate awards for President's Medal (top article) and Magazine of the Year (top magazine). Since 2002 there has been no award for the top overall article. From 2002-2005, the President's Medal was instead awarded to the Magazine of the Year. Since 2006, the name 'President's Medal' was dropped in favour of simply Magazine of the Year.
 

Magazine Website of the Year (formerly Magazine of the Year-Digital) 

2015 - Hazlitt

2014 - Maclean's
2013 - Hazlitt

2012 - TodaysParent.com
2011 - Macleans.ca
2010 - Dogs in Canada

 

Tablet Magazine of the Year

2015 - Today's Parent

2014 - Sportsnet 

2013 - Canadian House & Home