May 1: Nominations Announcement

May 29: Winners' Circle

June 1: Awards Gala

Best New Magazine Writer



This award goes to a writer whose early work in magazines  shows the highest degree of craft and promise. 

This year's winner of the Best New Magazine Writer award is Amorina Kingdon of Hakai Magazine for her piece, "The Questionable Science of Vancouver’s Port Expansion."



Earning Honourable Mention is:


Kyle Edwards

Yearning to Learn Ojibway, Maclean's

Viviane Fairbank

Hot Mess, Ryerson Review of Journalism

Eternity Martis

Know Your History, Know Your Greatness Hazlitt

Sharon J. Riley

Burning Bush”, Maisonneuve


Previous Winners of Best New Magazine Writer
2016 - Amorina Kingdon - "The Questionable Science of Vancouver’s Port Expansion" (Hakai Magazine)

2015 - Desmond Cole - "The Skin I'm In" (Toronto Life)

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)