The Walrus magazine is proud to have received twelve National Magazine Awards at last night’s awards ceremony in Toronto. This total — more than any other publication — included six gold awards, six silver awards, and twenty honourable mentions for our contributors and staff.
“These awards are a testament to the hard work and talents of our gifted contributors,” said editor and co-publisher John Macfarlane. “We are fortunate to able to create a truly national magazine featuring their writing, photography, art, and illustration, and we’re grateful for the recognition that the National Magazine Awards bring to our collective work. The staff and contributors who won or were nominated tonight are essential to us in our efforts to create and support the Canadian conversation, and we’re truly proud.”
The Walrus magazine came into the awards having received more nominations than any other publication for the sixth straight year. The magazine has also won more awards since its inception than any other Canadian periodical. With last night’s new bounty, The Walrus has now earned a total of fifty-nine golds and thirty-six silvers at the National Magazine Awards, as well as 202 honourable mentions.
The Walrus Foundation is pleased to announce that for the sixth straight year The Walrus magazine has received the highest number of National Magazine Award nominations. Our contributors were nominated for twenty-three written, seven visual, and two integrated awards*. The winners will be announced at the thirty-fifth annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 7, 2012 in Toronto.
“We’re proud to receive these nominations, and congratulate all of the writers, journalists, and artists who have been nominated,” said co-publishers John Macfarlane and Shelley Ambrose. “The Walrus is committed to publishing thoughtful content, and we are honoured to be able to do so through our work with such talented and dedicated contributors.”
The Walrus has won more National Magazine Awards since its inception than any other publication, including the 2006 award for Magazine of the Year. During that time, The Walrus has won fifty-three golds and twenty-seven silvers at the National Magazine Awards, as well as 186 honourable mentions.
The Walrus congratulates all of our nominated contributors and staff members, listed here: