The winners of the 2012 National Magazine Awards were announced Thursday night, and congratulations are in order to all the fine Canadian photographers who won awards. The gala was held at The Carlu in Toronto and more than 650 members of the Canadian magazine industry were in attendance as the National Magazine Awards Foundation presented Gold and Silver awards and Honourable Mention in 45 categories, from a total of 362 nominations representing 81 different Canadian magazines.
In the Visual Categories the Photojournalism & Photo Essay Gold award went to “In the Shadow of the Oilsands” by Ian Willms, published in This Magazine.
Donald Weber took the top prize in Creative Photography for “Quniqjuk, Qunbuq, Quabaa” in Canadian Art.
DesignLines won its first-ever National Magazine Award with a Gold in Still-Life Photography for “From: To:” by Naomi Finlay.
Photographer Daniel Ehrenworth took the Gold award for Portrait Photography for “Project Privacy” in Cottage Life. He won the Silver in this category last year.
In the Fashion category, Flarewon Gold for the third year in a row, and in fact swept Gold and Silver. Photographer Chris Nicholls, art director Tanya Watt and stylist Fiona Green took Gold for “Your Majesty.” The same photographer/art director duo joined stylist Elizabeth Cabral in winning Silver with “Nature of Prints.”
For the first time this year, Beauty was awarded as a separate category from Fashion, and Sharp won the Gold for “Fragrances” (Photography by Adrian Armstrong; Art Direction by Adam Taylor).
The Homes & Gardens category saw a sweep by Canadian House & Home, with “Among the Treetops” winning Gold (Mandy Milks, Michael Graydon, Suzanne Dimma) and “Mindfully Minimal” with photography by Virginia MacDonald taking Silver.
The Gold award in the integrated category Words & Pictures went to the editorial team at Toronto Life for “Going Mobile” with photography by Lee Towndrow.
For a full list of winners, visit www.magazine-awards.com.