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SJC Media wins 21 National Magazine Awards including two Golds for Best Magazine

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SJC Team

We are thrilled to share the results of Friday's National Magazine Awards celebration.Going in with 46 nominations, SJC Media took home top honours in many categories, serving as a testament to our brands' commitment to outstanding journalism and compelling storytelling.Maclean's won 5 Silver and 4 Gold awards, including Grand Prix Gold for Best Issue (September 2022) and the highly coveted Grand Prix Gold for Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest. Chatelaine also had a big night with 1 Silver and 2 Gold awards including the Grand Prix Gold for Best Magazine: Service and Lifestyle. And Toronto Life took home a Silver and 2 Gold awards.Earlier in the day at the Digital Publishing Awards, Canadian Business earned a Gold award for Best Editorial Newsletter and Chatelaine won Silver for Best Column. At the National Magazine Awards' B2B portion, Pivot magazine, published by SJC in partnership with CPA Canada, received 2 Silver and 2 Gold awards.Châtelaine and FASHION also earned Honourable Mentions.

"These awards across multiple of our brands and multiple platforms are a true testament to our teams' exceptional talent, creativity, originality and editorial strength," says Tony Gagliano, CEO of SJC. "They serve as inspiration to continue pushing boundaries and creating impactful content that resonates with our audience. My heartfelt congratulations to each of our teams."

And the SJC Winners are…


Long-Form Feature Writing, 6,000 words +

SILVER: The Curious Case of Gina Adams Maclean’s, Michelle Cyca

Long-Form Feature Writing

GOLD: The Death Cheaters Toronto Life, Courtney Shea

SILVER: The Only Woman in the Room Toronto Life, Christina Frangou

Feature Writing

GOLD: They Wanted A Baby. They Turned To Facebook Chatelaine, Alison Motluk; Contributors: Erica Lenti, editor; Sara Hashemi, fact checker

SILVER: When the Virus Moves In Maclean’s, Christina Frangou

Lifestyle photography

SILVER: Simply Sweet Chatelaine, Erik Putz; Contributors: Aimee Nishitoba, producer; Irene Ngo, recipes; John Kruusi, food stylist; Madeleine Johari, prop stylist

Photo Essay & Photojournalism

SILVER: Days of Destruction Maclean’s, Philip Cheung

Portrait Photography

SILVER: The Interview: Gabor Maté Maclean’s, Wade Hudson

Investigative Reporting

GOLD: The Curious Case of Gina Adams Maclean’s, Michelle Cyca

SILVER: A Monster in the Classroom Maclean’s, Omar Mouallem

Personal Journalism

GOLD: The Lie That Made Me Toronto Life, Aviva Coopersmith


The Ringleader Maclean’s, Shannon Proudfoot

Issue Grand Prix


December 2022 Maclean’s

Grand Prix/Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest


Maclean’s underwent an ambitious transformation in 2022 with a renewed focus on exceptional editorial design and long-form storytelling. With a fresh, minimalist layout, understated typography, and a commitment to in-depth, insightful reporting, Maclean’s is asking the important questions, leading the conversation in Canadian media, and offering readers an engaging, informative, and well-paced reading experience.” —NMA Jury

Grand Prix/Best Magazine: Service & Lifestyle


Chatelaine gets high marks for fresh, bold content and smartly packaged art direction. From the eye-catching covers through to the gorgeously shot service features, Chatelaine made us want to read every page down to the subheads, sidebars and captions! It’s everything a service magazine should offer.” —NMA Jury


Best Newsletter

GOLD: The Evolution Canadian Business; Contributors: Srivindhya Kolluru, newsletter editor; Laura Hensley, digital director; Charlotte Herrold, editor-in-chief; Mubashir Baweja, designer; Cynthia Budhu, producer; Sarah Laing, writer; Andrew Cruickshank, writer


SILVER: Cooking The Book Chatelaine, Chantal Braganza


Best Feature Article Professional

SILVER: Next In Line, Pivot

Best Profile of a Person

SILVER: The Show Must Go On, Pivot

Best Profile of a Company

GOLD: BlackBerry’s Rebound, Pivot

Best Issue

Gold: May/June 2022, Pivot

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