Les Grands prix du magazine / Canadian Magazine Awards

A Look Back at the Inaugural Magazine Grands Prix

On April 27, 2017, Canada’s magazine publishing community came together to celebrate the very best in Canadian magazine journalism and design. Here’s what you had to say at the very first Magazine Grands Prix fête:

“Canada has a huge tradition in publishing that’s tied to our capacity to talk about real things in a real way. Supporting the magazine industry is not just good politics, it’s also good cultural policy.”
Adam Vaughan, Member of Parliament Spadina-Fort York

“We need these stories. We need to see ourselves reflected. And we need the industry to shine in the world. Without these written words, these pictures, these illustrations, we would not be describing what it is to live in Canada now. We are writing now what will be history tomorrow.”
Carole Beaulieu, strategic advisor at MishMash Media and recipient of the Editor Grand Prix

“It was a thrill to be among these amazing nominees, these other magazines that we admire so much.”
Jennifer Varkonyi, publisher of Maisonneuve

“The industry is vibrant and continuing!”
Robert Goyette, past chair of Magazines Canada and chair of the Reader’s Digest Foundation

More than 350 Canadian magazine creators, editors and publishers attended the Magazine Grands Prix awards fête at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. We were thrilled to host this community of creative people, and to recognize originality, excellence and impact in diverse Canadian magazine content, from magazines large and small; niche, specialty and general interest; local, regional and national.

Take a look back at the Canadian Magazine Awards / Grands prix du magazine, and stay tuned for key dates for the 2018 awards.

Visit maggrandsprix.ca/awards for a complete list of finalists, winners and judges for each award.

We would like to thank all of the sponsors who made these inaugural awards possible, particularly Reader’s Digest, Labatt, the Lowe-Martin Group, CDS Global, Manulife, Rogers, the Facebook Journalism Project and the CBC.

As part of our commitment to transparency, we welcome feedback on how to improve the Magazine Grands Prix. Send us your thoughts. We appreciate any and all feedback: reaction@maggrandsprix.ca

About the Magazine Grands Prix
The Canadian Magazine Awards / Grands prix du magazine are a bold new awards program celebrating the best of Canada’s magazine media. The Magazine Grands Prix include 26 categories, open to submissions from any platform and extended to new media applications, including videography, motion graphics and multi-platform treatment. The Magazine Grands Prix also present a series of fellowships to Canadian journalists working on stories that explore in depth the issues that are most important to Canadians. Visit maggrandsprix.ca.


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