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. The winner of the 2017 award is Jessica Rose for "Lost and Found," published in Toronto Life




Jessica Rose

Lost and Found 
Toronto Life



Honourable Mention for Best New Magazine Writer went to:




Julian Brave NoiseCat

The Tribal Canoe Journey

Canadian Geographic




Christopher Elliott

Way, Way Off the Rails in Mauritania 
Outpost Magazine


Hadiya Roderique

Dating While Black 
The Walrus


Justin Dallaire

Fall from Grace 
United Church Observe



Previous Winners of Best New Magazine Writer

2017Jessica Rose, "Lost and Found" (Toronto Life)

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)