University of Toronto Magazine takes home 2019 National Magazine Award

Scott Anderson (left), the editor of University of Toronto Magazine, attended the National Magazine Awards presentation on May 31 with the creative team at Studio Wyse who design the publication: photo editor Della Rollins, art director Nicola Hamilton and creative director Vanessa Wyse (photo courtesy National Magazine Awards)
June 4

University of Toronto Magazine takes home 2019 National Magazine Award

University of Toronto Magazine took home the silver medal in this year’s National Magazine Awards in the category of best editorial package, for its Autumn 2018 issue, The Cities We Need.

It’s the first win in 25 years for the magazine in the prestigious competition.

“We overhauled the magazine last year to really focus on ideas from faculty, students and alumni, and brought in a great design team to update the look,” said Scott Anderson, the magazine’s editor. “Winning for an issue all about cities, where U of T demonstrates real strength, is especially gratifying.”

U of T Med Magazine, published by the Faculty of Medicine, was also nominated in the best editorial package category, for its issue, Cannabis is Coming.  The gold medal in that category went to Maclean’s magazine for its WWI commemorative issue.

University of Toronto Magazine’s Autumn 2018 issue received a total of four nominations, including for Issue Grand Prix, Art Direction Grand Prix and best photojournalism/photo essay – for the article “The Cities We Need Are Sustainable.”

U of T Med Magazine was also nominated for best magazine, special interest – and received an honourable mention in the category.

David Estok, vice-president of communications at U of T, congratulated all the nominees.

“The University of Toronto is home to some of the world’s most creative and innovative thinkers and problem-solvers across its three campuses – and their important and compelling stories,” Estok said. “The teams who publish these magazines – the writers, photographers, editors and designers – know what a privilege it is to help tell those stories.

“It’s great to see their creativity and dedication recognized.”